How to increase FPS in MW2

More frames mean more wins.

Call of Duty is among the most prominent names for competitive First-Person Shooters. With the release of Modern Warfare 2, players are already jumping to get behind cover and lay down suppressing fire. However, as beautiful as the visual graphics are, they can take a toll on your hardware, causing the game to drop frames in the process. This can mean a victory or a win in the heat of battle. Therefore, in this guide, we'll tell you which settings you need to tweak to increase your FPS in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Best settings to increase FPS in Modern Warfare 2

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The most effective way to increase FPS in Modern Warfare 2 is to change key graphics and video options from the in-game settings. The overall graphics settings are divided into display, quality, and view. To tweak your settings, go to the Settings page from the main menu. Then, select the Display tab from the options on the left of your screen. The following are the best settings options to optimize FPS in Modern Warfare 2.

Related: How to fix blur in Modern Warfare 2

Display Settings:

  • Display Mode: Fullscreen Exclusive
  • Display Monitor: Auto
  • Display Adapter: Auto
  • Screen Refresh Rate: 240
  • Display Resolution: Auto
  • Dynamic Resolution: OFF
  • Aspect Ratio: Auto
  • V-SYNC (Gameplay): OFF
  • V-SYNC (Menu): 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
  • Display Gamma: 2.2 (SRGB)
  • Brightness: 55
  • Focused Mode: OFF
  • High Dynamic Range: OFF

Quality Settings:

  • Quality Presets: Custom
  • Render Resolution: 100
  • Upscaling / Sharpening: FidelityFX CAS
    • FidelityFX CAS Strength: 75
  • Anti-Aliasing: SMAA T2X
  • Anti-Aliasing Quality: Low
  • Video Memory Scale: 90
  • Texture Resolution: Low
  • Texture Filter Anisotropic: High
  • Nearby Level of Detail: Low
  • Distant Level of Detail: Low
  • Clutter Draw Distance: Short
  • Particle Quality: High
  • Particle Quality Level: Low
  • 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
  • Cache Spot Shadows: ON
  • Spot Cache: Low
  • Cache Sun Shadows: ON
  • Particle Lighting: Low
  • Ambient Occlusion: OFF
  • Screen Space Reflections: OFF
  • Weather Grid Volumes: OFF
  • Nvidia Reflex Low Latency: ON
  • Depth of Field: OFF
  • World Motion Blur: OFF
  • Film Grain: 0.00

View Settings:

  • Field of View (FOV): 120
  • ADS Field of View: Affected
  • Weapon Field of View: Default
  • Vehicle Field of View: Default
  • 1st Person Camera Movement: Least (50%)
  • 3rd Person Camera Movements: Least (50%)

Wondering how third-person mode works in Modern Warfare 2? Check out CoD Modern Warfare 2 Third-Person Mode, explained, right here on Pro Game Guides.

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