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The Best Warzone Settings on PC

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Warzone is one of the more taxing games when it comes to gaming PC performance. The fast pace of play, combined with detail in every nook and corner of the map, will bring an underpowered gaming PC to its knees. So, it’s not surprising that gamers are always trying to find the best Warzone settings.

Our in-depth guide runs through all of the best settings for Warzone. We compiled these settings from a combination of in-house testing and pulling data from the player’s settings we track on-site for the best and most popular Warzone streamers.

Below, you’ll find suggested Warzone settings for low-end and high-end gaming PCs that are sure to run the game at high FPS to give you a competitive advantage. You’ll also find definitions for each setting, PC optimizations to consider, and analytics on settings the best Warzone players are using.

Update your graphics drivers

One early step you should take is to update your NIVIDIA or AMD graphics drivers. Without doing so, no combination of suggested settings will get you the best performance. The best part is updating your graphics drivers only takes a few minutes.

Best Warzone settings for low-end setups

Adjusting your gaming PC to the following settings is a good starting point if you have a gaming rig from a few years ago and you’re experiencing below 60 FPS in Warzone.

Display mode: Fullscreen Display monitor: Select your gaming monitor Display adapter: Select your GPU Screen refresh rate: Set to your monitor’s refresh rate Display resolution: 1920 x 1080 (1080p) Dynamic resolution: Disabled Aspect ratio: 16:9 V-sync: Disabled Custom framerate limit: Unlimited Brightness: 60 to 70 Display gamma: 2.2 (sRGB) for monitors, 2.4 (BT1886) for tv’s NVIDIA highlights: Disabled NVIDIA reflex low latency: Enabled + boost Render resolution: 100 Streaming quality: Low Texture resolution: Low Texture filter anisotropic: Low Particle quality: Low Bullet impacts and sprays: Enabled Tesselation: All Dismemberment and gore effects: Enabled On-demand texture streaming: Disabled Filmic strength: 1.00 Film grain: 0 NVIDIA DLSS: Performance Anti-aliasing: SMAA T2X Depth of field: Disabled World motion blur: Disabled Weapon motion blur: Disabled Shadow map resolution: Low Cache spot shadows: Disabled Cache sun shadows: Disabled Particle lighting: Low DirectX raytracing: Disabled Ambient occlusion: Disabled Screen space reflection (SSR): Disabled
Source: Setup.gg in-house analysis

Display

  • Display mode: Fullscreen
  • Display monitor: Select your gaming monitor
  • Display adapter: Select your GPU
  • Screen refresh rate: Set to your monitor’s refresh rate
  • Display resolution: 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
  • Dynamic resolution: Disabled
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • V-sync: Disabled
  • Custom framerate limit: Unlimited
  • Brightness: 60 to 70
  • Display gamma: 2.2 (sRGB) for monitors, 2.4 (BT1886) for tv’s
  • NVIDIA highlights: Disabled
  • NVIDIA reflex low latency: Enabled + boost

Details and textures

  • Render resolution: 100
  • Streaming quality: Low
  • Texture resolution: Low
  • Texture filter anisotropic: Low
  • Particle quality: Low
  • Bullet impacts and sprays: Enabled
  • Tesselation: All
  • Dismemberment and gore effects: Enabled
  • On-demand texture streaming: Disabled

Post-processing effects

  • Filmic strength: 1.00
  • Film grain: 0
  • NVIDIA DLSS: Performance
  • Anti-aliasing: SMAA T2X
  • Depth of field: Disabled
  • World motion blur: Disabled
  • Weapon motion blur: Disabled

Shadow and lighting

  • Shadow map resolution: Low
  • Cache spot shadows: Disabled
  • Cache sun shadows: Disabled
  • Particle lighting: Low
  • DirectX raytracing: Disabled
  • Ambient occlusion: Disabled
  • Screen space reflection (SSR): Disabled

Pro tip

The best Warzone players are a good reference point if you have a lower-end gaming PC. While these players typically have high-end gaming PCs, the best Warzone graphics settings for low-end rigs prioritize low graphics settings over visuals, just like pros do, to get higher FPS and a competitive edge.

