FaZe Booya Proves Forgotten Warzone AR Is Surprisingly Powerful

FaZe Booya Proves Forgotten Warzone AR Is Surprisingly Powerful

Making sure you have the best FPS and PC settings in Warzone Pacific can give you an edge over your opponents, so we’ve put together the ultimate guide to getting the most out of your hardware in Season 3.

Warzone Pacific Season 3 has brought new content for players, introducing several new weapons, all-new Cauldron POIs, and major weapon upgrades and nerfs. With all the new content, some may think that discovering the best weapons to use is the key to victory. However, as always, having the best settings can greatly improve your performance, especially on PC.

When you play Warzone, you want to have the highest frames per second possible. Not only will your gameplay feel more fluid and fun, but your reaction time and ability to track moving targets will be greatly improved.

To get the best performance out of your gaming rig, we’ve rounded up the best Warzone PC settings and filters you can use to keep the game looking and running its best.

Call of Duty Warzone System Requirements

Warzone System Requirements

Before playing Call of Duty: Warzone, you need to make sure that your system can run the game. Using a PC that does not meet the basic requirements will cause the game to perform so poorly that it cannot be played.

By looking at these settings, you’ll have a strong indication of how well Warzone will run on your PC. However, they may not be completely accurate now that Warzone has moved to Caldera.

Read on for the optimal settings for both frame rate and visuals, no matter your gaming platform.

How to update graphics drivers

In order to get optimal performance from your system and to keep Warzone running at its best, you need to make sure your graphics drivers are up to date.

Here’s how to update your graphics drivers.

How to update the NVIDIA graphics driver

If you have an NVIDIA graphics card, the GeForce Experience app will take care of this for you.

  1. Download the GeForce experience via NVIDIA.com
  2. Open GeForce Experience
  3. Select the ‘Drivers’ tab
  4. Click ‘check for updates’ in the top right corner
  5. If an update is available, follow the steps

How to update AMD graphics driver

If you have an AMD GPU, you can use Radeon Settings to update your drivers.

  1. Right click on your desktop
  2. Select AMD Radeon Settings
  3. Click the Start icon
  4. Click ‘New Updates’ at the bottom left
  5. Select ‘check for updates’
  6. If an update is available, follow the steps

How to use NVIDIA DLSS in Warzone Pacific

What is NVIDIA DLSS in Warzone?

NVIDIA’s DLSS (or Deep Learning Super Sampling) technology allows gamers with RTX graphics to see much higher FPS when playing Vanguard and Warzone in high resolution.

DLSS sets your game to a lower resolution, increasing performance, but giving the appearance of high resolution. It’s the perfect blend of visuals and performance.

NVIDIA says you can see a FPS increase of up to 70% while playing Warzone at 4K.

How to activate NVIDIA DLSS in Warzone

If you have an NVIDIA GPU, turning on DLSS is simple in Warzone. You can find it in the Post Processing Effects graphics settings tab.

From there, you can configure DLSS to be super performance, Performance, Balancedeither Quality.

If you see FPS drops on Caldera, we recommend setting it to Ultra Performance or Performance. If you have a 30-series graphics card, Balanced or Quality are great middle ground.


The best Warzone graphics settings for low-end hardware

For a smooth experience, you want Warzone to stay above 60 FPS. However, you may notice that some Caldera pockets will cause FPS drops. If you have an older graphics card, such as the NVIDIA 1000 series, you’ll want to use the graphics settings below to make Warzone as smooth and enjoyable to play as possible.

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To show

  • Display mode: Fullscreen
  • display screen: The monitor you want to play Warzone on
  • Monitor adapter: your graphics card
  • Screen refresh rate: Match the refresh rate of your monitors
  • Processing resolution: 100% (Reduce will reduce your resolution below 1080p)
  • Aspect Ratio: Automatic
  • Vertical Sync: disabled
  • Custom frame rate limit: Habit
  • NVIDIA Highlights: disabled
  • NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency: Enabled + Boost

When setting a custom frame rate, you want to set the game’s custom frame rate limit to match your monitor’s refresh rate, for example 144 FPS on a 144Hz monitor. upgrading your monitor, you might see screen tearing.

You should set the menu’s Custom Frame Rate Limit to 60 and the Frame Rate to Minimized to 5, which is the lowest setting.

Details and Textures

  • Transmission quality: Under
  • Texture resolution: Under
  • Anisotropic Texture Filter: Under
  • Particle quality: Under
  • Bullet impacts and sprays: disabled
  • Mosaic: disabled
  • On-Demand Texture Streaming: disabled

When playing Warzone on an older gaming platform, you will have to sacrifice visual quality for performance. We recommend having everything here on Low or Normal so your game isn’t choppy and frustrating to play.

shadow and lighting

  • Shadow Map Resolution: Under
  • Cache Spot Shadows: Activated
  • Sun Shadow Cache: Activated
  • Particle illumination: Under
  • DirectX Ray Tracing: disabled
  • Ambient occlusion: disabled
  • Screen Space Reflection (SSR): disabled

If you have less than 16 GB of RAM on your PC, we recommend that you disable Cache Spot Shadows.

