Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora is out now, and the Ubisoft Massive open world game is mostly what you expect from a Ubisoft open world game. What you would not expect, however, is how well thought-out the benchmarking tool it has.
On PC, Avatar Frontiers Of Pandora has a built-in benchmarking tool. While it’s useful to test the performance of your PC (so you can tweak the settings to get the optimal performance for your setup), the benchmark tool here, according to the official blog post, is robust enough for testing not only the current PC hardware available, but for the future.
When launched with a specific command line “-unlockmaxsettings” (enabled by going to the Ubisoft Connect app, Properties, game launch arguments, add command line arguments”), you can unlock a higher graphics preset fittingly labelled “Unobtanium”. This preset sits higher than Ultra, and described to be “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”.
Frontiers Of Pandora runs on the Snowdrop engine, also used in Massive’s previous games like The Division series.
The blog post also includes tips to automate the benchmarking process and how to make use of the .csv file exported from these benchmarks.
Expect to see outlets that report on benchmark results to make use of this game for a long while. Frontiers Of Pandora looks stunning, and should be a good way to demonstrate how beefy a PC setup is with its benchmarking tool.
Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora is out now on PS5, PC (Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Store), and Xbox Series X|S.