Overwatch 2 has a very competitive player base. Everyone strives to tackle its strategic modes and focus on winning games. All things considered, winning games does require a bit of skill, however, If you really want to take it to the next level. You’ll be needing High FPS and Consistent Performance.
I’ve compiled these methods in a step-by-step process, ensuring the best Overwatch 2 Settings for High FPS.
All the methods listed in this guide are completely safe and I’ve personally tested them. However, some readers mess with the wrong settings and therefore It is important that you create a restore point. Also, make sure that your System Specifications are at least on par or above the Minimum Required Specifications of Overwatch 2.
Here are all of the graphic settings summarized:
|Field of View
|Your Monitor's Native Aspect Ratio
|Dynamic Render Scale
|According to your PC's hardware
|Maximum Frame Rate
|Highest Possible (600)
|Enabled + Boost
|High Quality Upsampling
|Texture Filtering Quality
|High - 4X
|Local Fog Detail
|All Personal Preference
Overwatch 2 System Minimum Requirments:
- CPU: Intel Core i3 or AMD Phenom X3 8650
- RAM: 6 GB
- Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit (Latest Service Pack)
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600 series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 series
- Pixel Shader: 5.0
- Vertex Shader: 5.0
- Free Disk Space: 50 GB
- Dedicated Video RAM: 512 MB
Update Your Windows
New Updates rolled out by Microsoft always Add better support for hardware. Ultimately, this allows your Hardware to perform better, and thus you get higher frames in Overwatch 2.
- Open Start > Search and Click Check For Updates.
- Click on Check For Updates. If new updates were available, a download button would appear. If not, you will get a message saying Windows 10 is already updated to the latest version.
Enable Game Mode
Game Mode will prioritize your Overwatch 2 application. Afterward, whenever the application runs. The hardware works at max speeds and delivers the best performance. On top of that, it also closes background applications and disables pop-ups.
- Under Search > Type Game Mode Settings.
- Enable Game Mode and you are all set.
Disable Notifications While Playing Overwatch 2
When Game Bar is enabled, Windows 10 automatically takes screenshots and starts game recordings. This happens because you accidentally clicked on some keybind that was tasked for these recordings and screenshots. They can interrupt Windows while you enjoy Overwatch 2.
- Under Search > Type Game Bar Settings.
- Afterward, Disable Everything under Game Bar and Captures Tab. This will disable the applications and keybinds.
- Now we will disable other notifications.
- Under Search > Type and Click on Focus Assist Settings.
- You can completely turn it off, or you could set it on priority. This way, only important emails would pop up and that too within a specific time.
Enable Ultimate Performance
In every guide, I consistently bring up Ultimate Performance, because of its actual impact. The Ultimate Performance is a plan that isn’t available by default. Windows 10 is set to a balanced power plan, that does not allow your hardware to perform at its best. Through a couple of codes, you can enable the Ultimate Performance Plan and get the best performance In Overwatch 2.
- Search and Open Windows PowerShell.
- Now enter the following code In PowerShell.
powercfg -duplicatescheme e9a42b02 -d5df -448d -aa00 -03f14749eb61
- Once done, you should be able to see a message that would mention the Ultimate Performance Plan. In case it didn’t, you can enter the same code in the command prompt. Make sure you run it as an administrator this time.
- Open Start Again > Search and Click Edit Power Plan.
- Proceed to Power Options Now
- You should now be seeing the Ultimate Performance Plan from the new list. Simply select one, and boom you are off with significant Improvement.
Disable Battle.net Launcher Whenever You Launch Overwatch 2
The Battle.net client has a Negative Impact on performance. The client requires a hefty amount of resources while playing Overwatch 2. You need to make sure that the Battle.net Window is closed. You can do this through the following 3-step method.
- Open Blizzard Client > Settings.
- Head over to the General Tab. Now Select “Exit Battle.net Completely” In “When I launch game instructions.”
Disable Hardware Acceleration
We can further optimize Windows 10 and Battle.net through disabling Hardware Acceleration. This step is also crucial and can get you at least five to ten FPS increases. Hardware Acceleration forces the application to unpack its resources in a different manner. This is actually more efficient for the application, but it requires significantly more power to operate..
- Open Blizzard Client > Settings > Under General Scroll Down > Disable Hardware Acceleration When Enabled.
