How to fix low FPS issues & stuttering in Warzone 2 Season 3 Reloaded
If your Warzone 2 experience is being spoiled by low frame rates, stuttering, and freezing issues, then here are a few ways you can fix any FPS problems and get Warzone 2 Season 3 Reloaded running smoothly.
Warzone 2 Season 3 Reloaded is finally here and alongside major weapon buffs and nerfs, movement and TTK changes, it’s brought the highly anticipated Ranked Play mode.
After getting locked in with the best Ranked Play loadouts, if you’re unable to enjoy all of this new content due to low frames per second (FPS), stuttering, and freezing issues in Warzone 2 Season 3 Reloaded, then here are some simple solutions to help fix these issues.
- Use the best Warzone 2 PC settings
- Play in Fullscreen Exclusive mode
- Set Spot Cache to High or Ultra
- Turn Weapon Motion Blur on
- Rollback NVIDIA drivers
- Adjust Hardware-accelerated GPU Scheduling
- Use NVIDIA DLSS in Warzone 2
- Scan and Repair Warzone 2 files
- Reinstall Warzone 2
Use the best Warzone 2 PC settings to fix FPS issues
If you feel like you’re not getting the best FPS possible in Season 3 Reloaded then you should take a look at the best Warzone 2 PC settings.
There are some extremely demanding Warzone 2 settings you might have enabled by accident, so after checking the PC requirements, it’s worth making sure you’re getting the most FPS from your PC.
Play Warzone 2 in Fullscreen Exclusive mode
Warzone 2 can default to the Fullscreen Borderless setting which can cause all manner of issues such as low FPS, input lag, and stuttering, so make sure you’re using Fullscreen Exclusive.
Set Spot Cache to High or Ultra in Warzone 2
PC players have discovered that switching Warzone 2’s Spot Cache setting to High or Ultra can completely eliminate stuttering and boost FPS.
It can be tempting to set everything to Low when trying to boost your FPS, but having the Spot Cache set to High or Ultra can actually improve Warzone 2’s performance.
Turn Weapon Motion Blur on
Players are sometimes hit with extremely low FPS at the start of Warzone 2 matches resulting in the game looking like a slideshow when jumping from the plane, and the fix is to enable Weapon Motion Blur.
Although the setting might take some time to get used to, it will completely fix the low FPS and stuttering at the start of matches and can even give you a nice frame rate boost as well.
Rollback NVIDIA drivers
Making sure you have the most up-to-date NVIDIA drivers can fix a ton of issues (including crashing) but it can sometimes have the opposite effect on games such as Warzone 2. If you’re experiencing low FPS and other issues, try rolling back the drivers to a previous version.
- Search Device Manager and open it.
- Select Display Adapters.
- Double-click on your graphics card.
- Open the Drivers tab
- Select Roll Back Driver.
- Restart your PC.
If the Roll Back Driver box is greyed out, you need to manually uninstall and then install a previous driver.
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- 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.
- Restart your PC.
Adjust Hardware-accelerated GPU Scheduling
Warzone 2 players have reported mixed results from the Hardware-accelerated GPU Scheduling feature, where players are seeing results from turning it both on and off.
It’s off by default so you can try enabling Hardware-accelerated GPU Scheduling and see if it fixes your issues. If you had it on already, try turning it off and see if there’s any improvement.
Here’s how to find the setting:
- Right-click on your desktop.
- Select Display Settings.
- Scroll down to Graphics Settings and click on it.
- Turn Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling either On or Off.
- Restart your PC.
Use NVIDIA DLSS to boost Warzone 2 FPS
Warzone 2 features NVIDIA DLSS, an upscaling technology that runs Warzone 2 at a lower resolution but gives the appearance of a higher one, boosting FPS.
If your FPS is lower than it should be, you can experiment with NVIDIA DLSS. Your game won’t appear quite as crispy as it usually does, but it can be a worthwhile sacrifice for improved performance.
- After launching Warzone 2, head to Settings and navigate to the Graphics tab.
- Select Quality then open the Upscaling/Sharpening drop-down list.
- Click on NVIDIA DLSS.
- For more options, click Show More where you can select Quality and Sharpening.
If you had DLSS enabled but are experiencing issues, you can try turning it off or switching to another method such as AMD FSR 1.0.
Scan and Repair Warzone 2 files
if Warzone 2 is experiencing significantly lower FPS than other games with similar requirements, we recommend performing a Scan and Repair to find and fix any issues with the game files.
Here’s how to Scan and Repair Warzone 2 on Steam and Battle.net:
- Open Steam.
- Right-click on Warzone 2 in your library.
- Head to Settings and select Properties.
- Go to Local Files and select Verify integrity of game files.
- Click on MWII | WZ.20 on Battle.net.
- Select the Cog icon beside Play.
- Select Scan and Repair.
Reinstall Warzone 2
This is the last resort and we hope you don’t have to, but if a Scan & Repair didn’t help, then we recommend completely reinstalling the game. This will catch any issues that the Scan & Repair didn’t and will hopefully fix any low FPS issues you’re experiencing.
You can also check out some of our other Warzone 2 guides:
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