Overwatch 2 launched yesterday in early entry mode. To have fun the game’s launch, NVIDIA boasted some spectacular efficiency figures registered with the model new GeForce RTX 4000 Sequence graphics playing cards. The highest-of-the-line RTX 4090 runs Overwatch 2 at over 500 FPS at 1440p decision, whereas the RTX 4080 16GB reaches 368FPS and the RTX 4080 12GB virtually will get to 300FPS. That is roughly 50 frames per second greater than the earlier era’s RTX 3080.
Overwatch 2 additionally launched with NVIDIA Reflex help. The latency reducing expertise brings as much as 60% decreased latency on this game, although the RTX 3000 Sequence get extra of an enchancment by comparability. The RTX 3060 cabinets a powerful 27ms, the 3070 reduces latency by 17ms, and the 3080 by 12ms. The brand new RTX 4000 Sequence GPUs already run the game so quick that they will solely get 10ms of decreased latency for the 4080 12GB, 7ms for the 4080 16GB, and simply 4ms for the 4090.
Blizzard’s John Lafleur, Technical Director on Overwatch 2, mentioned in a press release:
Overwatch 2 completely shines on the very best ‘Epic’ setting with a GeForce RTX 4080, and even in a climactic crew struggle, the game has by no means been smoother or extra responsive.
All NVIDIA customers also needs to download the most recent Game Prepared driver in the event that they have not already. These on the fence about this sequel also can take a look at our hands-on impressions.
Total, I’m left with combined emotions relating to Overwatch’s future as a complete. Overwatch 2’s meta appears to have shifted in a constructive path, and that could be a hill I’m prepared to die on as a result of the game ought to’ve centered on being a shooter first and an ability-based game second from the start.
The problems I’ve with Overwatch 2 thus far stem from the way it’s doing its Free to Play mannequin. Whereas I positively agree with some measures like having to tie your account to a telephone quantity (as a result of we wish to forestall a TF2 challenge where actually any asshole with some free time could make a number of accounts to be a nuisance), different features make me so confused and would solely exist to hinder the expertise for newer gamers.
If we go right down to the core gameplay features, the game is 100% superb by me. I’ll positively come again and play it just a few instances if I don’t have a lot to do. How will the meta transcend by way of its aggressive scene, or how will the participant base deal with it as soon as it goes stay? Effectively, we’ll must see the outcomes as soon as the game goes stay.