PlayStation 5 Owners Can Now Register for Beta Program Testing

Published 06/17/2021, 12:48 PM EDT


Sony’s flagship gaming console, the PlayStation 5 released on February 2, 2021. Now, almost 6 months since its release, the developers are finally letting PS5 owners register for beta testing programs. Beginning today, PS5 owners can register for beta testing programs and will automatically be registered for participation in future beta’s.

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While this is a big step forward from PlayStation, this beta testing is still quite a region exclusive. Only players above the age of 18 hailing from the U.S., Canada, Japan, U.K., Germany, and France will be able to register for this program. “By signing up, you could be among the first to put new features to the test and provide essential feedback that will help guide their development.

Regarding the future of this program, Sony’s platform Vice President, Hideaki Nishino said, “Our last major PS5 system update in April introduced new features like USB extended storage, cross-generation Share Play, an improved Game Base and other UI enhancements and social features. We’ll share more in the coming weeks about what you can expect in the beta for our next update.” If you are amongst the lucky few selected for the program, you will be notified via email.

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Warzone now runs at 120hz on the PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5 users will also be happy to learn that their console will now run Call of Duty Warzone at 120Hz. Following its recent Season 4 update, Raven mentions the feature in the patch notes. This is quite a revolutionary feature as we have not seen this back compatibility with other PS4 games.

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If you have previously enabled 120Hz gameplay for the PS5, this transition should occur automatically. However, if you have not, you can follow this series of steps:

  1. Download and install the Warzone Season 4 update.
  2. Head into your PS5 system settings menu.
  3. Select “Screen and Video”
  4. At the bottom, choose automatic for the “Enable 120Hz Output”.
  5. If you don’t have an HDMI 2.1 monitor, also choose 1080p via the “Resolution” tab.
  6. In your “Game Presets” tab, remember to set it to “Performance Mode”.
  7. Save your settings and launch Warzone.

Do you plan on registering for the PlayStation Beta program? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Aaron Dias is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently, he is a student at Xaviers College and is heavily invested in eSports. His interest in eSports began when he was young, with titles like FIFA, WWE, and Grand Theft Auto.

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