Performance Issues Since ~January


Hello, I have had odd performance dips for a few months now. I have tried all troubleshooting methods known to man and I know for certain my system should be able to run this game better as it does other games. I have been playing since beta and have only had the problem since a patch in January.

I have my settings far lower than they should be to try and compensate.
I have tested bringing the resolution and everything as low as possible and these drops still occur. It has to be an issue with the game. I run more demanding games just fine. And these aren’t negligible drops in framerate. The game becomes unstable and unplayable at times.

It seems that menus like tab and escape play a role in causing these dips more consistently, but they happen quite often in team fights as you’d expect.

I really need some help here. I can’t be the only one with this problem.

before you ask I have freshly installed at least 10 different gpu drivers.


These standard tips can help resolve most Overwatch FPS drops:

Also here are advanced tips I have written in Overwatch’s Tech Support forum that maximize your FPS performance in the game.