How to instantly improve FPS on the PS5 with one setting

Published: 15/Nov/2020 17:21

by Julian Young


With the launch of the new console generation, players are desperate to get their hands on the latest hardware. For those lucky enough to pick up a PS5, there is one setting everyone should change to get the best performance out of their machine: Performance Mode.

2020 has been an incredible year for gamers. For some, the launch of the new console generation is the most exciting release this year.

Both Sony and Microsoft released their latest consoles – the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, respectively – which have sold out instantly whenever new stock is made available.

These new sets of hardware have brought players closer to the functionality of a PC than ever before. For those playing on Sony’s PlayStation 5, there is one specific setting that should be enabled to maximize the console’s performance across all games.

PS5 Next To Controller
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The new generation of hardware narrows the gap between consoles and PC.

How to get the best performance on PS5

For those who picked up a new PS5 console and are looking for the best in-game settings, there is one important option to configure in the system: Performance Mode.

Players should follow these steps to access the PS5’s settings and enable Performance Mode:

  1. From the PS5 main menu, go to Settings
  2. In Settings, go to Saved Data and Game/App Settings
  3. Choose Game Presets
  4. Under the Performance Mode or Resolution Mode option, enable Performance Mode

After configuring the system this way, any game will automatically play in Performance Mode. While Resolution Mode targets the best image quality when playing, Performance Mode ensures all games will max out their FPS (frames per second), regardless of the title.

PS5 Settings Menu
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The PS5 offers many new settings for players, including Performance Mode.

Benefits of Performance Mode on PS5

While some gamers prefer picture quality and higher resolutions when playing cinematic titles or enjoying a 4k display, in many competitive titles – Call of Duty, Apex Legends, and CS:GO to name a few – players will opt for better in-game performance and an edge over the competition.

With Performance Mode enabled the PS5 will target the highest possible FPS for every game played on the console, saving players the hassle of configuring each game individually.

While some titles may be restricted to a certain FPS threshold, the new console generation has specifically targeted higher framerates of 60, and even 120 FPS in some cases. Enabling Performance Mode will help PS5 players make sure their hardware is ready to face off against any opponent.

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S are now available, depending on inventory availability at specific retailers.

Call of Duty

Black Ops Cold War players demand change to controversial camo challenge

Published: 1/Dec/2020 22:08

by Michael Gwilliam


Call of Duty players are calling on Treyarch to revamp one of the camo challenges in Black Ops Cold War, Policia, because it relies too heavily on their opponents’ actions.

Anyone who plays Call of Duty should be familiar with camo challenges – weapon skins that are unlocked as players complete certain tasks. These normally range from scoring a certain amount of headshots, picking up double kills, or just simply fragging out.

However, while the community generally loves completing these challenges, there is one in Black Ops Cold War that players are demanding get changed: the science category.

These skins require players to get kills on enemies who are “taking cover from you in multiplayer”; the final unlock in the category, Policia, requires fifty of these kills.

Black Ops Cold War Checkmate
Shooting enemies behind cover is a major drag for some players.

Given the fact that you need your opponents to behave in the exact way you need them to and get behind cover as you kill them, completing this challenge can be a massive chore. So much so that players are calling for Treyarch to change it.

“I know it has literally never happened, at least to my knowledge, but can you PLEASE make this a different camo challenge?” Redditor Dementor8919 asked. “I hate camos where you quite literally have to depend on other people to do said thing. Please man I’m begging you.”

I know it has literally never happened, at least to my knowledge, but can you PLEASE make this a different camo challenge? I hate camos where you quite literally have to depend on other people to do said thing. Please man I’m begging you. from blackopscoldwar

Others agreed and remarked how previous Black Ops games had better challenges.

“Remember the good old days where you had to get hip fire kills?” one user reminisced. “At least there ain’t a camo challenge where you have to get 100 kills whilst being prone, just imagine the camping.”

“Yes please change this! Whoever decided to make this challenge should actually try doing this…it is a pain. Why would they make a challenge where you have no control over it?” another chimed in.

Taking cover in Black Ops Cold War
Will Treyarch change up the camo requirements?

The original post itself ended up getting a lot of traction with over 4,000 up-votes on the site and even earned Reddit awards from users who would also like the camo’s requirements to be tweaked.

So far Treyarch has yet to respond to the post or make any mention of plans to change it, but hopefully, they end up figuring out a method of making the camos more appealing for BOCW players to try and unlock.

Also, if you need help completing any of the gun skin challenges, make sure to check out our Black Ops Cold War weapon camo guide, which also includes all the steps needed for gold, diamond, and Dark Matter Ultra.