After a recent, mysterious patch, Call of Duty: Warzone runs in 120fps on Xbox Series X as opposed to PS5, where 60fps remains the only option.
After a sneaky update enabled 120fps support in Call of Duty: Warzone on Xbox Series X, the game now runs better on Microsoft’s console than PlayStation 5. That’s rather surprising considering that both gaming devices possess enough computing power to support higher frame counts, with Xbox Series X only being slightly more powerful, but the difference is not so dramatic to justify a doubled frame rate on the premier Xbox machine.
According to the initially revealed specs, both Xbox Series X and PS5 have fairly similar AMD Zen 2 CPUs clocking at 3.8 GHz and 3.5 GHz, respectively. The biggest difference is in graphical power, as with Microsoft’s next-gen console featuring 12 TFLOPS against 10.28 TFLOPS for PS5. It has already resulted in select next-gen titles running in native 4K on Xbox Series X, and in upscaled 4K on PS5.
As reported by Gary_BBGames and other players on Reddit, the recent patch for Call of Duty: Warzone, which was released by Infinity Ward on all platforms, added 120fps support for the Xbox Series X version. Suspiciously, this particular change is not mentioned in the patch notes. According to enthusiastic comments, the battle royale title now runs significantly better with a clear difference from the Day 1 state. On PS5, the situation remains unchanged, with 60fps being the top performance even after the recent update. This might be due to the fact that there isn’t a specific version of the game for PS5. Warzone is only available on Sony’s next-gen console via backward compatibility with PS4, which basically means that it’s a current-gen version running. In cross-platform matches, this difference could potentially give Xbox Series X owners an advantage over their PS5 opponents if the former also own TVs or monitors with 120Hz refresh rates.
While Call of Duty: Warzone is taking advantage of Xbox Series X unprecedented power, the latest installment in the series, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War causes Microsoft’s next-gen console to crash. It might be due to the fact that there’re two versions of the game that can be installed (for a slightly different price). Both of them, however, result in the next-gen console completely shutting down. Players report that crashes can be caused by installing the next-gen version on an external HDD with an obvious solution of reinstalling it to the internal SSD, and this time-consuming method has already proved its efficiency.
Judging by the fact that the 120fps mode became available in Call of Duty: Warzone on Xbox Series X in a small post-launch update, the potential next-gen version of the game for PS5 will likely receive a similar treatment. There isn’t a single word on whether this option will be available at all, but the tight competition between Microsoft and Sony will likely result in a 120fps support in Warzone on PS5 sooner than later. Still, it is weird to think that the option wasn’t advertised on Xbox Series X at all – and is currently completely absent on PS5.
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Call of Duty: Warzone is available now on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
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