Xbox Series X vs PS5: Comparing Call of Duty Warzone’s Performance the Latest Consoles

Published 12/02/2020, 2:35 PM EST


Call of Duty Warzone took the Battle Royale genre by storm after it released earlier this year in March. The free to play BR from Infinity Ward was available on the new-gen consoles since launch. However, recent findings show Warzone runs differently on the two engines.

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There is a distinct lack in resolution when it comes to PlayStation 5. While Xbox Series X can run it in 3840 x 2160p, on PS5 it is limited to 2880 x 1620p. The reason behind this is quite self-explanatory.

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Since Warzone is playable on new-gen consoles via backward compatibility, the resolution of the former console is the highest it can achieve. YouTuber ElAnalistaDeBits figured out the resolution dilemma while testing the game on both the consoles.

You have to start by remembering that Warzone runs through backward compatibility. This has a direct consequence on the resolution, limiting it to 1620p on PS5, because PS4 Pro was the highest resolution it achieves and therefore there is no higher setting. On Xbox One X it did reach 2160p at times, which gives rise to that result on XSX.”

The result is pretty clear when compared side by side. The details are much clearer on the Series X, like the texts and shadows on the screen appear much sharper.

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Analyzing the frame rates, the Series X drops some frames during combat but maintains a constant 60 otherwise. The PS5 did not drop any frames during the test. However, a video went viral on Reddit where a user showed off that Warzone was available for play in 120FPS on Series X. Players found no such option on the PS5.

Warzone is 120 FPS! from XboxSeriesX

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This means that Infinity Ward has possibly boosted the game for Series X while neglecting PS5. Even on Performance Mode on the PlayStation 5, Warzone does not go beyond 60 FPS.

However, since Warzone gets so many updates in short periods of time, we can expect standalone versions on the new age consoles in some time. Maybe when Activision is tired of hyping Black Ops Cold War.

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Avhinandan Chakraborty

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Avhinandan Chakraborty is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since August 2020. He is currently pursuing his Master's degree in English Literature from Calcutta University, and has been professionally writing since 2020. Ever since he was a child, he has been extremely passionate about online gaming and eSports, having played titles like GTA Vice City, FIFA, and IGI, among many others.

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