Play Call Of Duty Warzone Season 2 On Your PC With Better Performance!
If you enjoy playing Call Of Duty Warzone then you will have probably already installed Season 2 to try on your Windows 10 PC or laptop.
This COD Warzone guide will show you how to boost the performance of the game, and also optimise Windows 10 and the in-game graphic settings to get a better gameplay experience.
By following the methods below for COD Warzone and choosing the best Windows 10 settings and best Warzone settings, you will hopefully get an increase in FPS and performance making the game run a lot smoother, making it more enjoyable.
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How To Boost & Optimise Call Of Duty Warzone Season 2 Performance:
1. Update Windows 10 and Video Drivers to the latest versions – It is very important to make sure Windows is fully up to date to keep your system running smoothly. You also need to be running the latest most stable graphics card drivers that are available, otherwise you could have graphical issues such as; textures not loading correctly in Warzone, FPS drop, and graphics stuttering. So by keeping them updated you will hopefully have better performance in-game:
- To install the latest Windows 10 updates you need to right-click on the Windows Start Menu Icon > Click on Settings > Update & Security then click “Check for Updates” > if any updates are found then click install
- To install the latest graphics card drivers head on over to the manufacturer site for your GPU and then find and download the correct drivers (Helpful links for installing the latest graphics drivers can be found at the top of this page)
2. Change Windows 10 Power Plan to Ultimate – The Ultimate Performance Power Plan In Windows 10 is in my opinion the best power plan that you can use for PC gaming. However, it will use a lot more power so make sure you have plugged in your laptop if using one. This power plan can really help to increase the performance of your computer, which will then improve your gameplay experience in COD Warzone Season 2:
- Open your Windows 10 start menu > Type in Windows PowerShell > Click on Run as an administrator > Copy and paste the code below and press enter:
powercfg -duplicatescheme e9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61
- After entering the code above into PowerShell right-click on the Windows 10 start menu icon and click on Power Options > Click on additional power settings > Select Ultimate Power Plan
3. Turn on Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling – By enabling this option on your PC you will be able to reduce latency and improve the performance in Warzone Season 2:
- Open the Windows 10 start menu > Type ‘Graphics’ and open the Graphics Settings > Toggle the Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling option to ON (You will need the latest Windows update and video drivers, and if you don’t have the option then unfortunately your graphics card does not support it) > Restart your PC
- If you need help doing this then check out this post here.
4. Turn on Game Mode – Will optimise your PC to help Warzone run smoother and faster which will increase your FPS:
- Open the Windows 10 Start menu > Search Game Mode and open Game Mode Settings > Toggle Game Mode to ON
5. Close down any apps running in the background & enable game mode in your security software – Close down any web browsers or apps that are running in the background. Some security software has a game mode or silent mode which you can enable. This will make your security software use fewer resources, allowing Warzone to run a lot better increasing your FPS. If your antivirus doesn’t have a game mode then you can always temporarily pause or disable your security whilst playing Warzone, but this is not recommended
6. Change in-game graphics settings – Changing the following settings will make the biggest improvement in FPS increase in Warzone on your PC (Launch Call Of Duty Warzone game > Click Settings > Graphics):
- Try Fullscreen or Borderless Fullscreen (try both and see what’s best for you)
- Lowering the resolution will make the game run smoother with higher FPS (can only do this in Fullscreen)
- Change Render resolution to 90 (you won’t notice much difference between 100 and 90 in detail but will help with FPS by lowering)
- Set Sync every frame (V-sync) to disable
- Set Gameplay Custom Framerate Limit to maximum
- Disable NVIDIA Highlights
- Disable NVIDIA Reflex low latency (depending on your GPU will depend if this setting will make a difference, so try both options)
- Change Streaming Quality to Low if you want a big improvement in FPS but textures won’t look as great
- Change Texture Resolution to normal
- Change Particle Quality to Low
- Turn off Bullet Impacts & Spray
- Set Shadow Map Resolution to Normal
- Make sure Cache Spot and Cache Sun are set to enabled
- Set DirectX Raytracing to disabled (this will massively boost the performance and FPS by having disabled)
- Anti-Aliasing – Change to SMAA 1X or disable (the lower the setting the higher the FPS)
- Turn off Depth of Field
- Disable World and Weapon Motion Blur
- Restart and clear the shader cache – After applying all of the above settings