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Overwatch on Xbox Series X|S Gets 120 FPS Mode

Overwatch on Xbox Series X|S Gets 120 FPS Mode - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 10 March 2021 / 754 Views

Blizzard has released Patch 1.58 for the hero shooter, Overwatch, which makes a number of fixes and changes to the game. The biggest of which is enhancements for the Xbox Series X|S versions.

Overwatch on the Xbox Series X|S now has a Preferred Mode graphics option that lets players switch between three different presets: Resolution, Balanced, and Framerate. 

The Resolution preset sees the game run at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second on the Xbox Series X, and 1440p and 60 FPS on the Xbox Series S. 

The Balanced preset takes an in-between approach with more of a focus on image quality over the resolution with the game running at 1440p and 60 FPS on Series X, and 1080p and 60 FPS on Series S.

The Framerate preset improves the frame rate of the game while lowering the image quality and resolution. This mode on Series X runs the game at 1440p and 120 FPS, and at 1080p and 120 FPS on Series S. 

Overwatch is available now on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and is playable on the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S via backward compatibility. Overwatch 2 is in development.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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3 Comments
gtotheunit91 (on 10 March 2021)

As a longtime PC gamer, it's awesome consoles are able to get high framerates like this! I'm actually kinda jealous because I have a high refresh rate monitor, but a couple of my friends that were somehow able to snag a PS5 and a Series X are playing on a high refresh rate TV, and I can't imagine how amazing that looks!

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Azzanation (on 11 March 2021)

So the Series S doubles its fps from 60 to 120 without taking a hit on the resolution while maintaining the 1080p? I am more curious as to how consistent the fps is at 120.

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mutantsushi (on 10 March 2021)

I don't understand how VGChartz can portray Balanced Mode as "in-between" the other, when they are more like 3 different corners of a triangle. Balanced Mode literally has the worst of the other two modes in both resolution and frame rate, of course with better graphic effects. I think author simply made assumption based on name of the mode, but the very facts he provides show how that is a poor characterization (and, fair to say, a poor choice of name by Blizzard).

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