Warzone 2 Graphics Settings – With the Graphics Settings that we have suggested, you can easily hit above 60+ FPS in Call of Duty Warzone 2, even with a mid-range Gaming PC.
If you talk about the performance of Warzone 2, it is safe to say that the game is not well-optimized at all. I tested it on my RTX 3060Ti and the RTX 3070 Graphics Card.
Although I didn’t try the game on lower-end GPUs like the GTX 1050Ti or GTX 1650, I did test it out on an older high-end GPU, the GTX 1080, and the game ran smoothly. But on the lower-end GPUs this game runs extremely bad!
Since COD Warzone 2.0 is a multiplayer game, the main focus was getting the highest FPS possible in all the scenarios. With the lower-end Cards, you cannot achieve such high FPS even though you have a good processor paired with it.
Since the prices of Gaming monitors dropped significantly, most gamers have shifted to higher refresh rate monitors like 144hz and 165Hz so getting 60FPS is not enough nowadays to have the best Call of Duty experience.
So in this article, we have listed down the best Graphics Settings that I am currently using for COD Warzone 2 and will also state the reason for choosing those options so that you can achieve the best performance if you are using them for your mid-range graphics cards.
Note: The settings were updated on December 18, 2022, after the last update.
Best Warzone 2 Graphics Settings
- Display Mode: Fullscreen Exclusive (Always keep Full Screen Exclusive to prevent performance loss)
- Display Monitor: LC27G7XT (Your specific monitor model)
- Display Adapter: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060Ti (Your specific GPU)
- Screen Refresh Rate: 240Hz (Highest refresh rate of my monitor)
- Display Resolution: 2560×1440 (Every setting mentioned here has been recommended with 1440p in mind. You will get more FPS on 1080p)
- Dynamic Resolution: Off (Keep it off to prevent quality reduction when the game demands more resources to render)
- Aspect Ratio: Automatic (Keep it at default settings)
- V-Sync Gameplay: Off (Turning it on reduces performance in game)
- V-Sync Menus: Off (Turning it on reduces performance in menus)
- Custom Frame Rate Limit: Custom [Gameplay Custom Frame Rate Limit – 250 // Menu Custom Frame Rate Limit – 120 // Out of Focus Custom Frame Rate Limit – 30]
- Display Gamma: 2.2 SRGB (Keep it at default settings)
- Focussed Mode: Off (Keep it off always)
- High Dynamic Range or HDR: Off
- Quality Preset: Custom (Always choose custom so that you can change the variables)
- Render Resolution: 100 (Lowering it will lower your resolution, and always set this as 100)
- Upscaling or Sharpening: FidelityFX CAS [FidelityFX CAS Strength – 65] (FidelityFX Cas if you want to make your game look great and choose DLSS for a balanced performance)
- Anti-aliasing: Filmic SMAA T2X (increasing it will lower your performance)
- Anti-Aliasing Quality: Low (keep it low for better performance, but it looks jaggedy)
- Video Memory Scale: 85 (Increasing it can lead to errors)
- Texture Resolution: Low (For the best performance in multiplayer)
- Texture Filter Anisotropic: High (Doesn’t affect performance)
- Nearby Level of Detail: Low (Detailing adds pressure on your system, so keep it low for multiplayer)
- Distant Level of Detail: Low (Detailing adds pressure on your system, so keep it low for multiplayer)
- Clutter Draw Distance: Short (Keep this short for better visibility)
- Particle Quality: High (Keep it high as it doesn’t affect performance)
- Particle Quality Level: Low (Huge FPS boost when I turned it down from high to low)
- Bullet Impact and Sprays: Low (Disable it if you don’t want to see rocks breaking and flying off the wall)
- Shader Quality: Low (I got a 10FPS difference when toggled from high to low, and it doesn’t have much difference on visuals)
- Tessellation: Off (Decent performance boost)
- Terrain Memory: Min (So that I dont get a performance hit)
- On-Demand Texture Streaming: Off (Turn it off as it will download HD textures while playing)
- Volumetric Quality: Low (Keep it low for better performance)
- Deferred Physics Quality: Off (Turning it on had a performance impact on my game)
- Water Caustics: Off (you can turn on or off the water effects if you want, we suggest keeping it off)
- Shadow Map Resolution: Low (Shadows always take up chunks of performance, so keep it low for Warzone 2)
- Screen Space Shadows: Off (I wouldn’t say I like weird-looking shadows of scopes and barrels in the game, plus it is demanding as well)
