Overwatch has received its latest 1.58 patch on all platforms, and for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S owners, it includes new optimizations for the consoles. Blizzard Entertainment has implemented three new graphical modes on the new Xbox consoles, including 120 frames-per-second (FPS) support across the duo. It’s the first next-generation refresh for Overwatch, although with no word on an equivalent PlayStation 5 update at this moment in time.
Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles assign the Xbox Series X|S Optimized badge to the title following the update, which adds three video settings to the game menu. As detailed via the latest patch notes, “Resolution” mode favors output clarity, “Balanced” compromises resolution for image quality, while “Framerate” achieves a smooth 120 FPS at a lower target resolution.
- “Resolution” : This mode prefers higher-resolution output at the cost of some image-quality (Series X: 4K @ 60Hz, Series S: 1440p @ 60Hz)
- “Balanced” : This mode prefers image-quality at the cost of resolution (Series X: 1440p @ 60Hz, Series S: 1080p @ 60Hz)
- “Framerate” : This mode prefers higher frame-rate at 120 frames-per-second at the cost of both image-quality and resolution (Series X: 1440p @ 120Hz, Series S: 1080p @ 120Hz)
As with any 120 FPS titles, those hoping to leverage the benefits must connect an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S to a compatible high-framerate display. Unlike the HDMI 2.1 connectivity demanded by 4K gaming at 120 FPS, increasingly common among the best Xbox Series X 4K TVs, the 1440p and 1080p targets also work great with HDMI 2.0 displays, including older monitors.
Overwatch now joins the steadily growing list of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S 120 FPS titles, including top shooters like Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The support works great with any competitive title, bringing the fluidity and reactivity PC gaming has witnessed for years.
The latest Overwatch update is now live on all platforms, including a limited-time PachiMarchi event, including the full suite of visual enhancements on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
Valheim Plains guide: Fuling villages, flax, and more
Valheim’s Plains biome is the most dangerous one in the entire game, but it’s also home to some of the most valuable resources. Here’s a guide on everything you need to know about the Plains, including how to find it, how to prepare for it, and more.
Best 2 Player Games for Xbox One, Xbox Series X & Series S 2021
Have friends? Want to play games with them? Thankfully, you can with Xbox! The Xbox platform is a bright and cheerful place for those who have friends (as long as you avoid random comms on Call of Duty). In any case, these are our picks for best 2 player games for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Series S.
This post was written by Matt Brown and was first posted to WindowsCentral
Do you find this article helpful? Your Friend might too. So, please Share it with them using the Share button above.
Will you like to get notified when I post new updates? Then Follow me on any of my social media handles: Google News, Telegram, WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest.
You can also drop your email address below if you wish to be notified by mail.