F1 24 settings you need to change before playing

F1 24 settings you need to change before playing
Some F1 24 settings need to be tweaked (Image via EA Sports)

Even if you are new or perhaps returning to F1 24, there are a few critical adjustments you need to make before driving off in the tracks. The developers have done an amazing job with the new handling and physics of the title, bringing players closer to a real-life simulation racing experience which is outstanding. Nevertheless, despite this work on realism, changing certain game settings can significantly improve your car control and precision.

This guide offers the essential settings for you to play F1 24 comfortably and enjoy its excitement to the fullest.


Best F1 24 Graphics settings

Adjust the graphics settings to improve the performance (Image via EA Sports)
Adjust the graphics settings to improve the performance (Image via EA Sports)

Although F1 24 runs pretty decently if you have a mid-to-high system configuration, changing some of the graphics settings can significantly elevate the experience.

  • Gamma Adjustment: 100
  • Motion Blur Strength: 10
  • Steering Animation: On
  • Detailed Preset: Medium
  • Ray Tracing Quality: Medium
  • Ray Traced Shadows: Off
  • Ray Traced Reflections: Off
  • Ray Traced Ambient Occlusion: Off
  • Ray Traced Transparent Reflections: Off
  • Ray Traced DDGI: Off
  • Lightning Quality: Medium
  • Post Process: Medium
  • Shadows: Low
  • Particles: Medium
  • Crowd: Low
  • Mirrors: High
  • Car and Helmet Reflections: High
  • Weather Effects: High
  • Ground Cover: Medium
  • Trees: Medium
  • Skidmarks: High
  • Skidmarks Blending: On
  • Ambient Occlusion: AMD FidelityFX CACAO
  • Screen Space Reflection: High
  • Texture Streaming: Medium
  • Variable Rate Shading: On
  • NVIDIA Reflex: On
  • Chromatic Aberration: Off

F1 24 Difficulty settings

If you change the AI difficulty in F1 24, it alters the behavior of AI drivers while racing. You can go to the settings menu and proceed to the "Difficulty" tab to tweak the "AI Difficulty" slider.

The adjustment of F1 24's AI difficulty is responsible for modifying AI speed during races which results in faster or slower lap times for qualifying.

The following are the ranges of AI difficulty levels:

  • Easy: 20 - 39
  • Medium: 40 - 59
  • Hard: 60 - 79
  • Expert: 80 - 89
  • Master: 90 - 94
  • Legend: 95 and beyond

At higher difficulty levels, AI opponents will exhibit more aggression during close racing situations. They aim to close any gaps for overtaking and push you towards the less optimal dirty side of the track. Thus, choose your preferred option to match your gameplay style.

Check out our review for the title: An excellent racing sim that is more of an iteration than an evolution


F1 24 Assists settings

If you feel confident enough with your skills in F1 24 to choose higher difficulty levels, it is also advisable that you adjust your driving assist settings accordingly. These are the recommended driving assist settings:

  • Driving Proficiency: Custom
  • Steering Assist: Off
  • Braking Assist: Off
  • Anti-Lock Brakes: On
  • Traction Control: Full
  • Dynamic Racing Line: Corners Only
  • Dynamic Racing Linne Type: 3D
  • Colourblind Mode (Dynamic Racing Line): Off
  • Hi-Vis Racing Linne: On
  • Gearbox: Automatic
  • Pit Assist: On
  • Pit Release Assist: On
  • ERS Assist: On
  • DRS Assist: On
  • Recurring Flashback Prompt: Off

F1 24 On-Screen display settings

Change OSD's appearance through On-Screen display settings (Image via EA Sports)
Change OSD's appearance through On-Screen display settings (Image via EA Sports)

In case you desire to alter the appearance of your OSD in a manner peculiar to yourself, changing the On-Screen display settings is imperative. Here are the settings we suggest:

  • On-Screen Display: On
  • On-Screen Display (Cockpit View): Off
  • Speedometer Units: Your preference
  • Temperature Units: Your preference
  • Track Map: Full Track Map
  • Map Rotation: Off
  • Delta Time: On
  • Proximity Arrows: On (The white arrow shows that a car is close to you, while the red arrow shows the car is alongside you)
  • Driver Tags: On
  • Start Lights: On
  • Virtual Rear View Mirror: Off (You can enable this to see behind you all the time)
  • Permanent Session Timer (P/Q): On
  • Always Display Objective Panel: Off

Best F1 24 Audio settings

Sometimes you may want to mute other players when gaming in a multiplayer lobby. You can do this manually by going into settings. However, if you want to set this feature to automatic, navigate to SettingsMultiplayerMute by Default: On

To assist you in driving with manual gears, go to the Audio Settings and enable the Upshift Tone. This feature produces a beeping sound that serves as your cue for gear shifts. It helps quite a lot for newer players.


Other F1 24 settings you may need to tweak

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While transitioning to new engine components in career mode in F1 24, you may want to retain the old parts for practice. Subsequently, the lifespan of the fresh engine can be sustained over the season.

In practice mode, you can tweak HUD positions during a race. First, pause the game and navigate to Settings On-Screen DisplayOSD customization. In there, you can adjust the positions of all the HUDs on your screen during a race.

If you navigate to the On the Race Strategy MFD page, you can make strategy changes. Try changing Downforce based on the weather and decide whether to replace your damaged wing at the next pit stop.


This concludes our guide for the F1 24 settings you need to change before hopping onto the tracks.

Check out more guides for this title:

Best controller settings || Driver Career, Accolades, Two-player Career guide || Graphics settings for RTX 4060 and RTX 4060 Ti ||

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