Since the popularity of Player’s Unknown Battleground and the Battle Royale mode of Fortnite, a lot of mobile and console games have been released in the Battle Royale genre. The biggest first-person shooter of all time, Call of Duty has jumped into the genre too. Call of Duty Black Ops 4 released last year has three different modes, a campaign mode, a zombie mode and of course the Blackout mode.
The Blackout mode of Call of Duty Black Ops 4 has become a favorite of lots of players. In this mode, 100 players battle it out on a giant map to see who will remain the last man standing. As with almost all Battle Royale games, you parachute from a helicopter onto an island, and you scavenge for weapons, armor, ammunition and other things. Vehicles are available in this mode, and you can use various air, land and sea vehicles. You will notice various locations from the Black Ops series in this map, and you can even pick from one of the popular characters from the Black Ops series.
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Now a lot of people have been asking about the best settings for Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Blackout mode. Of course, everyone wants to be the last man standing. No one wants to lose the game just because of poor settings. In this article, we’ll show you the best settings for this game mode.
Before we talk about optimizing your PC for this mode let me introduce you to the other modes available in Black Ops 4.
While black Ops 4 do not have a traditional single-player campaign mode, black Ops 4 features a Solo Missions mode, which focuses on the backstories of the game’s multiplayer characters, this Solo Missions has a special name which is known as “specialists”. This Solo Missions take place between Black Ops II and III chronologically.
The Zombies mode at least stands on its own, and thus is less affected by the lack of a traditional campaign mode this year. There are three Zombies maps on release day, and four if a special edition or the Black Ops Pass, is purchased.
Now that you know the different modes available in Black Ops 4, you must ensure that your PC meets the minimum requirements for the game. If your PC doesn’t meet the minimum requirements for the game, our optimization settings won’t help you. It’s even better if your PC can meet the recommended requirements for the game.
Here are the minimum requirements for Call of Duty Black Ops 4:
- Hard disk space: 90 GB
- RAM: 8 GB
- CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K, 3.3 GHz or equivalent
- GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7850, Geforce GTX 660, GTX 1050 or equivalent
- Operating system: Windows 7, Windows, 8.1, Windows 10
Here are the recommended requirements for Call of Duty Black Ops 4:
- Hard disk space: 90 GB
- RAM: 12 GB
- CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K, 3.5 GHz or equivalent
- GPU: AMD Radeon R9 390, Geforce GTX 970, GTX 1060 or equivalent
- Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit
Before we start talking about advanced settings and all that, we need to take care of the basics first. If you are playing on a laptop, first, ensure that the battery is set to High Performance. Then ensure that you have upgraded your GPU to the latest drivers. The latest driver updates for your GPU will help you get higher frame rates and smoother gameplay on newly released games like Call of Duty Black Ops 4.
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Now, let’s move on to more advanced stuff. We’ll examine how you can tweak the settings for the game via the in-game menu. Once you launch Black Ops 4, go to the settings menu. In the graphics option, you will find various options for optimizing your game.
If you like playing your games with a lot of eye candy, you might be tempted to leave the graphics settings on high or ultra. But you must realize that to get higher frame rates, you should leave aim for lower graphics settings. Your frame rate could be the difference between one kill that could make you the last man standing and the ultimate winner of Call of Duty Blackout mode. If you are not getting constant 60 frames per second, you should reduce the graphics settings.
Let’s take a look at some graphics settings for Black Ops 4
The display resolution is the most important setting for increasing frame rates. Most PC players use a resolution of 1920 by 1080. But if your computer is struggling to get good frame rates at 1920 by 1080, you should lower your resolution. Reducing your display resolution will reduce the graphics and give you more blurry images. If you frequently play as a sniper in Black Ops 4, you may find it harder to see people who are afar. So, you must adjust the game resolution in an optimal way in which you get good frame rates, but you can still get good graphics.
Don’t use any other display mode apart from full-screen mode. Windowed full-screen mode and other modes are not ideal for the game. Full-screen mode is the best.
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Your refresh rate should depend on your monitor. Most monitors use 60 Hz. But a lot of gamers are now opting for 144 Hz monitors. Set your refresh rate according to what your monitor can handle.
100% render resolution is fine. There is no need to go for a higher render resolution.
Aspect ratio refers to the width and height of the screen. 16:9 is the most favored aspect ratio of gamers. The default aspect ratio is often the best.
- Set VSync off
- Turn off HDR
- Leave the game brightness as it is by default
- Your display adapter should be your graphics card
- Medium to high shadow settings is okay.
- SMAA 1x Anti-aliasing is okay
- Ambient Occlusion could be at medium
Try not to run other programs in the background
If you are not gamming with a high-end computer, not running unnecessary programs in the background will be of great help, as your computer will dedicate all its resources. You might want to restart your PC after minimizing running programs before gamming.
If you use the settings mentioned above for your Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Blackout and the other available modes, you should be fine.