Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora Reveals Its Hidden “Unobtanium” Graphics Setting: “Stupidly Incredible”

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This is why we’re here. Because this little gray rock sells for $20 million a kilo pushes your GPU to its absolute limit.

As part of a PC features deep dive for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Ubisoft has revealed that its new game from Lightstorm and Massive Entertainment features a hidden graphics option called “Unobtanium,” available to unlock for those who are playing the game on more powerful hardware and are seeking a level of visual quality that exceeds the one offered under the “Ultra” preset.

Here’s how Ubisoft has described the hidden graphics option, which can be unlocked with the “-unlockmaxsettings” parameter through the Ubisoft Connect app:

Unlock the additional “Unobtanium” preset that exceeds the “Ultra” preset. Unlocks also the corresponding extended values for some graphics settings used by the “Unobtanium” preset. This preset is extremely difficult to run on currently available hardware and is meant to really stress future hardware to keep the Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora PC Benchmark relevant for years to come.

When the game is run from the Ubisoft Connect app, additional command line parameters can be supplied via the properties menu for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora: Under “Game launch arguments” the button “add command line arguments” allows for adding command line parameters.

And here’s a look at the Unobtainium preset from the folks at Digital Foundry, which the publication has described as “stupidly incredible”:

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is available now on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Amazon Luna, as well as Ubisoft+ ($14.99/mo.).

The game features AMD FSR 3 with Frame Generation, and while it also supports NVIDIA DLSS 3.5, its implementation in Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora lacks both Frame Generation and Ray Reconstruction.

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Tsing Mui
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