- Now Open Discord > Click on Settings Icon right next to username > Appearance > Disable Hardware Acceleration.
- At last, Open Google Chrome > Settings > Advanced > System > Disable Hardware Acceleration.
After you have followed this method correctly. I can guarantee that now you will be seeing High FPS and Consistent Performance in Overwatch 2.
Disable Enhance Pointer Precision
Enhance Pointer Precision consistently changes your DPI. On top of that, changing the DPI consumes a huge chunk of power. You can’t win a competitive game like Overwatch 2 if your sensitivity is changing every other second.
- Under Search > Type Mouse Settings > Click on First Result.
- Now click on “Additional Mouse Options”.
- Proceed to the pointer options tab, and uncheck “Enhance Pointer Precision”.
- Disabling Enhance Pointer Precision will not only improve your FPS. But it’ll also help you get better at the game.
Disable Full-Screen Optimization for Overwatch 2 Application
Full-Screen Optimization runs the game in a weird hybrid model that limits frame and refresh rate. You must disable it to get better FPS and smoother gameplay.
- You can locate your game folder through Blizzard Client or simply go to My PC > Disk C > Games > Blizzard > Overwatch 2. Afterward, right-click the Overwatch 2 Application
- Now proceed to the compatibility tab, and checkmark “Disable fullscreen optimizations“. Secondly, make sure that “Override high DPI Scaling behavior is also checked”.
- Once done, you should save changes by clicking on apply.
Disable Unnecessary Services and Applications
While playing Overwatch 2, dozens of applications and services are continuously running in the background. These applications are always squeezing chunks of power, and they can really have a negative impact on your performance.
- Under Search > Type and Open “Run”.
- Now type “msconfig” without quotations and press enter.
- Go to the Services Tab > Checklist “Hide all Microsoft Services”. This will ensure that no important services are being drawn Into the list. Once done, now you should uncheck all the third party services plus click on Apply to save changes.
- Proceed to the startup tab > Disable All Applications with High Priority.
- Following this step accurately. You will now be seeing tremendous Boot times, Dramatic FPS Increase in Overwatch 2, and most Importantly stable performance.
Delete Temp Files & Perform A Disk Cleanup
First, you have to make sure that your Overwatch 2 is Installed in an SSD. This can significantly improve speed and the performance is just incredible. Secondly, you will have to remove all the dirt from the Overwatch 2 Directory. Lastly, you will have to ensure that the Health of the drives is above 90%. You can check this through numerous software like Hardware Sentinel and more.
- Open Run and type “%temp% without the quotations.
- Press CTRL + A on your keyboard > Right Click Any File > Delete them altogether.
- Once done go to My Computer > Right Click the Partition where Overwatch 2 Is Installed > Properties.
- Click on Disk Cleanup > Checkmark all the useless files and debugs. Do not select entire folders, because content inside them will be deleted permanently. Once you are done, click on “clean up system files”.
This step is very vital and It can really change the dynamics of your game.
Set High GPU Priority For Overwatch 2
Game Mode sort of does the same thing, but it never guarantees that your application will always be set on high priority. We’ll add Overwatch 2 In the Overlay, and change its Graphics Priority from Normal to High Performance.
- Under Start > Search Graphics Settings > Open It.
- Click on Browse > Locate your Overwatch 2 Application and add it.
- Afterward, you will be asked to change its priority. Set it to high performance.
- This is going to increase frames. Along with that, it’ll also allow your Graphics Card to run at maximum speeds and deliver the best possible performance whenever you launch Overwatch 2.
Disable Unnecessary Animations
This is all the marketing stuff, so users could be impressed with its funky animations and smooth UI. On the dark side, together these funky features require a ton of power to operate. Ultimately, causing performance issues while you enjoy any game.
- Under Search > Type and Open View Advanced System Settings.
- Now select Custom and only checkmark.
- “Enable thumbnails instead of Icons”
“Smooth Edges of screen fonts”
- Afterward, click on Apply and you will already be seeing dramatic FPS Boost and faster Windows 10.
Best Nvidia Settings for Overwatch 2
Configuring the right settings In Nvidia Control Panel for the Overwatch 2 Application can also help you boost FPS and get maximum performance. Just Make sure that your Nvidia Drivers are updated to the latest version. You can do that through GeForce Experience or navigate to the Nvidia Drivers page.
- Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Select “Use the advanced 3D Image settings”.These settings are being made In the global tab, which means settings would be applied for all games. If you want to do it for Overwatch 2 only, apply settings in the Program Tab.
- Afterward, Open Manage 3D Settings > Add Overwatch 2 through Browse Button > Make the following changes.
- Disable Image Sharpening
- Disable Ambient Occlusion
- Turn off Anisotropic Filtering
- Turn off Antialiasing – FXAA
- Antialiasing – Gamma Correction: Off
- Antialiasing – Mode: Off
- CUDA GPUS: Select Your Primary Graphics Card
- Disable DSR Factors
- Disable DSR Smoothness
- Low Latency Mode: Ultra
- Max Frame Rate: Off
- Monitor Technology: Select whatever Option You Get
- Multi-Frame Sampled AA (MFAA) – Off
- OpenGL Rendering GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
- Power Management Mode: Prefer Maximum Performance
- Prefered Refresh Rate: Highest Available
- Turn on Shader Cache
- Turn on Texture Filtering – Anisotropic Sample Optimization
- Allow Texture Filtering – Negative LOD Bias
- Texture Filtering Quality: High Performance
- Enable Texture Filtering – Trilinear Optimization
- Threaded Optimization: On
- Triple Buffering: Off
- Vertical Sync: Off
- Virtual Reality pre-rendered frames: 1
Go to the Adjust Desktop Color Settings
- Set Color Preference to Nvidia Settings, and do the following
- Brightness + 55%
- Contrast + 50%
- Gamma + 1.25
- For Enhancements, Slide Digital Vibrance to 80%. This will make the colors really vibrant and can help you spot enemies.
Overwatch 2 Settings
Going for these Overwatch 2 settings will not only improve your visuals but also your competitive experience. Do note that for these settings to be effective, your PC’s hardware should be at least as good as Overwatch 2’s minimum hardware requirements.
Here are the best Overwatch 2 settings:
Launch Overwatch 2 and press the escape key on your keyboard to open the Overwatch 2 menu. From here, go to options to open the video settings.
|Field of View
|Your Monitor’s Native Aspect Ratio
|Dynamic Render Scale
|According to your PC’s hardware
|Maximum Frame Rate
|Highest Possible (600)
|Enabled + Boost
- Display Mode: Set this to Fullscreen. Having the display set to Fullscreen will eliminate any possible input lag that the Windowed mode can induce.
- Target Display: This setting decides which monitor Overwatch 2 will use. This is largely personal preference so pick the monitor you want to play Overwatch 2 on. Or, you can simply pick Best Match.
- Resolution: Select the highest resolution possible for your monitor. Do note that you must always pick the refresh according to your monitor.
- Field of View: This should be set to 103. Going below can limit your view and put you at a disadvantage.
- Aspect Ratio: Pick your monitor’s native aspect ratio here.
- Dynamic Render Scale: Turn this setting off, as you need a stable and consistent visual image.
- Render Scale: Custom.
- In-Game Resolution: I recommend to maintain it at 100%, but feel free to lower it if your PC struggles. Alternatively, if you’re confident in running Overwatch 2 at max resolution, I suggest raising this setting.
- Frame Rate: Custom.
- Maximum Frame Rate: Max this out to 600, as there is no need to limit your frame rate as long as you aren’t encountering screen tearing or ghosting.
- VSync: Unless you get massive screen tearing, keeping VSync off is the best choice. Vsync adds around 3 to 4 frames of input lag, which is not ideal for competitive gaming.
- Triple Buffering: Keep this off.
- Reduce Buffering: Always keep this on. This setting will reduce the amount of pre-rendered frames.
- NVIDIA Reflex: If you have the GTX 900 series or higher, NVIDIA Reflex can lower the amount of input lag you have in Overwatch 2. As such, you should put it at Enabled + Boost.
- Gamma Correction: 2.20
- Contrast: 1.00
- Brightness: 1.00
Overwatch 2 does not feature too many intricate graphic settings. However, you can still tweak a few things for optimal performance and a competitive advantage. Here are the best Overwatch 2 graphic quality settings:
|High Quality Upsampling
|Texture Filtering Quality
|High – 4X
|Local Fog Detail
|All Personal Preference
- Graphics Quality: You can set this preset to whatever you want. We will be making manual changes so a preset is not necessary.
