Yuzu Tears of the Kingdom 60fps complete setup guide for the best performance
It feels criminal to play Tears of the Kingdom on the ageing and outdated Switch hardware, The beautiful art style of the game looks gorgeous and is held back massively. Old Textures, poor draw distance, lesser resolution and slow framerate hold the game back from reaching its true potential which is why we bring you the Ultimate Guide on How to play Tears of the Kingdom on Yuzu with better framerate and visuals.
Before starting, in case this is your first time using Yuzu follow our Yuzu set-up guide. If not you can get going right away, keep in mind there are some setting specific to Tears of the Kingdom and hence follow our guide to the end to get the best and the most deserved performance for this masterpiece.
To play Tears of the Kingdom at at 60 frames per second, you will require the following files/mods and specs-
- RTX 3060 or better, with 8GB VRAM.
- 16GB Ram minimum.
- R5 5600/i5 12400 or better.
- Latest Yuzu version.
- Latest Tears of the Kingdom patch.
- Mods for Visual fixes and higher framerate
If your Pc specs are lower than the ones mentioned above, we highly advise sticking to 30fps to get a much more stable experience. You must do the following to get the best performance out of your PC.
- Use the Latest available Early Access Yuzu Build or Main Official Yuzu Site.
- Cap the framerate to 30 or 20.
How to Install the Mods for Tears of the Kingdom Yuzu.
- Download all the MODs here
- Right-click the game title in the Yuzu main menu and click on ‘Open mod data location’.
- Paste the mods as per your requirement in the mod data folder.
Next, right-click on the game tile in the main menu and go to properties. Make sure Multicore CPU emulation is enabled, and all the mods you have pasted in the mod folder are appearing in the Add-ons section.
Mods you need, better visuals and upscaling the resolution
Tears of the Kingdom by default is downscaled massively, which makes the game look blurry. To fix this you need to place the visual improvement mods in the mod location of the game. From the mods zip file you just downloaded, paste the following Visual fixes mods to the mod data location of the game.
60 FPS and testing what’s best for you.
The game tends to speed up or slow down when running on framerates differing from the vanilla game. To fix the game’s speed issues you need to download the Dynamic FPS mod. The Dynamic fps can be found in the mod folder here.
From the mod collection, choose ‘Static 60 FPS’ if your PC is capable of maintaining 60 with close to no drops. However, if that’s not the case and you find your framerate closer to 40-45 then we highly advise you to switch to the 30 FPS mod by replacing the mod file.
You can limit the in-game framerate for Tears of the Kingdom to 30 or 40 using the Nvidia control panel or Rivia Statistics tuner while using the Static 60 FPS MOD. This allows you to alternate between 60/30 and even use custom framerates that suit your gameplay the most.
Best Settings for Tears of the Kingdom
Right-click on the game and open the properties tab,
- Enable, and Accelerate ASTC Texture Decoding – Recommended for most GPUs.
- API: Vulkan Use Disk pipeline
- Enable, Use Asynchronous GPU emulation
- Resolution ( 1x/2x depends on GPU and the framerate you are targetting)
- Windows Adapting Filter (AMD FSR, Nearest, Bilinear)
- Set Anti Aliasing Method to (SMAA) and FSR Sharpness to 0.
Advanced Graphic Settings:
- Keep ATSC recompression at ‘BC3’ if you have 6 GB VRAM or higher, and put it at BC1 for a 4GB GPU.
- Disable ‘Decode ATSC Textures Asynchronously (HACK)’ as it causes crashes and the game freezes when using the quick menu.
- Disable Asynchronous Presentation, it can cause stutters and is better off.
- Enable, Force Maximum Clocks (Vulcan only)
- Enable, ‘Enable Reactive Flushing’
- Enable, Use Asynchronous Shader builder
- Disable, Use Fast GPU Time (HACK)
- Enable, Use Vulkan Pipeline cache.
- Accuracy LEVEL (High)
- Antistrophic Filtering (16x)
Results and conclusions
Tears of the Kingdom is a masterpiece in terms of gameplay and art style, however, it is massively held back by the ageing switch hardware. The game could do a lot better with better draw distance, textures, resolution and framerate. The Switch’s old hardware doesn’t give justice to the beautiful art style of Tears of the Kingdom. Emulators like Yuzu and Ryujinx allow us to push the game to its true potential with smoother framerate and improved visuals.
Yuzu as of now can easily run the game on 60FPS on an RTX 3060 or equivalent. Upon testing on GTX 1660 paired with a Ryzen 5 3600, 60 fps felt a little out of reach and we had to settle with 30FPS, however, the improvements in the internal resolution after upscaling the game to 4K and the removed FSR blurriness thanks to the Visual improvement mod it is a no brainer and without a doubt the best way to play the Tears of the Kingdom.