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Best settings on PC for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3

 Our best settings for the PC version of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3.

Best settings on PC for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3

We present to you our best settings for the PC version of the new Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. The new opus of the famous Activision franchise landed on Friday, November 10 and we offer you optimized settings to really improve the quality of your games. Note that we recommend taking the time to understand the settings and above all, to test the different changes on a few parts in order to be able to personalize the settings.

These settings are specific to the PC version of the game, we will also offer you in another guide the best settings for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 on consoles.

The best PC settings for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3

For those looking for how to access the settings section on Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, simply go to the game's main menu. There, click on the drop-down menu at the top right of the screen and select the option “ Settings ”. In the submenu that appears, select “ Quick Settings ”.

Note that we are not going to touch mouse or controller sensitivity, these elements are quite personal and should vary over time. In addition, each model has its own options, offering you an adjustment would be proof of incompetence. The only point of customization of the controls that we recommend is to place the crouch/slide on CRTL, making the slide cancel sprint easier.

Important: these settings are oriented towards the vision of the game, the fluidity, and the efficiency of the game, not the quality of the graphics. The more additional effects there are on screen, the worse your vision of important movements and enemies will be. Even with a large configuration, we recommend that you reduce the graphics quality as listed below to gain efficiency.

Mouse :

  • Sensitivity transition when aiming > Instant
  • Mouse wheel delay > 0.00

Display :

  • Display > Wide 16:9
  • Nvidia Reflex Low Latency > Enabled + Boost
  • Custom frames per second limit > Unlimited (only if your PC holds up)
  • Foreground mode > 0

Quality :

  • Render resolution > 100
  • Scaling/Sharpening > FidelityFX CAS (whether you are on an Nvidia CG or not)
  • FidelityFX CAS Intensity > 75
  • Texture Resolution > Normal
  • Depth of field > Without
  • Detail quality level > Low
  • Particle resolution > Very low
  • Bullet impacts > Without
  • Persistent effects > Without
  • Shader Quality > Low
  • Texture display on demand > With
  • Quality of local texture display > Low
  • Shadow quality > Low
  • Screen shadows > Without
  • Ambient occlusion > Without
  • Light reflection > Without
  • Quality of static reflections > Low
  • Land details > Near
  • Terrain memory > Max
  • Volumetric quality > Low
  • Physical quality reported > Without
  • Weather grid volumes > Without
  • Water quality > Without


  • Field of view > 120
  • Aim Field of View > Predefined
  • Weapon Field of View > Default
  • Camera blur > Without
  • Weapon Motion Blur > Without
  • Image grain > 0.00
  • 1st person camera movement > Minimum (50%)
  • 3rd person camera movement > Minimum (50%)
  • Reverse Flash Grenade > Without
The Audio part is very personal because it depends on your equipment and your habits. Mute music and reduce voice chat audio if you don't mute it. The effects and dialogues are important, even in multiplayer.


  • Mini-map shape > Square
  • Rotate the mini-map > With
  • Reticles > Static
  • Dot Reticle > With
  • Tips > Without
Concerning telemetry, it is quite personal, we like to follow certain elements but we find that very often it tends to distract the players.

As mentioned previously, these settings aim to provide a clear, raw display, which allows you to better see your opponents and therefore make you better players in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. They are inspired by the recommendations of some of the top competitive players on PC, including Strahfe . If you have any questions or if a setting is not listed here, do not hesitate to ask us in the comments.