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Warzone players frustrated by “terrible” FPS issues ruining Season 4 games

Published: 18/Jun/2021 10:50

by Connor Bennett


Warzone Season 4 has only just gotten underway, yet, players have already grown frustrated with the new FPS issues that occur at the start of every match, no matter how good your setup might be.

The start of Warzone Season 4 has brought about some big changes to Call of Duty’s popular battle royale, with new POI’s being added, as well as new weapons, and changes to the current arsenal of guns.

As ever, the update has been warmly received by players who are desperate for new content, however, it hasn’t gone swimmingly.

Raven Software have already had to remove the new armored trucks due to the return of the invisible player glitch, and fans have been annoyed by the FPS issues at the start of games.


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Warzone Season 4 kicked off on June 17 with the Ground Fall event.

It doesn’t matter if you have a top-of-the-line gaming PC, the FPS issues are seemingly hitting everybody as soon as the game starts. You’ll see your frames drop down to the low teens, and maybe into the single digits if you’re unlucky.

“I have to pause/press ESC at the start of every match now to get fps above 60,” said one player. “I’m getting massive stuttering but no fps drop. And yeah, the game is in a terrible state after this update,” added another.

Some theorized that it’s because of the Satellite cutscene that now plays at the start of games, but others have been experiencing the issues inside of the pre-game warm-up lobby.


Huge FPS Drops At The Start of Every Match from CODWarzone

How to fix Warzone Season 4 FPS issues

Now, if you do run into the issue, it’s not quite game-breaking. You can seemingly fix it by opening the menus and then exiting back to the game.

Other players have been alt-tabbing out of the game for a few seconds and then opening it back up to fix things. Of course, these both waste time that would be better used planning your drop, but here are a few fixes that have worked for others.

  1. Hit ESC twice before the game starts
  2. Pause the game, wait five seconds, and then unpause
  3. Go back to your PC home screen, wait a few seconds, and then re-open Warzone
  4. Change your graphics settings in some way, apply the change, and then it should be fixed

Now, these are all temporary changes that will address things for a game or two, but the problems will more than likely persist.

It remains to be seen if Raven will roll out an update to address things or if they’ll persist for a little while longer.