How to turn off HDR on Overwatch 2 clips


Overwatch 2
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Wondering how to disable HDR on Overwatch 2 clips? Overwatch 2 has been facing some technical issues with its HDR (high dynamic range) feature for a very long time. Many players have also reported problems with HDR in Overwatch 2, such as HDR not working at all, HDR being too bright or too dark, and HDR causing color distortion that eventually ruins the clips.

To capture perfect Overwatch 2 clips, the best possible solution is to disable HDR. If you agree with this approach, here's how you can turn off HDR for your Overwatch 2 clips.

How to disable HDR on Overwatch 2 clips

Overwatch 2 HDR option
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First of all, it's important to note that disabling HDR for Overwatch 2 clips specifically isn't possible. To address the issue, you'll need to disable the HDR mode entirely.

To turn off HDR in Overwatch 2 on different platforms, you can follow these steps:

Xbox Series X|S

  1. Go to "My games and apps."
  2. Select the title "Overwatch 2."
  3. Choose "Manage game and add-ons" > "Auto HDR."
  4. Toggle the option to switch it off

PlayStation 5

  1. Launch Overwatch 2 on your console.
  2. Head to the Settings menu.
  3. Navigate to the Video tab.
  4. Toggle the HDR option to switch it off.

PC

Unfortunately, Overwatch 2 does not support HDR system-level calibration on PC. Therefore, we recommend disabling the HDR mode from your monitor or NVIDIA control panel settings to address the issue.

What causes the HDR issue in Overwatch 2?

According to some users, the HDR issue in Overwatch 2 seems to stem from the game's implementation of HDR and its interaction with Windows HDR settings, especially in multi-monitor setups.

Some users have noticed that HDR works fine when they launch the game for the first time, but it becomes overblown or non-functional when they restart the game or the system. This suggests that the game does not properly detect or adjust to the HDR settings of the display or the operating system.

Unfortunately, there is no permanent solution for the HDR issue in Overwatch 2 as of now. The developers have not yet addressed the issue or released any official patches or updates. However, some users have found a temporary workaround that involves disabling and re-enabling HDR in both the game and Windows. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Go to the game's video settings and disable HDR.
  • Exit the game and navigate to Windows display settings.
  • Disable HDR for the display used for gaming.
  • Restart the game and revisit video settings.
  • Enable HDR and adjust brightness and contrast sliders.
  • Exit the game and return to Windows display settings.
  • Enable HDR for the display and fine-tune HDR calibration if necessary.

This method may not work for everyone, and it may need to be repeated every time you launch the game or the system.

That's all we have for you. But if you're looking to play Overwatch 2 portable, let's look at how to play on Steam Deck.

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