Blizzard has finally begun upgrading Overwatch for next-gen consoles. In a patch this week, the developers added Xbox Series X/S enhancements to the game, bringing additional graphics modes – including a 120Hz mode.
Overwatch on Xbox Series X/S will now have three different performance/graphics presets. The first is “resolution”, which as you would expect, runs the game at 4K on the Series X or 1440p on the Series S at 60 frames per second. There is also a “balanced” mode that brings the resolution down to 1440p and 1080p on the Series X and Series S respectively, but bumps up the quality of graphical effects while maintaining 60 frames per second.
Finally, there is the “Framerate” mode, which is the big addition for the new Series X/S consoles. In this mode, the game will run at 1440p and up to 120 frames per second on the Series X and 1080p at up to 120 frames per second on the Series S.
Enabling higher frame rates was one of Microsoft’s biggest goals when designing its new consoles and so far, a lot of developers have followed suit. Soon, even backwards compatible games will run at up to 120Hz. Currently, there is no word on 120Hz support coming to Overwatch on the PlayStation 5.
KitGuru Says: I’ve been impressed with the next-gen consoles so far, mainly due to the number of high frame rate games. Hopefully this becomes the new standard over the next few years.