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How to Uncap FPS in Lost Ark

While Lost Ark isn’t a particularly demanding game it is capped to 60 FPS, meaning gamers with powerful gaming rigs aren’t seeing the game’s full potential, but worry not, we’re here to show you how to uncap the FPS in Lost Ark in just a few simple steps.

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Before you can push your FPS further, you will need to make sure to jump into Lost Ark and head over to the settings, from here you want to change from borderless mode to full screen.

If you do not change the screen settings from borderless to full-screen, you will not be able to go beyond 60 FPS in Lost Ark.

The next step will depend if you are using an Nvidia graphics card or an AMD one, just jump to the relevant section depending on which card you are using.

If you’re not sure what graphics card you have, check out this guide from pcmag.com.

How to Uncap FPS in Lost Ark With a Nvidia Graphics Card

If you are using an Nvidia graphics card you will want to follow these steps to uncap your FPS:

  • Open the Nvidia Control Panel
  • Click Manage 3D Settings
  • Click the Program Settings tab
  • Find Lost Ark (lostark.exe) in the list
  • Locate Vertical Sync and turn it off

You might find that you cannot find Lost Ark (lostark.exe) in your program list, simply press the add button and locate the Lostark client, then follow the rest of the steps.

NVIDIA Control Panel "Manage 3D settings" window with "Add" dialog open, listing various programs.

How to Uncap FPS in Lost Ark With an AMD Graphics Card

Thankfully it’s even easier to uncap the FPS on Lost Ark with an AMD card, with just a couple of simple steps to complete the process.

  • Launch the AMD Radeon Software
  • Go to the gaming tab and click Lost Ark
  • Make sure that Radeon Enhanced Sync is Enabled 

Now that you’ve followed these steps, when you next play Lost Ark, you will be able to enjoy it without an FPS cap in place.

Check Your Monitor’s Refresh Rate

After adjusting your settings, you might find that you are still only able to achieve 60 FPS, this could indicate that your monitor is not capable of going beyond 60Hz, which would cap you at 60 FPS.

To put it simply, the refresh rate of your monitor will always be the exact same as the FPS you are able to achieve on that monitor.

Checking Your Refresh Rate on Windows

If you’re running Windows, you can quickly check your monitor’s refresh rate by going to Display settings and then clicking on Advanced Display.

There will be a drop-down that will let you increase your monitor’s refresh rate if it has not been set to the highest possible setting.

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Checking Your Refresh Rate on Mac

If you’re using a MacOS device, like a MacBook Pro or Pro Display XDR, you can adjust the refresh rate on your Retina display:

  • 60 Hertz
  • 59.94 Hertz
  • 50 Hertz
  • 48 Hertz
  • 47.95 Hertz

On certain models (14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with Apple silicon), it’s possible to push the refresh rate up to 120Hz.

MacBook Pro display settings showing options for resolution, brightness adjustment, True Tone, display presets, and refresh rates.

To adjust the refresh rate on MacOS:

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Displays.
  2. Click the Refresh Rate pop-up menu and choose a refresh rate.
  3. Select ProMotion to enable the variable refresh rate up to 120Hz.

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