How to Play Starfield on Laptop

How to Play Starfield on Laptop

Starfield is the most anticipated game of 2023 and there is no doubt that it might bag in the Game of the Year 2023. Well, that means, it is going to cross Diablo 4, Zelda TOTK, BG3, and other games like Armored Core 6, and Star Wars Jedi Survivor. But, with that comes the question of centuries for Laptop Gamers; How to Play Starfield on a Laptop, especially when you have a budget-friendly Laptop like me. Don’t worry, we have the right settings, and the requirements to help you out.

How to Play Starfield on Laptop

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Starfield System Requirements

There is no shame in matching your system specs with the game requirements. This will allow you to make up your mind on whether you can run the game or not.

In case the game surpasses your Laptop specs in every possible, way you might end up hurting your laptop or losing it while trying to run Starfield, as it is a demanding game.

Below, we got both the Minimum and the Recommended System Requirements of Starfield.

System RequirementsMinimumRecommended
Operating SystemWindows 10 version 21H1 (10.0.19043)Windows 10/11 with updates
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 2600X, Intel Core i7-6800KAMD Ryzen 5 3600X, Intel i5-10600K
Memory16 GB RAM16 GB RAM
GraphicsAMD Radeon RX 5700, NVIDIA GeForce 1070 TiAMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
DirectXVersion 12Version 12
NetworkNot ApplicableBroadband Internet connection
Storage125 GB available space125 GB available space
Additional NotesSSD RequiredSSD Required
Minimum and Recommended Starfield Requirements

If you are somewhere under the mark, you might be able to play Starfield on a Laptop with the tricks we are going to discuss below.

Play Starfield on Laptop – Best Laptop Settings

Now, the first step is always to make sure your GPU Drivers, and updates are at the latest. If you are on Console, make sure that everything is updated to the latest firmware.

Next up, you need to close everything that is running in the background, specifically those things that will drain the system dry of resources.

Starfield has a ton of processing involved as well, but those graphics also drain the GPU dry. So, you need both of these to run the game optimally.

Balanced Starfield Settings – Graphics and Performance

  • Turn the Aspect Ratio to the native
  • Adjust it accordingly to your display resolution or 1080p is also fine
  • Adjust the FPS or Refresh Rate according to your monitor
  • Display Mode should be Fullscreen
  • Dynamic Resolution should be ON
  • Render Resolution should be Default or you can also turn it Lower if you have GPU issues
  • The preset for Graphics should be custom
  • Turn the Shadow Quality, Particle Quality, Crowd Density, Motion Blur, and Contact Shadows to Medium
  • Turn the Indirect Lighting, Reflections, Volumetric Lighting, GTAO Quality, and Grass Quality to High
  • Turn off the Film Grain Intensity
  • Enable VRS
  • Upscaling to FSR2
  • Disable the Vsync if you have Gsync or VRR-supported Display; enable it
  • Turn the sharpening to Default

Lowest Starfield Settings for Budget Laptops

In the above-mentioned settings, you just have to change some things, and you will be off to the Lowest Starfield Settings that can enable you to run the game on your budget laptop as well.

  • Limit to 1080p or lower it accordingly
  • Limit FPS to 45 or 60 depending on the situation
  • The display should remain Fullscreen
  • Turn off the Dynamic Resolution
  • Turn off or Lower the Render Resolution
  • Choose Custom Graphics Preset
  • Turn the Shadow Quality, Particle Quality, Crowd Density, Motion Blur, and Contact Shadows to Low. (Turn something off as well if available)
  • Turn the Indirect Lighting, Reflections, Volumetric Lighting, GTAO Quality, and Grass Quality to Low or Medium depending on the performance
  • Turn the Sharpening to Low or Off
  • Everything else will remain the same

That’s How to Play Starfield on Laptop, especially if you have a budget or a mid-gaming laptop available at your disposal. Happy Gaming!

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