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Best settings to increase Black Ops Cold War PC FPS

Published: 13/Nov/2020 14:00 Updated: 16/Nov/2020 16:40

by James Busby


Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is finally here and players from around the world are busy getting to grips with the game’s new content. However, some PC players have run into issues that impact the game’s performance. Here’s how you can boost your frame rate and alleviate any issues.

The Call of Duty franchise has been releasing games on PC for many years, but that still doesn’t stop them from having performance-related issues. While there is no doubt that optimizing games for all kinds of hardware comes with its own caveats, it can be extremely frustrating when you have a powerful rig. In fact, a number of PC players are currently reporting that they are encountering FPS issues that drastically impact gameplay. 

There’s nothing worse than getting into an intense firefight only to lose due to the game dropping frames. It’s imperative that FPS games run smoothly, especially when you’re looking to truly crush your foes. To help alleviate the current FPS issues in Black Ops Cold War, we’ve outlined the following settings you should be using. 

Best Black Ops Cold War PC settings

Call of Duty Pro, Justin “SiLLY” Fargo-Palmer is one of the many Black Ops Cold War players who has encountered issues in the PC version of the game. With the below settings, SiLLY was able to reach 170 to 180 frames per second. It’s important to note that this performance was recorded while he was streaming, so you could reach higher frames here depending on your build. 

In order to boost your Black Ops Cold War FPS, navigate over to the options menu and click on the Graphics tabs. Once inside this tab, use the settings outlined below:


  • Display Mode: Full Screen
  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz (depends on your monitor)
  • Gameplay V-Sync: Disabled
  • Menu V-Sync: Disabled 
  • Nvidia Reflex Low Latency: Enabled (Normal)
  • Display Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9


  • Field of View: 105
  • ADS Field of View: Affected 
  • Framerate: Unlimited 
  • Minimized Game Frame Rate Limit: 60

Details & Textures

  • Texture Quality: Lowest
  • Model Quality: Low
  • Special Effects Quality: Medium
  • Screen Space Reflection: Low
  • Object View Distance: Low
Black Ops Cold War firefight
Activision / Treyarch
Your frame rate plays a big part in every gunfight.

Shadow & Lighting

  • Volumetric Lighting: Low
  • Shadow Quality: Low
  • Dynamic Shadows: All
  • Special Effect Shadows: Disabled 

Ray Tracing

  • Ray Tracing Sun Shadows: Disabled
  • Ray Tracing Local Shadows: Disabled 
  • Ray Tracing Ambient Occlusion: Disabled 

Post Processing Effects

  • NVIDIA DLSS: Quality 
  • Ambient Occlusion Quality: Disabled 
  • Motion Blur: Disabled 
  • Motion Blur Quality: Low
  • Subsurface Scattering: Enabled 
  • Order Independent Transparency: Disabled 


  • VRAM Usage Target: Low (70%)
  • Display Gamma: Computer (sRGB)

The above settings should help clear up any shaky performance in Black Ops Cold War, so give these settings a try if you’re struggling to maintain a consistent frame rate. If you want to keep updated with all the latest Call of Duty news and updates, then follow us over on @DexertoIntel.

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Why Clayster flipped off CDL on-broadcast during Royal Ravens matchup

Published: 24/Feb/2021 4:13 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 4:14

by Brad Norton


James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks flipped the bird to the Call of Duty League moments before the New York Subliners took on the Royal Ravens. Here’s why the veteran was all too frustrated before his latest matchup.

As players got settled into the lobby for the second week of CDL action in 2021, something clearly ticked off NYSL. There was visible frustration from the players before they kicked off the opening map.

Coming off a difficult 0-3 loss to the Los Angeles Thieves a week prior, the lineup was looking to rebound with a bang. Before they got their boots on the ground, however, a key moment from the previous week was broadcast for the world to see.

The CDL stream revealed Clayster’s heated comms after the disappointing loss. This private matter shouldn’t have been aired at all, according to Clay, let alone moments before their next match.

So, he took out his frustration the only way he could: flipping the bird on-stream.

“I had complained last time about showing my cam when I was super upset with my team,” he explained. “So I was pretty upset with them airing my after-match comms.”

Despite the 0-3 scoreline, NYSL’s series against the LA Thieves was one of the closest all week. The Hardpoint came within nine points, SnD went to a round 11, and Control went the distance as well.

Understandably, Clayster was fairly heated after the extremely close series that very well could have been a 3-0 in their favor.

“That was really bad guys,” he said in the now-public aftermath. “I don’t know what the f*** I watched. That was so stupid. We’re up 5-3 in the Search and we can’t close it out?”

This moment was captured on the broadcast last week but the comms were only just revealed today. Frustrated with the CDL running it without permission, Clayster stuck his middle finger up the next time his camera was on-stream.

“It was basically a nice little screw you before the match,” he said.

“I don’t appreciate that. I’m going to be having a talk with the league. If they’re going to make us sit here, I think it’s a little unprofessional to use the comms in the video. Especially right before we play a match.”

The NYSL vs Royal Ravens series begins at the 1:31:50 mark below.

While the video could have brought the team down, they didn’t let it get to them. NYSL dominated the Royal Ravens to rebound with a lopsided 3-0 win in Week 2.

If the League does try to punish Clayster, it looks like he’ll be alright: the official Subliners account tweeted “we’ll pay his fine” in response to the situation.