Are you looking for the best video settings for the best performance and FPS in Modern Warfare 3?
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is finally here. The game is a direct continuation of Modern Warfare 2, using the most recent MW engine that Infinity Ward has created. All CoD games from Modern Warfare (2019) are performance-heavy, causing FPS drops and other issues for most players.
However, Modern Warfare 3 has improved in terms of visual performance and FPS. It can be improved further by fine-tuning or using optimal settings that consume less VRAM and deliver the best performance and FPS. Let’s look at all the in-game video settings that provide the best performance and maximum FPS.
Optimal Video Settings for Performance and FPS in Modern Warfare 3
To change in-game settings, players must head to the Settings tab, then move to the Video Settings section and apply the following settings to get the best performance and FPS:
- Render Resolution: 100
- Dynamic Resolution: Off
- Upscaling: DLSS on RTX/ XeSS
- VRAM Scale Target: 80
- Variable Rate Shading: Off with DLSS/XeSS
- Texture Resolution: Normal
- Texture Filter Anisotropic: Normal
- Depth of Field: On
- Detail Quality Level: Normal
- Particle Resolution: Low
- Bullet Impacts: On
- Persistent Effects: Off
- Shader Quality: Medium
- On-Demand Texture Streaming: On
- Local Texture Streaming Quality: Normal
- Shadow Quality: Low
- Screen Space Shadows: Low
- Ambient Occlusion: Statis objects (GTAO)
- Screen Space Reflections: Normal
- Static Reflection Quality: Low
- Tessellation: Near
- Terrain Memory: Medium
- Volumetric Quality: Low
- Deferred Physics Quality: Low
- Weather Grid Volumes: Normal
- Water Quality: Wave Wetness
After changing these settings, you can head to the in-game Benchmark setting mode to simulate an in-game combat sequence and check out the FPS and performance level of the video settings mentioned above.
If you’re looking for a more in-depth FPS tuning guide to fine-tune your setup for Modern Warfare 3, we recommend you check out our FPS Increase Guide. Also, if you’re a PS5 user, check out our 120 FPS Guide to get the best performance on the console.