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How to boost your FPS and performance in COD Vanguard

Looking for the best settings to play Call of Duty: Vanguard? Here you will find the best ones, either you want to focus on performance or quality.
The launch of the Call of Duty: Vanguard beta brought with it a large wave of players, who have been able to experience many of the new features the game will bring with it, as part of their multiplayer experience through various maps based on WWII.

Many of these have looked for ways to optimise their game thanks to its crossplay with PC, trying to find the perfect balance between performance and quality, to be able to test this title with the greatest possible comfort and try to seek victory.

COD Vanguard Hotel Royale
COD Vanguard will feature up to 20 maps at launch for its multiplayer modes. (Picture: Sledgehammer Games)

Despite the fact the PC experience turns out to be more fluid and optimised, some players have had problems derived from the high graphic load of the game, so if you are one of these, we will give you some tips to improve your experience when maximum, whether you're looking for the best possible performance while sacrificing a bit of texture, or you want to experience the photorealism of COD Vanguard like never before.

COD Vanguard system requirements

First of all, you have to take into account the necessary requirements so that COD Vanguard can run on your computer, regardless of whether you want to focus on graphic quality or performance.

Take into account that the better the resources you have on your hardware, the greater the advantage you can get from them to play comfortably.

Minimum requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-Bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 2GB / GTX 1050Ti 4GB or AMD Radeon R9 380
  • Pixel Shader: 5.0
  • Vertex Shader: 5.0
  • Free Disk Space: 45 GB

Recommended requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB / GTX 1660 6GB or AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
  • Pixel Shader: 5.1
  • Vertex Shader: 5.1
  • Free Disk Space 45 GB
COD Vanguard Patrol mode
Many of the characters will be inspired by the soldiers of the WWII era. (Picture: Sledgehammer Games)

Best graphical settings for COD Vanguard

Now that you know what you need to run COD Vanguard on your PC, it's time to dive deep into the best settings for your game, according to what you have on hand or what you want to focus on.

Let's start with the best settings based on performance or for PCs with low-end hardware.

Display

  • Display Mode: Fullscreen
  • Monitor: Your primary gaming monitor
  • Refresh Rate: Your monitor’s highest refresh rate
  • Sync every frame (V-Sync): Off
  • Framerate Limit: Set it to match your monitor’s refresh rate
  • Nvidia Reflex Low Latency: Enabled
  • Display Resolution: Your monitor’s resolution
  • Display Gamma: 2.2 (sRGB)
  • Focused Mode: Off
  • Focused Mode Opacity: 1
  • Display Adapter: Your dedicated graphics card

Quality

  • Render Resolution: 100
  • VRAM Usage Target: 80%
  • Texture Resolution: Low
  • Texture Filet Anisotropic: Medium
  • Particle Quality Level: Medium
  • Particle Resolution: Low
  • Bullet Impacts and Sprays: Off
  • Tessellation: Off
  • Level of Detail: Low
  • Level of Detail Distance Quality: Low
  • Volumetric Quality Level: Low
  • Shadow Map Resolution: Low
  • Sun Shadow Cascades: Low
  • Cache Spot Shadows: Off
  • Spot Cache Size: Off
  • Cache Sun Shadows: Off
  • Spot Shadow Quality: Low
  • Particle Lighting: Low
  • Ambient Occlusion: Off
  • GTAO: Low
  • Screen Space Reflection: Off
  • Anti-Aliasing: SMAA T2X
  • Filmic Strength: 0

Gameplay

  • Field of View: 90-105
  • ADS Field of View: Affected
  • Camera Movement: Least (50%)
  • World Motion Blur: Off
  • Weapon Motion Blur: Off
  • Depth of Field: Off
COD Vanguard destruction and weather effects
COD Vanguard features reworked weather effects and a new destruction physics. (Picture: Sledgehammer Games)

Let’s move on to the best settings based on quality and photorealism, for high-end PCs.

Display

  • Display Mode: Fullscreen
  • Monitor: Your primary gaming monitor
  • Refresh Rate: Your monitor’s highest refresh rate
  • Sync every frame (V-Sync): Off
  • Framerate Limit: Set it to match your monitor’s refresh rate
  • Nvidia Reflex Low Latency: Enabled
  • Display Resolution: Your monitor’s resolution
  • Display Gamma: 2.2 (sRGB)
  • Focused Mode: Off
  • Focused Mode Opacity: 1
  • Display Adapter: Your dedicated graphics card

Quality

  • Render Resolution: 100
  • VRAM Usage Target: 90%
  • Texture Resolution: High
  • Texture Filet Anisotropic: High
  • Particle Quality Level: High
  • Particle Resolution: Low
  • Bullet Impacts and Sprays: On
  • Tessellation: Nearby Only
  • Level of Detail: High
  • Level of Detail Distance Quality: High
  • Volumetric Quality Level: Low
  • Shadow Map Resolution: High
  • Sun Shadow Cascades: Medium
  • Cache Spot Shadows: On
  • Spot Cache Size: Off
  • Cache Sun Shadows: On
  • Spot Shadow Quality: Low
  • Particle Lighting: High
  • Ambient Occlusion: Off
  • GTAO: Medium
  • Screen Space Reflection: Medium
  • Anti-Aliasing: SMAA T2X
  • Filmic Strength: 0

Gameplay

  • Field of View: 105-120
  • ADS Field of View: Affected
  • Camera Movement: Least (50%)
  • World Motion Blur: Off
  • Weapon Motion Blur: Off
  • Depth of Field: Off

And it’s done, these are all the settings we can suggest to you, for either kind of PC you have or performance you want to experience in COD Vanguard. Nonetheless, remember you can tweak this at your own preference to balance its impact on the resources of your device.

Also, if you are looking for the best controller settings for the game, you can take a look at our best recommendations right below.

Check out our dedicated Call of Duty section for more featured guides, best loadouts, weapon tier lists and much more.

Feature image via Sledgehammer Games.