Apex Legends Season 20 update finally brings 120 Hz to consoles

Joseph Pascoulis
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The Apex Legends Season 20 update finally brings highly anticipated features for next-gen consoles, most notably 120 Hz.

Apex Legends Season 20 is coming in hot, and while the update may not be introducing a new Legend or weapon, the patch is set to bring the biggest change for Legends and shield players have ever seen.

New seasons tend to bring quality-of-life updates and while cross-progression was finally introduced last season, players have been patiently awaiting for 120 Hz on next-gen consoles.

Respawn Entertainment are officially delivering just that in Season 20 of Apex Legends, as they have confirmed that a 120 Hz option will be available for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S players in the new season.

Here’s everything you need to know about the new 120 FPS option for Apex Legends, as well as how to enable 120 Hz on PS5 and Xbox.

120 FPS PS5 & Xbox option arrives in Apex Legends Season 20

The Apex Legends Season 20 update will introduce an option for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S players to turn on 120 frames per second, as opposed to the standard 60 on consoles. This is an extremely highly requested feature for console Apex Legends players, as it takes advantage of next-gen console capabilities and offers a smoother experience.

It puts the console experience on a more level playing field with PC, as the higher frame rate was the main glaring aspect that separated the two experiences.

That wasn’t all Season 20 of Apex Legends introduced, however, as the devs also brought PS5 Haptic feedback and adaptive triggers on the Dual Sense.

How to turn 120 FPS option on for Apex Legends

To turn on 120 Hz on Apex Legends, you must head to the in-game settings and enable Performance Mode under “Video Settings.”

For those who need to enable the setting on their console, here’s a breakdown of how you can turn on the 120 Hz option for Apex Legends on PS5 and Xbox:

Apex Legends: How to turn on 120 Hz for PS5

  1. Power on your PS5.
  2. From the home screen, go to Settings in the top right.
  3. Select the “Screen and Video” tab.
  4. Under “Video Output,” select “120 Hz Output.”
  5. Put this option to “Automatic.”
  6. Boot up Apex Legends with the Season 20 update and you will have 120 FPS.

Apex Legends: How to turn on 120 Hz for Xbox Series X|S

  1. Power up your Xbox Series X|S.
  2. Press the Xbox button on your controller.
  3. Scroll to the “Profile & system” tab.
  4. Go to “Settings” and then “General.”
  5. Find “TV & display options.”
  6. Select “Refresh rate”
  7. Choose the 120 Hz option.

Keep in mind that your monitor must be 120 Hz or higher to use this option for Apex Legends and any other game capable of 120 FPS, so make sure your setup is adequate before trying to enable this setting.

There you have it, that was how to turn 120 Hz on for Apex Legends Season 20. For more, make sure you also check out all the Legend pick rates in the game.

About The Author

Joseph is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel, specializing in shooters such as Call of Duty, Apex Legends, Fortnite, and Overwatch. He also enjoys Souls-likes, the Resident Evil franchise, and Tekken. After writing for KeenGamer, he joined CharlieIntel in 2021. If Joseph isn't writing about games, he's most likely playing them. You can contact him at [email protected].