Best PC Settings For Call Of Duty Cold War

COD Cold War settings nailed down to perfection. Read on to learn the optimal settings for the game to quickly become one of the best players in every mode.

Best PC Settings For Call Of Duty Cold War

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a 2020 video game in the format of a first-person shooter. It is the seventeenth volume of the Black Ops series.

The story is inspired by actual events during the Cold War in the early 1980s.

Depending on the player's choice and gameplay, the game has different endings.

COD Cold War is highly customizable offering over 200 settings that you can change from.

Before we begin with the best settings, here are the minimum requirements and the recommended requirements to play CoD Black Ops: Cold War on the PC.

Minimum PC Requirements

Minimum PC Requirements
  • OS: Windows 7 64 Bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64 Bit (v.1803 or higher).

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300.

  • RAM: 8GB RAM.

  • HDD: MP Only 35GB, 82GB for all game modes.

  • VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 / GeForce GTX 1650 or Radeon HD 7950.


  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X processor

  • RAM: 12GB RAM

  • HDD: 82GB HD space

  • VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / GTX 1660 Super or Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 580


  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit

  • CPU: Intel i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X

  • RAM: 16GB RAM

  • HDD: 82GB HD space

  • VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / RTX 3070 or Radeon RX Vega64 Graphics

RTX enabled:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8770k or AMD Ryzen 1800k

  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070

  • RAM: 16GB RAM

  • HDD: 82GB HD space

Ultra RTX enabled:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (latest service pack)

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770k or AMD equivalent

  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

  • RAM: 16GB RAM

  • HDD: 82GB HD space

The game launches with the best settings fully turned on. If you tweak these settings a little, you can get better visibility and frames per second; these enhance the gameplay by a large margin.

So, here are some of the best PC and Laptop settings that you can opt for to ensure that you have optimum gameplay:

1. Mouse and Keyboard Controls

Mouse and Keyboard Controls

If you are playing with a mouse and keyboard, it is always recommended to play with low sensitivities as it provides greater control and accuracy. Unless you operate with both a high-powered graphics card and a high-end CPU, in which case, by all means, you should be able to achieve exceptional graphics and frames without fiddling with the settings.

  • Sensitivity – 9.
  • ADS Mouse Sensitivity – 0.7-0.9
  • Mouse Acceleration – 0.
  • Vertical Sensitivity Multiplier – 1.00
  • Mouse Smoothing – Disabled.
  • Mouse Filtering – 0.

2. Graphics

  • Display Mode – Fullscreen
  • Refresh Rate – That of your monitor
  • Resolution – The same as your monitor
  • Aspect Ratio – Automatic.
  • V-Sync – Off.
  • Render Resolution – Begin at 100, and keep adjusting as per your performance.
  • NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency – Enabled.
  • Field of View – Personal Preference can raise it between 90 and 120.
  • Frame Rate Limit – Custom

Details and Texture

  • Texture Quality – Low to medium (depends on your card. 3080+ can do high/ultra)
  • Model Quality – Medium.
  • Texture Filtering Quality – Low.
  • Monitor Quality – Low.
  • Special Effects Quality – Low or Medium
  • View Distance – Medium.

Shadow and Lighting

  • Volumetric Lighting – Low.
  • Shadow Quality – Low.
  • Dynamic Shadows – Disabled.
  • Special Effect Shadows – Off.
  • Weapon Shadows – Off.

Post-processing Effects

  • Motion Blur – Disabled
  • Subsurface Scattering – Off
  • Order Independent Transparency – Off or Low
  • Ambient Occlusion Quality – Low

3. Audio


Audio is essential for any game because if you cannot hear the gameplay noises like footsteps of a grenade pin's click, the entire video game playing experience could be ruined.

  • Master Volume – Highest and then reduce as per your convenience.
  • Music Volume – Low or off
  • Sound Effects Volume – This should be at a moderate level. If it is too loud, it can cover up the sounds of the enemy movements.
  • Dialogue Volume – If you are playing in multiplayer, this does not need to be too loud.
  • If you are using speakers, you can opt for a high boost or the default Treyarch mix.

4. Miscellaneous

  • Make sure that you don't have any exhausting programs running.
  • Ensure all the drivers are the latest ones.
  • Use a wired internet connection instead of Wi-Fi. Often, Wi-Fi contributes to the lag that you might be experiencing.
  • Disable overlays.
  • Disable full-screen optimizations.
  • Enable Automatic Tactical Sprint.

5. Weapons


While weapons are a matter of personal choice, we have compiled a list of the crowd-Favorite weapons with the premium attachments that the pros themselves have used!


The Krig-6 has an incredible bullet velocity and range and the lowest recoil of any assault rifle. Once you load the gun with accuracy and long-range potential, the Krig-6 is exceptional in its execution. It is no surprise that this is one of the most preferred assault rifles in the game.

  • Optic: Sillix Holoscout
  • Muzzle: None
  • Barrel: 19.7" Takedown
  • Body: None
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Foregrip
  • Magazine: None
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Raider Stock


The AK-47 has an aggressive, close-to-mid-range playstyle. The below loadout improves the damage range of the gun while simultaneously improving recoil and sprint-to-fire times.

  • Optic: None
  • Muzzle: KGB Eliminator
  • Barrel: 18.2'' Takedown
  • Body: None
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Speedgrip
  • Magazine: None
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock


The AUG is pretty similar to the M16, but the AUG deals a slightly more significant damage per shot at nearly the same fire rate as the M16. It is considered one of the most powerful guns in the Cold War.

  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Muzzle: Agency Silencer
  • Barrel: 19.6'' Match Grade
  • Body: None
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Foregrip
  • Magazine: None
  • Handle: None
  • Stock: SAS Combat Stock

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Nick Rubright Jun 30, 2021

Great article! Call of Duty is one of my favorite games! Your suggestion about keeping mouse and keyboard settings at low sensitivity when playing on PC is spot on. Definitely helps to improve control and accuracy!