How To Fix Overwatch FPS Drops
In this guide you will learn some methods you can use to fix FPS drops in the game. We all know that FPS drops in Overwatch can be annoying, especially when it happens during fights in Overwatch, so let’s fix it 🙂
FPS drops usually happen in times when the graphics in the game are a bit too much at that moment for your computer to render at the same steady FPS. What your computer is capable of is usually based on the hardware you have and how it handles the game. High end gaming hardware such as a high end graphics card and processor will not have too much of a problem with Overwatch in 2021, but not everyone has high end hardware, I don’t even have it. For most, generally speaking, running the game at medium to high settings will result in some fps drops from time to time. This however can be fixed by lowering certain graphics settings.
Step 1: Change the graphics quality to low
Changing the graphics quality to low, will lower most settings in the game to their lowest levels. This will make the game less demanding for your computer to run and you should notice a more stable frame rate, if you were switching from medium or higher to low.
Step 2: Click on the ‘Advanced Settings’
Doing this will open up the advanced graphic setting on your PC, there are a lot of things here you can change that will help with your FPS.
Step 3: Check your render resolution
There’s no need to have the render resolution at 100%. Sure, it will make the characters look nicer in game, but you can get by just fine at 75% and your PC will be a lot happier with you as well for making things easier.
Step 4: Change everything in the advanced section to low or off.
If you want to, you can just copy what I have below, it should help you out 🙂
By following the 4 steps above, you should now have a much more stable in game frame rate. If not, other causes could be that there is another program on your computer that is running that is impacting on your game’s performance or it may also be possible that you might just need to upgrade your computer soon, if it is already 4+ years old.
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