Updated on October 18, 4:20 p.m. (GMT+8): Added images.

With Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 finally being playable on PC, it’s time to make sure you’re setting yourself up for success.

This article will be your MW3 best settings PC guide to improve your experience and give you any edge you can get.

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MW3 best settings PC guide for best visuals and performance

MW3 best settings PC display
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The below settings can be applied for all users on, however, there are also some that are totally preference, so feel free to finetune specific ones to meet your needs in MW3.

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We’ll be mainly covering the quality and view tab, as the display tab is pretty straightforward or preferred. Set your monitor to the correct one, move your refresh rate to the highest possible, and turn off vsync. You can try uncapping your FPS. If it’s smooth, keep it. If it’s not smooth, cap it.

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Below you can find all of the MW3 graphics settings we recommend.


MW3 best settings PC
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MW3 best settings PC – Quality

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SETTINGOPTION
Quality PresetsCustom
Render Resolution100
Dynamic ResolutionOFF
Upscaling/SharpeningFIDELITYFXCAS (100)
Anti-AliasingSMAA T2X
VRAM Scale Target70
Variable Rating ShadingOFF
Texture ResolutionVery Low
Texture Filter AnisotropicLow
Depth of FieldOFF
Detail Quality LevelHigh
Particle ResolutionLow
Bullet ImpactsOFF
Persistent EffectsOFF
Shader QualityHigh
On-Demand Texture StreamingOFF
Local Texture Streaming QualityLow
Shadow QualityLow
Screen Space ShadowsOFF
Ambient OcclusionOFF
Screen Space ReflectionsOFF
Static Reflection QualityLow
TessellationOFF
Terrain Memory
Volumetric QualityLow
Deferred Physics QualityOFF
Weather Grid VolumesOFF
Water QualityWater Caustics and Wave Wetness

MW3 best settings PC view
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MW3 best settings PC – View

SETTINGOPTION
Field of View120 (100-120 is typically fine)
ADS Field of ViewAffected
Weapon Field of ViewWide
Vehicle Field of ViewsDefault
Film Grain0.00
First-Person Camera ViewLeast (50%)
Spectator CameraGame Perspective
Inverted FlashbangPreference
BrightnessPreference
Safe AreaPreference

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