Escape From Tarkov Best PostFX Settings – Visibility and Performance

Last Updated on December 30, 2023 by Samuel Franklin

This guide to the Tarkov best PostFX settings recommends several presets that players can utilise for visibility and performance for an ideal visual experience. With PostFX settings dramatically changing graphics selecting the right option can be as hard as the Tarkov raids themselves. In addition to these preset suggestions I explain what each of the PostFX sliders change which allows players to improve their knowledge and make personalised tweaks. With the ability to improve visibility in darker areas and add some differentiation between objects you’ll see PMC and Scav threats faster for improved raid success.

With thousands of Escape From Tarkov game hours and several computers during that time I’ve used a number of different PostFX settings that are included on this page alongside popular community options. I strongly recommend that players use this guide to the best PostFX settings as a base only as there are many variables that go into designing the perfect settings and players should adjust accordingly to computer hardware, use of other visual tools (like Nvidia colour settings) and the maps that you regularly raid in Escape From Tarkov.

Table of Contents:
PostFX Recommendation Ranges
PostFX Recommendation – 2Lew Settings
PostFX Recommendation – Xanadu Settings
PostFX Recommendation – Wubbziee Settings
PostFX Recommendation – Samosh Settings
PostFX Settings Overview

Tarkov PostFX Recommendations

There are multiple options here to help players find their personal best PostFX settings. The first recommendation is PostFX setting ranges based on my personal Tarkov experience for those players that want to experiment for themselves from some foundation guidance. It also includes specific recommendations from the community (2Lew, Xanadu, Wubbziee and Samosh) that you should support with a like and subscribe if you find their respective videos useful.

Tarkov PostFX Recommendation Ranges

These are my recommended starting PostFX ranges that players should consider and provides a base line for players to experiment with to create something personalised:

  • Brightness: 0 – 50
  • Saturation: 0 – 100
  • Clarity: 0 – 20
  • Colourfulness: 30 – 60
  • Luma Sharpen: 50 – 100
  • Adaptive Sharpen: 0 – 50
  • Colour Grading & Intensity: Player preference (Montreal is a good default)
  • Colourblind mode & Intensity: Player preference

Tarkov PostFX (2Lew Settings)

2Lew emphasises bright and distinct colours with maximum intensity Montreal to be able to add contrast that is ideal for people that want to identify threats and bring an abundance of colour to the grey world of Tarkov inside and outside.

  • Brightness: 0
  • Saturation: 100
  • Clarity: 0
  • Colourfulness: 100
  • Luma Sharpen: 100
  • Adaptive Sharpen: 0
  • Colour Grading & Intensity: Montreal (100)
  • Colourblind mode & Intensity: Tritanopia (5)

Tarkov PostFX (Xanadu Settings)

Preferring the Emilia colour grading Xanadu brings colour into the game that creates a unique look that is combined with Nvidia settings to ensure sufficient brightness.

  • Brightness: 0
  • Saturation: 71
  • Clarity: 75
  • Colourfulness: 88
  • Luma Sharpen: 80
  • Adaptive Sharpen: 10
  • Colour Grading & Intensity: Emilia (100)
  • Colourblind mode & Intensity: Tritanopia (0)

Tarkov PostFX (Wubbziee Settings)

Wubbziee focuses on crisp and true colours with Cognac that maintains some of the realistic feel that Escape From Tarkov intended and avoids creating an unrealistic look.

  • Brightness: 50
  • Saturation: 60
  • Clarity: 60
  • Colourfulness: 50
  • Luma Sharpen: 70
  • Adaptive Sharpen: 60
  • Colour Grading & Intensity: Cognac (45)
  • Colourblind mode & Intensity: None

Tarkov PostFX (Samosh Settings)

Samosh has a performance focused clean look that similar to above maintains the graphic realism that Tarkov is seeking while ensuring there is sufficient brightness to see threats as they appear.

  • Brightness: 35
  • Saturation: 25
  • Clarity: 85
  • Colourfulness: 60
  • Luma Sharpen: 20
  • Adaptive Sharpen: 0
  • Colour Grading & Intensity: Clifden (60)
  • Colourblind mode & Intensity: TNone

Tarkov PostFX Settings Overview

PostFX was added to Escape From Tarkov in April 2020 with patch 0.12.5.6924 to address ongoing feedback from the community on the in game lighting and other visual elements that were often described as bland or washed out. With the addition of this useful setting modification tool players were able to take control of their experience to customise the visual design of Tarkov to their own tastes which resulted in a vast number of PostFX recommendations from the community.

PostFX is activated through the Tarkov settings screen and is available inside and outside of raid although inside of raid provides a visualise option for players to test the results in real time. As PostFX can have a small impact on your FPS I always recommend players test with the FPS counter on in offline mode.

PostFX provides the following options with the impact of each described below. While I am not a visual expert I’ve done my best to describe the impact each has based on my personal Tarkov experience:

  • Brightness: Improves the level of brightness from light sources – While it can be tempting to crank this to maximum as players think it may help them see in darker areas this has the most notable effect on sources of light rather than offering a general brightness boost. This means objects like the sun or enemy flashlights are even brighter than before and as a result is actually not the sole solution to brightness we are looking for when playing Tarkov.
  • Saturation: Saturates the various objects with a great range of colours – This is one of the primary settings when combined with Colourfulness below that helps to bring out a large number of colours into your Escape From Tarkov experience with the environment starting to have the strong greens of trees and reds of buildings. It also appears to improve brightness as an indirect result due to the addition of more colour when activated to me personally.
  • Clarity: Adds additional clarity to objects – Provides a small boost to in game clarity that has a small impact on how clear objects appear but in practice I find this adds additional unwanted shadows to some objects.
  • Colourfulness: Adds a wider range of colours into the game – By injecting more colours into the Tarkov world players can then activate the saturation option above to ensure it is applied across objects. Like saturation I find that this improves the sense of brightness as a result.
  • Luma Sharpen: Adds a combination of brightness and sharpness – With this higher players will find another source of brightness with the most notable impact on the foliage that provides a brightened look across the entire map from the ground up.
  • Adaptive Sharpen: Provides a source of sharpen to objects – Less notable than the other sharpen options available and so I treat this as final tweak to sharpness if necessary.
  • Colour Grading & Intensity: Provides several preset colour gradings – These presets have a noticeable impact on colours within the game by adding entirely new tones or colour focuses.
  • Colourblind mode & Intensity: Provides colourblind functionality with several presets – Designed to improve accessibility for colourblind players this is something that other players can also utilise to get a preferred colour palette at low intensity levels.

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Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team and enjoys video games across all genres and platforms.

Sam (Seelyon) is a seasoned Escape From Tarkov player with over 1,000 raids across multiple Tarkov patches while accumulating thousands of player kills and maintaining a 50% survival rate who favours a calculated playstyle. During these wipes he has earned the coveted Kappa secure container, proving his determination in the unforgiving world of Tarkov. His passion for the punishing game goes beyond personal accomplishment and he is driven by a desire to guide new players on their own Escape From Tarkov journey one raid at a time.

Through countless firefights, strategic flanks and exhilarating boss encounters, he has accumulated a deep understanding of the game’s mechanics and nuances that allows him to offer valuable insights and strategies to those seeking to navigate the complexities of Tarkov.

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