Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Best Settings

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How to Boost Your FPS in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Abhimannu Das
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Here are the best display, quality and view settings for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for the best framerates.
When playing multiplayer game modes, it is recommended to lower your graphics in favor of higher framerates.
If you have a powerful PC, you can consider bumping up our recommended settings for a better visual experience.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a graphically demanding game and optimizing your system settings for it can be really tricky. Ideally, you want to get the most frames per second (FPS) possible when playing multiplayer. Here are the best display, quality and view settings for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 that balance performance and graphical fidelity.

Best Call of Duty Modern: Warfare 2 settings for High FPS

Here are the best settings for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: 

Best View Settings for Modern Warfare 2

  • Field of View (FOV): 105 or anything that is comfortable for you

  • ADS Field of View: Affected

  • Weapon Field of View: Wide

  • 3rd Person Field of View: 80

  • Vehicle Field of View: Narrow

  • 1st Person Camera Movement: Least (50%)

  • 3rd Person Camera Movement: Least (50%)

  • 3rd Person ADS Transition: 3rd Person ADS (aim down sights)

  • Default Spectator Camera: Helmet Camera

  • Telemetry: Custom

  • FPS Counter: On

  • Server Latency: On

  • Packet Loss: On

  • Graphic Card (GPU) Temperature: Off

  • Graphic Card (GPU) Clock: Off

  • VRAM Usage: Off

  • Processor (CPU) Time: Off

  • Clock: Off

Best Display Settings for Modern Warfare 2

  • Display Mode: Fullscreen Exclusive

  • Display Monitor: Select your monitor

  • Display Adapter: Select your adapter

  • Screen Refresh Rate: Select the option that matches your monitor’s refresh rate. Typically 60/120/144/165Hz

  • Display Resolution: Choose your native resolution. For example, 1920x1080 or 2560x1440

  • Dynamic Resolution: Off

  • Aspect Ratio: Automatic

  • V-Sync (Gameplay): Off

  • V-Sync (Menus): Off

  • Custom Frame Rate Limit: Gameplay – 300, Menu – 80, Out of focus – 30

  • Display Gamma: 2.2 (SRGB)

  • Brightness: 55

  • Focused Mode: Off

  • High Dynamic Range (HDR): Off

Best Graphics Quality Settings for Modern Warfare 2

  • Quality Presets: Custom

  • Render Resolution: 100

  • Upscaling/Sharpening: FidelityFX CAS (Strength – 85)

  • Anti-Aliasing: SMAA T2X

  • Anti-Aliasing Quality: Low

  • Video Memory Scale: 90

  • Texture Resolution: Very Low

  • Texture Filter Anisotropic: Normal

  • Nearby Level of Detail: High

  • Distant Level of Detail: High

  • Clutter Draw Distance: Short

  • Particle Quality: High

  • Particle Quality Level: High

  • Bullet Impacts & Sprays: Off

  • Shader Quality: Low

  • Tessellation: Off

  • Terrain Memory: Max

  • On-Demand Texture Streaming: Off

  • Streaming Quality: Low

  • Volumetric Quality: Low

  • Deferred Physics Quality: Off

  • Water Caustics: Off

  • Shadow Map Resolution: Very Low

  • Screen Space Shadows: Off

  • Spot Shadow Quality: Low

  • Spot Cache: Low

  • Particle Lighting: Normal

  • Ambient Occlusion: Off

  • Screen Space Reflections: Off

  • Static Reflection Quality: Low

  • Weather Grid Volumes: Off

  • NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency: On + Boost

  • Depth of Field: Off

  • World Motion Blur: Off

  • Weapon Motion Blur: Off

  • Film Grain: 0.00

These settings should work great for you if you meet the minimum system requirements for the game. If your hardware cannot keep up with the game, consider lowering some of these settings to get better FPS.


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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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