How to Increase FPS in Overwatch 2 (2024)

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How to Increase FPS in Overwatch 2 (2024)

Abhimannu Das
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Here are over ten tips and tricks to boost your FPS in Overwatch 2 in 2024.
Lowering your render scale to under 100% is one of the best ways to boost your frame rate.

If you are facing performance issues in Overwatch 2, there are some settings optimizations that you can try to increase your framerate on PC. If you are on PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo Switch, there is not much you can do as your settings are locked to the version of your console. All of the tips listed below should help PC users regardless of what hardware they have. Here are the best Overwatch 2 settings for maximum FPS that you should use right now.

How to boost FPS in Overwatch 2

Increasing FPS (frames per second) in Overwatch can improve the overall gaming experience by providing smoother gameplay. Here are some tips to help you optimize your settings and boost FPS in Overwatch:

Lower Graphics Settings:

  • Open the game settings.

  • Set the graphics quality to low or medium.

  • Adjust individual settings like texture quality, shadow detail, and effects to lower values.

Resolution Settings:

  • Use a lower resolution. Lowering your screen resolution can significantly boost FPS. This is not recommended unless you have a very low end PC.

Render Scale:

  • Lower the render scale to reduce the rendering workload. A lower render scale may slightly decrease visual quality but can significantly improve performance.

Update Graphics Drivers:

  • Ensure that your graphics drivers are up-to-date. Visit the official website of your GPU manufacturer (NVIDIA, AMD, or Intel) and download the latest drivers.

Background Applications:

  • Close unnecessary background applications to free up system resources. Running applications in the background can consume CPU and memory resources.

Disable V-Sync:

  • Disable vertical sync (V-Sync) in the game settings. V-Sync can limit your FPS to your monitor's refresh rate, which may not be optimal for performance.

Limit FPS:

  • Use the in-game FPS limiter to cap your frame rate. A stable frame rate is often preferable to a variable one that can cause stuttering.

Optimize Power Settings:

  • Ensure that your computer is set to high-performance mode in the power settings. This can be adjusted in the Windows control panel.

Game Mode:

  • Enable the game mode on Windows 10. Game mode allocates more system resources to the game for better performance.

Reduce Buffering:

  • In the game settings, try different options for the "Reduce Buffering" setting to see which one works best for your system.

Close Background Applications:

  • Close any unnecessary applications running in the background. This can free up system resources for Overwatch.

Experiment with these tips and find the right balance between performance and visual quality that suits your preferences. Keep in mind that the impact of each tip may vary depending on your specific hardware configuration.


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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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