- Spot Shadow Quality: Low (No effect on performance, so low or high doesn’t matter)
- Spot Cache: Low or Medium (it demands the size of the cached spotlight shadows)
- Particle Lighting: Low (the quality of the particles doesn’t matter in multiplayer)
- Ambient Occlusion: Off (Disable this to get a massive FPS boost)
- Screen Space Reflections: Off (add reflections to metallic surfaces, and you can turn this useless feature off)
- Static Reflection Quality: Low (Without screen space reflections, it doesn’t work anyway)
- Weather Grid Volumes: Normal (Keep it Normal because I love the weather quality effects)
- Nvidia Reflex Low Latency: On (Always keep it on as it makes you more shots)
- Depth of Field: Off (No one likes Depth of field in PvP games, and turning it off. It won’t affect performance anyway)
- World Motion Blur: Off (Motion blur makes me feel nauseous, so i turned it off)
- Weapon Motion Blur: On (Weapon animations look smooth with weapon motion blurs instead)
- Film Grain: 0 (we aren’t watching a film here, lol)
- Field of View (FOV): 100 (This is a personal preference, and for me, 100 is the best as I am being able to see both sides of my screen and the enemies as well)
- ADS Field of View: Affected (Keep it Affected; otherwise, if you Aim down the sight, you will have a completely different field of view)
- Weapon Field of View: Default (Keep it as default)
- 3rd Person Field of View: 80 (This is a personal preference, and for me, 80 is the best as I am being able to see both sides of my screen and the enemies as well)
- Vehicle Field Of View: Default (Keep it as default)
- 1st Person Camera Movement: Default (100%) (Keep it as default)
- 3rd Person Camera Movement: Default (100%) (Keep it as default)
- 3rd Person ADS Transition: 3rd Person ADS (Always use the 3rd Person ADS transition mode)
- Default Spectator Camera: Helmet Camera (I love the view of this Helmet Camera angle!)
Specifications of the Test system
- GPU – Nvidia RTX 3060Ti Founders Edition
- CPU – AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
- RAM – 16 GB DDR4 3600Mhz
- OS – Windows 10 64Bit
- SSD – Samsung 970 EVO 500GB SSD
- Motherboard – ASUS Rog Strix B550 Gaming Wi-Fi Motherboard
- Display – Samsung Odyssey G7 240Hz
- Monitor Resolution – 2560×1440
- Driver – Geforce Game ready Driver v526.98
As mentioned before, I didn’t try testing it on the lower-end GPUs like the GTX 1650 or the GTX 1050Ti because it won’t deliver the performance we are looking for to play COD Warzone 2 smoothly. And since Warzone 2 is graphically intensive, low-end GPUs will suffer, leading to lags and stutter, which can ruin the Battle Royale Experience.
Call of Duty Warzone 2 PC Performance Analysis
|Minimum FPS (1% Low)||Average FPS||Maximum FPS|
|2 FPS (Experienced once while diving)||91 FPS||118 FPS|
I am not very surprised with my performance using my RTX 3000 Series Graphics Cards.
When the MW2-Beta came out, it was pretty clear that Warzone 2 was going to be graphically quite intensive, and the lower-end GPUs might not perform well in multiplayer modes. So the question is whether you should try this game out if you have a lower-end GPU.
Yes, you should. Try running the game and tweak the settings to everything as low as possible to see if you have a playable framerate. You might have to reduce the Render Resolution, as well.
Warzone 2 is already entirely optimized, so it should run, but we are still determining whether you will have a good experience. Although, if you have a mid-range GPU like the RTX 2060 or even a 1660Ti, you can run Warzone 2 in medium settings.
Warzone 2 received mixed reviews. Still, I love playing this title, and even though the developers recommended a GTX 960 as a minimum requirement, the game runs the best when you have a GPU with 6 GB or more Video Memory. And the funny thing is, although the game is quite demanding, we didn’t face many performance issues apart from a few minor stutters, especially when you are about to land on Al Mazrah.
To summarize, if you are running a GPU with 6GB VRAM, for example, a GTX 1060 or a GTX 1660Ti, playing at the standard resolution of 1080p, you can download the game. So this was all about the best Graphics Settings for Call of Duty Warzone 2.
If you think this guide has helped, then let us know in the comment section below. And for more COD Warzone 2 guides, keep an eye on Frondtech. We will be covering every single technical issue and bug of the game. Good luck!
That’s all, folks!
Last Updated on January 9, 2023
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