Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 has been in the hands of gamers for quite a while now, and for the most part it’s a very technically solid product. However, what is the best console? The tech heads at Digital Foundry have gone over Warzone 2.0 running on all new-gen consoles with a fine-tooth comb, and the results are somewhat surprising. You can check out their full analysis below, provided you have about 15 minutes to spare.
Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 is built around 60fps running, with both the Xbox Series X and PS5 delivering solid 60fps action. The Xbox Series S also performs just fine, only seeing a slight dip in the mid-50fps range. However, the price of this solid performance is a very wide dynamic resolution range. While the temporary upgrade is used to get Xbox Series X and PS5 to 4K and Xbox Series S to 1440p, the native resolution can be much lower – XSX/PS5 resolution can go down to 1080p and XSS can go down to 720p.
All three consoles also offer a 120fps mode, and this is where the biggest differences appear. Surprisingly, the PS5 really has the advantage here, typically beating the Xbox Series X by about 10fps during difficult sections (although neither of them dropped below 100fps) and featuring less screen tearing. I say surprising, because the Xbox Series X had an advantage over the PS5 at 120fps in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s campaign. As for the Xbox Series S, well, things aren’t pretty with the game rarely hitting 120fps and dropping. to the level of 70 fps.
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Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 is available on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, and PS5.