Overwatch: NVIDIA Reflex, Now Live - Cut System Latency In Half

By Andrew Burnes on April 06, 2021 | Featured Stories GeForce RTX GPUs NVIDIA Reflex

In competitive gaming, split second decisions can mean the difference between virtual life or death. And just like getting a new racket or pair of shoes can help you play your best in traditional sports, powerful GPUs, high refresh displays, and tuned game settings can help gamers unlock their full potential.

Now there’s also NVIDIA Reflex, a free update for many popular competitive games that reduces system latency to further improve player competitiveness. Acquire targets faster, react quicker, and increase aim precision simply by enabling NVIDIA Reflex in a game’s settings.

“NVIDIA Reflex is a game-changer with up to 50% less system latency.” – John Lafleur, Overwatch Technical Director

After a few weeks of testing on the public test region, NVIDIA Reflex is available today on the live version of Overwatch, reducing system latency by up to 50% for a significantly more responsive experience:


To use NVIDIA Reflex in Overwatch on a GeForce GTX 900 Series or newer PC, download and install our latest Game Ready Driver and the newest Overwatch update, head to Options --> Video Settings in-game, and enable the NVIDIA Reflex setting. And if you wish to reduce system latency further still, there are a number of system tweaks, game tweaks and hardware upgrades that you can make, detailed in full in our System Latency Optimization Guide.

Overwatch also features the NVIDIA Reflex Latency Flash Indicator, so if you’re sporting a Reflex Latency Analyzer-compatible monitor and have GeForce Experience installed, enable the flash indicator in-game and position your monitoring rectangle over the indicator location to get accurate system latency results every time, regardless of hero, ability, or weapon you use. 

Stay Tuned For More Reflex and GeForce Updates

To be the first to learn about the latest NVIDIA Reflex games, bookmark GeForce.com and follow our social media accounts on your platform of choice. Also, be sure to check out our extensive NVIDIA Reflex and system latency primer.