Video Display Settings Key to Balancing Performance and Graphics
The key to playing your best is having high frames per second (FPS) and a low Input Delay. These are the two most important statistics behind having the upper hand in Overwatch 2. The settings you edit in your Video section, in addition to things like your mouse settings, will give you optimal performance based on your PC or Console, helping you climb the ranks. In order to compete with the best, maximizing your FPS and minimizing visual clutter is essential.
All of the settings for Overwatch 2 discussed below assume you have the highest performing computer and monitor, and which is required to be ranked among the best players.
Best In-Game Resolution for Overwatch 2 Competitive Players
The following are the best settings for a top-of-the-line graphics card and monitor.
Native resolution to your PC
Dynamic Render Scale
Capped to your monitor’s refresh rate.
Enabled + Boost
Default gameplay settings
The best settings mean that Dynamic Render Scale should be turned off in order to increase your input delay. Having your Render Scale set for over 100% will trigger the image sharpening feature and improve your visibility. Also, be sure to always cap your refresh rate, even if you have the best computer, because Overwatch 2 will make your frame rate inconsistent, making your computer perform poorly. Though you want to have the highest frame rate possible, you also want to limit fps to what your computer can handle.
Reduce buffering will help you have a smaller input latency, though this can be turned off as it doesn't make a massive difference. But remember, each small settings for Overwatch that you adjust will help build a better performance overall.
Best Graphics Settings for Competitive Play
For most of the Graphics Quality tab, you want to set the quality and detail as low as possible for better Overwatch 2 gameplay, and for higher FPS and computer performance.
High Quality Upsampling
AMD FSR 1.0
Low to medium.
Texture Filtering Quality
Low - 1x
Graphics settings on Overwatch 2 like medium texture filtering quality and triple buffering are redundant and slow down the performance of your game.
Having a medium texture quality, high antialias quality, and local reflections on adds nice nice visuals, but for optimal FPS in Overwatch 2, you can set this to low. For shadow detail, there are times when having the setting on medium will help you find a Phara floating above you. However, the visual clutter shadow details adds may be distracting and slow down your Input Delay. Having a high lighting quality is redundant in a game like Overwatch 2, as the colors are already bright, and the higher this setting is, the slower your Input Delay will be.
High screenshot quality does not affect your Overwatch 2 gameplay, but only affects the quality of the picture you create. Feel free to adjust these settings for your personal preference.
Local Fog Detail
Off or medium
Best Details Video Settings for Competitive Play
The details sections allow you to see how your computer is performing when running the best video settings for Overwatch 2. Having these on or off will not affect your gameplay, but they will give you important information if you are experimenting with your settings. Having your Framerate and Network Latency on all the time is useful so you can see the changes in your FPS and your ping.
Display Performance Stats
Show GPU Temperature
Show VRAM Usage
Show Network Latency
Show Network Latency
Show Network Interpolation Delay
Display System Clock