Overwatch, Blizzard’s popular multiplayer shooter is now optimized for Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Series S consoles. A new patch was released on all platforms yesterday, adding three new graphics options on Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox consoles.
Similar to what Codemasters did on Dirt 5, Overwatch on Xbox Series X|S allows gamers to either prioritize resolution, image quality, or framerate. Support for 120FPS is really good news as it can make a notable difference in fast-paced first-person shooters.
You can find below all the details about Overwatch’s 3 new visual modes on Xbox Series X|S consoles:
- “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)
- NOTE: Not you must have a TV that supports 120Hz or VRR (Variable-Refresh-Rate) to fully take advantage of the “Framerate” mode
As Overwatch will celebrate its fifth anniversary in May, it’s nice to see Blizzard making the effort to optimize the game for Microsoft’s new consoles, especially since Overwatch 2 is already in development. It’s also worth noting that the game has yet to be optimized for PlayStation 5 consoles, so Overwatch is currently best-played on Xbox Series X|S consoles or PC.
Overwatch probably doesn't enjoy the same level of attention as free-to-play battle royale games like Apex Legends, Call of Duty: Warzone, or Fortnite these days, though its squad-based combat remains very enjoyable. As Overwatch 2 still has no release date, Overwatch will now really shine on Microsoft's Xbox Series X|S consoles.