CVARS Guide: CVARS Troubleshooting and Setting a Framerate Cap
Deleting CVARS.xmlWhen players encounter issues with key binding, graphics, or other settings, deleting their CVARS.xml file should be the first step to troubleshooting the issue. As a general rule, players should also ensure that their OS and drivers have been updated to their latest versions when troubleshooting gameplay and performance issues.
To clear CVARS, players must:
- Close Destiny 2
- See file directory: \Users\USER_NAME\Appdata\Roaming\Bungie\DestinyPC\prefs\
- Select and delete the CVARS.xml file in this directory
- Relaunch Destiny 2
Setting a Framerate CapIn addition to storing players' settings, as selected through the in-game user interface, the following setting is only available directly through CVARS.
Setting or Removing a Framerate Cap:
- Players are able to manually set their framerate cap by inputting a value into:
<cvar name="framerate_cap" value="0"/>
- The value “0” sets the framerate cap to its default value of 200 frames per second.
- To uncap the framerate fully, set the value to a number beyond your expected framerate bounds, such as 10000.
Setting Secondary Key MappingsA second key/control binding can be added for many actions through the CVARS.
Secondary Key Mappings:
- Players are able to manually add secondary key bindings by replacing “unused” in a binding. For example, to add a secondary binding for Grenade on a mouse with additional buttons you start with this:
<cvar name="grenade" value="q!unused"/>
- To add another binding, replace “unused” with the chosen key or control like this:
<cvar name="grenade" value="q!extra mouse button 1"/>
- This will result in both Q and the additional mouse button being mapped to Grenade.
Changing Window ModesThe following instructions walk players through adjusting Window Modes through CVARS. It is recommended that players only manipulate this setting through CVARS if they encounter issues when progressing through the Title Screen or Character Select screen due to window compatibility issues.
Window Mode Values:
- To adjust Window Modes in CVARS, identify the following line:
<cvar name="window_mode" value="value_here"/>
- Players encountering issues progressing through the Title Screen or Character Select screens are likely launching into "true" Fullscreen. If toggling to Windowed Mode (ALT+ENTER) does not resolve these issues, players may enter the following values to force change their Window Mode.
- 0 = Windowed Mode (Recommended for players encountering issues)
- 1 = Borderless Windowed
- 2 = Windowed Fullscreen
- 3 = Fullscreen (Also known as "true" Fullscreen)
- Players may need to close the Destiny 2 application for these changes to take effect.