Best PC Settings for Call of Duty: Warzone Season 1
Call of Duty: Warzone Season 1 has officially arrived, and here are the best PC settings to boost your FPS.
With the release of the Warzone Season 1 patch on December 16, Black Ops Cold War has finally been integrated into the battle royale. Call of Duty Warzone will be a standalone download, so to ensure the highest framerates for your system and the best gaming experience, we’ve got the settings you need to use.
Before we start, it’s important to know CPU vs GPU heavy tasks. If you have a high/mid-end graphics card – you can crank up more settings.
GPU heavy settings are textures, anti-aliasing & details/shaders. CPU heavy tasks are mostly shadows and reflections. If you have a weak CPU, consider putting these settings down.
- Display Mode – Fullscreen (Windowed borderless in COD Warzone lowers stability + Framerate)
- Sync Every Frame (VSync) – Disabled
- NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency – Enabled + Boost
These are fundamental settings. Display mode should always be full screen. Vsync causes input lag, so make sure that’s off, while NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency further reduces input lag.
Details & Textures
- Texture Resolution – Normal
- Texture Filter Antistrophic – Low
- Particle Quality – Normal
- Bullet Impacts & Sprays – Enabled
- Tessellation – Disabled
- On-demand Texture Streaming – Disabled
This category is where gamers get the most confused. If you have a decent GPU (2070+), You can easily handle Normal/High/Ultra texture resolution and still crank out some seriously high frames. All other lower-end GPU’s should stick to normal/low settings.
If you have a high-end GPU, stick to a mixture of normal/high settings. Get the true power out of your gaming equipment.
Shadow & Lighting
- Shadow Map Resolution – Low
- Cache Spot Shadows – Enabled
- Cache Sun Shadows – Enabled
- Particle Lighting – Normal
- DirectX Raytracing – Disabled
- Ambient Occlusion – Disabled
- Screen Space Reflections (SSR) – Disabled
Many of these settings will tax your CPU. Shadow caching will be your RAM but will take the strain off your machine. If you have less than 16GB of RAM, disable this option. The options above shouldn’t strain many CPUs.
Post Processing Effects
- Anti-Aliasing – SMAA 1X (Disabled if you don’t mind rough edges)
- Depth of Field – Disabled
- Filmic Strength – 0
- World Motion Blur – Disabled
- Weapon Motion Blur – Disabled
- Film Grain – Disabled
Anti Aliasing is in charge of removing jaggy edges from objects in the game world. You must put this on to some capacity to have your game look best. After this setting, all the options are purely cosmetic, and for PC performance/in-game performance, these settings merely act as extra on-screen “fluff” in front of you.
Settings like film grain, motion blur, and depth of field we all recommend turning off. They are purely on-screen effects to make the game look more cinematic and have no impact on performance.
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