Disabling some of the post-processing stuff like
Depth ot Field
Also discussing the high gamma (washed-out look) issue of the games initial release with a way to tone it down.
Where to find the file and edit it
2. open up “Engine.ini” with your favorite editor (i prefer Notepad++)
3. Copy & paste this to the bottom of the opened file and do not delete the stuff already in there (explanation see below):
4. Save the file.
5. (optional) Make the file “Engine.ini” readonly.
6. Start the game and play.
Explanation of the values
-> disabling Motion Blur
-> disabling DoF
-> disabling Chromatic Abberation
-> disabling Bloom
-> disabling Lensflares
-> disabling film grain
-> disabling image sharpening
Feel free to adopt what you like and ignore what not. You can sharpen the image via post processing by increasing the value of r.Tonemapper.Sharpen
Washed out look
Engine-Default values would be (or simply delete them for games default values):
I tried different values by going higher on r.Color.Max and lower on r.Color.Mid but either it would be too dark or too washed out. Since the game is really dark anyway i figured bringing the values more closer to each other is the best way to have a non washed out look and still seeing stuff. The ingame gamma value is still at 2.2. I hope the devs fix this issue with an update.
Feel free to post your values after tinkering around, i’m no software engineer nor do i have a deep understanding for the UE4 engine itself so i’m eager to get better results from anyone.