Season 5 of CoD: Vanguard: The Best PC Settings

Season 5 of CoD: Vanguard: The Best PC Settings ...

Youll want to optimize your game to ensure that you get the finest FPS (frames-per-second) possible when you play Call of Duty: Vanguard on PC. Here's all you need to know about creating the ideal Vanguard PC settings.

With Vanguard, the latest game in the Call of Duty franchise to be available on Battle.net, PC gamers have more options to customize how the game appears and improve performance.

With so many different settings to choose from, achieving the ideal balance between performance and visual effects can be tricky. Thankfully, we have everything you need to maximize the game on your PC.

These are the best Vanguard PC settings to run in Season 5.

CoD: Vanguard system requirements

MinimumRecommended
OSWindows 10 64 Bit (1909 or later)Windows 10 64 Bit (latest Service Pack)
CPUIntel Core i5-2500k or AMD Ryzen 5 1600XIntel Core i7-4770k or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
RAM8 GB16 GB
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB / GTX 1050Ti 4GB or AMD Radeon R9 380NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB / GTX 1660 6GB or AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
HDD45GB HD Space45GB HD Space

Here are the minimum and recommended system requirements for Call of Duty Vanguard. For the minimum requirements, you would require a somewhat more powerful rig than if you were to play Warzone.

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To meet the recommended requirements, you'll need a fairly beefy PC, including a GTX 1070 8GB for a solid frame rate and visuals.

How to update graphics drivers

Before using Vanguard on PC, we recommend you ensure that your graphics drivers are up to date to ensure that your rig performs at its best.

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Here's how to update your graphics drivers.

The GeForce experience app will handle this for you if you have an NVIDIA graphics card.

If you have an AMD GPU, you may modify your drivers using the Radeon Settings.

How to use NVIDIA DLSS in Vanguard Season 4

NVIDIA DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) allows players with NVIDIA RTX graphics cards to see much more frames at higher resolutions. DLSS sets your game to a lower resolution, increasing performance, while giving the appearance of a high resolution.

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The process of turning on DLSS in Vanguard is quite simple, since it is included in thePost Processing Effectstab in the Quality Settings. From here, you can set DLSS to Ultra Performance, Performance, Balanced, or Quality.

Ultra Performance will give you the greatest frames, but it will not be as visually appealing, and Quality will maintain the outstanding image.

Low-end hardware will benefit from Vanguard's best graphics settings.

You want to get at least 60 FPS, whether you are between the minimal and recommended settings for Call of Duty Vanguard.

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Vanguard still looks great on low settings, and youll have a much smoother and more enjoyable time when you reach a decent frame rate.

If you're using lower-end equipment, here are some suggestions.

  • Display Mode: Fullscreen
  • Monitor: Your primary gaming monitor
  • Refresh Rate: Your monitors refresh rate (e.g 144)
  • Sync Every Frame (V-Sync): Off
  • Framerate Limit: Custom
    • Gameplay Custom Framerate Limit: Your monitors refresh rate (e.g 144)
    • Menu Custom Framerate Limit: 60
    • Minimized Game Custom Framerate Limit: 15
  • NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency: Enabled
  • Display Resolution: Your monitors resolution (e.g 19201080)
  • Display Gamma: 2.2 (sRGB)
  • Focused Mode: Off
  • Focused Mode Opacity: 0
  • Display Adapter: Your graphics card
  • On-Demand Texture Streaming: Off
  • Gameplay Custom Framerate Limit: Your monitors refresh rate (e.g 144)
  • Menu Custom Framerate Limit: 60
  • Minimized Game Custom Framerate Limit: 15
  • Gameplay Custom Framerate Limit: Your monitors refresh rate (e.g 144)
  • Menu Custom Framerate Limit: 60
  • Minimized Game Custom Framerate Limit: 15

You want to make sure that your Framerate limit matches your monitor's refresh rate. If youre displaying frames that are significantly higher than your monitor can display, your screen may be ruined.

Quality in the Global Market

  • Render Resolution: 100
  • VRAM Usage Target: 80%

If your VRAM Usage Target is too high, you may experience stuttering and hitching. If this is happening to you, keep decreasing the goal until you see smooth gameplay.

