All Alan Wake 2 graphics modes for PS5 & Xbox Series X: Fidelity, Performance, more

Brad Norton
Alan Wake 2 gameplayRemedy Entertainment

Remedy Games’ latest title, Alan Wake 2 has multiple graphics modes for players to choose from, so here’s a full rundown of each option and how they impact the game’s visuals.

13 years after players originally entered the town of Bright Falls, Alan Wake 2 has arrived and this story places the titular protagonist in the harrowing Dark Place and introduces a new playable character in Saga Anderson who’s investigating a mystery that’s connected to the writer.

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The sequel features plenty of striking and spooky visuals to take in as you progress through the story. There are 2 graphics options you can choose from in Alan Wake 2 and we’ve got a rundown of them both below.

So, here’s everything we know about the graphics modes in the game.

Alan Wake 2 posterRemedy Entertainment
Alan Wake 2 fittingly boasts two unique Graphics modes for players to experiment with.

Alan Wake 2 graphics options

Alan Wake 2 boasts two distinct graphics modes at launch. These are as follows:

  • Quality Mode – Supports 4K resolution with a locked framerate of 30 FPS.
  • Performance Mode – Supports 60 FPS and a 1440p resolution.

It’s important to note that both graphics modes are available for the game on PS5 and Xbox Series X but for Xbox Series S players the resolution will be capped at 1440p regardless of the mode you select.

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Which graphics option should you choose for Alan Wake 2?

When outlining the two graphics modes on social media, Remedy’s Communications Director revealed one accompanying fact: Alan Wake 2 has supposedly been “built from the beginning as a 30FPS experience.”

This has been done to prioritize “visuals and ambiance,” the dev claimed. As a result, this appears to be the intended experience devs had in mind from the very start of the project.

However, it’s ultimately your choice which graphics mode you opt for when the time comes. After all, there’s no right or wrong way to enjoy the survival horror experience.

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That’s everything you need to know about graphics modes in the game. For more content on the Remedy title check out our guides below:

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