Overwatch 2: Best Settings To Increase FPS on Low End PCs

Last Updated on April 10, 2023

Overwatch 2 is a team-based online multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. The Closed Beta for the game started on April 26th, 2022; the release date is not out yet. Overwatch assigns players into two teams of five, with each player selecting one of several pre-defined characters, or heroes, with unique abilities and roles within a team. Players on a team work together to secure and defend control points on a map or escort a payload across the map in a limited amount of time.

Read: How To Fix Crashing in OW2

While the game’s system requirements are not that high, some low-end computers will still have a hard time running the game at 60 FPS. Since this is a competitive FPS game, having high FPS will always help you, especially with a monitor with higher refresh rates. The higher FPS can help you track enemies more efficiently and make quick shots.

Best Settings To Increase FPS in OW2

Example Screenshot of the Settings Page

Before moving to the best settings let’s check what the system requirements are:

Minimum (30FPS)Recommended (60FPS)
OSWindows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)  Windows® 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)  
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i3 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8650  Intel® Core™ i7 or AMD Ryzen™ 5  
Graphics CardNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 600 series, AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 series  NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 or AMD R9 380  
Memory 6 GB RAM  8 GB RAM  

The system requirements mentioned above are for the closed beta and are subject to change during release. The first look at system requirements tells us that this won’t be a resource-hungry game. Overwatch one ran pretty well on older hardware; there are graphical improvements and texture changes in OW2 that will probably be more VRAM hungry.

Also, the Minimum and Recommended Requirements are for 30 and 60 FPS gameplay. I am not sure who even uses a 60hz monitor anymore; that too for competitive gaming.

Let’s find out what the best Video settings are:

Display ModeFull Screen
Target DisplayBest Match
ResolutionNative Resolution at Default Refresh Rate
Field of View103
Triple BufferingOff
Reduce BufferingOn
Display Performance StatsOn
Nvidia ReflexEnabled (Can also test enabled + boost)
Display System ClockOff
Frame Rate CapDepends on your monitor. For Example, 145 for 144hz or 245 for 244hz.
Graphics QualityLow

The numbers mentioned above are given as examples, as this is a guide for low-end PCs getting FPS that high might not be possible.

Overwatch 2 Advanced Video Settings

Render Scale100%, setting this to anything below 100 will make the game appear blurry. Set this to 75% if your PC is really struggling.
High Quality UpsampingDefault
Texture QualityLow
Texture Filter Quality1X
Local Fog DetailLow
Dynamic ReflectionsOff
Shadow DetailOff
Model DetailLow
Effects DetailLow
Lighting QualityLow
AA QualityOff
Refraction QualityLow
Screenshot Quality1x
Ambient OcclusionOff
Local ReflectionsOff

You can test your performance by turning a few settings on and off. One thing to keep in mind is that there is no best setting for all. Everyone will have to make tweaks according to what hardware they have. For example if you have a card with high graphics memory, you can turn texture quality to medium or high.

Good frame rate is essential in multiplayer games where every millisecond counts. If your frame rate is too low, you may not be able to keep up with other players or react quickly enough to their moves. This can lead to frustration and losing 1v1 fights. Hopefully, our guide helps you out in fixing the problem.

This was a basic settings guide explaining the best settings for a low-end PC. If you are still facing performance issues, read this article. We’ve also published a crashing fixes guide for Overwatch 2.

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Written by Vikas

Hey, I am Vikas. I've had a longstanding passion for computing and gaming for over a decade now. With a computer science degree under my belt sparking my initial interest in the industry from a young age, you'll often find me immersed for hours in the latest PC titles, especially enjoying multiplayer online games, while also enjoying sharing my insights and reviews. My work has been featured on IGN, Kotaku, MSN and Forbes to name a few. In my spare time, I read books and play with my cats. You can read more about me here. My favorite games are Destiny 2, Warframe, COD Cold War, and Minecraft.

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