Overwatch next-gen patch adds 120fps mode on Xbox, not on PlayStation

If you’re one of those tech-savvy Overwatch players that totally get off on high framerates, you’re in for a treat, but only when you own an Xbox Series X|S. The new next-gen update has added a 120fps mode to the Xbox Series version of Blizzard’s team-based shooter, but Sony’s next-gen console has to do without for now. Xbox is on a roll lately.

According to the game’s patch notes, Overwatch now gives you the option to choose from Resolution, Balanced, and Framerate presets. The Resolution option gives you a higher-resolution output at the cost of some image-quality (Series X: 4K @ 60Hz, Series S: 1440p @ 60Hz). The Balanced option prefers image-quality at the cost of resolution (Series X: 1440p @ 60Hz, Series S: 1080p @ 60Hz).

The Framerate mode prefers a higher frame-rate at 120 frames-per-second at the cost of both image quality and resolution (Series X: 1440p @ 120Hz, Series S: 1080p @ 120Hz), but none of that really matters if you don’t have a TV that doesn’t support 120Hz or a Variable-Refresh-Rate. Make sure that’s the case before you get all gitty.

There is – of course – a possibility that this patch will also make it to the PlayStation 5, but at this point, Blizzard is making no mention of it. Perhaps in the near future. I’ll keep you posted.