Call of Duty: Warzone PS5 update adds 120fps support

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
Call of Duty: Warzone is going to be playable in 120fps on PS5 after the new update for Season 4, despite Activision saying it wasn't possible without making a native next-gen version.


The monster of the Battle Royale world, Warzone, is going to run smoother on PS5 at the insane rate of 120 frames per second after the Season 4 update. CharlieIntel outlined that you will have to go into the settings and enable the function and, depending on your display, might have to drop the quality of the image to 1080p if using HDMI 2.0, or lose HDR. On HDMI 2.1, you will be just fine with the perfect 4k 120hz output. One would imagine that this might help people using the extra frames, as it will allow them to more easily track players movements as they sprint across the screen.

In a confusing twist on this news, PushSquare has theorised that this might be the result of a major back-end change after the most recent firmware update for the next-gen console. Rocket League developer Psyonix claimed that updating to 120fps would not be possible. "Enabling 120hz on Xbox Series X|S is a minor patch, but enabling it on PS5 requires a full native port due to how backwards compatibility is implemented on the console, and unfortunately wasn’t possible due to our focus elsewhere." The fact that Activision has got backwards compatibility games boosted on PS4 almost immediately after the most recent update suggests that there is some truth to those claims. The PS5 version of Call of Duty: Warzone is in development, but we have no other details other than that PC features like the FOV slider will be added. We here at TT are hoping for better audio using the Tempest engine!

The full patch notes are available on Raven's site. Is this something that excites you, PS5 owners? Or are you a concerned PS4 player? Let us know in the comments!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Hey, I'm Kes! I'm a Staff Writer, and I've been here since 2021. What do I like? The Outer Wilds is top notch. The Witcher 3 blew my mind over the course of five years completing it. I want Burnout back — I really miss crunching mechanical wonders into walls to the sound of Guns N' Roses. Cool, now we are acquainted, I'll see you around.