Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War looks absolutely fantastic on next-gen consoles, with gorgeous details, ray-tracing, and a smooth frame rate. If you want to push that frame rate even higher on PS5, you can do so, but it’s a little tricky to enable 120fps gameplay unless you know where to look. Here’s how to do it.
How to enable 120fps
The method for turning on 120Hz in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, which you need to get this high frame rate, is a little strange, as it will seem like it’s disabled out of the gate. However, if you go into the PS5’s own settings and set your game preferences to choose performance mode over the game’s default settings, it will adjust accordingly. You have to reset Cold War once you’ve done this for it to take effect.
Oddly, we couldn’t turn the setting off in the game once doing this without adjusting the global PS5 gameplay settings again. Most games don’t require you to do this, but Black Ops Cold War is special.
In order to play games at 4K and 120fps, you also need to have a television that supports HDMI 2.1. It’s a relatively new specification for the ports and cables, so anyone with older televisions might be stuck at 60fps.
For more on the game, check out our Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War review in progress. You can also read our multiplayer tips and get some help with the two puzzle-based side missions in the campaign.
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