Warzone 2.0 is built on the same new game engine as Modern Warfare 2. However, while the two games share content like weapons, maps elements, and Operators, they are two very different titles.

In Al Mazrah, the new Warzone 2.0 map, it is more important than ever to be able to spot enemy players over long distances, so you don’t necessarily want to turn all your settings down to low.

But at the same time, you don’t want to completely tank your frame rates with visual effects you don’t need.

Here’s a look at the best settings for the right balance between visibility and performance.

The best settings in Warzone 2.0 for optimal visibility and performance

The settings menu can be accessed by clicking the cogwheel in the main menu. A useful search bar will allow you to find the exact settings you want in an instant, without having to pore over every single one.


Display ModeFullscreen Exclusive
Screen Refresh RateHighest Available
Dynamic ResolutionOff
V-Sync (Gameplay)On (Only if you have a G-Sync monitor)
Custom Frame Rate Limit57FPS (60Hz), 141FPS (144Hz), 237FPS (240Hz)

While V-Sync is anathema to most gamers, it actually comes in handy if you have a G-Sync display. Contrary to popular belief, it adds virtually no input lag when used in tandem with G-Sync.

To be safe, you should also enable V-Sync in the NVIDIA control panel to override any unwanted triple buffer or frame pacing quirks that the game may implement on its own.

V-Sync helps mitigate frame time variance, which refers to how long a single frame takes to render. When there is a large variance in frame rendering times, and the next frame is ready too early, screen tearing can occur.

The custom frame rate limit is needed to ensure that your frame rate does not exceed the maximum refresh rate of your monitor. If your frame rate exceeds your refresh rate, G-Sync will revert to V-Sync behavior, which means more input lag.


Quality settings will vary according to the specifications of your system. The obvious solution to get more FPS is to turn every single setting down to low, but visibility is crucial in Warzone 2.0, so you should be careful about what you turn down.

Furthermore, not every setting has the same impact on performance, so you can afford to turn a select few up and enjoy noticeable visual quality gains.

Global Quality

Quality PresetsCustom
Render Resolution100
Upscaling/SharpeningFidelityFX CAS
FidelityFX CAS Strength75
Anti-AliasingFilmic SMAA T2X
Anti-Aliasing QualityNormal

Details and Textures

Texture ResolutionLow
Texture Filter AnisotropicHigh
Nearby Level of DetailHigh
Distant Level of DetailHigh
Clutter Draw DistanceLong
Particle QualityHigh
Particle Quality LevelLow
Bullet Impact and SpraysOn
Shader QualityLow
Terrain MemoryMax
On-Demand Texture StreamingOn
Volumetric QualityLow
Deferred Physics QualityLow
Water CausticsOff

If you’re experiencing a lot of packet loss or a less-than-ideal internet connection, you can turn On-Demand Texture Streaming off. However, if your connection allows for it, texture streaming helps your game look a bit better.

Shadow and Lighting

Shadow Map ResolutionLow
Screen Space ShadowsOff
Spot Shadow QualityLow
Spot CacheLow
Particle LightingLow
Ambient OcclusionOff
Screen Space ReflectionsOff
Static Reflection QualityLow
Water Grid VolumesOff

Post-processing Effects

There is little benefit to enabling any sort of depth of field or motion blur. If you want every possible competitive advantage in multiplayer, you want everything to be sharp, so all forms of motion blur and film grain should be disabled.

NVIDIA Reflex Low LatencyOn + Boost
Depth of FieldOff
World Motion BlurOff
Weapon Motion BlurOff
Film Grain0

NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency is a setting exclusive to NVIDIA graphics cards. It is specifically designed to reduce latency in competitive shooters and is well worth keeping on at all times.


Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 FOV
Screenshot by Koh Wanzi/ONE Esports

Field of View is another largely personal choice. A higher FOV lets you take in more of the battlefield and gain more information at a glance. However, it also means that targets at a distance will appear smaller.

Field of View (FOV)100
ADS Field of ViewAffected
Weapon Field of ViewDefault

Warzone 2.0 is available to play now. Learn more about all the locations and points of interest in Al Mazrah, new Operator skins, and the best rewards in the Season 1 battle pass.

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