Best Warzone settings for high-end setups

Display mode: Fullscreen Display monitor: Select your gaming monitor Display adapter: Select your GPU Screen refresh rate: Set to your monitor’s refresh rate Display resolution: 2560 x 1440 (2k) or 1920 x 1080 (1080p) Dynamic resolution: Disabled Aspect ratio: 16:9 V-sync: Disabled Custom framerate limit: Unlimited Brightness: 60 to 70 Display gamma: 2.2 (sRGB) for monitors, 2.4 (BT1886) for tv’s NVIDIA highlights: Disabled NVIDIA reflex low latency: Enabled + boost Render resolution: 100 Streaming quality: Normal Texture resolution: Normal Texture filter anisotropic: Normal Particle quality: Normal Bullet impacts and sprays: Enabled Tesselation: All Dismemberment and gore effects: Enabled On-demand texture streaming: Disabled Filmic strength: 1.00 Film grain: 0 NVIDIA DLSS: Performance Anti-aliasing: SMAA T2X Depth of field: Disabled World motion blur: Disabled Weapon motion blur: Disable Shadow map resolution: Normal Cache spot shadows: Enabled Cache sun shadows: Enabled Particle lighting: Low DirectX raytracing: Disabled Ambient occlusion: Disabled Screen space reflection (SSR): Disabled
Source: Setup.gg in-house analysis

The below suggested Warzone settings are best if you have a good enough CPUs, GPUs, and RAM to achieve competitively high FPS at 2K or 4K resolution. If you’re unable to achieve high enough FPS with the below best settings for Warzone, we’d suggest starting with the low-end settings included above, and adjusting upward the several settings that can have the biggest impact on performance, which we’ve included in a section below as well.

Display

  • Display mode: Fullscreen
  • Display monitor: Select your gaming monitor
  • Display adapter: Select your GPU
  • Screen refresh rate: Set to your monitor’s refresh rate
  • Display resolution: 2560 x 1440 (2k) or 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
  • Dynamic resolution: Disabled
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • V-sync: Disabled
  • Custom framerate limit: Unlimited
  • Brightness: 60 to 70
  • Display gamma: 2.2 (sRGB) for monitors, 2.4 (BT1886) for tv’s
  • NVIDIA highlights: Disabled
  • NVIDIA reflex low latency: Enabled + boost

Details and textures

  • Render resolution: 100
  • Streaming quality: Normal
  • Texture resolution: Normal
  • Texture filter anisotropic: Normal
  • Particle quality: Normal
  • Bullet impacts and sprays: Enabled
  • Tesselation: All
  • Dismemberment and gore effects: Enabled
  • On-demand texture streaming: Disabled

Post-processing effects

  • Filmic strength: 1.00
  • Film grain: 0
  • NVIDIA DLSS: Performance
  • Anti-aliasing: SMAA T2X
  • Depth of field: Disabled
  • World motion blur: Disabled
  • Weapon motion blur: Disabled

Shadow and lighting

  • Shadow map resolution: Normal
  • Cache spot shadows: Enabled
  • Cache sun shadows: Enabled
  • Particle lighting: Low
  • DirectX raytracing: Disabled
  • Ambient occlusion: Disabled
  • Screen space reflection (SSR): Disabled

Warzone system requirements

Warzone is more demanding on your gaming PC than many other battle royale and first-person shooting games. Getting high enough FPS to be competitive and run the game smoothly is possible with a middle-of-the-road gaming rig, but not likely at resolutions beyond 2K. Here are Warzone’s system requirements to get the most out of the game based on several use cases.

