Call of Duty: Warzone 2 players have been suffering from low frames per second, stuttering, and freezing issues since the game’s launch. Here are a few methods you can use to fix the low FPS and stuttering issues to get Warzone 2 running smoothly.
While Warzone 2 players are loving the new Al Mazrah map, some frustrating issues are getting in the way of a good time. The devs have been at work fixing issues such as the broken social tab and the glitch killing players without downing them, but performance issues are spoiling Warzone 2 for many PC players.
Low frames per second (FPS), stuttering, freezing, and crashing issues have been plaguing Warzone 2 since launch, but we’ve got some solutions to help fix these issues and get CoD’s battle royale running as smoothly as possible.
- Use the best Warzone 2 PC settings
- Play in Fullscreen Exclusive mode
- Set Spot Cache to High or Ultra
- Rollback NVIDIA drivers
- Adjust Hardware-accelerated GPU Scheduling
- Use NVIDIA DLSS in Warzone 2
Use the best Warzone 2 PC settings
Before you start tinkering with your computer, you should ensure you’re using the best Warzone 2 PC settings to get the most FPS.
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.
Rollback NVIDIA drivers
Making sure you have the most up-to-date NVIDIA drivers can fix a ton of issues 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.
- 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 in Warzone 2
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.
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