June 9, 2021 Update:
Fix for Warzone DLSS Aim Optic Issue has officially been deployed by Raven Software as of June 9, 2021.
The devs acknowledged the bug on May 29 and promised a patch soon. Keeping their word, Raven Software has fixed the DLSS Aim Optic Issue in Warzone. The patch is working as intended. Moreover, Raven software has also confirmed that the buggy Regiment Invites in Call of Duty: Warzone “will be fixed in an update coming next week.”
Frames per second (FPS) is a vital component to consistent gameplay in any shooter, a fact both competitive and casual players can agree on. Call of Duty: Warzone offers a wide range of settings so players can tweak the game and tune their FPS to fit their individual circumstances for better performance.
While the game has received a recent update that allows NVIDIA DLSS to optimize the game’s graphics, some players are also reporting several issues with the feature.
NVIDIA DLSS is a very unique system, which utilizes sampling to upscale the graphics in real-time. This enhances lower resolution images for modern computer monitors. Warzone only recently made DLSS available to users, and despite advertising a higher FPS rate, the game seems to be encountering a unique side-effect.
JGOD, a Call of Duty: Warzone YouTuber, shows in a video that the DLSS feature can lead to the misalignment of the crosshairs. This can lead to inaccurate weapon optics and reduce every weapon’s accuracy due to the visual issue.
DLSS is known for increasing frame rates by interpolating visual data instantly, but the system appears to be having issues at guessing how the Call of Duty optics should line up. This causes the misalignment, resulting in shots landing slightly to the left or right of the crosshairs.
While the issue applies to all the optics, the tac laser seems unaffected and can be used as an accurate measurement of the bullet’s trajectory. Warzone loadouts frequently utilize the tac laser to increase hip-fire accuracy, but due to the DLSS bug, it seems to be more accurate than most other sights.
Players will receive a higher FPS with DLSS enabled, but until Raven Software releases a solution for this problem, they may also find their sights inaccurate.
A simple, self-solution would be to practice with the change, as players can understand and manually compensate for where the bullets will go. Warzone snipers do this already for the long-range shots, but DLSS users can adopt the same practice.
The developers, as of now, seem to be unaware of this issue, but JGOD hopes that his videos will spread the message. Warzone‘s Trello board continues to log and track multiple problems, and until a fix is released, it may be best to disable DLSS. Sacrificing a bit of FPS seems like a fair trade-off for accurate optics.
About Call of Duty: Warzone
Call of Duty: Warzone is a first-person shooter battle royale that only supports multiplayer mode. It allows for both cross-platform and cross-progression which makes it gameplay remarkably spectacular. Unlike other battle royales, CoD: Warzone can easily house 150 players in a match while this limit is extended to 200 for some limited-time modes.
Players are offered the choice of playing two modes: Battle Royale and Plunder. To make the game interesting, large and diverse maps are packed by the game. Like any other Call of Duty arrival, Warzone too doesn’t have a shortage of weapons that can wipe out the existence of your opposition.
Call of Duty: Warzone surpassed 60 million downloads in the first two months of its release and received positive reviews from critics throughout the world.