How to play Modern Warfare 2 at 120FPS on PS5: Beta settings explained

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Modern Warfare 2 can be enjoyed at 120FPS on the PlayStation 5 with just a few simple settings enabled. Here’s a quick rundown on how to get the most out of the latest CoD title during the Beta.

With the Modern Warfare 2 Beta now in the spotlight, players are getting familiar with not only all the new content, but new settings as well. From the best controller layouts to optimal audio settings and even FOV changes, there’s plenty to wrap your head around.

So if you’re looking to optimize the game and ensure your performance is the best it can be, arguably the best step is to boost your frames per second (FPS). While previous games were limited on console due to the dated hardware, Modern Warfare 2 is capable of reaching up to 120FPS thanks to the PS5.

Here’s a full breakdown on what you need to know in order to play Modern Warfare 2 at 120FPS.

How to enable 120FPS in Modern Warfare 2

First things first, it may seem obvious, but it’s crucial your display supports gameplay at 120FPS or above. Only television screens or monitors with 120Hz refresh rates or more can feed the information through fast enough. Thus, if your current display only supports 60Hz, this won’t work for you.

If you’ve got the right display for the job and Modern Warfare 2 is installed, simply head to the settings menu on the PS5 home screen. From there, scroll down to the Screen and Video tab and look for the ‘120 Hz Output’ option. Set this to ‘Automatic’ and you’re good to go. That’s all there is to it.

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Enabling this PS5 setting allows you to play Modern Warfare 2 at 120FPS.

Below is a step-by-step breakdown to keep things clear:

  • Access your PS5 settings on the home screen.
  • Scroll down to the Screen and Video tab.
  • Look for the ‘120Hz Output’ option.
  • Select ‘Automatic.’
  • Boot up Modern Warfare 2 and 120FPS will be enabled.

While this should work for the vast majority of PS5 players during the Modern Warfare 2 Beta, some have encountered issues early on. If you notice your game is still not hitting 120FPS, delete your save data for the Modern Warfare 2 Beta app and that should resolve the problem.

Once it’s all setup, your game should be running smoother than ever thanks to the 120FPS setting. Gunplay will feel snappier, movement should look better, and the overall experience will be more seamless than before.