Overwatch 2 Ranked Guide: Five settings you need to change right now

Overwatch 2 Ranked Guide: In this article, we will cover five settings that every player should change to get the best competitive experience in the game.

Overwatch 2 was one of the most anticipated launches of the year, the game is already hosting a humongous 25 million players base in the first week of the launch.

Every new and old player is trying out the new FPS game.

However, there is a very strict rule to unlock competitive play in-game and every player must follow those rules.

According to the rule, a player must play 50 unranked matches in order to unlock competitive play.

Now as many players have already unlocked the Overwatch 2 ranked play, here are five settings that you can change to get the best competitive play experience.

Overwatch 2 ranked guide: improve gameplay and be undefeatable

One of the most common and basic steps that everybody misses out on is to keep all settings in sync.

When all your settings are in sync you can showcase your best performance at maximum efficiency.

1) Turn on Nvidia Reflex

The first setting that we highly recommend turning on is the “Nvidia Reflex”.

This setting will reduce your overall system latency which makes the system more responsive and improve your competitive experience.

As we all know that every millisecond matters in the ranked game and turning on this setting will give you an upper hand on opponents with high latency.

To turn on this setting, head over to your “Options” menu and navigate to the “Video” tab.

Here, set the Nvidia Reflex to either Enabled or Enabled + Boost. Use the latter setting if your PC is CPU bound, meaning your CPU is bottlenecking your GPU.

2) Change your Shadow settings


Shadows are one of the most underrated settings in any competitive game. Most of us do not understand the advantages of turning this setting on.

Shadows can give you much crucial information like if someone is camping on top of any box or if someone is hiding behind any box.

However, turning this setting on will cut down some of your FPS but it is worth sacrificing some FPS for extra information.

You can find it in the “Graphics Quality” tab of your Video options menu. Set this as high as possible.

3) Turn down Model Detail


Turning off this setting may make your Overwatch 2 ranked game look bad but it will tremendously improve your performance.

After turning this off, it will remove any unwanted obstructive object which could be helping your enemies in hiding.

To turn this setting off go to Videos Tab and there you will find this setting in the “Graphics” tab.

While having this turned to “High” or “Ultra” will make the game visually appealing, it will also spawn some unwanted items that might distract you.

4) Enable High Precision Mouse Input

“Enabling this option will allow Overwatch to use your mouse’s native polling rate when determining exactly where to shoot.”

This setting can do magic for Laptop gamers or Medium end Pc gamers. Turning this setting on will let you shoot accurately between the rendered frames.

Meaning your already great aim will become more consistent.

To change this setting, first, open your Options menu. From there, navigate to the “Gameplay” tab.

From here go to the “General” section, and then under the last header, “Miscellaneous,” you will find this option. It is highly recommended to turn this on.

5) Reduce redundant motion

Motion settings may make your Overwatch 2 ranked game experience bad as the competitive play is very high-paced and there are a lot of things going on the screen and having this setting on can create a mess.

Sometimes you won’t even notice when a player switched positions.

To turn this off, head to the “Accessibility” tab in your Options. Then under “General”, tweak your settings to the following:

  1. Camera Shake: Reduced
  2. HUD Shake: Off
  3. Reduce Menu Movement: Off

After changing all the settings that we have mentioned in this Overwatch 2 ranked guide, you will see a lot of improvement in your competitive play and better performance overall.

Overwatch 2 system requirements

Minimum Requirements

Component Minimum
OS Windows 10 64-bit
CPU Intel Core i3 or AMD Phenom X3 8650
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600 Series, AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series1 compatible with 1GB VRAM
Disk Space 50GB available
Sound Card DirectX compatible
Network Permanent internet connection
Resolution 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

Recommended Requirements

Component Recommended
OS Windows 10 64-bit
CPU Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 5
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / 1650 or AMD R9 308 / AMD RX 6400
RAM 8GB or more
Disk Space 50GB available
Sound Card DirectX compatible
Network Permanent internet connection
Resolution 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution
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