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How to Get 120 FPS on PS5 Warzone?

how to get 120FPS on ps5 warzone

There are few fortunate games on PS5 that can support 120 FPS gaming and COD: Warzone is one of them. However, in order to enable 120 FPS for this game, you need to have the right tools as well as the right settings.

120 FPS gaming not only adds to the smoothness of the motion and clarity, it is also an important aspect for professional gamers, particularly for those who play FPS.

A smoother crosshair motion, for instance, would enable you to lock on to your target much more effectively, especially in fast-paced scenarios.

In the following article, I will talk in detail about how to get 120 FPS on PS5 Warzone and what tools you need.

Display Modes Supported by COD: Warzone on PS5

120 FPS on Warzone is supported at only two resolutions: FHD and 1440P. The following is the list of all the display modes COD: Warzone supports:

  • 1080 @ 60 or 120 FPS
  • 1440P @ 60 or 120 FPS
  • 4K @ 60 FPS

As such, it should be noted that at 4K resolution, Warzone will NOT support 120 FPS gaming.

And of course, you need to have the right monitor (and the right HDMI port/cable) in order to support a certain resolution and frame rate.

Tools Needed for 120 FPS Warzone Gaming on PS5

In order for 120 FPS gaming mode to work on Warzone, you need to have the right tools. Once you have these tools, we can then dabble into the settings for enabling 120 FPS.

You need to have:

  1. A Monitor with 120Hz Refresh Rate
  2. An HDMI cable capable of supporting 120Hz Refresh Rate at the required resolution.

1. Monitor with 120Hz Refresh Rate

In order to support 120FPS gaming mode on Warzone, you need to have a monitor that is rated at 120Hz refresh rate in the first place.

Meaning if you have the average monitor with a 60Hz refresh rate, then 120 FPS gaming mode on Warzone will simply not work.

Again, looking at the display modes supported above, you can have FHD @ 120Hz refresh rate or 1440P @ 120Hz refresh rate monitors.

If you have a 4K monitor with 120Hz, its resolution will be capped at 1440P in 120FPS mode.

Monitors / TVs with 144Hz, 165Hz (Or Beyond) Refresh Rates

Also, it should be noted that any other refresh rate i.e. 144Hz, 165Hz, or beyond will simply not be supported.

If you have a 144, 165 or 240Hz refresh rate monitor, you will need to make sure that it has the 120Hz display mode in order for 120FPS to work on the monitor.

Take the following 144Hz Dell S2719DGF monitor, for instance:

Dell S2719DGF display modes

The 144Hz monitor above DOES NOT support 120Hz refresh rate display mode and thus the PS5 will simply not be able to play Warzone on this monitor at 120FPS (the game will instead work at 60FPS mode).

2. The Right HDMI Cable

PS5 comes with the top-of-the-line Ultra HDMI cable (HDMI 2.1 cable). Hence, if you are using this cable for connectivity you should have no issues with supporting 120FPS gaming mode.

However, if you are planning on using a replacement HDMI cable, then you will need to make sure that you have the right cable. This is because while all HDMI cables look the same, they vary drastically in terms of how much bandwidth they can carry.

The following table explains the different HDMI cable versions.

HDMI Cable CertificationSupported SpecsIntended HDMI
Port Version
Standard1080P @ 60Hz1.0-1.3
High SpeedFHD @ 144Hz
QHD @ 60Hz
4K @ 30hz
Premium High SpeedFHD @ 240Hz
QHD @ 144Hz
4K @ 60Hz
Ultra High SpeedFHD @ > 240Hz
1440P @ > 240Hz
4K @ 144Hz (240Hz with DSC)
8K @ 120Hz (DSC)
10K @ 120Hz (DSC)

The key points to note are as follows:

  • To Play Warzone at FHD @ 120 FPS, any HDMI cable would do just fine
  • To Play Warzone at 1440P @ 120 FPS, you will need to have AT LEAST a Premium HDMI (HDMI 2.0 cable).

So How to Get 120 FPS on PS5 Warzone?

Once you have the right monitor and the HDMI cable, you will need to dabble into the settings to enable 120 FPS mode.

For starters, you will need to enable the 120 Hz display mode on PS5 (again this option will only work if you have a 120Hz monitor). To do this:

How to Get 120 FPS on PS5 Warzone

  1. Head over PS5’s Settings menu from the Dashboard
  2. Screen and Video
  3. Video Output
  4. Enable 120Hz Output

Enable 120Hz output

Next, you will need to enable the Performance mode in PS5. You see, games generally work on either quality or performance mode. Quality mode gives preference to higher resolution whereas performance mode gives preference to higher FPS.

To do this,

  1. Head over PS5’s Settings menu from the Dashboard
  2. Saved Data and Game/App Settings
  3. Game Presets
  4. Change Performance or Resolution Mode to PERFORMANCE MODE

PS5 Game Presets

This should enable 120FPS gaming for either 1080p or 1440P resolution for Warzone on PS5.

Atif Qazi

Atif Qazi is the founder of and a huge gaming nerd. Thanks to the vast gaming experience under his belt, you can often find him writing detailed pieces of content on gaming hardware and console. But in all honesty, nothing gives him more pleasure than 'one-shotting' everyone as a stealth archer in ESO: Skyrim.

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