Post Processing Effects

  • NVIDIA DLSS (NVIDIA RTX cards only): Performance
  • Smoothing: Off
  • depth of field: disabled
  • film strength: 0.00
  • World Motion Blur: disabled
  • Weapon Motion Blur: disabled
  • Film grain: 0.00

No matter how powerful your system is, you should always disable Motion Blur and Filmic effects. These unnecessary effects add more visual noise to your game, making it look worse for no reason.

The best Warzone graphics settings for high-end hardware

When you play Warzone on a high-end gaming rig, you want to get the most out of your expensive hardware. If you’re gaming on a high-end NVIDIA 2000 or 3000 series card, you can boost the visuals and still maintain competitive FPS.

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Here are the best graphics settings to play Warzone on the best hardware.

To show

  • Display mode: Fullscreen
  • display screen: The monitor you want to play Warzone on
  • Monitor adapter: your graphics card
  • Screen refresh rate: Match the refresh rate of your monitors
  • Processing resolution: 100% (Reduce will reduce your resolution below 1080p)
  • Aspect Ratio: Automatic
  • Vertical Sync: disabled
  • Custom frame rate limit: Habit
  • NVIDIA Highlights: disabled
  • NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency: Enabled + Boost

When setting a custom frame rate, you want to set the gaming custom frame rate limit to match your monitor’s refresh rate, for example, 165 FPS on a 165 Hz monitor.

You should set the menu’s Custom Frame Rate Limit to 60 and the Frame Rate to Minimized to 5, which is the lowest setting.

Details and Textures

  • Transmission quality: High
  • Texture resolution: High
  • Anisotropic Texture Filter: Under
  • Particle quality: High
  • Bullet impacts and sprays: Activated
  • Mosaic: disabled
  • On-Demand Texture Streaming: disabled

shadow and lighting

  • Shadow Map Resolution: High
  • Cache Spot Shadows: Activated
  • Sun Shadow Cache: Activated
  • Particle illumination: High
  • DirectX Ray Tracing: disabled
  • Ambient occlusion: disabled
  • Screen Space Reflection (SSR): disabled

Raytracing will be an unnecessary blow to your system, even on high-end GPUs and CPUs. For the best balance between visuals and performance, it’s best to disable Raytracing.

Post Processing Effects

  • NVIDIA DLSS: Balanced
  • Smoothing: SMAA T2X
  • depth of field: disabled
  • film strength: 0.00
  • World Motion Blur: disabled
  • Weapon Motion Blur: disabled
  • Film grain: 0.00

Even with a powerful system, you should always disable Motion Blur and Filmic effects when trying to use the best Warzone settings for PC. These unnecessary filters will create visual noise and make your game look worse without any advantage.

How to use NVIDIA filters in Warzone Pacific

If you’ve ever wondered why streamers and content creators’ versions of Warzone are so bright and colorful, the answer is NVIDIA filters.

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These filters applied over your game can increase brightness and color saturation, making Warzone a much more visually appealing game. Even though Roze’s pesky skin was nerfed in Season 4, the dark-colored Operator skins can blend in with the environment. We only recommend using them on a high-end system as it will give your FPS a slight hit.

youtuber JGOD has created a detailed guide on how to use these filters to make Caldera look great.

Here’s a rundown on how to apply NVIDIA filters to Warzone.

  1. Open GeForce Experience
  2. Go to settings
  3. Enable in-game overlay
  4. launch war zone
  5. Open the GeForce Experience in-game overlay with Alt+Z
  6. Go to ‘Game Filter’
  7. Use this configuration:

Details

  • Sharpen: 33%
  • Clarity: 57%
  • HDR toning: 25%
  • Bloom: 0%

Colour

  • tint colour: 0%
  • Tint intensity: 0%
  • Temperature: 0
  • Intensity: 56.8

Brightness / Contrast

  • Exposition: 0%
  • Contrast: 9%
  • Reflexes: 0%
  • Darkness: -40%
  • Spectrum: 0%

Your game will now look even brighter and more vibrant, making Warzone a joy to watch and play.


No matter what your gaming platform is, you can use these settings when playing Call of Duty: Warzone on PC to get the optimal performance and visuals.

If you’re still experiencing low frames, there could be something wrong with your system or settings, so here’s how to fix low FPS issues in Warzone Pacific.

Image credits: Activision / NVIDIA

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