Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is now playable on PC.
While the vast majority of the player base play the game on consoles, more and more players are migrating to PCs where the use of a mouse and keyboard and greater customization if of graphics and settings make it the best way to play.
Even professional Call of Duty League is even making the move to PC as the platform of choice for its players.
Those extra settings and tweaks that can be made on PC can make many question what is best for them. Whether it's their mouse sensitivity and settings or their keybinds, new players might not know what to choose.
However, easily the most common question new PC players ask concerns the graphical settings.
Best graphics settings for Black Ops Cold War
Like any other PC title on the market, Black Ops Cold War comes equipped with a fully customizable graphics settings. You can tune just about anything in terms of visuals to ensure that you can run the game.
If you're wondering about what kind of PC you will need to run Black Ops Cold War, check out our breakdown of the minimum specifications.
However, for this article specifically, we'll be looking at the best settings to use if you want a smooth and enjoyable experience.
This assumes that you meet the minimum requirements, though.
- Display Mode: Fullscreen
- Refresh Rate: Set to your monitor's highest refresh rate
- Gameplay V-Sync: Off
- Menu V-Sync: Off
- Render Resolution: 1920x1080
- Aspect Ratio: Automatic
- Field of View: 100
- ADS Field of View: Affected
- Brightness: 60
- Framerate Limit: Your monitor's refresh rate
- Texture Quality: High
- Texture Filtering Quality: High
- Model Quality: High
- Special Effects Quality: Medium
- Screen Space Reflections: Disabled
- Object View Distance: Medium
- Volumetric Lighting: Medium
- Shadow Quality: Low
- Dynamic Shadows: Self Only
- Special Effect Shadows: Disabled
- Weapon Shadow: Disabled
- Anti-Aliasing Quality: High
- Motion Blur: Disabled
- Weapon Motion Blur: Disabled
- Subsurface Scattering: Enabled
- Order Independent Transparency: High
These settings are meant for middle to high-end PCs. If you have some modern hardware then these graphical settings should be achievable without much issue.
However, if for some reason the settings are causing your frames to dip below 60, you can turn the texture settings to Medium or even Low to bump up your FPS.