Minecraft Bedrock Edition’s video settings are simple to configure. A gamer’s video settings can determine whether their gameplay is very smooth or has unplayable lag.
There are many Minecraft players who are experiencing a lot of lag without knowing why. Sometimes the reason lies in their Minecraft client, in their video settings.
If video settings aren’t properly optimized for a gamer’s computer type, they can experience tons of unnecessary lag.
This article discusses the best video settings to reduce lag and improve gaming experience on Minecraft.
Best Minecraft Bedrock Video Settings for 2021
For the first page of video settings, there’s not much to change other than brightness. It’s best to keep the brightness at 100. This will make cave exploration much brighter, minimizing the number of torches players need to use.
For Hide Hand, Hide Paper Doll and Hide HUD, these are all personal preferences. Many players don’t know what paper doll and paper is.
The doll is a small animation of a player character that appears in the right corner of the screen whenever the player does anything other than walk. For example, if the player is swimming, their swimming character will appear in the corner.
The next set of video setting options are also personal preferences. Outline selection is a great feature to enable as it shows players exactly what block they’re looking at by outlining it, which is really helpful when transitioning.
This next section of video settings is why so many gamers are experiencing lag. Minecraft’s default video settings have powerful and lag-inducing features enabled, and players need to go to their settings to manually disable them.
Best to turn off fancy bubbles, render clouds, beautiful skies, soft lighting and fancy graphics. Each of these settings has no benefit to the game. They are there for aesthetics only.
The final video settings options are shown above. Most of the settings are personal preferences, but the render distance can cause some lag when set high.
The advice would be to leave it at 20, or even reduce it to 16 pieces. Keep in mind that the lower the render distance, the less lag there is, but the less players can see in front of them.