Best Overwatch 2 Settings For High FPS

This is the most complete Overwatch 2 Settings Guide that works like a boss.

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.

I’ve benchmarked Overwatch 2 on the following PC specs: 

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600x
  • GPU: Nvidia RTX 3050
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Storage: 1TB NVMe SSD
  • OS: Windows 11 Pro
Key Takeaways

To run Overwatch 2 on PC, you’ll at least need an Intel Core i3 or AMD Phenom X3 8650 CPU, NVIDIA GTX 600 series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 series GPU, and 6 GB RAM.

The following settings seem to be the most taxing in Overwatch 2: 

  • Texture Quality
  • Local Fog Detail
  • Dynamic Reflections
  • Shadow Detail
  • Model Detail
  • Reflections Quality

I’ve played Overwatch 1 a lot and Overwatch 2 wasn’t really that demanding in terms of performance. But sadly, I’ve experienced random drops in FPS more times than I can recount. My frames would go from 100 to 30-40 when several players are in the same area, especially during escort missions. My game has also crashed on some occasions without any warning or error. 

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.

Summary of the Best Graphics Settings

Target DisplayBEST MATCH
ResolutionHighest Possible
Field of View103
Aspect RatioYour Monitor's Native Aspect Ratio
Dynamic Render ScaleOff
Render ScaleCustom
In-Game ResolutionAccording to your PC's hardware
Frame RateCustom
Maximum Frame RateHighest Possible (600)
Triple BufferingOff
Reduce BufferingOn
NVIDIA ReflexEnabled + Boost
Gamma Correction2.20
Graphics QualityPersonal Preference
High Quality UpsamplingYour Choice
Image Sharpening0.30
Texture QualityLow
Texture Filtering QualityHigh - 4X
Local Fog DetailLow
Dynamic ReflectionsOff
Shadow DetailMedium
Model DetailLow
Effects DetailLow
Lighting QualityUltra
Antialiasing Quality Off
Refraction QualityLow
Screenshot Quality1X Resolution
Ambient OcclusionOff
Local ReflectionsOn
Damage FXYour Preference
DetailsAll Personal Preference

Optimized Graphics 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.

Overwatch 2 best video settings
Overwatch 2 best video settings (Image taken by eXputer)
  • 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.
  • 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.
Shadow Detail OW2
Medium Shadow Detail OW2 (Image by eXputer)
  • Model Detail: Put this setting on medium or low. Anything higher can potentially place objects in your sight and block your vision.
Model Detail OW2
Medium Model Detail OW2
  • Effect Detail: Keep this on low. The visual clutter obstructed my gameplay and also negatively affected my FPS.
Effects OW2
Low Effects OW2 (Image by eXputer)
  • 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.
  • 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.

Sound Settings For Optimal Hearing

Even though the sound settings might seem entirely subjective, there are still some things you should change for a slight competitive advantage. 

Best sound settings for Overwatch 2
Best sound settings for Overwatch 2 (Screenshot from eXputer)
Master Volume Your Choice
Sound Effects Volume Personal Preference
Music Volume Your Choice
In-Game Voice Volume Personal Preference
Playback Device Default
Spatial Audio Dolby Atmos For Headphones
Audio Mix Headphones
Sound Plays While In Background On
Play Sound When Enemy Eliminated Off
Play Sound When Teammate Eliminated 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:

Best Matchmaking settings in Overwatch 2
Best Matchmaking settings in Overwatch 2 (Image taken by eXputer)
Enable Post Match Auto Queue Personal Preference
Limit Client Send Rate Off
Limit Server Send Rate Off
Network Quality Notifications Personal Preference
Enable Voice Lines While Spectating Your Choice
Use Simple 3P Spectator Camera Up to you
Overwatch League Score Spoilers Personal Preference
Enable High Precision Mouse Input On

Windows Optimization Tweaks

Besides optimizing Overwatch 2’s in-game settings, you can get an additional performance boost by tweaking your Windows as well. Here are some great Windows optimization tips you should try to improve your experience with Overwatch 2:

Tip: In addition to using the tweaks above, I also recommend that you optimize your Nvidia Control Panel settings or AMD Radeon settings to gain additional performance. 

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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