An update is now available on the Xbox Series X, with which Overwatch gets three optimized display modes on the new Microsoft console. Unfortunately, it is currently unclear whether the update will also make it to the PS5.
Even if a successor is already being feverishly worked on behind the scenes, Overwatch will continue to receive updates and optimizations. As the developers of Blizzard Entertainment announced, the update to version 1.58 is now available, with which the competitive shooter on the Xbox Series X has been given three optimized display modes.
Depending on your preference, it is now possible to play Overwatch on the new generation Xbox Series X/S in 4K and 60FPS or up to 120 frames per second. Here is an overview of the improvements that are being made in Overwatch with update 1.58.
These display modes are waiting for the Xbox Series X:
- “Resolution” : This mode prefers higher-resolution output at the cost of some image-quality (Series X: 4K @ 60Hz, Series S: 1440p @ 60Hz)
- “Balanced” : This mode prefers image-quality at the cost of resolution (Series X: 1440p @ 60Hz, Series S: 1080p @ 60Hz)
- “Framerate” : This mode prefers higher frame-rate at 120 frames-per-second at the cost of both image-quality and resolution (Series X: 1440p @ 120Hz, Series S: 1080p @ 120Hz)
NOTE: Not you must have a TV that supports 120Hz or VRR (Variable-Refresh-Rate) to fully take advantage of the “Framerate” mode
The catch: since Blizzard Entertainment has not yet wanted to comment on this topic, it is currently unclear whether and when the said update will make it to the PlayStation 5. Should the studio provide clarity in this regard, you will of course find out from us immediately.