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Warzone Plays at 120 FPS on Xbox Series X, PS5 Still Locked To 60

Despite Xbox Series X users being able to play Warzone at 120 FPS, PS5 owners aren't so lucky.

One of the biggest benefits of the new generation of games consoles is the support for up to 120 FPS. Doubling the industry standard of 60 FPS, Xbox Series X and PS5s are huge upgrades for gamers everywhere.

However, it appears that not every game is set to benefit from this additional power. Those who enjoy playing Warzone on Xbox, though, are in for a treat.

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(Source: Activision)

Call of Duty's battle royale mode Warzone now plays at 120 FPS on Xbox Series X. This means that players can enjoy the game looking and feeling smoother than ever before.

But PS5 fans aren't so lucky.

Warzone Plays at 120 FPS on Xbox Series X

(Source: Digital Foundry)

According to Digital Foundry tests, the Xbox Series X now targets 120 FPS when running Warzone. The console can consistently hit between 100 and 120 FPS, which is quite the upgrade from the Xbox One version.

Xbox is even labeling the game as being optimized for Series X/S, though no next-gen port is available yet. This means that the console is still running the existing Xbox One version of the game.

However, the new hardware is made specifically with backward-compatibility in mind. Because of this, it seems that the Xbox Series X has no issue adjusting to the older title.

But Only Plays at 60 FPS on PS5

(Source: Digital Foundry)

On the other hand, the PS5 does not allow PS4 games to benefit from the new console's power. Perhaps in a way to avoid potential issues with backward-compatibility, the PS5 will run older games but with no boost to overall frame rates.

Even when running the game on the PS5's performance mode, Digital Foundry confirms that the title will not pass 60 FPS. Of course, there are still improvements from using the new hardware.

When looking at how Warzone plays on the PS5, we can see some interesting boosts to overall performance. But missing out on 120 FPS will be a sore spot for many Warzone PS5 players.

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(Source: Activision)

Due to the game's insane popularity, it's not unlikely that an official next-gen version of Warzone will release on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in the future. Hopefully, we'll see a graphical boost and even better loading times in this update.

However, until then, PS5 players will seemingly have to make do at 60 FPS. With both PC and Xbox players enjoying the benefits of powerful hardware, PS5 is being left behind somewhat with the older generation.

In other new battle royale news, players are already finding new killstreaks in Warzone. The game is getting ready to welcome Black Ops Cold War content in with Modern Warfare's kit, but there's a while to go yet.

Black Ops Cold War Season 1's release date is right around the corner. When it finally drops, perhaps we'll see the new Cold War map for Warzone that players have been expecting.

And if you're already dropping into the new title, here are the best Black Ops Cold War settings to help you in multiplayer.

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