SpecsOSCPURAMHDDGPU
MinimumWindows 10 64-bitIntel Core i3-4340, AMD FX-63008GB175GBNVIDIA GTX 670, GTX 1650, Radeon HD 7950
RecommendedWindows 10 64-bitIntel Core i5-2500K, AMD Ryzen R5 1600X12GB175GBNVIDIA GTX 970, GTX 1660, Radeon R9 390
Tested modelWindows 10 64-bitIntel Core i7-12700KF32GB1TBNVIDIA RTX 3070ti

In-house test results

We tested in-house the suggested low-end and high-end settings to understand the practical results you could expect when comparing your gaming PC to our in-house build, which runs a 3070ti GPU, Intel Core i7-12700KF CPU, and 32GB of RAM.

Our system was consistently able to sustain 247 to 260 FPS on the suggested low-end settings, with instances of reaching near 300 FPS.

The results were understandably lower when adjusting to our suggested high-end settings. We sustained 225 to 240 FPS in this scenario.

Warzone settings with the biggest performance impact

Warzone settings with the biggest performance impact: Display mode, Resolution, Render Resolution, Streaming Quality, Texture Resolution, Raytracing

There is a never-ending combination of Warzone settings you could use to juice FPS. But not all will improve the visual experience, and even fewer will have a big impact on performance.

If you’re getting low FPS it’s best to focus first on adjusting the six Warzone settings listed in the table below. While other Warzone graphics settings can impact performance, they don’t pack in as much of a performance punch.

We’ve also included the percentage of pros using each specific setting. This data is taken straight from our Warzone pro settings where we track settings for popular Call of Duty players.

SettingPro Player Pick Rates
Display modeFullscreen (79%), Fullscreen Borderless (21%)
Resolution1920×1080 (53%), 2560×1440 (47%)
Render resolution100 (95%), 110 (1%), 125 (1%), 133 (1%)
Streaming qualityLow (46%), Normal (40%), High (14%)
Texture resolutionVery low (14%), Low (32%), Normal (34%), High (20%)
RaytracingDisabled (100%)
Warzone Pro Player Settings Pick Rates
Source: Setup.gg Warzone players settings archive as of October 2022.

PC optimizations to also consider

Warzone NVIDIA DLSS settings

Performance or Balanced are good Warzone DLSS settings to choose for high-end and low-end setups with a capable NVIDIA graphics card.

NVIDIA DLSS makes lower-resolution graphics look like higher-resolution graphics. This is called upscaling in layman’s terms. The in-game benefits for Warzone are higher FPS for competitive gaming, or better visuals for casual gamers, all by simpling turning NVIDIA DLSS on.

Selecting the correct NVIDIA DLSS setting can improve performance significantly if you have a series 20 or series 30 NVIDIA GPU.

Within Warzone, you can adjust the NVIDIA DLSS setting by updating it within the post-processing and effects menu under graphics quality.

NVIDIA filters

NVIDIA GPU users can utilize NVIDIA filters to elevate the visual experience in Warzone. Many streamers use NVIDIA filters to enhance the colors of the game to improve the visual experience for their audience. Filters won’t improve FPS for Warzone, but they are worth tinkering with to achieve the desired visual experience. Check out our guide to the best NVIDIA filters for Warzone to learn more.

Clean your PC and review the parts

Even the best Warzone settings on a great gaming PC that is filled with debris won’t yield the best possible results. If your fans are covered in dust and debris, your CPU is likely overheating and throttling performance.

The same theme of underperforming holds true if your PC parts have been running hard for years on end. PC parts degrade over time. This is commonly the case with gaming laptops since they tend to age faster than desktops. The fix to get better performance may simply be replacing select PC parts. In this case, check out our guide to the best Warzone CPU and our best Warzone graphics card guide.

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Nathan Hamilton
Nathan Hamilton
Nathan Hamilton is the owner of Setup.gg. He has published thousands of articles that have appeared on sites such as Yahoo, MSN, USA Today, and more. His favorite PC games are Valorant and Flight Simulator. He can be contacted at nhamilton@setup.gg.

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