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Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Best Settings Guide For PC

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is now available on PC, and, given how important frame rate is to the competitive nature of the game, we’ve put together the best settings for getting optimized performance.

Before we delve into the best settings for the PC version of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, make sure you’ve updated your GPU drivers and Windows to their latest respective versions. Additionally, disable or close any unnecessary background applications in order to reduce the CPU overhead as much as possible. The settings below should provide a more optimized balance between graphics and frame rate compared to the presets available in-game.

Call of duty modern warfare 2 best settings

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Best Settings

The settings below are there to serve as a broad starting point for further optimization based on your specific hardware specs. As a result, you may need to tweak some settings until you find a sweet spot based on your display’s refresh rate and the overall performance you seek.


  • Display Mode: Fullscreen Exclusive
  • Display Monitor: set to the display you are using as your primary
  • Display Adapter: your system GPU
  • Screen Refresh Rate: Auto
  • Display Resolution: set to the native resolution of your display
  • Dynamic Resolution: On
  • Aspect Ratio: Automatic
  • V-Sync: Off
  • Custom Frame Rate Limit: Custom
    • Gameplay Custom Frame Rate Limit: 300
    • Menu Custom Frame Rate Limit: 100
    • Out of Focus Custom Frame Rate Limit: 30


  • Quality Presets: Custom
  • Render Resolution: 100
  • Upscaling / Sharpening: DLSS Quality (or FSR Quality, if not supported)
  • Anti-aliasing: SMAA T2X
  • Anti-aliasing Quality: Normal
  • Video Memory Scale: 90
  • Texture Resolution: High
  • Texture Filter Anisotropic: High
  • Nearby Level of Detail: High
  • Distant Level of Detail: Low
  • Clutter Draw Distance: Short
  • Particle Quality: Low
  • Particle Quality Level: High
  • Bullet Impacts & Sprays: On
  • Shader Quality: Low
  • Tessellation: Near
  • Terrain Memory: Max
  • On-Demand Texture Streaming: Off
  • Streaming Quality: Low
  • Volumetric Quality: Low
  • Deferred Physics Quality: Low
  • Water Caustics: On
  • Shadow Map Resolution: Normal
  • Screen Space Shadows: Low
  • Spot Shadow Quality: Low
  • Cache Spot Shadows: On
  • Spot Cache: High
  • Cache Sun Shadows: High
  • Particle Lighting: Normal
  • Ambient Occlusion: On
    • GTAO Quality: Low
  • Screen Space Reflections: Normal
  • Weather Grid Volumes: On
    • Weather Grid Volumes Quality: Ultra Quality
  • Nvidia Reflex Low Latency: On (or On + Boost)
  • Depth of Field: Off
  • World Motion Blur: Off
  • Film Grain: 0.00


  • Field of View: 110
  • ADS Field of View: set according to personal preference
  • Weapon Field of View: Default
  • Vehicle Field of View: Default
  • 1st Person Camera Movement: Least [50%]
  • 3rd Person Camera Movement: Least [50%]
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