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Battlefield 2042 120 FPS PS5 & Xbox Series X support: Can you unlock 120Hz?

Setting up Battlefield 2042 to 120 FPS is one of the first things PS5 and Xbox Series X owners will try to do upon booting up the game, but can you run Battlefield 2042 at 120 FPS on the PS5 and Xbox Series X?
Battlefield 2042 is finally here, and despite numerous not-so-small problems, no one would argue that the game doesn't boast beautiful graphics with astonishingly huge and detailed maps just waiting for players to explore them during epic battles. 

With the game being such a beauty, players on the next-gen consoles are definitely in for a treat when they finally boot up Battlefield 2042 on their PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles.

And while playing the game at 4K and 60fps might be the ideal setting for the majority of players who just want to enjoy all the details in high resolution, for those players who are more competitively oriented, the perfect graphics settings are more about high responsiveness, low latency, and a huge number of FPS.

Luckily, the next-gen consoles are capable of running games at 120 FPS, but does Battlefield 2042 support 120Hz on the PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles?

Can you play Battlefield 2042 at 120 FPS on PS5 & Xbox Series X?

Battlefield 2042 120FPS PS5 & Xbox Series X support: Can you unlock 120Hz?
Battlefield 2042's huge maps can have up to 128 players on PS5 and Xbox Series X. (Picture: EA)

Sony's PlayStation 5 supports 120 FPS natively, with the "Performance" mode enabled, but in order to run games at 120 FPS, developers need to opt-in for their games to support 120 FPS on the next-gen consoles.

The same goes for the Xbox Series X, which supports gaming up to 4K at 120Hz, but it depends on the developers if they will implement this for their games or not.

So, did DICE implement 120 FPS support for PS5 & Xbox Series X consoles?

Unfortunately, the answer is they did not, and there is no 120Hz support for Battlefield 2042.

Despite calling the game "the most ambitious Battlefield to date," it seems that it wasn't ambitious enough to include 120 FPS support on the next-gen consoles.

First revealed in a forum Q&A on ResetEra, a DICE developer, "elenaire", confirmed that the game will not support 120 FPS at launch.

They explained that "resolution is not a problem"; rather, the real issue for supporting 120 FPS is the fact that they are "hammering the CPUs with 128 players" and that the jump from 60 to 120 frames per second would further burden the CPUs.

Battlefield 2042 120FPS PS5 & Xbox Series X support: Can you unlock 120Hz?
Developers explain that 128 players count puts restraints on consoles' CPUs. (Picture: EA)

Still, there's hope that we will eventually see 120 FPS support on the next-gen consoles, as the same developer has left room for such possibility, saying that is something "to explore post-launch."

So, there you have it, for now, there is no way to play Battlefield 2042 at 120 FPS on consoles, but developers haven't crossed out a possibility to add it later.

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Feature image courtesy of Electronic Arts