Nvidia Reflex hits Overwatch, dropping in-game latency by up to 50 percent

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System latency in Overwatch stunting your killstreak? Then we have some good news. Overwatch is set to join the ever growing list of games to benefit from Nvidia Reflex support (opens in new tab)

In a recent press release, Nvidia said "testing indicates that this may be the best integration of Nvidia Reflex to date." With in-game latency reductions of up to 50 percent, it looks like it could really make all the difference.

Nvidia Reflex Overwatch latency reduction (measured at max settings, 1440p with a Core i9 10900k)

Nvidia Reflex Overwatch latency reduction (measured at max settings, 1440p with a Core i9 10900k) (Image credit: Nvidia)
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Reflex is currently available to anyone participating in the Overwatch Public Test Region (PTR), and should soon be seen rolling out to the rest of the player-base. So long as you have the latest drivers, and a GeForce GTX 900 GPU or later, you'll be able to take full advantage of this startling "aiming upgrade."

The move also means Overwatch will feature the Latency Flash Indicator, as long as you have GeForce Experience and a monitor compatible with Reflex Latency Analyzer (opens in new tab)

If the above graph is anything to go by, having Reflex on your side could be a real advantage. Feel free to head on over and sign up on the Overwatch PTR page (opens in new tab) if you want to be one of the first to try it out. 

Katie Wickens
Hardware Writer

Screw sports, Katie would rather watch Intel, AMD and Nvidia go at it. Having been obsessed with computers and graphics for three long decades, she took Game Art and Design up to Masters level at uni, and has been demystifying tech and science—rather sarcastically—for two years since. She can be found admiring AI advancements, scrambling for scintillating Raspberry Pi projects, preaching cybersecurity awareness, sighing over semiconductors, and gawping at the latest GPU upgrades. She's been heading the PCG Steam Deck content hike, while waiting patiently for her chance to upload her consciousness into the cloud.