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How to Play Warzone with 120 FPS on PS5

Up until now, PS5 players were restricted to playing Warzone at 60 FPS. Thankfully, that has changed with the Season 4 update.
Up until now, PS5 players were restricted to playing Warzone at 60 FPS. Thankfully, that has changed with the Season 4 update. / Photo courtesy of Activision

How to play Warzone with 120 FPS on PS5 is one of the hottest questions in the console gaming world at the moment ... and deservedly so.

As especially those on PC can attest to, playing at a frame rate higher than 60 FPS is likely the greatest night and day difference competitive players can control in their peripheral setups. Up until now, PS5 players were restricted to playing Warzone at 60 FPS. Thankfully, that has changed with the Season 4 update. Here's how to play Call of Duty: Warzone with 120 FPS on PS5.

How to Play Warzone with 120 FPS on PS5

First and foremost players need to make sure their displays are capable of outputting 120hz (e.g. a 144hz monitor). Even if the PS5 is capable of churning out 120 FPS, if your display is locked at lower than 120hz, there will be no noticeable difference. While Raven Software has added 120hz support in Warzone for PS5, the change is useless for those who play on a 60hz monitor, for example.

Next, those who've read the patch notes will notice it states that playing Warzone at 120hz requires an HDMI 2.1 cable. While PS5 players should already have an HDMI 2.1 cable since it comes stock with the console, it is important to note that not all TVs/monitors have an HDMI 2.1 compatible port, especially since HDMI 2.1 is catered for 4K displays and above. For those on 1080p displays, don't worry about it, but in the off-chance that you are someone who has a 1440p or 4K display that does not have an HDMI 2.1 port, you will need to change your resolution to 1080p get 120 FPS in Warzone.

If your equipment is good to go, all that's left is making sure you’ve already set up your PS5 to allow for 120Hz output in other games, as Warzone should automatically play at 120 FPS once you install the Season 4 update. If this isn’t the case for your console, head into your PS5's system settings and make these changes.

  1. In the PS5 system settings screen, select the "Screen and Video Section."
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select "Video Output."
  3. Set "Enable 120Hz Output" to automatic.
  4. Go back to the main system settings menu and select "Saved Data and Game/App Settings."
  5. Change "Game Presets" to Performance Mode.

With these settings, your PS5 will automatically play games at 120 FPS if it is supported. One last note—some PS5 players have reported that games will occasionally still run at 60 FPS if HDR is turned on, so you may need to disable it to ensure higher frame rates.