Spot them from a mile away.
Warzone 2.0 is built on the same new game engine as Modern Warfare 2. However, while the two games share content such as weapons, map elements and Operators, they are two very different titles.
In Al Mazrah, Warzone 2.0’s new map, it’s more important than ever to be able to spot enemy players from long distances, so you don’t necessarily want to lower all your settings.
But at the same time, you don’t want to completely tank your framerates with visual effects you don’t need.
Here’s a look at the best settings for the right balance between visibility and performance.
The best settings in Warzone 2.0 for optimal visibility and performance
The settings menu can be accessed by clicking on the gear in the main menu. A handy search bar will let you find the exact settings you want right away without having to go through them all.
|Display Mode||Full Screen Exclusive|
|Screen Refresh||Highest Available|
|V-Sync (Gaming)||On (Only if you have a G-Sync display)|
|Custom Frame Rate Limit||57FPS (60Hz), 141FPS (144Hz), 237FPS (240Hz)|
While V-Sync is anathema to most gamers, it actually comes in handy if you have a G-Sync display. Contrary to popular belief, it adds almost no input lag when used in conjunction with G-Sync.
To be safe, you should also enable V-Sync in the NVIDIA control panel to override any unwanted triple buffering or frame stepping that the game may implement on its own.
V-Sync helps mitigate frame time variance, which refers to how long a single frame takes to render. When there is a large variation in frame frame times, and the next frame is ready too soon, screen tearing can occur.
The custom frame rate is necessary to ensure that your frame rate does not exceed the maximum refresh rate of your display. If your frame rate exceeds your refresh rate, G-Sync will revert to V-Sync behavior, which means more input lag.
Quality settings will vary depending on your system’s specifications. The obvious solution to getting more FPS is to turn every setting down to low, but visibility is key in Warzone 2.0, so you have to be careful what you turn down.
In addition, not every setting has the same effect on performance, so you can allow yourself to turn on a select few and enjoy noticeable visual quality gains.
|FidelityFX CAS Strength||75|
|Anti-alienation||Film SMAA T2X|
Details and Textures
|Texture Filter Anisotropic||Tall|
|Close Level of Detail||Tall|
|Remote Level of Detail||Tall|
|Clutter Drawing Distance||Long|
|Particle Quality Level||Low|
|Bullet Impact and Sprays||On|
|On-Demand Texture Streaming||On|
|Delayed Physical Quality||Low|
If you experience a lot of packet loss or a less than ideal internet connection, you can turn off On Demand Texture Streaming. However, if your connection allows it, texture streaming helps your game look a little better.
Shadow and Light
|Shadow Map Resolution||Low|
|Screen Space Shadows||Off|
|Spot Shadow Quality||Low|
|Screen Spatial Reflections||Off|
|Static Reflection Quality||Low|
|Water Grid Volumes||Off|
There is little benefit in enabling any kind of depth of field or motion blur. If you want every possible competitive advantage in multiplayer, you want everything to be sharp, so all forms of motion blur and film grain should be turned off.
|NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency||On + Boost|
|Depth of Field||Off|
|World Motion Blur||Off|
|Weapon Motion Blur||Off|
NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency is a setting exclusive to NVIDIA graphics cards. It’s specifically designed to reduce latency in competitive shooters and is worth keeping going at all times.
Field of view is another largely personal choice. A higher FOV allows you to take in more of the battlefield and get more information instantly. However, it also means that targets at a distance will appear smaller.
|Field of View (FOV)||100|
|ADS Field of View||affected|
|Weapon sight||By default|
Warzone 2.0 is playable now. Learn more about all the locations and points of interest in Al Mazrah, new Operator skins, and the best rewards in the Season 1 battle pass.
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