Overwatch

Overwatch Adds Next-Gen Enhancements in New Patch

Overwatch added new graphics modes to the game on Xbox Series X|S to improve visuals and performance.
Overwatch added new graphics modes to the game on Xbox Series X|S to improve visuals and performance. / Photo courtesy of Blizzard

The latest Overwatch patch lets Xbox Series X and Series S players access several new graphics options to improve the game's appearance, boost performance or balance the two.

Series X players can now enjoy Overwatch in 4K resolution and at 60 frames per second using the "resolution" setting. Series S players can push to 1440p and 60 frames per second. While in "resolution" mode, the game will sacrifice image quality to maintain the target resolution.

The "framerate" mode, meanwhile, sets Overwatch to aim for 120 frames per second at all times. On Series X, that comes with 1440p resolution, and on Series S it drops to the very respectable 1080p. Only players using a 120Hz or variable refresh rate display will see much benefit from playing at 120 FPS, but the most performance-minded players will appreciate the option.

"Balanced" mode drops the game's resolution to 1440p on Series X and 1080p on Series S, but keeps the image quality as high as possible.

To turn on any of these modes, players have to head into the graphics options and select the "Preferred Mode" setting, then choose the mode they prefer.