January 15, 2022

How to Set TF2 Launch Options Resolution

You may face poor screen resolution problems when playing games on Steam. The problem occurs more with Team Fortress 2 (TF2) game. Playing a game with low resolution would be annoying and not as appealing. This might make the player lack interest or face distractions leading to loss in the game. If you are facing a low-resolution issue in TF2, then learn to reset TF2 launch options resolution feature for your game below.

How to Set TF2 Launch Options Resolution

How to Set TF2 Launch Options Resolution

The game Team Fortress 2 is one of the most famous Steam games around the world. TF2 is a multi-player first-person shooting game, and it is available for free. Recently, TF2 reached its highest concurrent players on Steam. It offers various game modes such as:

  • Payload,
  • Arena,
  • Robot Destruction,
  • Capture the Flag,
  • Control Point,
  • Territorial Control,
  • Mann vs. Machine, and others.

Team Fortress 2 popularly known as TF2 doesn’t always run in perfect resolution. This problem mainly occurs while playing the game in Steam. This issue can be resolved by changing the resolution for the game through TF2 launch options.

Option 1: Remove Windowed Border

To enjoy a proper gameplay experience, you can change the border settings by altering TF2 launch options to no border resolution, as  explained below:

1. Click on Start and type steam. Then hit the Enter key to launch it.

press windows key and type steam then hit Enter

2. Switch to the LIBRARY tab, as shown.

Click on Library at the top of the screen. How to Set TF2 Launch Options

3. Select Team Fortress 2 from the list of games on the left.

4. Right-click on TF2 and choose Properties… option, as depicted below.

Right-click on the game and click on Properties

5. In the General tab, click on the command box under LAUNCH OPTIONS.

6. Type -windowed -noborder to remove the window border from TF2.

add Launch Options in the Steams games General Properties

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Option 2: Change TF2 Resolution to Desktop Resolution

TF2 launch option can be changed manually within the Steam app to customize as per your gaming display. To change the screen resolution, you need to first locate display resolution within Windows Settings and then, set the same for your game. Here’s how to do so:

1. On the Desktop, right-click on the empty area and select Display settings shown highlighted below.

choose Display settings.

2. Click on Advanced display settings in the Display menu as shown.

In the Display tab, locate and click on Advanced display settings. How to Set TF2 Launch Options

3. Under Display information, you can find Desktop resolution for your display screen.

Note: You can change & check the same for the desired screen by selecting your gaming display in the drop-down menu.

Under Display information, you can find the Desktop resolution

4. Now, open Steam app and go to Team Fortress 2 game Properties as earlier.

Right-click on the game and click on Properties

5. In the General tab, type the following command under LAUNCH OPTIONS.

windowed -noborder -w ScreenWidth -h ScreeHeight

Note: Replace the ScreenWidth and ScreenHeight text with the actual width and height of your display checked in Step 3.

For example: Enter windowed -noborder -w 1920 -h 1080 to set TF2 launch options resolution to 1920×1080, as illustrated in the pic below.

change game resolution to 1920x1080 from the game properties in the General Launch Options section. How to Set TF2 Launch Options Resolution

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Option 3: Set In-game Resolution

TF2 launch option resolution can be changed within the game itself to match the screen resolution of your system. Here’s how to do so:

1. Launch Team Fortress 2 game from Steam app.

2. Click on OPTIONS.

3. Switch to the Video tab from the top menu bar.

4. Here, choose the Resolution (Native) option matching your display resolution from Resolution drop-down menu shown highlighted.

Team Fortress 2 game resolution change ingame

5. Finally, click on Apply > OK to save these changes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. Which are the best aspect ratio and display mode for a better game experience?

Ans. Set the aspect ratio as default or auto and Display mode as full screen to experience incapsulating gameplay.

Q2. Will these commands be applicable to other games in the Steam app?

Ans. Yes, you can apply these launch option commands for other games also. Follow the same steps as given in Methods 1 and 2. Look for the desired game in the list and make changes as you have done in TF2 launch option display resolution settings.

Q3. How can I open the tf2 game as an administrator?

Ans. Press the Windows key and type Team Fortress 2. Now select the option marked Run as administrator to launch the game with administrative permissions on your Windows PCs.

Q4. Is it fine to turn on the Bloom effect in tf2?

Ans. It is advised to turn off the Bloom effect because it might hamper gameplay and thus, your performance. They have a blinding impact on players and restrict vision.


We hope this guide has helped you to set TF2 resolution via launch options for smoother & enhanced gameplay. Drop your queries and suggestions in the comment section below. Let us know what you want to learn about next.