Call of Duty: Warzone Is the First Backwards Compatible PS4 Title to Support 120 Hz on PS5

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Activision and Raven Software have released a patch for Call of Duty: Warzone that allows the PlayStation version of the game to run at 120 Hz on the PS5, making it the first PS4 backwards compatible game to support higher frame rates on Sony’s next-generation system. The development is somewhat surprising, being that Rocket League developer Psyonix had previously suggested that enabling 120 FPS for PS4 backward compatible titles on PS5 might require “a full port” of the game. It isn’t clear when Raven will be finished with its next-gen versions of Call of Duty: Warzone, which are expected to bring other improvements such as faster loading times.

Enabling 120 Hz Call of Duty: Warzone on PS5:

  1. Go to PS5 system settings, then hit Screen and Video.
  2. Select Video Output.
  3. Set Enable 120Hz Output to automatic.
  4. Go back to main system settings and hit Saved Data and Game/App Settings.
  5. Change Game Presets to Performance Mode.

In November, Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward added 120fps support to Warzone on Xbox Series X. Activision declined to comment when contacted by Eurogamer at the time, leaving us to assume the reason for this difference had to do with the way Sony handles backwards compatibility. Back then, I speculated that Infinity Ward/Raven Software would have to create a full PS5 port of Warzone in order to enable 120fps on the console.

Sources: Raven Software, Eurogamer

Tsing Mui
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