Atlas is a beautiful game. But in certain situations, the shadow effects used in the game can be distracting. Some find them annoying enough that they would rather not have them at all. Are you one of those players? Good news! You can turn shadows off fairly simply. Keep reading this Atlas Turn Shadows Off Guide here at Nerds and Scoundrels to get the low down.
Atlas Turn Shadows Off Guide
This guide will give you the quick and easy rundown on how to turn shadows off in Atlas. There are a few reasons why turning shadows of makes sense, but other players prefer to leave them on.
Pros for turning off shadows:
- Easier to see your surroundings
- Color contrast is more noticeable
- Fog is greatly reduced
- Frames Per Second is boosted
Cons for turning off shadows:
- Game looks bad or dated
- Color grading leads to visual glitches from time to time
- Some textures are too bright
How to Turn Off Shadows in Atlas
To turn off shadows in Atlas, just navigate to your graphic settings under Options. Look for General Shadows and Terrain Shadows. Set both to low and hit apply. See the image below for where to locate this menu.
All in all, turning off shadows can you give an edge in player versus player combat. Every advantage you can get in seeing your enemy can be extremely helpful. But if you are more of a PVE style player that really wants to enjoy the aesthetics of the game, leaving the shadow effects on in Atlas may make the most sense for you. Either way, have fun out there!
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