For those looking hoping to play Battlefield 2042 on next-gen consoles (PS5, Xbox Series X|S), and was hoping to run the game at 120fps, that sadly, won’t be happening as confirmed by DICE.
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Over on video game forum ResetEra, verified DICE developer elenarie has answered a few gamer questions, with one of those asking about 120hz support, and whether lowering the resolution would somehow allow this on next-gen platforms. Unfortunately, DICE confirmed that this won’t be the case, though they are open to exploring the possibility post-launch.
The same developer also confirmed that enemy soldiers will have a slightly darker and red-ish tint to them compared to friendlies, which should somehow help in discerning who is what on the battlefield.
This is definitely good news, though we’re hoping that this tint will be quite easy to spot.
In a separate thread, elenarie talks about the inspiration of the Renewal map which was shown off in last week’s trailer.
While some might be bummed out that they won’t be able to play Battlefield 2042 at 120fps (frames-per-second) on next-gen consoles, people do need to think about the game’s scale. There are 128 players in one match, there’s destructible environments, vehicles, and a ton of other stuff going around. I don’t know about you, but expecting all that and 120fps is kind of a bit too much to ask for even for next-gen hardware.
Are any of you bummed out by this confirmation, or you weren’t expecting it in the first place? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments. Don’t forget to check out the BF2042 PC trailer released today where ray-tracing and Nvidia DLSS were shown off!
hZ and FPS aren’t the same thing. Did you guys even try?
What is the difference??
Not rocket science and doesn’t require a PHD. Hz is the refresh rate of your tv or monitor and FPS is how many frames per second are being shown on the screen….One would have to be completely stupid to think that consoles were going to do 120fps this generation on anything resembling a regular basis let alone massive MP games or 4k…The majority of games so far that have done anything close to 120fps are either 1440p but more likely 1080p
Intelligent people wouldn’t be buying consoles if they were supposedly so concerned with FPS
Hz literally means s^-1 otherwise known as “per second”. Its the refreshbrate which is literally the frame rate.
I’m furious at this. How can they allow cross-play but restrict the experience for consoles? PC players will have a distinct advantage with double the frame rate… Ditch cross-play if that is the case!
And now I ask myself… why did I invest in a 120hz TV and PS5 when the only game I will play runs at last-gen frame rates… 🙄
I’d give up the stupid rocket and tornado to play at 120fps.
You mean you haven’t figured it out…..
It likely means 1 of 3 options there will not be crossplay, crossplay with PC or, there will not be crossplay at all between any of the platforms…..
There literally crossplay between next gen and pc confirmed over a month ago chief….
It’s naive to think that consoles will run anything at 120fps. They should maybe allow for the option of 1080/120 but 4K/120 is outwith the reach of most high end PC’s let alone consoles. Depending on the game of course.
No it’s not really – HDMI 2.1 has allowed new consoles to run at 120fps. This was a selling point for the next gen consoles. Games such as rainbow 6 and even warzone are running at 120fps. That said, I agree, it depends on the game – and I know the above mentioned games do not achieve the same scale or fidelity that bf42 will, so with hindsight, I understand that it is less achievable given the scale of the game. Hopefully they manage to implement it in the near future 👍🏼
What do you mean lmfao? I play warzone at 1440p 120? I’ll be playing Vangaurd at 1440p 120 also I play literally like every game I own at 120 fps. Take that gatekeeper and pc elitist sh!t elsewhere.
What are you talking about? The XsX’s major selling point (well one of them) was that it was/is hdmi 2.1 which is capable of 4k/120. I literally play almost every game I own at 1440p 120fps. Warzone, cold war, Vangaurd will be played at 1440p 120 and the list goes on and on. You’re extremely ignorant as to what the XsX is capable of, clearly.
They wasted time and resources dev-ing for LAST GEN (I know, I know, it’s money at the end of the day and more players. I’m not dumb) after PROMISING a “TRUE NEXT GEN” Battlefield release. *Yawn*Rolls eyes* Then they tell us it will be “too taxing on the cpu” on next gen consoles to run at 120 fps!? That’s a hard yeah right from someone who has a vast understanding of what the XsX (xbox series x) is very much capable of. The game won’t even have full RT features on PC and NONE on console. Not to mention, the game isn’t really focused on visuals as much as performance. Yeah, there’s 128 players on fairly large maps. Guess what, Warzone is a massive map with MORE players and its graphics look quite good imo while running 120fps. Battlefield 5 was a graphical dream while still maintaining you guessed it, 120fps! EA/Dice/RIpPlEEfFeCt, who are you trying to fool? Your game isn’t ready, you didn’t even properly optimize for the friggin OFFICIAL CONSOLE of 2042. Shame on you. Everyone is too excited for the portal and hardware zone that they are all forgetting who much we were lied to. I canceled my pre order. I’ll play the 10 hr trial and go back to Insurgency and Hell Let Loose. Adios BF. Sincerely a player since the 1942 release who couldn’t afford a new gpu and instead bought an XsX.