Best Settings to run Icarus smoothly on Old or New PC

In this guide, we’ll show you the best settings to run Icarus smoothly on a high-end or low-end / mid-range PC.


First, let’s optimize the Windows for Icarus

Game Mode - On

Xbox Game Bar - Off


Background Recording and Recorded Audio - Off

I don't recommend using Overlay in Icarus.

Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling - On


Also, make sure that your graphics driver is up-to-date

Best Settings, Icarus, Low-End, High-End, PC, Graphics Settings

If you are running the Icarus on a laptop, under the power option make sure that you're using Balance or High-Performance.


So, now let's open the game settings


Display Mode - Fullscreen

Resolution - Native resolution


Vsync - On

Resolution Scale - 100

Motion Blur - 0


Overall - Custom

View Distance - Medium (if you're struggling with your fps and getting a lot of drop then go with Low)

Post Processing - Low

Shadows - Low

Max Shadow Cascades - 1

Texture - Epic

Texture Streaming Poolsize - 4,500 (Depends on the amount of Vram that you have on your video card. For example if you have more than 4GB ram you can go something like 4500, if you have like something like 3GB I recommend Medium and go at 2000)

Effects - Low

Foliage - Medium

Shading - Medium

Anti-Aliasing - Low

Use Simple Building Shadows - On

Disable Lighting Effects - On

Tessellation - On (If you have an older graphics card then go with Off)

Volumetric Clouds - Off

Disable Player Light Shadow - On

Nvidia DLSS - Off

AMD FidelityFX

FSR Mode - Off

Ray Tracing

ATX Enable - Off

Global Illumination - Off