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How to fix low FPS issues in Warzone Season 2

Many players have reported a significant performance drop in Warzone Season 2, so here’s how to get the most FPS from your PC.

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Many Warzone PC players have reported a significant hit to their performance in each Warzone update, so here’s how to make sure you’re getting the best performance from your systemin Season 2.

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

With each new season of Warzone, the map is updated. Season 2 didn’t bring as many changes as the previous season did, but the addition of some of the new assets have caused a few FPS issues.

Unfortunately with Warzone continuing to update, the minimum PC specs might not be enough anymore. Every day, more players report an FPS drop since the beginning of Warzone Season 2.

Warzone FPS drops in Season 2

Since Season 2 started on February 25, social media has been ablaze with players reporting a significant drop in FPS. Reddit user u/N_Assassin72 said they have had a performance drop ever since they downloaded the update. The same issue was echoed in the replies

This problem isn’t exclusive to a handful of users, with many players with top-of-the-range systems seeing extremely low FPS on Warzone. The game is becoming increasingly CPU heavy, so a good graphics card will no longer be enough to get a competitive performance from your system.

How to maximize Warzone PC performance

Warzone's Verdansk map

It appears that Warzone is undergoing optimization problems, with the game getting increasingly more difficult for PCs to run. Although many players are now struggling to run Warzone, neither Infinity Ward nor Raven Software has commented on performance issues.

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 Raytracing will be extremely taxing on your system without giving you any competitive edge.

You can check out our full guide on the best Warzone settings for Season 2 here.

Roll-back NVIDIA drivers

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

Warzone's rebirth island

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 roll-back 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

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. This fix from YouTube channel Techtesters will apply the correct number.

To recap Techtesters video:

  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

Until Warzone performance issues have been addressed by official channels, check out these tips to make sure you’re getting the best performance from your PC as possible.

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Cold War & Warzone Season 3 artwork reportedly leaked

A first look at Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 3 artwork has leaked online.

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A first look at artwork for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 3 has leaked.

The user who shared this artwork on social channels has since deleted his Reddit account & post on it.

This leaked image, which was then re-uploaded to Imgur, showcases a new female Operator with Season 3 having a blue color scheme.

Leaked Artwork

Please note: Activision has issued a DMCA take down of the images.

This artwork also shows in the background what looks to be a destroyed part of Verdansk, which lends more confirmation to the rumors of Verdansk’s major changes coming in Season 3.

It’s not clear which part of the map is shown behind her.

It’s also not confirmed yet as to how the leakers found the images, whether it was through data mining of certain game files or from another source.

For now, Activision has not officially confirmed or commented on these images.

Season 3 for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone is set to begin on April 22. There has not been much reveals for Season 3 yet from Activision besides some teasers that Treyarch has started to post on their social accounts. More information is set to be announced as we get closer to the start date.

On the Warzone side of things, Raven has already teased some of the changes coming, including weapon balancing, skin adjustments, and more.

Warzone will also see a major event, which will begin on April 21 at 12PM PT.

Stay tuned for the latest news on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 3.

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Warzone will reportedly get NVIDIA DLSS support with Season 3

NVIDIA DLSS could bring new technology and support for PC players in Warzone.

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A new email being sent by NVIDIA to as part of their newsletter claims that DLSS support for Call of Duty: Warzone is coming up.

The email, which is sent to those subscribed to NVIDIA’s newsletter, states that Warzone will receive DLSS support starting on April 22.

April 22 is the expected date for Season 3 patch update for Call of Duty: Warzone.

A picture of the email was shared on Twitter by user @LeonardoLeal.

Only the subject line of the email reveals the details: “Warzone DLSS Launching 4/22.” No where else in the email is Warzone’s support of DLSS mentioned, nor is it on NVIDIA’s website.

DLSS, or NVIDIA DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling), is a new feature that NVIDIA launched alongside their recent graphic cards to up the performance of games through AI rendering technology.

The NVIDIA site describes it as a “is groundbreaking AI rendering technology that increases graphics performance using dedicated Tensor Core AI processors on GeForce RTX™ GPUs. DLSS taps into the power of a deep learning neural network to boost frame rates and generate beautiful, sharp images for your games.”

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War does support NVIDIA DLSS, and the company mentioned support for Warzone was coming soon.

Here’s a video of DLSS running on Black Ops Cold War and the difference it brings:

Raven Software teased first information on the Season 3 changes in a Twitter thread this week, stating that Warzone will see changes including weapon updates, Roze skin changes, and more to be announced.

As of now, neither NVIDIA or Activision have confirmed DLSS support is set for April 22 beyond this one email. We have reached out for a comment.

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Warzone devs preview Season 3 changes: Roze Skin update, FFAR & Sykov nerf, and more

Big changes previewed for Warzone Season 3 including FFAR & Sykov nerfs.

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Roze Skin - COD: Warzone

Raven Software has dropped a preview of some changes coming to Call of Duty: Warzone with the Season 3 update.

The studio responded to a big Twitter thread by YouTuber CourageJD. Courage dropped a list of major changes he wants to see to bring Warzone back to a better place, especially with a lot of the fan complaints.

Raven Software replied to CourageJD’s thread with a preview of some of the changes the studio is making to Call of Duty: Warzone soon, including many coming with Season 3 update on April 22.

Warzone Season 3 Updates

  • An adjustment to Roze
  • A significant balance pass to weapons such as the Tac Rifle Charlie, M16, FFAR 1, and Sykov
  • Fix for MW weapon perks + sniper glint
  • Change to how you acquire the RC-XD

Many of the changes listed above are some of the big complaints players have had over the last few months in Warzone. Roze skin having almost an invisibility look in the dark has been big for players, and Raven has finally acknowledged that.

The latest weapon addition for Warzone, the Sykov Pistol from the Modern Warfare universe, was added on April 15 and instantly became overpowered. Raven now confirms a nerf is coming for it.

The studio also told Courage that they want to “reassure” fans that all feedback is being read around Warzone.

More Surprises To Come

Raven has promised in another tweet that there are more “surprises” in store for Season 3 that will be announced with the update.

Other changes expected for Season 3 is a revamp of Verdansk map, which will see the map be transported and rebuilt for the 1980s Black Ops Cold War era.

Season 3 of Call of Duty: Warzone is set to being on April 22, with an initial event teased for April 21 starting at 12PM PT. Exact launch times for the new content will be announced soon.

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