Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is arguably one of the better PC ports of this generation, and a feature-packed entry in the long-running first-person shooter series. From advanced options like downsampling — the ability to render games at 4K, and then project them at 1080p for a higher quality image — there are tons of ways to enhance your experience, to options for changing textures and lighting.
However, a month or so after its release, developer Treyarch removed the ability for users with video cards that have 2GB or less of VRAM to opt in and out of the medium settings. It’s an odd move because newer cards like Nvidia’s GTX 960 can comfortably manage high settings even with 2GB of video memory. While the developer has remained silent about the reason for this change, the Call of Duty community believes that the change was made to ensure that cards with low memory do not run the game at settings that adversely affect performance. can make an impact.
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And while you can splurge on a more powerful card like the AMD R9 Fury or the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti, there’s a more cost-effective way to scale back the High and Ultra options. This way.
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Find your Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 configuration file. This is usually the config.ini in your Steam folder, Steam\steamapps\common\Call of Duty Black Ops III\players
Open config.ini with Notepad or any text editor.
Look for “RestrictGraphicsOptions=”1″”. Change 1 to 0. It should look like RestrictGraphicsOptions=”0″.
Save the file and close it.
When you boot up the game you should be able to select the High and Ultra options with a video card with 2GB of VRAM or less. What do you do to optimize your Call of Duty experience on PC? Let us know through comment.