I’ve been playing Overwatch for just over a year and a half now and up until a few days ago it has always run smoothly, however now when the game is running everything is slowed to a crawl. The frame rate will arbitrarily go from being fine one moment to a standstill the next, sometimes freezing the screen on a single frame for several seconds. I haven’t made any adjustments to my settings or changed anything else in my computer recently. Having read similar issues on the forums I tried deleting relevant folders that might have held corrupted files, with no success. When using the task manager I noticed that the game itself was using 99% of the GPU even on the main menu. I hope that someone can relate/give me some advice on what I might be able to do. Many thanks in advance.
These standard tips can help resolve most Overwatch FPS drops:
- Reset Overwatch’s Video Settings
- Update your graphic card driver.
- Reset your graphic card driver settings., then make sure that your Graphic Card Driver control panel is configured correctly for Overwatch.
- In drastic cases you may need to reinstall the driver and update to the most recent driver for your card. Remember to use Display Driver Uninstaller to completely clean out your old driver. Then download the most recent NVidia or AMD for your system.