The best settings for Cyberpunk 2077

We’ve tested Cyberpunk 2077 to determine which settings do and don’t matter, with benchmarks and image quality comparisons to help you tune your experience.

Cyberpunk 2077 was undoubtedly the most anticipated game of the year, perhaps even from the past decade. Sales figures are incredible, and it will inevitably convince a lot of gamers that it’s finally time to upgrade. While it’s certainly possible to play the game on low-end hardware, Night City has a completely different vibe and you’re missing out on CD Projekt Red’s full vision of the future. Maybe that’s for the best, but here’s a look at the settings that matter most, benchmarks with the most popular graphics cards, and our recommendations for the hardware you’ll want to get the most out of Cyberpunk 2077.

Features overview
Cyberpunk 2077 caters to PC gamers who like to tweak and tune their particular setup. There are over two dozen settings to fiddle with, including full support for controllers and the ability to remap the various keys and buttons. Notably absent: a ‘continuous movement’ option. We’d love to have a key that just starts V walking, running, or driving without having to keep holding the ‘W’ key. Also, there’s a quick save key but no quick load key, but these are relatively minor omissions.

Cyberpunk 2077 also supports ray tracing and DLSS, both currently only on Nvidia RTX GPUs, though AMD is working with CD Projekt Red to get ray tracing enabled on its RX 6000 graphics cards. Ultrawide monitor support is also present and accounted for, and the default settings don’t impose a framerate cap. We might even get mods for the game down the road, though there’s no official commitment to that. The game is DRM-free on GOG, which means modding shouldn’t pose much of a problem for the dedicated netrunner.

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