According to the patch notes for Call of Duty: Warzone Season Four, developer Raven Software managed to integrate a 120fps mode into the free-to-play title’s PlayStation 5 edition. This may come as a surprise to some, given that other developers previously stated that achieving 120fps gaming on PS5 hardware without building a native PS5 port was nearly impossible.
Rocket League’s next-gen upgrade introduced a 120fps feature for Xbox Series X but missed the Sony platform, igniting debate over running a game at 120hz on PS5. Sony’s backward compatibility approach, it appears, would not allow for such a sophisticated gaming option.
Frame rate enhancements for Call of Duty: Warzone and Star Wars: Squadrons showed the PlayStation console’s limits in this area as well. As shown by the recent announcement of DOOM Eternal’s upcoming next-gen upgrade, the tide is finally changing.
According to id Software, DOOM Eternal’s upcoming Performance Mode for PS5 will run at an astounding 120 frames per second at a 1584p resolution. It appears that the id tech gurus aren’t the only ones who have cracked the code to the miraculous solution.
Raven Software announced the addition of the much-desired 120fps option for PlayStation 5 in the patch notes for Call of Duty: Warzone’s fourth season, which went live today, June 17. HDM1 2.1 is required to make use of Warzone’s newly introduced frame rate mode on PS5, as stated in the “General” section of the current changelog.
It’s still unknown whether or not this modification results from a firmware upgrade for the PlayStation 5. It’s also conceivable that Raven Software found a method to accelerate things on its end. Regardless, the specifics of how the studio achieved such a feat are unknown for the time being; hence, it’s difficult to say if games like Rocket League may benefit from PS5 backward compatibility in the same way.
Season 4 of Call of Duty: Warzone is now out for all platforms, and it includes a slew of new features. For example, the Ground Fall limited-time event is accessible to play, as is the Verdansk Resurgence Mini “bite-sized FPS survival” mode.