There's nothing worse than dropping frames in CoD: Warzone, especially when you're in the middle of an intense firefight. Unfortunately, it is during the most action-packed moments that FPS drops can occur in Modern Warfare Warzone. While it's understandable that the 150 player mode will push the hardware to its limits, as the huge player count and huge map will obviously be a must if you're on PC, PS4, or Xbox One, you'll still need a smooth experience for be able to perform optimally. Here's how to increase FPS in Call of Duty: Warzone.
Increasing the frame rate in Call of Duty: Warzone not only makes the experience smoother, but also reduces perceived input lag. Keeping the FPS counter consistent can mean the difference between winning and losing
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- First, make sure your drivers are up to date!
- To give you the best chance to run Warzone smoothly on your PC, you'll want to download the latest Nvidia or AMD drivers for your graphics card.
- Run the game in full screen mode.
- At the time of writing, anything but full screen mode can introduce a weird stutter that drastically impacts gameplay. Go full screen!
- Choose the best PC settings for performance.
- The main culprits of the FPS suck in graphics settings are: Shadow Map Resolution, Raytracing and Ambient Occlusion. I would also disable all types of motion blur.
- Use the rendering resolution.
- Lowering the Render Resolution option from 100 is an easy way to increase the FPS. For example, going from 100 to 95 can help push low-end hardware to that sweet 60 FPS points.
- Edit what you can.
- While the customizable graphics options are somewhat limited on the console, you can disable motion blur and film grain.
- Avoid difficult areas.
- Some locations on the map are more challenging than others. If you're suffering from a drop in FPS in Downtown, for example, you might want to drop out elsewhere. Once a good number of players have left the game, performance generally stabilizes, so subsequent circles shouldn't be too taxing on your system.
- Maybe it's time for an update?
- The PS4 base and Xbox One may have difficulty running Call of Duty: Warzone. Maybe it's time to consider an upgrade to PS4 Pro or Xbox One X.
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