Learn how to fix blurry images, poor rendering, and other graphics issues in Chivalry 2 for PC. This guide contains quick and easy solutions on how to enable or disable specific settings by editing the game files. The first step is a basic solution for general issues like motion blur. As you read further, you will be presented with two additional solutions based on the graphics driver you currently use. By the end of this guide, you should be able to play Chivalry 2 on PC without seeing poorly rendered graphics.
STEP 1: Locate and the Engine.ini file for Chivalry 2
Open your File Explorer and go to this directory:
Find the file named Engine.ini and open it with a text editor program like Notepad.
Go to the bottom of the file and copy-paste these lines:
Applying these changes will result to the following the next time you play Chivalry 2 on PC:
- Maximum anisotropy
- Disabled Vignette
- Turned off depth of field
- Turned off film grain
- Disabled motion blur
Move on to the next step if your PC can only run games at 1080p resolution or lower. Otherwise, SKIP TO STEP 2B if your PC can run Chivalry 2 on 1440p and 4K resolutions while maintaining at least 60-90 FPS.
STEP 2A: Enable the Engine Sharpening Filter for Chivalry 2
You can manually adjust the sharpness of the images in Chivalry 2 for low-end PCs. First, you must return to the Engine.ini file from STEP 1 unless you still have it opened in Notepad. Find the line r.Tonemapper.Quality=0 and copy-paste this line below it:
You can edit the value with any whole number from 1 to 10. The higher the value, the greater the chance that Chivalry 2 might over-sharpen the image filters. Therefore, we recommend using 4 for good measure. You can always edit the value based on the results you get while playing the game.
STEP 2B: Use DSR/DLDSR or VSR to downscale the resolution for Chivalry 2
The NVIDIA graphics driver features Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR) to render frames at a higher resolution before downscaling them to fit your monitor’s native resolution. There is also an upgraded version called the Deep Learning Dynamic Super Resolution (DLDSR) that does the same thing but more efficiently. AMD Radeon’s Virtual Super Resolution (VSR) functions the same way as NVIDIA DSR or DLDSR.
You can use VSR, DLDSR, or DSR to fix the blurry image problem in Chivalry 2. However, you must first turn off anti-aliasing to avoid unforeseen graphics problems.
How to disable Anti-Aliasing in Chivalry 2
Open the Engine.ini file and copy-paste the following lines at the bottom of the file, under [SystemSettings].
Save your changes and close the Engine.ini and find another file named GameUserSettings.ini in the same folder
Find the line sg.AntiAliasingQuality and change its value to 0. Now you can save and safely close the file. If your changes were not applied successfully, right-click on the Engine.ini and GameUserSettings.ini files, go to Properties, and set them to “Read-Only”.
You have now disabled Anti-Aliasing (FXAA/TAA) in Chivalry 2. If your graphics driver has DSR or VSR compatibility, then turn it on so you can set your resolution to a value that is higher than the native resolution. The purpose of enabling DSR or VSR is to down-sample your monitor’s resolution, and that should hopefully fix the blurry images in Chivalry 2 for high-end computers.
How to enable NVIDIA DSR/DLDSR
- Open up NVIDIA Control Panel. Look at the left sidebar and click on Manage 3D settings.
- Go to the Global Setttings list and scroll down to find DSR – Factors and change it from Off to On. You can now see additional options for rendering the resolution using DSR or DLDSR.
- Select one or both options for DL scaling and apply the changes.
How to enable AMD Radeon VSR
- Right-click on your desktop and left-click on AMD Radeon Settings.
- Go to the Display tab and enable Virtual Super Resolution.
- Close AMD Radeon Settings to apply your changes.
Change the in-game resolution for Chivalry 2
Launch the game and go the the graphics/video menu. Select a resolution that is higher than the native setting for your monitor, except if you are using a 4K monitor.
For example, if your native resolution is 2560×1440 (1440p), then upscale your resolution to something like 3413×1920. If you have DSR/DLDSR or VSR enabled, your graphics driver will automatically down-sample the resolution and you will no longer see blurry images while playing Chivalry 2 on PC.
STEP 3B: Use DLSS or FSR to upscale the resolution for Chivalry 2
You can choose to upscale the resolution for Chivalry 2 instead if your hardware is capable of doing so. NVIDIA has the Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) while AMD Radeon uses FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR). Both technologies use the same principle of upscaling your monitor’s frames to enhance the images using sharpening filters.
If you want to play Chivalry 2 whith DLSS or FSR enabled, then make sure that Temporal Anti-Aliasing (TAA) is on. That means you must NOT disable anti-aliasing like you did for DSR/DLDSR or VSR. Otherwise, the game might not function properly.
There you go! Now try playing Chivalry 2 and you should no longer experience blurry images throughout the game. Feel free to drop a comment if you found an updated solution or other alternatives to the ones we mentioned in this guide.
Chivalry 2 is a multiplayer hack-and-slash video game developed by Torn Banner Studios, the same studio that created Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. This game lets you relive the days of brutal medieval combat in first-person or third-person as you participate in 64-player online battles. Chivalry 2 was published by Tripwire Presents on June 8, 2021 for PlayStations 4 and 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Windows PC.