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How to fix the windowed mode resolution bug in Marvel Rivals

Having issues with Marvel Rivals on an ultrawide monitor?

Marvel Rivals, Netease’s take on an Overwatch-style hero shooter set in the Marvel universe, is finally here for players lucky enough to be selected for its pre-launch alpha test, and as expected with an alpha, not everything is working perfectly.

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For some reason, some players are unable to change the resolution in the game’s settings menu. This issue mostly affects players who use ultrawide monitors with 21:9 or 32:9 aspect ratios, plus gamers with multi-monitor setups. While Netease will surely patch this glitch in the future, there’s a workaround you can try for now if you’re stuck in windowed mode when playing Marvel Rivals.

How to Fix the Resolution Bug in Marvel Rivals

If you’re stuck in windowed mode in Marvel Rivals and are unable to change your resolution, then close the game entirely and return to your desktop. From there, change your desktop resolution to 1920×1080. Once you’re up and running in 1080p, boot up Marvel Rivals again.

Make your way to the main menu and open the graphics settings menu. You should now be able to change your display type to borderless windowed. Choose that instead of normal windowed and the game should go fullscreen at 1080p.

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To get the game running in 21:9 or 32:9, press Alt+Tab and return to your desktop. Then, change your resolution back to your monitor’s native resolution, whether that be 3440×1440, 5120×1440, or whatever you have. Since you already set Marvel Rivals to borderless windowed mode, the game will be tricked into filling your entire display from edge to edge.

Marvel Rivals is beautifully optimized and looks amazing on ultrawide displays, even if the UI isn’t perfectly scalable or customizable. Until an official fix is released for this bug, however, you’ll have to repeat these steps every time you restart the game.


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Currently serving as a Senior Staff Writer at PC Invasion, Diego Perez has been writing about video games since 2018, specializing in live service games like Destiny and Final Fantasy XIV. His work is featured at publications like Game Rant and Attack of the Fanboy (where he served as Associate Editor), but PC Invasion is home to his best work. When he's planning content or writing guides, he's yelling about Ape Escape or grinding Lost Sectors in Destiny. Plus, he has a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication Media Studies for Texas A&M University.