Battlefield 2042 Won't Support 120FPS On PS5, Xbox Series X/S

Answering questions in a ResetEra thread, a DICE developer confirmed that Battlefield 2042 will not feature 120fps gameplay options for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles. Touted as the most ambitious Battlefield to date, the upcoming futuristic entry will see the shooter franchise receive quite a boost in terms of scope and content.

For the first time, the brand is fully embracing a live-service model, which Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson has said may result in ongoing support that lasts several years. Such support would clearly expand upon Battlefield 2042's multiplayer-only offerings even further, though the launch modes will give players plenty to sink their teeth into on day one. Said offerings include Battlefield Portal, Hardzone, and All-Out Warfare, the latter boasting two separate modes of its own - Breakthrough and Conquest. Better yet, All-Out Warfare will support 128 players on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S, an impressive feat whose CPU demands on console mean other gameplay possibilities must sit on the sidelines for now.

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While answering questions on ResetEra (via MP1st), DICE developer elenarie divulged that PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of Battlefield 2042 won't launch with 120fps support. ResetEra users asked if lowering the resolution would do the trick, to which elenarie noted that "resolution is not a problem." Rather, the issue lies in DICE already "hammering the CPUs with 128 players." The jump from 60 to 120 frames per second would further strain the CPU requirements, the developer added. Elenarie did hint, however, that 120fps on current-gen consoles could "potentially" serve as something worth exploring post-release.

While current-gen console players shouldn't anticipate 120fps support out of the gate, the developer's words indicate all hope isn't lost on this front. Plus, several other titles have received the beefy frame rate boost post-launch. Call of Duty: Warzone's 120fps mode hit Xbox Series X shortly after the console release, then snuck its way onto PS5 during a Season 4 update this past June. DOOM Eternal similarly received an FPS boost across both of the high-end platforms.

Originally slated to arrive in October, Battlefield 2042 was delayed to late November, allowing DICE and other support teams to fully deliver on their vision for the new military shooter. And, hopefully, the extra month of production time worked wonders for the end product, especially considering the rocky state of the beta build that players explored several weeks ago.

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Battlefield 2042 comes to PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S on November 19.

Source: ResetEra via MP1st

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