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How to fix low FPS issues in Warzone Pacific Season 3

Players are facing performance drops in Warzone Pacific Season 3, so here’s how you can get the most FPS from your PC.

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If you want to make sure you’re getting the best performance from your system when playing Warzone, then here’s how you can fix low FPS issues in Warzone Pacific Season 3.

Frames-per-second, or FPS, is an extremely important stat for competitive shooters. The smoother your game, the faster your reaction time, and the easier it is to track moving targets. This is why streamers and pros spend thousands of dollars on their gaming rigs.

Warzone Pacific Season 3 has brought new content to the battle royale title, including major map changes and new weapons like the Nikita AVT. However, players have encountered FPS drops and stuttering in the latest season.

Luckily, we’ve got some solutions to get the most FPS from your rig.

How to maximize Warzone PC performance

While PC performance issues haven’t been addressed specifically, Warzone’s developers have admitted that the game is broken. They’re determined to fix it, so we may see some optimization improvements ahead of Warzone 2’s release.

Operator holding assault rifle in Warzone Pacific Season 3

In the meantime, here are some things you can do to ensure you’re getting the maximum performance from your PC.

Use best Warzone in-game settings

You need to make sure you’re running the optimal in-game Warzone settings on your PC. For Warzone, a good performance significantly outweighs high graphics; settings like ray tracing will be extremely taxing on your system without giving you any competitive edge.

You can check out our full guide on the best PC settings for Wazone Pacific Season 3.

Use NVIDIA DLSS in Warzone

NVIDIA’s DLSS (or Deep Learning Super Sampling) technology is available in Warzone. If you have an NVIDIA RTX graphics card, you can enable DLSS from the game’s settings which can give you a significant performance boost.

What DLSS does is lower your game’s resolution, increasing performance, but giving the appearance of a high resolution. NVIDIA says you can see an FPS boost of up to 70% while playing Warzone at 4K.

To enable NVIDIA DLSS in Warzone:

  1. Launch Call of Duty: Warzone
  2. Open ‘Options’
  3. Go to the ‘Graphics’ tab
  4. Scroll down to ‘Post-Processing Effects’
  5. Set NVIDIA DLSS as either: Ultra Performance, Performance, Balanced, or Quality

If your system’s GPU is struggling, then you could see a massive boost in performance by enabling DLSS.

Double-tap the ‘Esc’ key

Gas Masked Warzone player with MP5

At the beginning of each new season, players have reported serious FPS drops at the start of matches, with the game reaching as low as 15 FPS in extreme cases. The initial fix for this issue was to re-apply your graphics settings. However, there’s an even easier fix.

If your game’s FPS severely drops, you just need to double-tap the Escape key on your keyboard. It’s likely to do with the game believing it’s minimized, and many users report that this solution works.

Disable Windows Game Mode

Windows offers a ‘Game Mode’ setting that many players have reported cause FPS issues. This mode is supposed to prioritize gaming, slowing down every other process. However, it can have negative effects on your PC while playing Warzone.

Windows Game Mode

Game Mode is on by default so it’s worth checking if you have it enabled, as this could be a contributing factor to your FPS issues. If your performance ends up worse, just turn it back on.

Here’s how to disable Game Mode:

  1. Open ‘Settings’ in Windows
  2. Search ‘Game Mode’
  3. Click on ‘Game Mode settings’
  4. Toggle Game Mode ‘off’

Rollback NVIDIA drivers

Warzone player aiming down a Sniper Rifle scope

NVIDIA releases new graphics drivers to keep system performance optimal, but sometimes these updates have the opposite effect.

If you’ve seen a significant drop in your PC’s performance, it could be worth rolling back your drivers to a previous version.

To rollback an NVIDIA driver on Windows 10:

  1. Search ‘Device Manager’ and open it
  2. Click on ‘Display Adapters’
  3. Double click on your ‘Graphics Card’
  4. Open the ‘Drivers’ tab
  5. Select ‘Roll Back Driver’

If the Roll Back Driver box is greyed out, you need to manually uninstall then install a previous driver.

