How to Run Rocket League on a Potato PC

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Not all gamers have a powerful setup to play the most recent games on the market.

Although Rocket League is not a recent game, its graphics can be a bit demanding, especially depending on how you have it configured.

However, you don’t need an expensive gaming rig to play it.

The game’s lowest settings make it possible for you to play Rocket League on a low quality computer. If you are having trouble making that work, though, we’re here to help you. 

Maybe you’re trying to make it run on your work computer, or a laptop, or maybe you’re just not fortunate enough to have an expensive setup.

Whatever your reason is, here’s how to make Rocket League run on a Potato PC so that you can begin winning matches, leveling up fast and earning crates.

Change Video Settings to the Lowest Quality

The first thing you should try is changing the advanced video settings. You can do this by opening the options menu and clicking on the graphics tab. Change the Texture, World, and Particle details to Performance. Change the Effect Intensity to Low and uncheck all the boxes below it. 

On the Basic Settings, make sure that V-Sync is not checked. Under that, on the basic settings section, change Anti-Aliasing to Off, and set the Render Quality and Render Detail to Performance. You can most likely leave the Transparent Goalposts box checked since it might be crucial to play the game effectively.

The game will not look amazing when those configurations are set that way, but it will possibly let you play Rocket League when using a modest computer.

Another trick is playing Rocket League at a lower resolution. This should make the game even less demanding and perhaps let your computer handle it better.

Rocket League Minimum System Requirements on Windows:

  • Processor: 2.5 GHz Dual Core
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • OS: Windows 7 (64 bit) or Newer (64 bit) Windows OS
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, AMD Radeon R9 270X, or better
  • Direct X: DirectX Version 11.0
  • Storage: 20 GB
  • Dedicated Video Ram: 2048 MB

Although it is not much, you can see that a video card still is required. So in case that your computer does not run Rocket League, even if you followed all those steps, there is yet another way to do it. 

Mods to Run Rocket League on Potato PCs

So-called ‘Potato computers’ — i.e. a lower quality machine — are not really meant to play the latest games games, but gamers are creative when looking for solutions to their problems.

There are a few mods out there that can allow your computer to run Rocket League better. One of them is the Takumi Potato Mod, which lowers the game’s graphical demands in a way that it doesn’t change too much the experience that players are meant to have when dashing and flying in Rocket League.

Another alternative was shared by idiosyncrasies on Steam for the Rocket League community there. This is another mod that promises to reduce the graphical demands of the game without ruining its intended gameplay. Besides leaving the instructions on how to install it, the author also replied to many questions in the comment section. So if you can probably check there if you have any questions.

If you intend to use a mod to increase the performance of Rocket League on your computer, make sure to back up all your files before doing so. It is also recommended not to go for a mod before trying a simpler solution first, like lowering the graphics settings.

These tips should be enough for you to be able to enjoy the game. Hopefully, by following them, you’ll be soon spinning, drifting, and doing amazing plays without many issues!

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