Modern Warfare 2 is currently the latest entry in the franchise and with Warzone 2, millions of players play it daily. However, a lot of PC players are experiencing issues and errors, some minor and some major. One minor issue that Warzone 2 players are experiencing is the pixelated or blurry textures. According to players, the texture quality is set to High, but still, they look blurry or pixelated. In this Modern Warfare 2 guide, I will list the causes and fixes for the blurry/pixelated texture issue.
Warzone 2 Pixelated Textures Fixes That’ll Help
PC video games have an advantage in terms of allowing players to adjust graphics quality, render resolution, and more. However, these options can lead to minor issues like blurry or pixelated graphics. Modern Warfare 2 PC players are reporting one such error which could be due to low rendering resolution, dynamic resolution scaling, DLSS, or more. The following are the fixes that players can use to resolve the blurry textures issues in MW2.
Check Render Resolution
I’ve noticed that usually after Modern Warfare 2 updates, it lowers the rendering resolution, especially, for those PCs with non-RTX GPUs. The lower the value for rendering resolution is, the blurrier the game will look, although the frame rate will be better. Check your rendering resolution in the graphics menu > Quality > Render Resolution, and if it’s lower than 100, set it to 100 and apply changes. This will fix the blurry or pixelated texture issue.
Switch NVIDIA DLSS Quality Or Turn It Off
Nvidia’s DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) has been the most useful tech that launched with its RTX GPUs. It renders the game at a lower resolution and upscales it using AI cores on RTX GPUs. If you are experiencing blurry or pixelated textures in MW2, then the culprit is probably DLSS. First, check the DLSS quality setting as the game sets DLSS to medium or lower by default for some GPUs. If DLSS quality is set to medium or lower, Switch it to Quality and apply changes. This will fix the blurry textures issue.
Launch MW2 > Settings > Graphics > Quality > Upscaling/Sharpening. Also, ensure that you properly set DLSS sharpening, otherwise, the game will still look blurry.
If changing DLSS quality doesn’t fix the issue, then turn it off and if you choose to do so, I suggest you use DLAA (Deep Learning Anti-Aliasing) for superior anti-aliasing and image quality.
Turn Off the Depth of Field
Depth Of Field is another graphical setting that can make Modern Warfare 2 or Warzone 2 look blurry or pixelated. In some cases, Depth of field combined with DLSS can make the game look blurry or grainy. Disable depth of field in the graphics menu and the issue will be fixed. Launch MW2 > Settings > Graphics > Quality > scroll down to Post Processing Effects > turn off Depth Of Field and apply changes.
Enable On-Demand Texture Streaming
On-Demand Texture Streaming allows MW2 to download high-res textures in the background as you play the game. This increases the detail and sharpness of the textures and fixes the blurry texture issue. Launch MW2 > Settings > Graphics > Quality > scroll down and enable On-Demand Texture Streaming.
Disable Film Grain
The Film Grain option gives the game a cinematic look. Personally, It makes the game look grainy and blurry and should be turned off. Disable Film Grain and pixelated texture issues will be fixed in MW2. Launch MW2 > Settings > Graphics > Quality > scroll down and set the Film Grain slider to 0 and apply.
Change Particle Quality Level
I know that squeezing every FPS out of your PC is important in a multiplayer match and some graphics settings have to be sacrificed in order to get it. The particle quality setting is usually the one that players set to low to boost performance, but doing so in MW2 can lead to textures looking blurry or pixelated. Setting it to High will fix the issue. Launch MW2 > Settings > Graphics > Quality > scroll down to Particle Quality Level and set it to high.
Turn Off Parallax Effects
Parallax Effects is another MW2 setting that can cause the game to look blurry or pixelated. Launch MW2 > Settings > Interface > Scroll down to Parallax Effects and turn it off. Apply the changes and MW2 textures will look less blurry or pixelated.
Turn Off DSR
DSR(Dynamic Super Resolution) is a neat little option in Nvidia Control Panel that allows users to render a game at a higher resolution and downsample it to their native resolution. This significantly increases image quality but has a performance penalty, depending on the game. DSR was introduced by Nvidia to allow users to render old games at a high resolution.
However, using DSR can cause issues with MW2 textures like making them look blurry or pixelated. Disable DSR if you have enabled it and the issue will be fixed. Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Global Settings > scroll down to DSR – Factors and turn it off. Apply the changes, launch Modern Warfare 2, and the blurry texture issue is now fixed.
That is all for our Warzeon 2 fixes for pixelated textures. If you are facing errors and issues with other PC games or your PC, then also see our hub for commonly occurring PC errors and their fixes.