One of the many exciting new features of the PS5 is the ability to play games at 120 FPS (frames-per-second). The advanced specs of the PS5 and the rise in capable displays mean that developers have the option of targeting 120 FPS in games if they so choose. We've rounded up all the games directly confirmed to at least feature a 120 FPS option in certain modes, which we'll add to over time as more games are announced. Here's the full list of PS5 games with 120 FPS support — that we're aware of right now.
List of PS5 games with 120 FPS support
|Game||Resolution||Free upgrade||Upgrade release date|
|Borderlands 3||1080p||Yes||November 2020|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War||1200p||No||November 13, 2020|
|Call of Duty: Warzone||~1512p||Yes||July 2021|
|Destiny 2||Dynamic 1440p||Yes||December 8, 2020|
|Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition||1080p||No||November 2020|
|Dirt 5||—||Yes||November 2020|
|Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom||4K||—||—|
|Nioh||~1080p||Yes||February 5, 2020|
|Nioh 2||~ 1080p||Yes||February 5, 2020|
|Rainbow Six Siege||Dynamic 4K||Yes||December 1, 2020|
|Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2||1080p||No||March 26, 2021|
|WRC 9||1080p||Yes||November 2020|
PS5 games with 120 FPS support Why should I want 120 FPS?
Playing a game at 120 FPS provides a smoother experience than at 30 FPS or even 60 FPS. Input latency is reduced, meaning your character and the world around you will react faster, while you might even see higher-quality animation detail that simply isn't visible at lower framerates. You can see an example of how this works below with Digital Foundry examining the PC version of Death Stranding, with animations and world detail looking cleaner and more detailed the higher the framerate is pushed:
This simply wasn't possible in prior console gaming generations because playing a game at 120 FPS requires an immense amount of CPU power. Fortunately, the latest consoles opeted to vastly improve to the CPU components compared to what was available in the PS4 and Xbox One, so in theory we'll continue to see some games offer 120 FPS as time goes on, at least as an optional mode.
Right now, one of the games confirmed to feature 120 FPS support is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, which is one of the overall best PS5 games. Another standout title is Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition, a game where the action is cleaner than before, allowing you to juggle enemies with perfect combos.
There's also a long list of PS5 games that support ray-tracing, but you should note that ray-tracing is quite taxing performance-wise. Nothing is truly impossible but the chances of seeing a game support 120 FPS and ray-tracing at the same time are borderline nonexistent, even with the possibility of advanced reconstruction techniques coming to these newer consoles later down the line.
Until recently, backward compatible PS4 games running on the PS5 were not capable of gaining 120 FPS support due to limitations with how Sony's backward compatibility worked. That's changed, at least to some extent, with the backward compatible version of Call of Duty: Warzone now supporting 120 FPS, indicating that things are changing on the developer side. Time will tell if other backward compatible PS4 games are similarly updated and we'll be sure to keep this list updated with any other newly enhanced games as they are announced.
Microsoft's backward compatibility program did not entail these initial limitations, so there's a very, very long list of Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S games with 120 FPS support. A small handful of these games support a 120 FPS mode on the Xbox Series X but not the Xbox Series S, due to the higher graphics processing power in the former system.
What do I need to play PS5 games at 120 FPS?
In order to play a compatible game at 120 FPS, you'll need to hook your PS5 up to a TV capable of displaying a 120hz signal. While some 4K TVs support a 120hz signal, only a few of the best TVs for PS5 support both 4K and 120hz at the same time. This also requires an HDMI 2.1 cable, which is fortunately included with your PS5.
If you play a game at 120 FPS with a higher resolution than your TV is capable of displaying, the resolution will be downscaled to whatever resolution it can handle, so just bear that in mind if you don't spring for a high-end model yet.
The PS5 is now available worldwide, though finding stock is extremely difficult and is expected to remain scarce for some time. If you see any chance to buy a PS5, we suggest grabbing it immediately. In our review, Android Central Games Editor Jennifer Locke noted that the overall improvements the system brings make it impossible to go back to playing on a PS4.
These improvements include the much faster loading times afforded by the ultra-fast internal SSD and the utilization of DualSense haptic feedback and adaptive triggers in different games.
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