Many Warzone PC players have reported a significant hit to their performance in each Warzone update, so here’s how to make sure you’re getting the best performance from your systemin Season 2.
Frames-per-second, or FPS, is an extremely important stat for competitive shooters. The smoother your game, the faster your reaction time and easier it is to track moving targets. This is why streamers and pros spend thousands of dollars on their gaming rigs.
With each new season of Warzone, the map is updated. Season 2 didn’t bring as many changes as the previous season did, but the addition of some of the new assets have caused a few FPS issues.
Unfortunately with Warzone continuing to update, the minimum PC specs might not be enough anymore. Every day, more players report an FPS drop since the beginning of Warzone Season 2.
Warzone FPS drops in Season 2
Since Season 2 started on February 25, social media has been ablaze with players reporting a significant drop in FPS. Reddit user u/N_Assassin72 said they have had a performance drop ever since they downloaded the update. The same issue was echoed in the replies
This problem isn’t exclusive to a handful of users, with many players with top-of-the-range systems seeing extremely low FPS on Warzone. The game is becoming increasingly CPU heavy, so a good graphics card will no longer be enough to get a competitive performance from your system.
How to maximize Warzone PC performance
It appears that Warzone is undergoing optimization problems, with the game getting increasingly more difficult for PCs to run. Although many players are now struggling to run Warzone, neither Infinity Ward nor Raven Software has commented on performance issues.
In the meantime, here are some things you can do to ensure you’re getting the maximum performance from your PC.
Use best Warzone in-game settings
You need to make sure you’re running the optimal in-game Warzone settings on your PC. For Warzone, a good performance significantly outweighs high graphics; settings like Raytracing will be extremely taxing on your system without giving you any competitive edge.
You can check out our full guide on the best Warzone settings for Season 2 here.
Roll-back NVIDIA drivers
NVIDIA releases new graphics drivers to keep system performance optimal, but sometimes these updates have the opposite effect.
If you’ve seen a significant drop in your PC’s performance, it could be worth rolling back your drivers to a previous version.
To roll-back an NVIDIA driver on Windows 10:
- Search Device Manager and open it
- Click on Display Adapters
- Double click on your Graphics Card
- Open the Drivers tab
- Select Roll Back Driver
If the Roll Back Driver box is greyed out, you need to manually uninstall then install a previous driver.
- Select Uninstall Driver from the same menu, then follow the steps
- Go to the GeForce Drivers tab on NVIDIA.com
- Search for your Graphics Card
- Install a previous driver from the list
Fix Ryzen/Intel CPU Warzone issues
By simply changing a value in your Modern Warfare folder in documents, you could see a massive boost to performance.
Modern Warfare can default to an incorrect value for how many cores your system has, which leads to FPS drops and stutters. This fix from YouTube channel Techtesters will apply the correct number.
To recap Techtesters video:
- Open Task Manager and select the Performance tab
- Click on CPU and on the right you’ll see how many cores your PC has (e.g 6)
- Open Modern Warfare in Documents
- Select the ‘players’ folder
- Click on ‘adv_options’
- Set the ‘RenderWorkerCount’ to equal your number of cores
- Save and Exit and you should see a marked improvement in Warzone performance
Until Warzone performance issues have been addressed by official channels, check out these tips to make sure you’re getting the best performance from your PC as possible.
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