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Best Overwatch 2 Graphics Settings: Increase OW2 FPS

Never again will you suffer performance issues

by Michael Freeman

Overwatch 2 has been out for a few weeks now and considering its competitive nature, you’ll likely want to know how to maximize its performance on PC. Luckily, by taking a minute or two to modify the game’s settings, any framerate issues you’ve ever encountered will be a thing of the past.

Related: Best Controller Settings for Overwatch 2: Settings Guide

The first thing to do is go into the game’s settings and then the Video category. There, you’ll see a multitude of options to tweak to your liking. Though mileage will vary based on your own PC’s specs, the list below prioritizes framerate and performance above all else:

  • Display Mode – Fullscreen
  • Target Display – Best Match
  • Resolution – Picking your monitor’s native resolution, coupled with the highest FPS shown, is the best bet here
  • Field of View – This one is more subjective. Higher means you can see farther, but it can hurt your framerate, so you may want to fiddle with this one yourself
  • Aspect Ratio – This one is tied to your monitor as well, but it’s usually 16:9
  • Dynamic Render Scale – Off
  • Render Scale – Automatic
  • Frame Rate – It’s usually best to choose your Maximum Monitor Refresh Rate so performance doesn’t suffer trying to reach FPS levels your monitor can’t even display
  • V-Sync – Off
  • Triple Buffering – Off
  • Reduce Buffering – On
  • NVIDIA Reflex – Enabled
  • Gamma Correction – 2
  • Contrast – 1
  • Brightness – 1

Some of these, such as Gamma Correction, Contrast, and Brightness can be modified to suit your own tastes without really impacting performance, so feel free to do so.

Best Overwatch 2 Advanced Graphics Settings

In Overwatch 2’s settings, there’s another category you’ll need to look over under Video, and that’s Graphics Quality. While many of them are ultimately your own preference, below is a good blend of increased FPS and overall performance:

  • Graphics Quality – The default setting is typically the best, though Medium is a good go-to
  • High Quality Upscaling – AMD FSR 1.0
  • Image Sharpening – Default
  • Texture Quality – Low to Medium
  • Texture Filtering Quality – Low – 1x
  • Local Fog Detail – Low
  • Dynamic Reflections – Off
  • Shadow Detail – Low to Medium
  • Model Detail – Low
  • Effects Detail – Low to Medium
  • Lighting Quality – Low
  • Antialias Quality – Low or off
  • Refraction Quality – Low
  • Screenshot Quality – 1x Resolution
  • Ambient Occlusion – Off
  • Local Reflections – On
  • Damage FX – Default

Keep in mind you can get away with toggling many of these options a little higher if you’re playing on a powerful PC or laptop. Regardless, with these settings applied, your gameplay should be as smooth as it can get.