Warzone next-gen update for PS5, Xbox Series X: Performance upgrades, release date rumors - Dexerto
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Warzone next-gen update for PS5, Xbox Series X: Performance upgrades, release date rumors

Published: 4/Aug/2021 21:10 Updated: 4/Aug/2021 21:11

by James Busby

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Console Warzone fans have been desperate to find out when Activision will eventually release their next-gen update. When it does arrive, fans will hope to find FPS improvements, and possibly an FOV slider. 

Warzone still doesn’t have a next-gen update for PS5 and Xbox Series. In fact, these systems still run the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game. This means those playing on newer consoles still don’t have access to customizable options like a FOV slider, SSD, and higher HZ or FPS support.

As you’d expect, this can put you at a significant disadvantage when playing crossplay against PC users. 

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Warzone’s next-gen update release date

There is no confirmed release date for the next-gen upgrade for Warzone yet.

Some rumors spread that it would release with the Season 5 update, but Activision quickly clarified that the ‘leaks’ were fake.

The wait goes on for a release date, but what can we expect when it does release?

What will be in Warzone’s next-gen update?

FOV slider in Black Ops Cold War
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Black Ops Cold War was the first Call of Duty game to have a FOV slider for console players.

We don’t have any official details on Warzone next-gen update, but it has been speculated that a FOV slider, SSD loading, higher HZ support, and numerous graphics options could be part of the update. 

The most common request is of course the FOV slider, but on last-gen consoles, such a feature can have a negative impact of frame rates (FPS). With a higher FOV, more pixels need to be rendered, and this can significantly slow down the number of frames generated per second, therefore making for choppier gameplay.

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However, with the power of the graphics cards inside the latest, current-gen consoles, it would be much more realistic to increase FOV while maintaining strong frames per second.

Console players have wanted more customization options when it comes to Warzone, but many of these options were made impossible due to the limited power of previous-gen consoles. 

However, the added power from the Xbox Series and PS5 will likely make implementing these highly requested features possible. This is particularly important for console players looking to bridge the gap between their PC competitors. 

We’ll be sure to update this article with further information as soon as we hear more. 

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