Fix Call of Duty (COD) Warzone Lag, Stuttering, Fps drops and Crashing

While players who are using powerful gaming rigs are not facing as many issues, low-medium end users are experiencing a good amount of issues in Warzone. That is why we decided to develop a basic lag fix guide that will show you some simple tweaks that you can try to fix the performance issues you are having. Here is how to fix lag, fps drops, crashes, and stuttering in Call of Duty Warzone (2023).

How to Fix COD Warzone (2023) Lag, Stuttering, Fps drops and Crashing

Compare your Hardware Specifications with the System Requirements of the game

Believe it or not, the System requirements of Call of Duty Warzone and Call of Duty Modern Warfare are the same. Here are the System Requirements of COD Warzone:


  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows® 10 64 Bit (latest update)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-6100 / Core™ i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen™ 3 1200
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960 or AMD Radeon™ RX 470 – DirectX 12.0 compatible system
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 125 GB available space


  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows® 10 64 Bit (latest update) or Windows® 11 64 Bit (latest update)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-6600K / Core™ i7-4770 or AMD Ryzen™ 5 1400
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon™ RX 580 – DirectX 12.0 compatible system
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 125 GB available space

If you have problems running Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, you will also have problems running Warzone. You need a GTX 1060 to play the game on 1080p at 30 fps. But playing a BR game at 30 fps is not a good idea if you ask me.

Though Warzone 2 is a free-to-play BR title, it is way heavier than other free-to-play BR games like Apex Legends or Fortnite. Neither was COD MW 2 less demanding nor is Warzone. So check thoroughly.

Update your Graphics Card drivers

Both Nvidia and AMD have released multiple drivers optimized for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 till date. So, if you have not updated your graphics drivers yet, then this is the perfect time to do so. You can download them from the links given below:

  1. Nvidia Drivers
  2. AMD Drivers

Figure out the best combination of graphics settings for your PC

We are still fiddling with the graphics settings of Warzone 2 and will update this article with a good combination soon. Till then, just set everything to low. Here are the specifications of our test rig:

  • CPU : Ryzen 5 5600x
  • GPU : RTX 3060 Ti FE
  • RAM : 32 GB DDR4 3200mhz
  • SSD : 1 TB
  • Monitor Resolution : 1920×1080 144hz

We are trying to take the fps close to 100.

Update : Here is our Call of Duty Warzone best graphics settings guide. Try it out.

Adjust your Nvidia Control Panel Settings (Nvidia users)

The first thing you should do is click on ‘Adjust image settings with preview‘ located on the left side under 3D settings and ensure that ‘Use the advanced 3D image settings‘ is selected. Now:

  • Open Nvidia Control Panel
  • Click on Manage 3D settings on the left bar
  • Click on Global Settings
  • Now tweak the following settings:
    Image Scaling : Off
    Threaded Optimization : On
    Power Management : Prefer Maximum Performance
    Low Latency Mode : Off
    Texture filtering – Quality : High Performance

Adjust your AMD Control Panel Settings (Radeon users)

Click on Global Graphics.

  • Radeon Anti-Lag : Disabled
  • Radeon Boost : Disabled
  • Image Sharpening : Off
  • Anti-Aliasing Mode : Use Application settings
  • Anti-aliasing Method : Multi-sampling
  • Morphological Filtering : Off
  • Anisotropic Filtering : Disabled
  • Texture Filtering Quality: Performance
  • Surface Format Optimization: Enabled
  • Tesselation Mode: AMD Optimized
  • Wait for V-sync: Off
  • OpenGL Triple Buffering: Off
  • Shader Cache: AMD optimized
  • Maximum Tesselation Level: Off
  • GPU Workload: Graphics
  • Radeon Chill: Off
  • Frame Rate Target Control: Disabled

Close Discord or tweak some settings

This is something I am writing from my personal experience. Discord initially gave me a really tough time when COD MW came out. Every time I used to start Discord, COD used to start lagging horribly. That is why we decided to use the voice feature for communication until the game was more optimized. But if you don’t want to use for communication, then you have to make few tweaks in order to stop Discord from reducing the performance of your system.

  1. Launch Discord
  2. Go to User Settings
  3. Click on Voice & Video from the left sidebar
  4. Scroll down to Advanced section
  5. Disable “OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco System, Inc.”
  6. Disable “Enable Quality of Service High Packet Priority”
  7. Click on Overlay from the sidebar
  8. Disable in-game overlay
  9. Click on Appearance from the left sidebar
  10. Scroll down all the way to the Advanced section
  11. Disable Hardware Acceleration
  12. Restart Discord

Scan and repair the game launcher users or Steam users have the feature to scan and repair a game available on the launcher. The same goes with COD Warzone. This feature will verify the in-game files of the game and download the missing ones. Here is how to do it:

  • Launch
  • Select Call of Duty from the left sidebar
  • Click on Options
  • Select Scan and Repair
  • Wait for the process to be done
  • Restart the launcher

For Steam:

  • Select Call of Duty from your library
  • Right-click on it and select Properties
  • Go to the Installed Files tab
  • Click on Verify integrity of game files

Let me make one thing clear, none of these methods are advanced and are pretty basic. There is no guarantee that these steps will fix your problem 100%. If the problem you are facing is a serious one, then the best option would be to contact the support. You can also check out the reddit page of COD Warzone. You will find a lot of people discussing their problems there.

That’s all, folks!

Last Updated on December 24, 2023