- High Quality Upsampling: This setting lowers the overall resolution of Overwatch 2 while increasing the sharpness and details. It will not have a significant effect on your FPS. So, if you like this setting’s look, you can leave it on.
- Image Sharpening: Use your personal preference for this setting. Do note that you cannot use this setting if you set your render scale to 100%.
- Texture Quality: This setting caused a slight performance decrease for me. Set this to low.
- Texture Filtering Quality: Put this setting to High – 4X. It will increase the sharpness of objects that are further away.
- Local Fog Detail: Make this setting low because there aren’t too many maps in Overwatch 2 with a lot of foggy effects.
- Dynamic Reflections: This will cause reflections of your enemies and teammates on shiny surfaces. This can be distracting for competitive reasons so turn it off.
- Shadow Detail: You can make this either low or medium, depending on your hardware. This setting can give you a competitive advantage by showing the enemy’s shadow while they are out of sight.
- Model Detail: Put this setting on low. Keeping it on can potentially place objects in your sight and block your vision.
- Effect Detail: Keep this on low. The visual clutter obstructed my gameplay and also negatively affected my FPS.
- Lighting Quality: You can max this setting out to Ultra. It does not affect the performance too much and makes Overwatch 2 look much better.
- Antialiasing Quality: Turn this off to get better FPS. Antialiasing makes rough surfaces look smoother but in my experience, it does not have too big of a visual effect.
- Refraction Quality: This setting bends light through reflective objects. It can be a bit distracting so set it to low.
- Screenshot Quality: 1X Resolution.
- Ambient Occlusion: This setting gives Overwatch 2 a realistic look but has a decent impact on performance. While it’s suitable for those with strong PCs, most players will benefit from keeping it turned off.
- Local Reflections: This setting will not have any effect on your FPS so you can turn it on.
- Damage FX: These are the effects that show up when you get shot. Use your personal preference here.
- Details Section: This entire section is up to your personal preference. However, it’s recommended that you turn on framerate and network latency so you can monitor your performance.
Even though the sound settings might seem entirely subjective, there are still some things you should change for a slight competitive advantage.
|Sound Effects Volume
|In-Game Voice Volume
|Dolby Atmos For Headphones
|Sound Plays While In Background
|Play Sound When Enemy Eliminated
|Play Sound When Teammate Eliminated
- Master Volume Section: All of this is your personal preference. You have the choice to raise the Sound Effects Volume if you want clearer audio for your games.
- Playback Device: Leave the playback device as Default or pick your preferred audio device.
- Spatial Audio: Use Dolby Atmos For Headphones.
- Audio Mix: Select the Headphone Mix. However, you can freely change this around if you prefer a different audio mix.
- Sound Plays While In Background: On.
- Play Sound When Enemy Eliminated: Many players might find this setting a bit distracting, so you can turn it off. However, you should test this out with either on or off and see what works best for you.
- Play Sound When Teammate Eliminated: Similar to the previous setting, test out what works best for you. Otherwise, leave it off.
Matchmaking Settings & High Precision Mouse Input
The matchmaking section is mostly dependent on your personal preference and how you like to play your online games. But, there are a few settings in the matchmaking section that you must not miss:
|Enable Post Match Auto Queue
|Limit Client Send Rate
|Limit Server Send Rate
|Network Quality Notifications
|Enable Voice Lines While Spectating
|Use Simple 3P Spectator Camera
|Up to you
|Overwatch League Score Spoilers
|Enable High Precision Mouse Input
- Limit Client Send Rate: I recommend always keeping this off because there is no reason to limit your data.
- Limit Server Send Rate: Similarly, keep this off as well.
- Enable High Precision Mouse Input: This setting will ensure that your aim is a lot more consistent by making it smoother and faster. Always keep it On.
My Thoughts On Overwatch 2 Best Settings
If you haven’t played Overwatch 2 In High FPS, I highly recommend you try it out. The game is very enjoyable when the Frames are consistent and there are no stutters. This guide will also improve your Windows 10 performance. Additionally, you can expect good performance in games other than Overwatch 2.
Keeping various updates as a factor, this Overwatch 2 PC Settings Guide has now been updated.
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