Details and Textures

  • Texture Resolution: Low
  • Texture Filter Anisotropic: Medium
  • Particle Quality Level: Medium
  • Particle Resolution: Low
  • Bullet Impacts & Sprays: Off
  • Tesselation: Off
  • Level of Detail: Low
  • Level of Detail Distance Quality: Low
  • Volumetric Quality Level: Low

Shadow and Lighting

  • Shadow Map Resolution: Low
  • Sun Shadow Cascades: Low
  • Cache Spot Shadows: Off
  • Spot Cache Size: Off
  • Cache Sun Shadows: Off
  • Spot Shadow Quality: Low
  • Particle Lighting: Medium
  • Ambient Occlusion: Off
  • GTAO: Low
  • Screen Space Reflection: Low

Post Processing Effects

  • Anti-Aliasing: SMAA T2X
  • Filmic Strength: 0

Anti-Aliasing should be set to either off or the lowest setting, but Vanguard requires you to use either SMAA T2X or Filmic SMAA T2X. Filmic can make your game appear blurry, so we recommend using the regular T2X.

This should be enabled for Filmic Strength, as it adds unnecessary visual noise to your game, making it appear worse for no reason.

  • Field of View: 95-105
    • ADS Field of View: Affected
  • Camera Movement: Least (50%)
  • World Motion Blur: Off
  • Weapon Motion Blur: Off
  • Depth of Field: Off
  • ADS Field of View: Affected
  • ADS Field of View: Affected

If you have lower-end hardware, you should have your FOV set somewhere between 95 and 105. Youll still benefit from seeing more of the world in front of you, but youll not suffer from the performance loss.

And for other options like Motion Blur and Depth of Field, you'll want to have them set to off.

Vanguard graphics settings for high-end equipment are

If you aren't going to pay hundreds of dollars for the finest hardware, there's no point in spending thousands. NVIDIA 20 and 30 Series GPUs will be able to display high-quality graphics and high frame rates.

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If you're using high-end hardware, here are some suggestions for tweaking.

  • Display Mode: Fullscreen
  • Monitor: Your primary gaming monitor
  • Refresh Rate: Your monitors refresh rate (e.g 165)
  • Sync Every Frame (V-Sync): Off
  • Framerate Limit: Custom
    • Gameplay Custom Framerate Limit: Your monitors refresh rate (e.g 165)
    • Menu Custom Framerate Limit: 60
    • Minimized Game Custom Framerate Limit: 15
  • NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency: Enabled
  • Display Resolution: Your monitors resolution (e.g 25601440)
  • Display Gamma: 2.2 (sRGB)
  • Focused Mode: Off
  • Focused Mode Opacity: 0
  • Display Adapter: Your graphics card
  • On-Demand Texture Streaming: Off
  • Gameplay Custom Framerate Limit: Your monitors refresh rate (e.g 165)
  • Menu Custom Framerate Limit: 60
  • Minimized Game Custom Framerate Limit: 15
  • Gameplay Custom Framerate Limit: Your monitors refresh rate (e.g 165)
  • Menu Custom Framerate Limit: 60
  • Minimized Game Custom Framerate Limit: 15

You want to make sure that your Framerate limit matches your monitors refresh rate. If youre getting frames that are significantly higher than what your monitor can display, your screen may break.

Global Quality

  • Render Resolution: 100
  • VRAM Usage Target: 90%

High-end equipment should have a VRAM Usage Target of 90%, but make sure to lower it if you begin experiencing stuttering or hitching.

Details and Textures

  • Texture Resolution: Medium
  • Texture Filter Anisotropic: Medium
  • Particle Quality Level: Medium
  • Particle Resolution: Low
  • Bullet Impacts & Sprays: On
  • Tesselation: Nearby Only
  • Level of Detail: High
  • Level of Detail Distance Quality: High
  • Volumetric Quality Level: Low

Shadow and Light

  • Shadow Map Resolution: High
  • Sun Shadow Cascades: Medium
  • Cache Spot Shadows: On
  • Spot Cache Size: Medium
  • Cache Sun Shadows: On
  • Spot Shadow Quality: Low
  • Particle Lighting: High
  • Ambient Occlusion: Off
  • GTAO: Medium
  • Screen Space Reflection: Medium

Post Processing Effects

  • Anti-Aliasing: SMAA T2X
  • Filmic Strength: 0

Although Filmic SMAA T2X is the higher option, it will make the game appear blurry, so it should be avoided. Again, Filmic Strength should always be set to 0.

  • Field of View: 105-120
    • ADS Field of View: Affected
  • Camera Movement: Least (50%)
  • World Motion Blur: Off
  • Weapon Motion Blur: Off
  • Depth of Field: Off
  • ADS Field of View: Affected
  • ADS Field of View: Affected

If you're using higher-end hardware, you'll most likely crank your FOV up to 120 without experiencing a significant performance drop. However, some gamers like how it distorts and shrinks the screen, so you may want it to be slightly lower.

You want to have them all set to off for the other options, such as Motion Blur and Depth of Field.

The best PC settings for Call of Duty: Vanguard are now available! You can also check out the best PC settings for Warzone Pacific Season 5.