Call of Duty Warzone is known for having very realistic graphics which is accomplished, in part, by the game’s dramatic use of lighting. Whilst this makes for an immersive experience, it may not provide you with the best visibility of your enemies. In this tutorial we will show you how you can improve the clarity in game using Nvidia filters, to make sure you spot your rivals before they spot you.
Before we start, please note that the following tutorial will apply to PC players using an Nvidia graphics card. For PC players using an AMD graphics card, you may be able to get similar results using AMD Radeon Software, and for console users you can try adjusting your monitor settings to help improve the visuals.
To begin with, you’ll need to make sure you have the Nvidia GeForce Experience app installed. If not, you can download it here. Once installed, open the app then click the settings cog and make sure “In-game overlay” is switched on. Also, make a note of the shortcut key to activate the overlay (Alt+Z by default).
Now you’re ready to start creating filters, so launch in to Warzone. We’d recommend creating the filters in a custom game with no other players, so you can take your time adjusting the settings in multiple environments without the risk of dying. Once in a game, activate the overlay with the shortcut from earlier and click on “Game filter”. On the left, you will see a “Style” heading with numbers 1, 2, 3 and Off. These are profiles to allow you to save different filter sets. Go ahead and click on any of these numbers and you will notice that the “Add filter” menu below will activate. It is here that you can select from a multitude of different options to enhance the in-game visuals.
After experimenting, we found using 2 filters gave the best results. The first is a “Brightness/Contrast” filter which we adjusted as follows:
- Exposure: 0%
- Contrast: 15%
- Highlights: -20%
- Shadows: -70%
- Gamma: 13%
The second is the “Details” filter, which tweaked as follows:
- Sharpen: 40%
- Clarity: 29%
- HDR Toning: 33%
- Bloom: 15%
As you can see by the results below, these settings work especially well in indoor environments, as enemies no longer get lost in the darker shadows. We also found that outdoors we were able to spot enemies at greater range as well as in shaded areas.
Drag the sliders on the images below to see the “before and after” of the final results.
It’s important to note that adjusting the Brightness/Contrast filter too far can have a negative effect on your visibility, so use our tweaks as a reference point only, since your monitor and eyes may differ from ours. It’s also relevant to mention that applying filters may have a slight hit on your overall FPS. In our testing we noticed around a 10-15 FPS drop on average, so try it out and decide if the positives outweigh the potential loss in frames.
That concludes the tutorial. We hope you found it helpful. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to drop a comment below.