Call of Duty: Warzone 2 is finally out and is available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S and X. We are aware that console performances are supposed to be top-notch, compared to the hardware “under the hood” of each console on the list (adapted to the hardware capacities of the console) but with PC, it’s a different story for almost every other PC “rig” because of all of the possible differences between them (CPU, Motherboard, RAM, GPU, SSD, no SSD, HDD, even the cooler!) so players of Warzone 2.0 are wondering if performance of this Call of Duty Battle Royale game is good and well-optimized or not, and Prima Games is here to find that out.
Is Call of Duty: Warzone 2 Well Optimized for PC?
This is indeed a difficult question to answer because of the above-mentioned reasons. We’ll take nVidia for example.
There’s been a powerful series of GTX 1050. 1060, 1070, and 1080 GPUs that have been valid for most new games for a long, long time. A lot of people are still using their GPUs from this era and are skipping on the entire 20 and 30 series, and are just now considering upgrading to a new “rig” with the likes of RTX 40 series, or perhaps, to keep it more budget-friendly, to opt into the RTX 30 series which is still more than fine.
If you are talking to someone who owns a 4K 60 FPS gaming rig the question regarding the optimization of Warzone 2, you’ll probably get all the positive critics. But we need to keep in mind that a significant portion of people is still keeping their 5-year-old PCs up and running due to the insane GPU prices that have been way too high for years now, leaving many with no options to upgrade their “rig” until some things change.
We have investigated a couple of benchmark tests and we have learned that GTX 1080 would probably be the lowest acceptable GPU to play Call of Duty: Warzone 2 on (assuming that the CPU is not a bottleneck and that it matches the power of this GPU). GTX 1070 would be a plausible GPU if you tone down the settings to low, under a 1080p resolution, while the good ol’ GTX 1060 that has served probably millions of people faithfully over the past years wasn’t a very good option for Warzone 1 too.
Honestly, on one hand, the optimization could have been done better, keeping in mind that Warzone 2 does not have any insane graphics that would require you to have the latest hardware, but on the other hand, we can’t really expect to play games released in 2022 with hardware that’s basically 7 years old.
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