Warzone is known for its graphics and plays style, which makes them stand out. But whenever Activision pushes any update or you install it for the first time, ” man that’s too much lag “.
To reduce warzone input lag, first make sure you are running the game on the required system hardware configuration, not with the minimum required hardware system configuration, after installation you need to repair the game to speed up the Installation of Shaders and make sure the Battle.net application is minimized to notification panel area.
From only those 2 steps the input lag has reduced significantly low. But you can tweak some more settings so that you don’t face the input lag in the warzone more.
Let’s just deep dive in detail methods and techniques that you can do to reduce the warzone input lag. And also why is it causing?
What causes input delay?
Knowing the root cause of the warzone input lag just helps you understand what steps you’re doing so you don’t mess up with system hardware to much.
Running call of duty: warzone in minimum or low specs
If you’re running the game on these hardware specifications or lower than these, then it’s better for your PC health to uninstall the game.
Here are recommended Specs to run at 60FPS in most situations with all options set to medium: OS: Windows 10 64-bit latest update CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X processor RAM: 12GB RAM HDD: 175GB HD space Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / GTX 1660 or Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 580 DirectX: Requires DirectX 12 compatible system Network: Broadband Internet connection Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
And if your going for competitive then these Hardware specifications are for you.
Here are the competitive specs to run at a high FPS for use with a high refresh monitor: OS: Windows 10 64-bit latest update CPU: Intel i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X RAM: 16GB RAM HDD: 175GB HD space Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / RTX 2070 SUPER or Radeon RX Vega64 Graphics DirectX: Requires DirectX 12 compatible system Network: Broadband Internet connection Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
Running call of duty: warzone on lower or minimum required specification will not run smooth and, can cause game crash has I have faced and makes your system unresponsive.
I have tried the game on my low-end gaming laptop MSI GF 63thin which has hardware specifications:
OS: Windows 11 64-bit latest update CPU: Intel i7-9750H RAM: 8GB RAM Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti With Max-Q Design Graphic Card
So, better invest the downloading time on other games.
Is a 4GB graphics card and 4GB ram good for Warzone?
No, it’s not good for a warzone because nowadays 4GB graphic cards can’t handle the intense game environment rendering process. And that can be the main cause of input lag because all the system resources are fighting to render the next frame to be displayed.
So better to upgrade your ram stick and graphic card from 4GB to 8GB.
Should I Enable V-Sync or Disable it?
V-Snyc sets the limit on graphic cards from sending frames according to your main screen refresh rate.
Disabling it unlocks the FPS limit and can decrease input lag( if you have a 240Hz refresh rate display then you don’t have to worry about it ). On the downside, this can result in screen tearing.
Should I use a wireless mouse and keyboard for gaming?
Most of the cases for the input lag arrive because of the use of a wireless mouse and keyboard.
For gaming, it’s highly recommended to use a better-wired connection keyboard and mouse. If your keyboard and mouse support both wired and wireless connection types then better to switch to the wired connection type and play the game you will see the difference.
Many factors can be the reason for your warzone input lag but those mentioned above are the main culprits and they can be terminated like an enemy in the warzone.
How do I fix warzone input lag?
Time needed: 10 minutes
Just follow these instructions and you are good to go
- Running the game on required hardware and software specifications
Make sure you are running the game on the required hardware and software specifications, not on the minimum required hardware specifications.
- All the game drivers are updated
Just check any update available in Settings App and Microsoft Store and after it open the Battle.net launcher and check there for any updates.
- Make sure you have closed the Battle.net launcher after you click on the play button
Here closing the launcher means minimizing the launcher to system tray notification as it eats resources like a hungry hippo.
- Terminating background programs
You should avoid any useless programs from running at startup or those programs that you have started.
To check startup apps Simply press this key combo ” CTRL + SHIFT + ESC ” your task manager will appear.
Click on the startup tab to see all startup programs.
Right Click > click on Disable option to disable the program.
- Wait for the shaders to get installed
Just wait for the shaders to get installed successfully and to speed up the installation you need to repair the game just after you install the game.
- In-game mouse settings
You can Enable and Disable the mouse smoothing and set Mouse filtering by the slider to 1 and then type back to 0.
- Disabling enhanced pointer precision
If you are playing with a mouse that supports switching between different DPI then you should disable the Mouse Enhance Pointer Precision by following these steps:
Open the settings > Devices / Bluetooth & devices( in windows 11 ) > Mouse > Additional mouse options / Additional mouse settings( in windows 11 )
- In-game Graphics Settings
Make sure you are running the game on Fullscreen Borderless
- V-Sync and NVIDIA Highlights should be disabled
Disable the V-Sync and Nvidia Highlights if it’s not disabled.
To disable the V-sync go to in-game settings > Graphics > Disable Sync Every Framerate ( V-Sync ).
On the same window, there is also an NVIDIA Highlights option simply click on it to disable it.
- Boosting Nvidia Reflex Low Latency
If you have an Nvidia Graphic card then this option will only be available to you. Enable it or you can Select ( Enable + Boost )
- Closing the discord
if you’re using discord while playing the warzone then I suggest better using the In-game lobby chat or In-game voice channel to communicate with your friends.
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