In the past few hours, Infinity Ward has added support 120fps regarding Call of Duty: Warzone on Xbox X Series. All this, however, was not mentioned in the latest Modern Warfare patch notes published during this week on social media, and we are only aware of it thanks to the players who discovered it while testing the famous battle royale on the new Microsoft console.
Notably, initial testing of Digital Foundry confirms that Call of Duty: Warzone now runs at 120fps on Xbox Series X, but mostly hits between 100 and 120fps. The tests in question also clarify that at the moment Warzone is limited to only 60 fps on the PlayStation 5: now it remains to wonder only the reason, since there have been no comments provided by the publisher or the developer!
This is a staggering difference between Warzone, one of the biggest games on the planet that has crossplay enabled by default on all platforms, running on Xbox Series X and PS5. Digital Foundry has tried a variety of methods to check Warzone’s fps three times on PS5, and it seems that the game is running at only 60fps. The PS5 has quality and performance modes to choose from in the UI, but even in high-performance mode, the title’s fps don’t increase.
Call of Duty: Warzone, which looks like a PlayStation 4 app when downloaded to PS5, doesn’t launch at 120Hz and there are no game menu features to enable that feature. Given that Warzone can only be run via PS4 backward compatibility, perhaps it would require a full port to Sony’s new home console to enable 120fps.
All of this is in stark contrast to the line adopted by Bungie, for example, which announced Destiny 2 at 120fps on next-gen consoles with great fanfare this week. It is worth noting that Activision released a brand new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War game on Friday, and it might be possible that society doesn’t want to take attention away from that game right now!