Oftentimes, Warzone can get pretty dull when it comes to the overall color saturation of the game. However, here are several ways that you can enhance its vibrance and in-game visibility, which makes the game ten times more enjoyable.
If you’re a PC player and own an NVIDIA graphics card, you’re in luck. You can use the NVIDIA filters to make your game look sharper, more vibrant and enhance your overall visibility, in order to detect enemies better. This is particularly important in the new Caldera map, due to the amount of foliage we have on the map.
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So, how does this work? There are two ways you can do this: NVIDIA Filters or NVIDIA Control Panel. While the first one is more effective, the latter allows you to have better fps.
NVIDIA filters are post-processing filters that can be injected via NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience. You can enhance or alter the look of your game in real-time. These are only post-processing filters and will not change anything in-game. Instead, they are are like the Instagram filters for your game.
There’s a wide variety of filters to play around with, but we will be looking at some of the most useful filters for Warzone Pacific to give better visibility and make the game look more vibrant. Note that the order you apply these filters also matter. You must follow the exact order shown here for the most optimized look. You can always rearrange the filters by clicking on the small 'up' or 'down' arrow in the app.
You can access the NVIDIA GeForce Experience overlay by pressing ALT+Z on your keyboard. Or you can directly go to the 'Game Filter' interface by pressing ALT+F3.
Note that the 'Game Filter' interface won’t open if you are not in the game. If you try to open it on your desktop screen, it will return a message saying, "A supported game is required to use this feature."
When you’re in-game, open up the game filter, and now we can start with adding the filters and tweaking them to get better visibility and vibrant colors.
You can add up to three different styles. Click on number 1 to select the first style lot.
Click on 'Add Filter' and select 'Details.'
Set the following preferences:
- Sharpen: ~50%
- Clarity: ~56%
- HDR Toning: ~7%
- Bloom: 0%
Next, click on 'Add Filter' again and add 'Color' with the following preferences:
- Tint Color: 0%
- Tint Intensity: 0%
- Temperature: 0%
- Vibrance: ~75%
And lastly, add Brightness / Contrast with the following preferences:
- Exposure: 0%
- Contrast: ~15%
- Highlights: 0%
- Shadows: ~-50%
- Gamma: 0%
Note that it is recommended to follow the order we’ve given above. That is, Color -> Details -> Brightness / Contrast. Remember, you can always rearrange the order by clicking on the 'up' or 'down' arrows at the bottom of the filters list.
You can also turn off the filter by clicking on the ‘off’ button at the end of the styles slot.
The following images show the comparison between the regular game and the one with the filter turned on in real-time. You can see a much more vibrant environment. The plants are greener, and the sea is bluer.
NVIDIA filters are a great way of enhancing your game's visuals, but it comes at the cost of your fps. If you have a high-end PC, it is not as noticeable, but if you have been playing on 200+ fps regardless of your PC (that is, by turning down the graphical settings), you will definitely notice a bit of fps drop.
So, what's the best solution to this lower FPS issue? The solution is not to use the NVIDIA filters at all. Instead, use the NVIDIA Control Panel method to enhance the visuals.
NVIDIA Control Panel
If you have an NVIDIA GPU, you should see the native NVIDIA Control Panel by right-clicking on your desktop.
When you open it up, you get a wide variety of graphical settings to play around with, including brightness, contrast, sharpness, etc. On the left, you will find 'Adjust desktop color settings.' Click on it.
Here, you need to change a couple of settings. These settings will be applied throughout your system and not just in-game. However, you can always revert to the default values, just more sure that you note down the default values before changing them. We will also provide the default values, but it is possible that your default values slightly differ from ours. In this panel, you need to set the following:
- Brightness: +55% (default 50%)
- Contrast: +55% (default 50%)
- Gamma: +1.20 (default 1.00)
- Digital Vibrance: +75% (default 50%)
You will notice the colors pop while you are adjusting your digital vibrance. You can play around with the digital vibrance to get the “perfect” coloring you need. Once done, click on apply. The saturation range can differ on different monitors. We’ve found that after about 70-75%, the colors start to get a bit funky on our monitor. Anything just below that should work well.
No NVIDIA GPU?
Unfortunately, if you don’t have an NVIDIA, you cannot use the NVIDIA filters feature. However, you can still adjust the desktop color by going to your respective manufacturer system setting. For NVIDIA, it is the NVIDIA Control panel.
For AMD, you can do this by going to the Radeon Settings, which you can find at the bottom right corner of your screen in the system tray. If you cannot see the red Radeon icon, try expanding the hidden icons list, and you will see it. You can also find it by right-clicking on your desktop.