Overwatch 2 – Best Graphics Settings for Performance Boost

Wondering what could be the best Graphics Settings for Overwatch 2? Well, you have come to the right place.

Overwatch 2 – Best Graphics Settings for Performance Boost

The Overwatch 2 Beta Access is finally out for everyone to try. Even though it isn’t the official release but for dedicated Overwatch players, it is as good as new. They had been wishing for something new and fresh for long enough and it seems like their wishes have been granted.

There are indeed a lot of changes with Overwatch 2. Like, the classic 6v6 mode is replaced with a 5v5 along with a new mode called Push. Let’s not forget about the new characters and the upgraded visuals as well.

With the visuals being upgraded it is safe to say that users who were force-running the game on low-end PCs would definitely have a problem with performance. In fact, a lot of users have already started complaining about lag, stuttering, and frame drops.

However, Overwatch 2 gives you a wide range of Advanced Graphical settings which could help you get the best out of the game. You could have a taste of both visuals as well as performance. This is what we are here for and I will be helping you get the best Graphics Settings for the game.

Best Graphics Settings to Fix Lag, Stuttering, and FPS Drop:

Before we get into the best graphics settings for Overwatch 2 we need to understand what the game demands first. There is no point in tweaking visuals when the system itself is not strong enough for the game.

Minimum :

  • CPU: Intel Core i3 or AMD Phenom X3 8650
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows10 64-bit
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600 series, AMD Radeon HD 7000 series
Recommended :
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 5
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD R9 380
  • STORAGE: 50 GB

This is what the system requirements look like for Overwatch 2. In case you have a setup inferior to the minimum requirements chances are you won’t be able to run the game at all. Even if you do the experience would not be pleasant at all.

The absolute high-end PCs will be running the game smoothly even at high settings. However, in online gameplay, we need more performance than visuals. In a game like Overwatch, you would not even get time to stare at the textures or the lighting. In fact, you won’t even stand still in one place. The game is extremely chaotic and needs to run smoothly in order for you to dominate your enemies.

Here is what I feel are the best Graphics Settings for Overwatch 2 which will give you good enough performance along with decent visuals :

  • Display Mode: Fullscreen
  • Target Display: Best Match
  • Resolution: 1920×1080 (144 Hz) (This basically depends on your monitor resolution. The settings that I would be providing you is for 1080p. In case you want to increase the resolution you would have to reduce the visual quality further)
  • Field of View: 103 (Always use max FOV for games like Overwatch)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Vsync: Off (There is no need to cap the frame rate)
  • Triple Buffering: Off (This adds to the latency as it tries to smoothen your gameplay deliberately. Have it Turned OFF always)
  • Reduce Buffering: On (Input delay on Overwatch would be for 1 frame only. If you turn this on then that 1 frame window will be further reduced at the cost of FPS. I would suggest you do this to have very reduced latency on input)
  • Display Performance Stats: On (Personal Choice)
  • Nvidia Reflex: Enabled + Boost (Keep it on if you have anything equivalent to GTX 1660 or better)
  • Display System Clock: Off (Personal Choice)
  • Limit FPS: Display-based (Depends on your monitor refresh rate)
  • Graphics Quality: Medium

Now select “Advanced”

  • Render Scale: 100% (keep it at 100 only)
  • High-Quality Upsampling: AMD FSR 1.0 (Sharpens the image)
  • Image Sharpening: 0.30
  • Texture Quality: Medium (Making it High will  affect performance a lot)
  • Texture Filtering Quality: Low – 1X
  • Local FOG Detail: Low (No point having this set to high. You want the game to be as clear as possible)
  • Dynamic Reflections: Off (Takes down your performance by a lot so keep it off)
  • Shadow Detail: Low (Huge effect on performance. Keep it low)
  • Model Detail: Medium (Medium is perfect to understand which characters you are up against. You won’t need that much detail in the first place)
  • Effects Details: Low (All the abilities and superpowers tend to bring down performance. Keep it low)
  • Lighting Quality: High
  • Antialias Quality: Low – FXAA (It seems like FXAA works better)
  • Refraction Quality: Low
  • Screenshot Quality: 1X Resolution
  • Ambient Occlusion: Low (Improves image quality with soft shadows. Keep it Low) 
  • Local Reflections: Off
  • Damage FX: Default

There you go, the best graphics settings which would help you enjoy the game better. You can still play around with these settings and see what works best for you. High-end PCs might push the visuals up even further. However, for medium specs, this could be the best setting that one can have.

I hope this guide was helpful. Please let us know in the comments section down below.

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