Best Warzone 2 PC settings for higher FPS

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If you’re trying to improve at Warzone 2, it’s important that your using the best settings, to maximize FPS and avoid being at a disadvantage vs your enemies. Here are the best graphics settings to use in Warzone 2.0 on PC.

Warzone 2 is a fast-paced battle royale, and will require you to be on point with your aim and movement to get wins. However, if your PC is only producing 60 FPS or less, you will be at a disadvantage.

Getting higher FPS in Warzone 2 doesn’t require an expensive PC though. Instead, simply use the best PC settings outlined below to ensure you’re getting the maximum performance while playing.

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While you might think it’s easiest to just turn everything to low / off – it’s not so. Some settings will improve FPS by being enabled, and some will seriously improve gameplay at the expense of negligible frame rate loss.

So, these are the best settings to use in Warzone 2 on PC. For the best multiplayer settings for Modern Warfare 2, check out our guide here. If you’re still playing the original Warzone, check out the best settings for that game here.

Best Warzone 2 PC settings for max FPS

Display Settings

  • Display Mode: Fullscreen Exclusive
  • Display Monitor: Select your monitor with the fastest refresh rate
  • Display Adapter: Make sure this is your graphics card
  • Screen Refresh rate: Maximum for your monitor (144hz, 240hz, etc.)
  • Display Resolution: 1080p – 1440p is possible with a very high-end GPU, but 1080p will always give higher FPS. Avoid 4K as it will significantly reduce FPS
  • Dynamic Resolution: Off
  • Aspect Ratio: Automatic (16:9)
  • V-Sync Gameplay: Off – V-Sync can cause increased input delay
  • V-Sync Menu: Off
  • Custom Frame Rate Limit: Custom
    • Gameplay Custom Frame Rate Limit: 300
    • Menu Custom Frame Rate Limit: 90
    • Out of focus Custom Frame Rate Limit: 30
  • Display Gamma: 2.2 (sRGB)
  • Brightness: Preference
  • Focus Mode: Off
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First, you need to make sure your display settings are in order for your PC and monitor.

Quality Settings

  • Quality Presets: Custom
  • Render Resolution: 100
    • Upscaling / Sharpening: FidelityFX CAS
    • FidelityFX CAS Strength: 75 – Sharpens at minimal FPS cost
  • Anti-Aliasing: SMAA T2X
  • Anti-Aliasing Quality: Normal – Low will improve FPS slightly, but Normal is worth it.
  • Video Memory Scale: 90 – Use the max VRAM available to prioritize Warzone 2
  • Texture Resolution: Normal
  • Texture Filter Anisotropic: High – FPS barely affected by this higher setting
  • Nearby Level of Detail: Low
  • Distant Level of Detail: High – Best for gameplay, minimal FPS cost
  • Clutter Draw Distance: Short
  • Particle Quality: High – High can improve performance, at little cost to FPS
  • Particle Quality Level: Low
MW2 graphics settings on PCInfinity Ward
These are the optimal PC settings for your graphics for max FPS.
  • Bullet Impacts & Sprays: On – This is up to you, but many people prefer it On for gameplay
  • Shader Quality: Medium
  • Tessellation: Off
  • Terrain Memory: Max
  • On-Demand Texture Streaming: Off
  • Streaming Quality: Low
  • Volumetric Quality: Low
  • Deferred Physics Quality: Low – Only affects water
  • Water Caustics: Off – Only affects water
  • Shadow Map Resolution: Low
  • Spot Shadow Quality: Low
  • Cache Spot Shadows: On
  • Spot Cache: Low
  • Cache Sun Shadows: On
  • Particle Lighting: Low
  • Ambient Occlusion: Off
  • Screen Space Reflections: Off
  • Static Reflection Quality: Low
  • Weather Grid Volumes: Off
  • Nvidia Reflex Low Latency: On –  This setting Significantly improves latency. If you are CPU-bound, use the ON+BOOST option.
  • Depth of Field: Off
  • World Motion Blur: Off
  • Weapon Motion Blur: Off
  • Film Grain: 0.00

View Settings

  • Field of View: 100110 – This is a matter of preference, but around 100 should give the best balance between visibility and performance. Higher values make distant enemies smaller/harder to see.
  • ADS Field of View: Affected
  • Weapon Field of View: Default
  • 3rd Person Field of View: 80-100
  • Vehicle Field of View: Default
  • 1st Person Camera Movement: Least (50%)
  • 3rd Person Camera Movement: Least (50%)
  • 3rd Person ADS Transition: Preference
  • Default Spectator Camera: Preference

How to get higher FPS in Warzone 2

For higher FPS in Warzone 2, make sure you adjust your display, quality and view settings as shown above. While some of these settings you can tinker with to your preference, we’d recommend trying these settings first. If you’re not satisfied with the FPS you’re seeing there are a couple more things to do.

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First, make sure your graphics card’s drivers are up to date, by using the official applications from either Nvidia or AMD.

Next, make sure you’re not running lots of applications in the background. Web browsers like Chrome for example can often take up CPU usage, causing your gameplay to be bottlenecked.

Finally, the most expensive but likely effective option is to buy a new graphics card. For that, check out our list of the best graphics cards here.

For more on Warzone 2, be sure to check out some of our other guides:

Do Warzone skins carry over to Warzone 2? | What are Strongholds in Warzone 2? | All Warzone 2 vehicles and Gas Stations | Does Warzone 2 have SBMM? | How do Warzone 2 circles work?

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