  1. Select ‘Uninstall Driver’ from the same menu, then follow the steps
  2. Go to the ‘GeForce Drivers’ tab on NVIDIA.com
  3. Search for your Graphics Card
  4. Install a previous driver from the list

Fix Ryzen/Intel CPU Warzone issues

Vehicles driving through Warzone Caldera

By simply changing a value in your Modern Warfare folder in documents, you could see a massive boost to performance.

Modern Warfare can default to an incorrect value for how many cores your system has, which leads to FPS drops and stutters. Here’s how to fix the issue:

  1. Open ‘Task Manager’ and select the ‘Performance’ tab
  2. Click on ‘CPU’ and on the right you’ll see how many cores your PC has (e.g 6)
  3. Open ‘Modern Warfare’ in ‘Documents’
  4. Select the ‘players’ folder
  5. Click on ‘adv_options’
  6. Set the ‘RenderWorkerCount’ to equal your number of cores
  7. Save and Exit and you should see a marked improvement in Warzone performance

For more Warzone, take a look at the best MP40 loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 3 as well as JGOD’s favorite Warzone Season 3 Assault Rifle and SMG.

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JGOD reveals Warzone’s best long-range weapons after Season 4 update

Warzone specialist JGOD has revealed his best long-range weapon picks following the Season 4 update that affected the meta.

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Call of Duty expert and Warzone extraordinaire JGOD has analyzed the many long-range weapon options and revealed the best guns to use following the Season 4 update.

Warzone devs are constantly working on balancing the battle royale’s pool of weapons through updates. Seasonal updates usually provide a ton of buffs and nerfs, which tends to leave the meta in an awkward state as players rush to adapt to the changes.

With Season 3’s dominant STG44 firmly out of the picture, new long-range options have emerged in Season 4. Luckily, Warzone expert JGOD is around to break down which weapons are viable in Season 4 following buffs and nerfs.

Best XM4 loadout for Warzone Pacific

In JGOD‘s video highlighting the top long-range Warzone weapons after the Season 4 update, he breaks down the current state of the meta.

The stats expert clearly separates long-range options into three categories: meta, top tier viable, and viable. For the sake of breaking down the best long-range weapons, JGOD sticks to revealing the weapons he believes fit the meta and top tier viable categories.

He uses these categories to explain how the meta has changed since the Season 4 update. Prior to the update, the gap between the top meta weapons and top tier viable weapons was much larger.

Now, players can find a ton of success using top tier viable weapons: “You can use other things besides the absolute meta and not be hardcore penalized.”

According to JGOD, the NZ-41 is still the best long-range weapon in the game despite recent nerfs.

However, the expert predicts that another NZ-41 nerf should arrive soon enough, which will result in the long-range weapon meta becoming incredibly varied: “The nerf will come through again for the NZ and that will push it out and all these weapons that are top tier viable will essentially be the meta.”

Following the NZ-41, JGOD picks the BAR as the next best long-range weapon. Despite its slow fire rate, the BAR is one of the best long-range weapons in Warzone thanks to how easy it is to utilize.

Warzone Pacific Cold War AK-47 loadout

The majority of JGOD’s video is spent highlighting top tier viable weapons that are set to benefit from an upcoming NZ-41 nerf: “You’re going to be able to use almost anything you want as soon as this next NZ nerf comes in.”

Aside from the NZ-41 and BAR, here’s the list of long-range weapons that players should use to maximize Warzone success:

If JGOD’s prediction is correct, it seems like the meta is heading in a very interesting direction throughout Season 4. Warzone players can expect to choose from a ton of viable options thanks to a level playing field.


For more Call of Duty news, check out how this one-shot Crossbow loadout is set to disrupt Warzone’s meta after a Season 4 buff.

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One-shot Crossbow loadout to disrupt Warzone meta after Season 4 buff

After receiving a buff with the Season 4 update, the Crossbow could shake up the Warzone meta with a one-shot kill loadout.

