SCUM Game Guide: How to Change Screen Resolution

Is your resolution in SCUM not displaying correctly? Are you trying to run in 4K? Then, follow our step-by-step guide for all the info you need.

Have you tried changing SCUM's resolution to no avail? Well, you're not alone, as it seems like many other players can't understand how to set resolution for their displays as well. But don't worry, the developers have responded with a solution

This method requires you to edit a specific system file of the game, which will stabilize your resolution in 1920x1080, 2560x1440, or 4K. Just follow our step-by-step guide below for all the info you need.

Step 1: Open AppData Folder

In order to change the resolution in SCUM, you need to edit a system file that can be found in the AppData folder. Follow these steps to locate the file:

  1. Open the Start menu
  2. In the search field type %appdata%
  3. Open the "AppData" folder
  4. Go to "/AppData/Local/SCUM/Saved/Config/WindowsNoEditor/"

In the final WindowsNoEditor folder, you will find a number of .ini files that can be edited, but you only need one.

Step 2: Edit System File

Now you need to edit a few lines in one of the system files provided below. For example, if you need your game to be set at 1920x1080 resolution. Here is how you can do it:

  1. Right-click on the "GameUserSettings.ini" file
  2. Open the file with Notepad
  3. Search and edit the text with the following lines:
    • "ResolutionSizeX=1920"
    • "ResolutionSizeY=1080"
    • "LastUserConfirmedResolutionSizeX=1920"
    • "LastUserConfirmedResolutionSizeY=1080"
    • "DesiredScreenWidth=1920"
    • "bUseDesiredScreenHeight=True"
    • "DesiredScreenHeight=1080"
    • "FullscreenMode=1"
    • "PreferredFullscreenMode=1"
  4. Save and close the file

Now your game should be running at 1920x1080 resolution, or any other resolution you've set, and in full-screen mode.

Can I Run SCUM in 4K? 

Since launch, some players have been trying to get the game to run in 4K. Although the results have been a mixed bag, you can get your game to run in it by following the steps above or by: 

  • Set SCUM to windowed mode
  • Then set it back to full-screen mode 
  • Close the game
  • Relaunch

It may not work for everyone, but trying this method could be easier than altering the game's data. 


Hopefully, this quick guide helped you set the right resolution for your game, and for other SCUM guides at GameSkinny, check out the links below:


Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.

Published Sep. 4th 2018

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