Overwatch 2 Best Settings For High FPS

I have played Overwatch 2 for 70+ hours, and today I will help you to navigate the best settings for your gaming machine and maybe be able to squeeze out some more performance.

overwatch 2 best settings
About The Author

Reeshail Qureshi has dedicated more than 70 hours to playing Overwatch 2, ensuring that the information he shares is based on extensive hands-on experience with the game. His Battlenet Tag is Panther #31676. 

Are you looking for the Overwatch 2 Best Settings? Well, look no further since I can provide you with precisely what you have been searching for.

Overwatch 2 is the sequel to Overwatch, although some might call it a remix of the original Overwatch. We, however, think that all this sarcasm and snide remarks are uncalled for.

The game itself is looking quite good while trying to fix the problems of the original that had become too engrained into the core identity of the piece. This new approach allows for a breath of fresh air into the IP while not letting go of what made it famous initially.

Some new members have joined us for this new ride while also having a fantastic returning cast, including fan favorites such as Tracer, Mercy, Reinhart, etc. Some players will want to jump right back into their old mains (this is us, honestly), while others will try to seek out broader horizons and possibly define the meta like GOATS did back in the day.

Key Takeaways

  • Overwatch 2 is the latest sequel to Overwatch, the gaming phenom that took over a few years ago.
  • It includes a newly revamped cast alongside returning characters.
  • A few setting tweaks can improve the game’s performance on older/lower-end hardware.
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Overwatch 2 Cover

Why Change The Settings?

The backbone of most games is the settings, and in this modern era of gaming, we value accessibility and customization of our gaming experience over almost all other aspects.

This translates mostly into settings where we can mess around with the settings and get the best output comfortable to us and our specified tastes. Although, for some people, this isn’t necessary since they rarely notice the micro ticks and 1-2ms delay in the input.

Those are the kind of people who fiddle around in the settings for hours to get it just right for their long-term enjoyment.

overwatch 2 map
Circuit Royal Map

Best Settings In Overwatch

This guide about the Overwatch 2 Best Settings will provide you with settings that will enhance your gameplay by granting you more competitive advantages in terms of clarity, information, and precision.

When we talk about clarity, the first thing that comes to mind is visual clutter. Let’s imagine you are trying to aim at an enemy in the distance and tracking them perfectly. They move around and maneuver to the right when you lose sight of them behind some background detail, such as balloons or a banner that doesn’t let you see through it.

This detail would NOT have been present if you had a few settings set differently.

overwatch 2 graphics quality settings
Graphics Quality Tab
  • High-Quality Upsampling: (based on processor)
  • Image Sharpening: 1.00
  • Texture Quality: Low
  • Texture Filtering Quality: Low-1x
  • Local Fog Detail: Low
  • Dynamic Reflections: Off
  • Shadow Detail: Medium
  • Model Detail: Low
  • Effects Detail: Low
  • Lighting Quality: Low
  • Antialias Quality: Off
  • Refraction Quality: Low
  • Screenshot Quality: (Depends on your preferences)
  • Ambient Occlusion: Off
  • Local Reflections: Off
  • Damage FX: Low
overwatch 2 video settings tab
Video Tab
  • Display Mode: Fullscreen
  • Target Display: Best Match (Checks based on your monitor)
  • Resolution: 1920×1080 (the refresh rate is based on your monitor)
  • Field Of View: 103
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Dynamic Render Scale: Off
  • In-Game Resolution: 80%
  • Frame Rate: (set based on your maximum refresh rate or slightly higher)
  • Vsync: Off
  • Triple Buffering: Off
  • Reduce Buffering: Off
  • Nvidia Reflex: Enabled+Boost
  • Gamma Correction: (personal preference, although I  recommend 2.20)
  • Contrast: (personal preference, although I recommend 1.00)
  • Brightness: (personal preference, although I recommend 1.00)

Final Thoughts

In my concluding thoughts, I would like to wrap up this guide by saying this: there are no perfect settings. Some help our gameplay by removing clutter and increasing your FPS, but I strongly urge you to fiddle with every setting possible to get a good feel for what is most comfortable for you.

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