How to Increase FPS in Overwatch 2

Find out how to make your favorite multiplayer shooter run faster than ever before!

by Shaun Cichacki


If you’re looking to bring home the play of the game in Overwatch 2, you’re going to need to make sure that you have a leg up on your opponent. One of the easiest ways to do this is by increasing your FPS, allowing your game to run smoother and faster than you ever thought possible.

But, if you’re a new player coming into the series for the first time, or someone that isn’t normally a PC player, this could be something that can leave you scratching your head. Let’s dive into the details, and find out the easiest ways to increase your FPS in this competitive Hero-Shooter multiplayer game!

Overwatch 2 PC Requirements

One of the first things that you’ll want to do is make sure that your PC has what it takes to run this game. While it’s not the most graphically demanding title, some rigs may have a harder time running it, if you haven’t upgraded your parts in a while. These are the Minimum and Recommended PC specs for Overwatch 2. 

Minimum PC Specs for Overwatch 2

  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-Bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 or AMD Phenom X3 8650
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Storage: 50 GB
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600 Series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series

Recommended PC Specs for Overwatch 2

  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-Bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 5
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Storage: 50 GB
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600 Series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series

As long as your PC could run Overwatch, you should have very little issue running the newest game in the franchise. If you happen to have a beefier PC, you’ll be able to experiment with some of the newer graphical options, and get this game to shine brighter than ever before – but you’ll still be able to admire the wonderful art design, even if you have a lower-spec PC.

Now, if you’re looking to push your PC to its limits and achieve the most frames possible, let’s dive in and see what you can do to make this happen. Here are all of the best ways to bump the performance of your new favorite multiplayer shooter.

Lower Graphical Settings To Their Minimums

While the game may not look as spectacular as it could, you’ll find that reducing the graphical settings to their lowest forms will give you a noticeable increase in the amount of FPS that you’ll be able to rip through. Unless you happen to have a massively powerful PC that can handle just about any game at its full power without slowing down, this is going to be one of the easiest ways to achieve more frames per game.

Use NVIDIA DLSS or AMD FSR If Your Card Supports It

With many newer graphics cards, you’ll be able to enable a feature called DLSS or FSR, depending on the company that has made your card. These fancy upscalers will allow you to push your card to the limit, usually obtaining about double the average gains, so you’ll always be in control. For DLSS, you’ll be able to turn this on directly in the settings menu, and for FSR, you’ll want to search for the FidelityFX Super Resolution option or enable it with a few keybinds.

Lower Your Render Scale to 75%

If you’re looking for a maximum boost in your performance, you’ll be able to do this alongside reducing your graphical settings to their lowest settings. It may take a few matches to get used to the image not being as fully crisp as normal, but you’ll also notice that you may perform better due to the increased speed that the game is running at. It’s a simple fix, but it is something that could change the way that you play the game.

Upgrade Your PC

If you’ve got a gaming PC, you’ll be able to swap out parts to make your computer run better and perform better for any game on the market. While there was a massive Graphics Card and Processor shortage at the beginning of the year, you may finally be able to stop at your local store of choice and find a few parts that will help beef up your computer a bit more than it currently is. That way, you’ll be able to have greater graphical fidelity alongside increased FPS in your favorite games.

These are just a few tips you’ll be able to use to become the best Overwatch 2 player on the market. Make sure that you’re checking into our Overwatch 2 Guide Section, so you’ll be able to learn how to master new heroes with our Kirko Hero Guide, all of the Overwatch 2 Season 1 Battle Pass Skins, and the easiest way to invite and play with friends.

Overwatch 2 is available now on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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