r.shadowquality Console Command

Documentation and detailed help with working examples.

r.shadowquality Command


This command sets the shadow quality to the specified level.


The syntax for this command is as follows:

Type: Number

The shadow quality you want to set. This is a number between 0 and 5, where 0 turns off shadow quality and 5 is epic shadow quality.

In-Depth Description

The command r.shadowquality in Ark: Survival Evolved is used to adjust the quality of shadows in the game.

This command takes a numerical parameter, ranging from 0 to 5, where each number represents the quality of shadows.

Here are some examples of how it works:

  • cheat r.shadowquality 0 turns off shadows completely. This can improve performance if your system is having trouble running the game, but it will make the game world look flat and less realistic.
  • cheat r.shadowquality 1 sets the shadow quality to its lowest setting. This will give you some basic shadows without sacrificing too much performance.
  • cheat r.shadowquality 3 sets the shadow quality to a medium level. This is a good balance between aesthetics and performance for many systems.
  • cheat r.shadowquality 5 sets the shadow quality to the highest setting. This will give the game a more realistic look, but it can be demanding on performance.

If you are not encountering any performance issues with the game, you can set the shadow quality to the highest setting for the best graphics. However, if your game is lagging, you might want to consider turning down the shadow quality to improve the game's performance.


Below is information about the r.shadowquality console command.

Console compatible
Version added0.0
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Quick Overview

The r.shadowquality command is used to change the quality of the shadows in the game.

You can set it anywhere from 0 to 5, with 0 turning off shadows entirely and 5 being the highest quality setting.

It's a useful way to tweak your graphics settings depending on your system's capabilities. Setting the value lower can potentially increase game performance on less powerful hardware.

Command Builder

Adjust the settings below to automatically generate a command. Once you have the inputs you want, click the copy button and paste it into the console in Starfield.


cheat r.shadowquality 0

This command will turn off shadow quality.

cheat r.shadowquality 3

This command will set the shadow quality to level 3.