Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 Performance Even at 60fps, PS5 Surprisingly Beats XSX at 120fps

Nathan Birch
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Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 has been in players hands few a while now, and for the most part, it’s a very technically-solid product. That said, which console is it best on? The tech heads at Digital Foundry have gone over Warzone 2.0 running on all the new-gen consoles with a fine-tooth comb, and the results are somewhat surprising. You can check out their full analysis below, provided you have around 15 minutes to spare.

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Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 is designed around 60fps play, with both the Xbox Series X and PS5 offering rock-solid 60fps action. The Xbox Series S also does alright, only experiencing small dips into the mid-50fps range. That said, the price of this solid performance is a pretty wide dynamic resolution range. While temporal upscaling is used to get the Xbox Series X and PS5 to 4K and Xbox Series S to 1440p, the base resolutions can be much lower – the XSX/PS5 can drop to 1080p and XSS can drop all the way to 720p.

All three consoles also offer a 120fps mode, and this is where the biggest differences become apparent. Surprisingly, the PS5 actually has the edge here, usually beating out the Xbox Series X by around 10fps during challenging sections (although neither drop below 100fps) and featuring less screen tearing. I say surprisingly, because the Xbox Series X had the edge over PS5 at 120fps in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s campaign. As for Xbox Series S, well, things aren’t as pretty with the game rarely hitting 120fps and dropping as low at the 70fps range.

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Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 is available on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, and PS5.

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