Best Settings To Improve Performance For Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Best Settings To Improve Your FPS For FREE

Staying competitive in today’s modern age is becoming harder and harder with constant releases of new and improved hardware at the cheapest price to performance we have ever seen. It is because of this we want to break down everything you’re able to do for FREE to improve your game quality and K/D ratio.

While we do know that the new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is being released on all major platforms such as PS4, PS5, Xbox One and the Xbox Series X/S, this blog post will be covering specifically what you can do on your PC to achieve the best performance for your specific rig.

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Black Ops Cold War Minimum Requirements

Black Ops Cold War Minimum Requirements

We have found that the PC system requirements recommended by companies to play their game can, at the best of times, be arbitrary as there is no set standard to determine what classifies as playable at an acceptable level. So we are here to break down and test if there recommendations are accurate on launch.

Highest FPS Settings

Display Mode: Full Screen

Refresh Rate: Monitor Specific ( 60 or 144Hz)

Gameplay V-Sync: Disabled

Menu V-Sync: Disabled

Nvidia Reflex Low Latency: Enabled

Display Resolution: Monitor Specific

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Field of View: 90 – 105

ADS Field of View: Affected

Framerate: Unlimited

Minimized Game Frame Rate Limit: 60

Texture Quality: Maximum (Leave higher for QOL)

Model Quality: Lowest

Special Effects Quality: Lowest

Screen Space Reflection: Lowest

Object View Distance: Lowest

Volumetric Lighting: Lowest

Shadow Quality: Lowest

Dynamic Shadows: All

Special Effect Shadows: Disabled

Ray Tracing Sun Shadows: Disabled

Ray Tracing Local Shadows: Disabled

Ray Tracing Ambient Occlusion: Disabled


Ambient Occlusion Quality: Disabled

Motion Blur: Disabled (Enabled for cinematic)

Motion Blur Quality: Lowest

Subsurface Scattering: Enabled

Order Independent Transparency: Disabled

VRAM Usage Target: Default (80%)

Display Gamma: Computer (sRGB)

Call Of Duty Cold War Single Player

Playing single player can become more complex when trying to decide where performance and quality meet. We can say first hand that COD Cold War has very good optimisation on all of their platforms and it should be easy for even a beginner gaming PC to run it well enough. Usually the recommendation here would be to get slightly higher fps during fights than what your monitor can output, such as 60fps.

In doing so you shouldn’t see too many dips in FPS while enjoying the best image quality your PC has to offer.

Cold War Singleplayer

Call Of Duty Cold War Zombies

COD zombies has been apart of the franchse since as early as 2008 and there has been many iterations of this idea, all with wide spread love and criticism.

Needless to say the 2020 cold war zombies doesn’t disapoint with old school style wave survival to mini missions within for those who want more of a challange.

While not for everyone, it is nice to know there is still effort going into a game style that has been built and improved for over 12 years.

Cold War Zombies