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Warzone’s Crossbow has always been a tricky weapon to master, but a Season 4 buff has made it a dominant force capable of one-shot killing players with ease.

Modern Warfare’s Crossbow Marksman Rifle has been around since the inception of Warzone. The Crossbow is a unique weapon that has a steep learning curve, but even if players mastered the weapon, it never truly dominated Warzone lobbies.

All that is set to change in Season 4 after a major buff has upped the Crossbow’s bullet velocity by a whopping 27.2%. As a result, several Warzone players are now singing the praises of the unconventional weapon and tip it to shake up the meta.

Crossbow Modern Warfare weapon

Reddit user theGivvyOfficial posted a clip of their gameplay using the Crossbow to the Warzone subreddit. The montage is proof that with the right Crossbow loadout, the weapon can one-shot kill players from considerable distances.

The comments and discussion reveal that the title of the post is somewhat sarcastic, but there’s no denying that the Crossbow can be devastating in the right hands.

While it won’t necessarily be the number one meta weapon in Season 4, it has the potential to outperform some of the best medium-range options if players are looking to test out a different style of play.

Warzone Crossbow loadout attachments

  • Cable: 28-Strand Cable
  • Bolt: FTAC Fury 20″ Bolts
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Perk: Sleight of Hand
  • Arms: XRK Thunder 200 Lb

This Crossbow loadout will thrive in the hands of accurate players. Thanks to the FTAC Fury 20″ Bolts that deal damage even after they hit their mark, the Crossbow produces one-shot kills consistently.

Of course, there’s no denying the weapon’s major weakness, and players were quick to point that out in the comments: “Yeah it’s s**** in close quarters combat. It’s decent for medium range engagements like you see in this clip, It also has a steep learning curve.”

If you miss your shot from a short distance, the weapon’s brutally slow reload can put you in an unfavorable position. However, if you learn to master the weapon and hit a high percentage of your shots, the sky is the limit for the Crossbow in Season 4.


For more Call of Duty content, check out how cheaters are infesting Warzone again with players claiming providers are back with free hacks.

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Warzone players keep getting frozen in place by Fortune’s Keep’s broken areas

Certain areas of Warzone’s Fortune’s Keep map are proving deadly as players are getting completely frozen in place.

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Warzone Fortune's Keep map

Warzone players love Season 4’s Fortune’s Keep map, but certain areas of the map are ruining the experience by completely locking players in place.

Warzone’s smaller Rebirth Island map has always been a hit, and Season 4’s Fortune’s Keep has emulated its success. Players love the bright Mediterranean color scheme, parkour spots, and dynamic gameplay.

However, a few frustrating issues have gotten in the way. Players are finding their way under the map and behind walls for cheap kills, and now players are getting trapped in place by broken spots on the map.

Smugglers cove POI in Warzone Fortune's Keep

As we can see in the video from Reddit user Gerbytron, they went prone in a corner to hide from an Airstrike but ended up completely stuck in the corner. As they tried everything they could to wriggle free, the final opponent stumbled across them lying face-first into a wooden crate and quickly ended their suffering.

Several players took to the comments to confirm that this wasn’t a one-off, with another user confirming they also got stuck in the Watchtower at Fortune’s Keeps Winery POI.

illmatic_gg claimed that a street curb managed to trap them in place, and Evberkel has been caught in a window a couple of times. “I feel like [Fortune’s Keep] has a lot of spots like this that you just get stuck in,” explained ultra_zagan.

But there do seem to be a couple of ways that you can wrench yourself free from these broken spots. One user explained that using a Stim can release you, but said that it doesn’t always work. Plus, if you have a Self-Revive, you can down yourself with an explosive and then crawl away to self-res.

Raven Software have fixed issues like this, including the dreaded Buy Station freeze glitch, in the past, so hopefully, players won’t be getting trapped in place for much longer.

The next major update is Season 4 Reloaded, scheduled for late July, but there might be a few bug fixes and balance changes ahead of the mid-season update.

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