How to play Modern Warfare 2 at 120 FPS on PS5

Joseph Pascoulis
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Modern Warfare 2 on the PlayStation 5 offers console players a smooth 120 frames per second experience. Here’s how you can enable 120 FPS in Modern Warfare 2’s campaign and multiplayer for the PS5.

Modern Warfare 2 is here, bringing both console and PC players a ton of options to have the game looking, playing, and sounding great. Not only can console players take advantage of the highly requested FOV slider, but they can also take advantage of a smooth 120 frames per second.

Ensuring Modern Warfare 2 is playing at 120 FPS will make the game feel much better and improve your reaction time, so here’s how to enable 120 FPS mode on the PlayStation 5.

Modern Warfare 2 players with helicopter

How to enable 120 FPS on Modern Warfare 2 for PS5

First of all, if you’re looking to play Modern Warfare 2 at 120 FPS, you have to make sure that your screen is capable of 120 frames per second. If your screen’s Hz output is 120 or higher, then you will be able to enable this option.

Follow these steps in order to activate the 120 Hz option on PS5 for 120 frames on the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2:

  • On the PlayStation 5 Homescreen, head over to the settings on the top right
  • Select the Screen and Video tab
  • In the Video Output tab you will find a setting called ‘120 Hz Output’
  • Set this option to ‘Automatic’
  • Start up Modern Warfare 2 and enjoy 120 FPS

You may get a blank screen upon loading up a game that allows 120 FPS, but don’t worry, as this is just the PS5 adjusting the screen settings in order to enable the option. Also, note that this will bring your resolution down to 1080p and sometimes 1440p depending on the game.

Players can also turn on Performance Mode on their PS5 through the Saved Data and Game/App settings under the Game Presets tab, which will prioritize frame rate over resolution.

If you’re playing Modern Warfare 2 on the PS5, make sure to check out all of the PlayStation-exclusive rewards and benefits.

Image Credits: Activision

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].