Call of Duty: Warzone Best Settings & Options Guide


People who have really been following Call of Duty Modern Warfare for a while might not have been surprised, but for the majority of the gaming world the release of the free to play Warzone mode came as a complete surprise. Much like a Precision Airstrike, Infinity Ward dropped their take on the Battle Royale genre without much advance warning.

This, of course, isn’t the first time that CoD has had a BR mode, but with Warzone being completely free to play we might see this getting more and longer support than earlier pay to play iterations. For this reason we’ve let our analysts loose on the game, and they came up with the best settings for you to use in the game so that you can rack up those kills without being limited by your PC’s performance.

Best Mouse Settings for Call of Duty: Warzone


Mouse settings are something very personal; some people love to use a very low sensitivity while others like a higher one, for example. Regardless of that there are definitely a couple of pointers to follow. In general it’s best to make sure that nothing is impacting your ‘raw aim,’ so turning off things such as acceleration and smoothing is a good idea.

As this game is still very, very new we obviously don’t have any statistics on what kind of gear the pro players and streamers are using, but if you’re interested in that you can always take a look at our general guides. We’ve got one for every peripheral out there! Click here to read our best gaming mouse guide.

Best Sensitivity and ADS Sensitivity for Call of Duty: Warzone


We just said that sensitivity is something personal, and that’s very true, but you’d be surprised at just how low the overall sensitivity (commonly measured in eDPI) of pro shooter gamers is.

Let’s take a look at Shroud‘s Warzone settings, for example. He’s rocking a DPI of 450 and a sensitivity of 7.50. If we multiply his sensitivity with his DPI we can easily calculate his eDPI.

Formula: Sensitivity * DPI = eDPI

Shroud: 7.50 * 450 = 3375

While we don’t advocate blindly copying any pro player’s setup or settings (it’s important to use settings and gear that make you feel comfortable) it is a good idea to see how the pros approach this topic if you’re brand new to this whole thing.

Since the game is brand new we don’t have a ton of players to analyze, but from what we’re seeing the average eDPI lies in the higher 3000’s. If you’re way above that and you’re having trouble aiming you might want to consider lowering your sensitivity. If your sensitivity is too high you just cannot make the necessary micro adjustments to hit anything further than close range shots, so it’s important to find a sensitivity that allows you to comfortably flick and also gives you the necessary consistency when aiming.

Another setting that’s down to personal preference is your ADS sensitivity. The players that we analyzed tend to go for ‘legacy’ but if you’re completely new to PC gaming we would recommend relative. You can always click below for more info on the topic.

Other settings are, as expected, pretty cut and dry. Acceleration, filtering, and smoothing are big ‘no-no’s’ for mouse sensors so it doesn’t make sense to let the game you’re playing add these things. Whether or not you play inverted is technically personal preference, but pretty much no pro player that we analyze plays inverted so unless you already have thousands of hours of muscle memory we recommend just going for the regular way of aiming.


Best Settings for CoD Warzone
average edpi of analyzed warzone players
0
ADS Mouse Sensitivity
Legacy
80%
Relative
20%
average FOV of analyzed warzone players
0
OTHER MOUSE SETTINGS
MOUSE acceleration - 0.00
100%
MOUSE filtering - 0.00
100%
MOUSE smoothing - disabled
100%

Over
0%
of analyzed professional gamers use a 144+ Hz Monitor

Best Call of Duty: Warzone Video Settings and Refresh Rate


Call of Duty can be a gorgeous game to look at (remember that night vision mission that go so much attention on social media) but if you want to be competitive you’ll want to turn your settings down. Performance always trumps eye candy for competitive gamers, so it’s a good idea to maximize your framerate at all times. Even if you’re gaming on a standard 60 Hz monitor there are numerous advantages to having a high framerate, by the way.

Every pro that we analyze is using a 240Hz monitor and rig to go with it, and that not only gives you an advantage when it comes to the visual aspect (everything will look a whole lot smoother and easier to track) but it also reduces the input latency from between 55 to 75 milliseconds to a mere 20 to 35 milliseconds. For the full breakdown on why all pros are trying to get the highest framerates possible you can read our full guide, but rest assured that you’ll want to be maximizing your frames per second if you’re going to be competitive in any shooter game, or else you’re leaving yourself at a disadvantage.

Getting high framerates usually isn’t an issue for people with the most powerful rigs and the newest graphics cards (see right, or check our GPU guide) but luckily developers Infinity Ward have released a well-optimized game with CoD: Warzone. There’s a myriad of graphics options to tweak to get every last drop of performance out of your machine, no matter what the internals are. We’ve gone over all of these options and have come up with a good compromise between visual clarity and performance so that you can use these settings yourself or use our guide as a baseline for your own setup.

To start off we recommend you to run the game at your monitor’s native resolution. As far as the Field Of View (FOV) goes we’ve noticed that setting this around 100 (give or take a bit) gives us and the streamers that we’ve been watching the best compromise between performance and having a good overview of the battlefield.

Quick tip: make sure that you’ve got the newest drivers for your GPU installed before playing the game.

Best GPU for WarzoneCheck on Amazon
AVERAGE EXPECTED FPS – LOW (1920×1080)
RTX 2080 Ti
271
RTX 2070 Super
232
RTX 2060 Super
193
 

Conclusion


Call of Duty: Warzone is a nicely optimized game, and with a myriad of graphical options to tweak it should run on a wide variety of PC setups. That combined with the fact that it’s free to play might mean that this is one of the next big hits in the gaming world. With our settings guide you’ve got a nice baseline so that you and your setup are ready to become the most feared operators in Warzone.

As of now this guide is pretty minimal but, as with all of our guides, we’ll constantly be updating this one so make sure to check back frequently.

Good luck out there, and thanks for reading!