Up For Debate - How do you get the best online multiplayer advantage like in CoD Warzone?

Written by Stuart Thomas on Sat, Apr 18, 2020 5:00 PM
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We’ve all played a multiplayer match where we thought we were doing so well we could maybe make a living out of it, then we see actual pros and we realise we were nowhere close. And if you’ve gotten really into your competitive multiplayer shooters, like Call of Duty Warzone, you might have come across the well known debate of Low vs High graphics options in such games.

If you haven’t, here’s the gist of it: do you go with Low graphics to increase performance and decrease all chances of any stuttering/dropped frames, or do you go with high graphics for better quality and therefore more chance you can spot your enemies? And if so, which options do you choose?

We all know that going on Ultra settings can make quite a substantial impact on performance, that’s a given. And when you’re playing a tense match online, the idea of losing because your GPU decided to stutter at one point is endangering to say the least. So maximum performance is a must for competitive multiplayer games.

But then what about quality? Turning off anti-aliasing can introduce a bunch of jaggies on screen and make it harder to distinguish between a couple pixels out of line, or a gun barrel beginning to poke around a corner. In fast-paced situations where even a single bullet can kill you like in Rainbow Six: Siege, that last point is pretty important.

So do you turn anti-aliasing on? Or off? Maybe in between? Texture resolution doesn’t matter a whole lot, but if a claymore on a set of stairs begins to look like the same blurry potato mush as the stairs themselves, again that can be a problem.

So what options do you turn on/off to gain a competitive advantage in multiplayer games? Like in, say, Call of Duty Warzone or Rainbow Six Siege? Which options are an absolute must to have up high? And which ones should always be turned off/low? Let’s discuss! I’m asking for a friend I swear...

Do you turn your graphics up high or low in competitive multiplayer games like CoD Warzone?

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23:19 Apr-21-2020

textures don't win fights, fps does 99% of the time so will do anything to have more fps

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09:33 Apr-22-2020

Not in CoD, but ok. Why not? Well in CoD the game logic and input are tied to a CPU counter, like most normal modern games, which means that FPS is pretty much visual, then the server tick rate is 60Hz, which is 30Hz both ways(client-server, server-client), so you won't be getting more information above 30fps, or if it's 60Hz both ways and they are calling it 60Hz for some reason, but I doubt it, I haven't really seen that before, it's 60fps.


Sure in CS:GO where the stupid mouse and keyboard input are tied to the FPS, such a caveman engine, then you technically need as much FPS as the poll rate of your mouse, which usually is 500-1000Hz, so yeah


And considering my cousin hit LEM in a month in CS:GO playing at 30-40fps on his previous PC, that myth that you need at least 300fps is bs.

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19:16 Apr-22-2020

damn, thanks for explaining

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08:14 Apr-19-2020

I let the game pick my options and don't even bother looking at them unless I have poor performance, in CoD MW 2019's case I had to turn off AA and it was all good, the game put me on medium from there after I updated my driver, quite the significant performance boost, which was unexpected.

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16:57 Apr-21-2020

For someone who calculates entertainment value in hr/$ I'd have expected you to tinker with the settings to get the most out of the game. That's what I do, and I've got the hardware to just brute-force stuff.

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09:26 Apr-22-2020

dude I did that calculations for that person as he said that the game is not worth his money unless he completes it 100%... -_-
To me all that matters is that it's a great game and I have 0 problem paying 60$ for a 4 hour game that's amazing, case and point after I got my PS4, I payed 40$ for the order 1886 and I really liked it, even though it's a 4-5 hour game, but it was I'd say a great 7.5-8/10 game so yeah worth it.


I haven't given a damn about settings in a long time. Nor FPS. If I see the game stuttering or chopping, then I got to the settings, but most modern games auto-detect your settings, so yeah, CoD warzone did it too, but for some reason it decided that I need 2x AA on 2560x1080 with a r9 380...

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01:40 Apr-19-2020

I do as high graphics as my PC can muster while giving me the highest FPS my screen can display (up to 165Hz), which is usually high/ultra, as competitive games tend to be pretty light-weight. Whether anything past the refresh rate is useful or not is another debate that I don't care for - I won't see what my screen can't display and that's that. I'd never resort to 1024x768 or whatever graphics like "the pros"...


That being said, an actual advantage is having a high refresh rate, high processing speed (low latency) display and a good keyboard/mouse.

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08:11 Apr-19-2020

Only CS:GO players do 1024x768, because the maps are so tunnel-like and simple that you don't usually need the extra field of view. XD

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19:21 Apr-18-2020

A bit off topic but damn this game is so bad on pc.Is pretty optimized yes and also good looking,only when it runs tho.Got 3 friend I play quads with,every one of us had some kind of random crash,and we've all got very different specs(all over min req).Every day some of us has crashes and/or other weird connectivity issues;I've had this kind of problems maybe only with PUBG and some early access titles,pretty disappointed.

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23:37 Apr-18-2020

I feel like i am being copied
In discord,my username is SpartanWarrior and so is in few games

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10:21 Apr-19-2020

?? ok...

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21:31 Apr-19-2020

Heh

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03:15 Apr-20-2020

Took some troubleshooting, no crashes for me and I had many at the start.

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17:29 Apr-18-2020

I play at 21:9 to have wider angles......

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01:41 Apr-19-2020

I'm playing 16:9 and I just adjust the FOV...

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08:14 Apr-19-2020

It's different. At 16:9 with higher FOV everything is smaller, whereas at 21:9 with higher FOV things are bigger. Well Horizontal FOV to be exact.

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22:45 Apr-19-2020

Well, yeah, that's true. But it's not that big of a deal.

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09:34 Apr-22-2020

well it's really useful in arena shooters and in shooters where there are many side lines of sight, like in COD MW 2019, but in games like BO2, BO3, BO4, CS:GO, R6 where the maps are just 3x tunnels or many tunnels like in R6, then yeah, it's pointless.

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03:16 Apr-20-2020

21:9 at 105 FOV...it definitely allows you to spot loot on the floor much faster.

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