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Best Warzone settings to increase FPS on PC

Published: 24/May/2021 14:02 Updated: 7/Jul/2021 9:21

by Alex Garton

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Call of Duty: Warzone needs to be played with a consistent FPS to allow you to really shine. With so many options at your disposal, here’s how you can boost your framerate with the best FPS settings for Warzone on PC.

FPS drops are a PC player’s worst nightmare, especially on fast-paced shooters like Warzone. Even with a high-spec computer, players often experience performance issues on Call of Duty titles. There’s nothing more frustrating than losing a gunfight over a drop in frames and having to head to the Gulag.

Luckily, running the optimal settings can often alleviate any issues and have your game running smoothly after a few changes. Here’s which settings you should use to increase your FPS in Warzone and eradicate those drops in frames.

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Keep in mind, that this guide doesn’t cover controller settings, audio settings, or aim settings, but our linked dedicated guides will help you with all you need to know.


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Call of Duty Warzone
Treyarch/Activision
Players should be looking to maintain 60 FPS on PC.

Best settings in Warzone to increase FPS

For starters, it’s key you have the latest graphics card driver installed on your PC. This is a tip that’s mentioned over and over again, but you’d be surprised how much of a difference updating your drivers can have.

How to update graphics drivers in Warzone

Whether your PC has an AMD or NVIDIA card, it’s relatively easy to make sure everything is up to date. To do this, follow these steps:

Updating your AMD driver

  • Right-click on your desktop.
  • Select ‘AMD Radeon Settings‘.
  • From here, click ‘Home‘.
  • At the bottom left, you’ll see ‘New Updates‘. Click that.
  • Select the ‘check for update‘ option.
  • Continue to follow the information displayed on your screen to download the update.

Updating your NVIDIA driver

  • Open GeForce Experience. If you don’t have it installed, you can download it very easily here.
  • At the top left of the application, click the ‘Drivers‘ button.
  • Towards the top right of the tab, you’ll see ‘Check for Updates‘. Click that.
  • You may also see that a driver is already listed for download. If that’s the case, click ‘Express Installation‘.
  • A window will probably pop up asking if you’d like to proceed. Click ‘Allow‘.
  • The update will now install, and you’re ready to go!

NVIDIA DLSS in Warzone

The must-have DLSS setting finally made its way into Warzone with the release of Season 3 Reloaded. If you own an NVIDIA RTX graphics card, you can truly get some fantastic performance out of your game to help land those kills.

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With DLSS, ‘Ultra Performance’ is your go-to choice if you want to sacrifice as much visual fidelity as possible for those boosts in game stability.

Let’s check out what in-game settings you should be running in Warzone to maximize your FPS:

General Setting
Dismemberment & Gore Effects Disabled
Display
Display Mode Full Screen
Screen Refresh Rate Set this to your personal monitor’s refresh rate
Render Resolution 100% – reducing this will further reduce your resolution below 1080p
Aspect Ratio Automatic
V-Sync Disabled
Custom Framerate Limit Custom – set this to the same number as your monitor’s refresh rate.
NVIDIA Highlights Disabled
NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency Enabled + Boost
Details & Textures
Texture Resolution Low
Texture Filter Anisotropic Low
Particle Quality Low
Tessellation Disabled
On-demand Texture Streaming Disabled
Streaming Quality Low

As well as these, you can also further improve your FPS by making changes to the following graphical settings below, which are known to be really taxing on your machine.

best settings Warzone
Activision
Players should be looking to maintain 60 FPS on PC.
Shadow & Lighting Best Setting
Shadow Map Resolution Low
Cache Spot Shadows Enabled
Cache Sun Shadows Enabled
Particle Lighting Low
DirectX Raytracing Disabled
Ambient Occlusion Disabled
Screen Space Reflection (SSR) Disabled
Post Processing Effects
Anti-Aliasing Off
Depth of Field Disabled
Filmic Strength 0.00
World Motion Blur Disabled
Weapon Motion Blur Disabled
Film Grain 0.00

Using all of these listed above will help alleviate any drops in frames, and your game will run as smooth as butter.

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Of course, the Verdansk landscape will certainly not look as pretty as it did before, but a consistent framerate is guaranteed to improve your gameplay experience.

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There you have it, that’s all of the best settings in Warzone.

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