Many Warzone PC players have reported a significant performance hit with each Warzone update, so here’s how to make sure you’re getting the best performance out of your system in 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 the easier it will be to track moving targets. This is why streamers and professionals 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 has caused some FPS issues.
Unfortunately, as Warzone continues to update, the minimum PC specs may no longer be sufficient. Every day more players are reporting a drop in FPS since the beginning of Warzone Season 2.
Warzone FPS drops in season 2
Since Season 2 began on February 25, social media has been on fire with players reporting a significant drop in FPS. Reddit user u / N_Assassin72 said that they have had a drop in performance since downloading the update. The same problem was repeated in the answers.
This issue is not unique to a handful of users, as many gamers with high-end systems see extremely low FPS in Warzone. Gaming is getting more and more CPU heavy, so a good graphics card will no longer be enough to get competitive performance out of your system.
How to maximize the performance of Warzone PC
It appears that Warzone is experiencing optimization issues, with the game becoming increasingly difficult to run on PCs. Although many gamers are now struggling to run Warzone, neither Infinity Ward nor Raven Software have commented on performance issues.
In the meantime, here are some things you can do to make sure you get the most out of your PC.
Use the best Warzone game settings
You must ensure that you are running the optimal Warzone configuration in the game on your PC. For Warzone, good performance significantly outperforms tall graphics; Settings like Raytracing will be extremely demanding on your system without giving you any competitive advantage.
You can check out our full guide to the best Warzone builds for season 2 here.
Roll back NVIDIA drivers
NVIDIA releases new graphics drivers to maintain optimal system performance, but sometimes these updates have the opposite effect.
If you’ve seen a significant drop in your PC’s performance, it might be worth reverting your drivers to an older version.
To roll back an NVIDIA driver in Windows 10:
- Find Device Manager and open it
- Click Display Adapters
- Double click on your graphics card
- Open the Drivers tab
- Select Roll Back Driver
If the Revert Driver box is grayed out, you must manually uninstall it and then install an older driver.
- Select Uninstall Driver from the same menu, then follow the steps
- Go to the GeForce Drivers tab on NVIDIA.com
- Find your graphics card
- Install an older driver from the list
Troubleshoot Ryzen / Intel CPU Warzone
By simply changing a value in your Modern Warfare folder in the documents, you could see a massive increase in performance.
Modern Warfare may default to an incorrect value for the number of cores your system has, leading to FPS drops and stutters. This fix from the YouTube channel Techtesters will apply the correct number.
To recap the Techtesters video:
- Open Task Manager and select the Performance tab
- Click on CPU and on the right you will see how many cores your PC has (for example 6)
- Modern warfare open on documents
- Select the folder ‘players’
- Click on ‘adv_options’
- Set the ‘RenderWorkerCount’ to be equal to your number of cores
- Save and exit and you should see a noticeable improvement in Warzone performance
Until official channels address Warzone performance issues, check out these tips to make sure you’re getting the best possible performance from your PC.
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