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How to fix low FPS issues in CoD: Warzone Season 5

Many players have reported a significant performance drop in Warzone Season 5, 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 system in Season 5.

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.

We’ve now hit Warzone Season 5, and the game has undergone changes, from the addition of the OP Combat Scout Perk to Mobile Broadcast Stations popping up around Verdansk. Although there’s plenty to get stuck into, players are reporting serious FPS drops and stuttering in the latest season.

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 5.

Warzone players fighting in Rebirth Island

Warzone FPS drops in Season 5

Since Season 5 started on August 12, Reddit has been ablaze with players reporting a significant drop in FPS. Reddit user BluCSGO said they have had a performance drop ever since they downloaded the update. The same issue was echoed in the replies and several other posts.

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 might no longer be enough to get a competitive performance from your system.

How to maximize Warzone PC performance

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.

Verdansk 84 Summit POI

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 Warzone settings for Season 5.

Use NVIDIA DLSS in Warzone

With the start of Warzone Season 3, NVIDIA’s DLSS (or Deep Learning Super Sampling) technology came to 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 gives 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

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, players have provided a simple fix for the issue.

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, but 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.

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

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

Plane flying into 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 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

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

Warzone Season 4 player dropping into Verdansk 84

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 tips on how to get the most out of Warzone, check out our guide on the best audio settings for Season 5.

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Warzone October 21 playlist update is now live after delay

The Call of Duty: Warzone playlist update for October 21 is now live in the battle royale game after it had been officially delayed.

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Warzone Playlist Update

The Call of Duty: Warzone Playlist update for October 21 has officially gone live after being delayed by Raven Software to fix an ongoing issue.

To help keep things fresh in the world of Call of Duty: Warzone, Raven Software pushes a new Warzone playlist update live each week that adds new and returning game modes for players to choose from when it comes time to decide what they and their friends want to experience.

Fortunately, the development studio for the Call of Duty battle royale recently revealed that the Warzone playlist update for October 21, 2021, has gone live after being delayed and is now available for players to experience.

Here is everything you need to know about the Warzone playlist update for October 21.

Warzone season 6 artwork featuring Mason Operator

Raven Software took to its Twitter account on October 22 and posted an announcement that the newest warzone playlist update has now gone live in the Warzone October 22 update patch notes following its initial delay.

You can find Raven’s announcement below:

The October 21 playlist update is now bringing some exciting game modes for players to enjoy which you can find below:

Warzone playlist update for October 21

Battle Royale

  • Solos
  • Trios
  • Quads

Iron Trials ’84

  • Duos

Rebirth Island

  • Scopes and Scatterguns Quads
  • Resurgence Trios
Warzone October 21 playlist update

There is no doubt that a large number of players are excited to see this playlist update go live for the Call of Duty battle royale, as the return of the popular Iron Trials ’84 game mode has been looked forward to by a big portion of the community.

For more Call of Duty: Warzone, check out all of the recent changes made to the Ghosts of Verdabsk limited-time game mode, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software

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Warzone October 22 update patch notes: Ghosts of Verdansk changes, Iron Trials duos back, more

Raven Software has officially released the Warzone October 22 update patch notes, and we have all of the details covered for you.

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Warzone update patch notes

The Warzone October 22 update patch notes have officially gone live, and they include some major changes for the Call of Duty battle royale, and we have everything you need to know covered.

Call of Duty: Warzone Season 6 has been an exciting time for the popular battle royale game with The Haunting event and the new LAPA SMG have been exciting additions to the title.

However, Raven Software is still working on improving the game with the Warzone October 22 update patch notes being the latest set of changes for the Call of Duty battle royale.

Here is everything you need to know about the Warzone October 22 update patch notes.

Warzone update patch notes

Warzone October 22 update patch notes

Playlist

  • The Playlist originally planned for October 21st is now live!

