Boost FPS in Modern Warfare 2
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These are the best graphics settings to boost FPS in Modern Warfare 2. Plus, a couple more tricks to improve your performance in-game.

Call of Duty MW2 is finally here. Players are already grinding to get ahead of the new meta and race up the ranks.

Another way to gain an advantage over your enemies early on is to optimize your settings. We’ve tested the different graphics options so you don’t have to. Here’s what works:

Best grahpics settings to boost FPS in Modern Warfare 2

Best graphics settings to boost FPS in 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. For example, if you have a 240Hz monitor, choose 240
  • Display Resolution: Choose your native resolution, usually 1920×1080
  • 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


  • 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


  • Field of View (FOV): 105
  • 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
  • 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
Boost FPS in MW2 with these settings

Boost FPS in MW2 – Bonus trick

If you’ve copied these graphic settings and still need to boost FPS in Modern Warfare 2 further, check out this tweet from gaming tech legend @KIRNEILL:

The video will show you how to change a couple of advanced settings on your PC. It’s a fantastic way to boost FPS in Modern Warfare 2 which only takes a few minutes!

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