Best COD: Warzone 2 Settings for Maximum FPS and Visuals

Warzone 2, based on the new Call of Duty Modern Warfare II, comes with a large map Al-Mazrah. The map contains various details you can notice when you turn up your settings. However, always cranking up your settings in such a competitive game might not be a good idea as it can result in degraded performance.

Warzone 2
Warzone 2

Since the map is large, your graphics settings can significantly affect your frames per second or FPS. Usually, in most competitive games, you would want the highest FPS possible. Running the game smoothly is desired by everyone. However, if you go at it with such a mindset, you can drastically lose visuals, which can degrade your gaming experience.

This guide will show you the best settings for Call of Duty Warzone 2. That said, we will be splitting it into two sections.

With that said, let us get right into it without any further ado. 

1. Best Warzone 2 Settings for Visuals and FPS

We will start by giving you the best of both worlds. With the settings that we are going to list down below, you will have good visuals along with a good FPS count. As we have mentioned, this is aimed at users with high-end computers. 

If you are on a low-end computer and are looking for settings to give you the most FPS, skip to the next section below. 

Disable V-Sync and Use Fullscreen

There is not much to Display Settings. Fullscreen Borderless has become a standard these days for all the new games. You need to have V-sync off for gameplay. Regarding the menu, it does not matter, and you can stick to any. Find the complete list of Display Settings below:

  • Display Mode: Fullscreen Borderless
  • Aspect Ratio: Automatic
  • V-Sync (Gameplay): Off
  • V-Sync (Menu): Off
    Display Settings for High-End Systems
    Display Settings for High-End Systems

For Custom Frame Rate Limit, remove any frame limit that the game has applied by default. 

Optimal Quality Settings

Quality settings are where your focus should be. These settings significantly impact your gameplay and FPS. Let us go through them section-wise. 

Global Quality

In Global Quality, If you have an NVIDIA graphics card, NVIDIA DLSS is what you need to use for Upscaling / Sharpening. In the case of AMD, AMD FSR should be the go-to option. We recommend keeping the Video Memory Scale above 85% to avoid any potential crashes. 

  • Upscaling / Sharpening: NVIDIA DLSS (For NVIDIA GPUs) / AMD FSR (For AMD GPUs)
  • NVIDIA DLSS Preset: Quality (found under the Show More option)
  • Anti-Aliasing: SMAA T2X
  • Video Memory Scale: 85% minimum
    Global Quality Settings for High-End Systems
    Global Quality Settings for High-End Systems

Details & Textures

The quality of the in-game textures and the amount of detail has the most impact on your frames. These settings will also be using the most amount of VRAM.

  • Texture Resolution: Normal
  • Texture Filter Anisotropic: High
  • Nearby Level of Detail: High
  • Distant Level of Detail: High
  • Cluster Draw Distance: Long
  • Particle Quality: High
  • Particle Quality Level: Low
  • Bullet Impacts & Sprays: On
  • Shader Quality: Medium
  • Tesselation: Off
  • Terrain Memory: Max
  • On-Demand Texture Streaming: Off
  • Streaming Quality: Normal
  • Volumetric Quality: Normal
  • Deferred Physics Quality: Low
  • Water Caustics: Off
    Details and Textures Settings for High-End Systems
    Details and Textures Settings for High-End Systems

Shadow & Lighting

Shadows can be distracting, but they can also give you an advantage over your opponents. Use the following Shadow and Lighting settings:

  • Shadow Map Resolution: Low
  • Screen Space Shadows: Off
  • Spot Shadow Quality: Medium
  • Spot Cache: Medium
  • Particle Lighting: Normal
  • Ambient Occlusion: Off
  • Screen Space Reflections: Normal
  • Static Reflection Quality: High
  • Weather Grid Volumes: High
    Shadows and Lightings Settings for High-End Systems
    Shadows and Lightings Settings for High-End Systems

These are the most important settings that you will need. Post-processing effects deal with motion blur and depth of field. Keep them off except NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency; keep that On + Boost

On the View tab, the most critical setting is the Field of View (FOV). This is usually a personal choice, but we recommend having at least 85-90 for best results. 

Best Warzone 2 Settings for Maximum FPS

You do not want to lose any FPS on visuals if you have a low-end computer. Instead, your approach should be getting the most FPS out of your Warzone 2 graphics settings. With that in mind, let us get started. 

Display Settings

For Display settings, you can stick to the same settings as the ones mentioned above except the Display Mode. Change Display Mode to Fullscreen Exclusive for the extra frames. 

  • Display Mode: Fullscreen Exclusive
  • Aspect Ratio: Automatic
  • V-Sync (Gameplay): Off
  • V-Sync (Menu): Off
  • Remove the default frame rate limit. 

Quality Settings

Quality settings are the most important, and you must set them properly. Follow the settings provided down below. 

Global Quality

You should use FidelityFX CAS as the Upscaling / Sharpening algorithm for maximum FPS. 

  • Upscaling / Sharpening: FidelityFX CAS 
  • FidelityFX CAS Strength: 75
  • Anti-Aliasing: SMAA T2X
  • Video Memory Scale: 85% minimum, preferably 90%
    Global Quality Settings for Low-End Systems
    Global Quality Settings for Low-End Systems

Details & Textures

Use the following textures and details settings for maximum FPS in Warzone 2: 

  • Texture Resolution: Normal
  • Texture Filter Anisotropic: High
  • Nearby Level of Detail: Low
  • Distant Level of Detail: High
  • Cluster Draw Distance: Short
  • Particle Quality: High
  • Particle Quality Level: Low
  • Bullet Impacts & Sprays: On
  • Shader Quality: Low
  • Tesselation: Off
  • Terrain Memory: Max
  • On-Demand Texture Streaming: Off
  • Streaming Quality: Low
  • Volumetric Quality: Low
  • Deferred Physics Quality: Low
  • Water Caustics: Off
    Details and Textures Settings for Low-End Systems
    Details and Textures Settings for Low-End Systems

Shadow & Lighting

For most FPS, you should be using the following Shadow and Lighting settings:

  • Shadow Map Resolution: Low
  • Screen Space Shadows: Off
  • Spot Shadow Quality: Low
  • Spot Cache: Low
  • Particle Lighting: Low
  • Ambient Occlusion: Off
  • Screen Space Reflections: Off
  • Static Reflection Quality: Low
  • Weather Grid Volumes: Off
    Shadows and Lightings Settings for Low-End Systems
    Shadows and Lightings Settings for Low-End Systems

Post-Processing Effects

In Post-Processing Effects, you need to make sure you are using NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency. Turn it to On or On + Boost. The rest of the settings can be turned off. 

Finally, View settings do not impact your FPS a lot. Therefore, you can set it as per your reference. You can also optimize your Windows for better gaming performance.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kamil Anwar


Kamil is a certified MCITP, CCNA (W), CCNA (S) and a former British Computer Society Member with over 9 years of experience Configuring, Deploying and Managing Switches, Firewalls and Domain Controllers also an old-school still active on FreeNode.
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