Modes

Ghosts of Verdansk, a Limited-Time Mode

A minor change has been made to the Ghosts of Verdansk mode:

  • Fear reduction while standing on Sacred Ground has been increased

In addition, here is a recap of the changes that were released earlier this week:

  • Ghosts can now drop ammo when killed
  • Souls will be removed when too far out in the gas
  • Passive Fear gain has been reduced
  • Fear generated by taking damage has been reduced
  • Increased Fear reduction when killing Ghosts and humans

General

  • Iron Trials ‘84 game mode has been re-enabled for Private Matches
    • This includes versions for all Squad sizes (Solos, Duos, Trios, Quads)
    • All versions of this mode are currently limited to 132 Players

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed additional collision issues with various elements in Verdansk allowing Players to exploit/peek/shoot through them.
  • Fixed an issue preventing matches from starting in Iron Trials ‘84.
  • Fixed an issue preventing matches from starting in Scopes and Scatterguns.

Source: Raven Software

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Best M13 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 4

Players who use the best loadout for the M13 Assault rifle in Warzone Season 4 will be able to take down enemies with laser accuracy.

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The M13 is a fast-firing Assault Rifle that excels at medium-to-long range in Call of Duty: Warzone, so here is the best loadout class for it in Season 4.

Warzone Season 4 Reloaded brought major weapon buffs and nerfs that have made significant changes to most players’ loadout weapons in the Call of Duty battle royale.

However, the M13 from Modern Warfare continues to be a solid weapon that may not get as much fanfare as other weapons but can definitely secure wins and high kill amounts for players if they maximize its potential, especially after it got a significant buff in the Season 4 Reloaded update.

With this in mind, here is the best Warzone M13 loadout in Season 4 right now. 

Best Warzone M13 loadout

best warzone m13 loadout

Best Warzone M13 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Tempus Marksman
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic or Holographic Sight
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

The best Warzone M13 loadout is built to be laser-accurate in Warzone, dominating at medium-long range. However, its high rate of fire will also allow it to melt at close range. 

To vastly increase the M13’s range, we’ve opted for the Monolithic Suppressor and Tempus Marksman barrel. Combined, these attachments will significantly improve the M13’s bullet velocity and damage over range, making it effective for any engagement. As a bonus, the suppressor will keep you hidden from the minimap while firing, allowing for greater secrecy. 

We’ve added the VLK 3.0x Optic to the best Warzone M13 loadout for extra precision at range. This unobtrusive scope will allow you to be accurate at almost any range, allowing you to specifically aim for the upper chest and headshots. To further improve its accuracy, adding the Commando Foregrip will remove almost all horizontal and vertical recoil. 

With the M13 having a high rate of fire for an Assault Rifle, you’ll need the 60 Round Mags to constantly reduce the need to reload. It will still burn through this magazine fast, so make sure cover is never far away to give yourself a safe place to reload.

Best perks to use with Warzone M13 class

best perks warzone m13 loadout season 3
  • Perk 1 – E.O.D
  • Perk 2 – Overkill/Ghost
  • Perk 3 – Amped

Players often use lethal equipment to get the upper hand in Warzone, and the E.O.D Perk will drastically reduce incoming explosive damage. As long as you have a little bit of armor left, you’ll be able to survive an onslaught of grenades and Semtex.

Because the M13 excels at medium-long range, you’ll want a secondary that can dominate up-close. Overkill allows you to carry two primary weapons to have the best weapons available as early as possible.

Then, once you’ve got Overkill from your first loadout, try to get Ghost from your next. This will allow you to carry both of your guns and be invisible from UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.

While carrying two primary weapons in the best Warzone M13 loadout, you’ll often be switching between them to take fights in different situations. There’s nothing worse than being caught while waiting for your weapons to swap, so the Amped perk removes almost all weapon swap delay. 

How to Unlock the M13

best warzone m13 loadout

Players who would like to use the best Warzone M13 loadout will first need to unlock the Assault Rifle, which can be achieved by reaching Level 39 in either the Call of Duty: Warzone or Modern Warfare.

Best alternatives

Try the best Warzone M13 loadout, and you’ll find yourself with the best loadout for this weapon that excels at any range across Verdansk ’84 and Rebirth Island

If you’re looking for more great weapons, then you can check out some of this season’s best Warzone loadouts below:


C58 | Groza | M4A1 | Milano | AK-47 

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