Overwatch 2 Supports 120 FPS on PS5; Further Enhanced by VRR and Multiple Performance Modes

Overwatch 2 running at 120 FPS on PS5 (and Xbox Series X|S) is great news for current-gen console owners who have displays capable of outputting high frame rates. As with all fast-paced shooters, higher frame rates mean smoother gameplay and more responsive inputs. In addition to the 120 FPS mode, Overwatch 2’s performance is further enhanced by VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) technology.

Running Overwatch 2 at 120 FPS on PS5

To run Overwatch 2 at 120 FPS on PS5, players must combine a compatible display with the “Framerate” option found in the game’s “Video” settings tab.

As discovered by “packersfan1290” on Reddit, and verified by MP1st, the sequel to the hit 2016 hero shooter is fully embracing the next generation of consoles with enhanced performance modes.

For those who have not only invested in the new Sony system, but also a premium TV or monitor, Overwatch 2 is about to deliver an extremely smooth and responsive experience.

Of course, not all players see the value of high frame rates, especially at the cost of clear visuals. For those gamers, there are “Balanced” and “Resolution” performance modes. “Balanced” presumably locks the frame rate to 60/90 FPS and bumps up the resolution a little, while “Resolution” may drop the frame rate to 30/60 FPS and greatly increase the resolution.

At the time of writing, the Overwatch 2 beta has only just begun, meaning users are still playing around with the various game settings and reporting their findings. While it’s good to see these performance options available in the beta, they are still part of a test build that could experience drastic changes before the October 4 launch.

Stay tuned for more news as the beta continues!

In other PlayStation news, Sony has revealed the M9 and M3 monitors, which have a very PS5-like aesthetic. Overwatch 2 has been experiencing issues across both PS5 and PS4. Here’s how to lower PS5 ping for competitive games like Overwatch, Warzone, and Fortnite.

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