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Best Warzone settings to increase FPS on PC

Published: 18/Nov/2020 11:39

by Alex Garton

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Maintaining high FPS on Call of Duty: Warzone is crucial for optimal performance. However, it can be difficult to identify which settings affect the performance of the game most. Here’s how you can boost your framerate with the best Warzone settings.

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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Players should be looking to maintain 60 FPS on PC.

Best settings to increase FPS on Warzone

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.

Now, let’s check out what in-game settings you should be running to maximize your FPS.

General

  • Dismemberment & Gore Effects: Disabled

Display

  • Display Mode: Full Screen
  • Screen Refresh Rate: 144Hz (change depending on your monitor)
  • Render Resolution: 100% (Reducing will reduce your resolution below 1080p)
  • V-Sync: Disabled
  • NVIDIA Highlights: Disabled
  • NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency: Enabled + Boost

Details & Textures

  • Texture Resolution: Low
  • Texture Filter Anisotropic: Normal
  • Particle Quality: High
  • Tessellation: Disabled
  • On-demand Texture Streaming: Disabled
  • Streaming Quality: Low
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A consistent framerate is key in high-pressure situations.

Shadow & Lighting

  • 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: 1.00
  • World Motion Blur: Disabled
  • Weapon Motion Blur: Disabled

These settings should help alleviate any drops in frames and have your game running significantly better. 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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Weird Gunship bug makes Black Ops Cold War permanently thermal

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:30

by Jacob Hale

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A strange bug with the Gunship killstreak in Black Ops Cold War is giving players a secret advantage for the rest of the match, making it easier to spot and gun down enemies.

The Gunship is one of the highest scoring streaks in Black Ops Cold War, with players needing to accrue a whopping 10,000 points to earn it in a match.

Obviously, it’s worth the reward if you’re able to earn one, with the ability to absolutely mow down enemies from above as they spawn in, and can easily rack up double-digit kills with it on the right map.

But some players are experiencing a bug with it that makes the rest of the match even easier, and it’s unclear why.

Black Ops Cold War Gunship
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The Gunship is the top killstreak in Black Ops Cold War.

As you can see in the clip below, Prussian-Monarch was kicked out of their Gunship while playing Moscow Hardpoint, and they seem very confused by it — but not as confused as what happens next.

After being kicked out, Monarch is stuck in some kind of permanent thermal vision, with everything looking black and grey, besides enemies who are lit up white like when using a thermal scope.

This perk becomes immediately clear when he starts noticing enemies with the bright white glow on them, and we can only imagine that it helped close out the game much quicker and easier with Monarch’s ability to see enemies at any distance or hidden in the tightest nooks and crannies on the map.

There doesn’t seem to be any suggestion as to how or why this happened, and Prussian-Monarch seems just as confused as we are, having been unceremoniously and prematurely kicked out of his Gunship.

It must be frustrating to not be able to wield the streak after playing so well to earn it, but this strange bug would definitely make you forget about that very quickly.