JackFrags reveals why Warzone PC players have major advantage over console enemies
YouTuber Jack “JackFrags” Mason has demonstrated the many advantages PC players have over console players, saying the developers may need to make changes to even the playing field.
It has now become commonplace for games to feature crossplay with PC, Xbox, and PlayStation players able to party up and play each other on the same servers. While this has been a massive step forward for online gaming, hardware can provide significant advantages to some.
While console Warzone players get aim-assist, PC players receive a plethora of advantages over their Xbox and PlayStation counterparts. On March 14, YouTuber JackFrags demonstrated these major advantages PC players benefit from.
The ‘sweaty Roze skin‘ has been a contentious issue in Warzone since its introduction in MW Season 5 because it perfectly blends into the dark corners of Verdansk. JackFrags shows how PC players using NVIDIA hardware can use filters to change how the game looks.
By standing in one of Verdansk’s apartment staircases, the Roze skin is completely concealed in the shadowy corner. After applying NVIDIA filters, the stairway becomes much brighter and Roze is standing there plain as day. With these filters, you can spot players who would usually be concealed in these dark corners of Superstore, garages, and staircases.
If you’re on PC and want to use these NVIDIA filters yourself, you can follow our guide on the best PC settings for Warzone Season 2.
Console Warzone players have long been begging Activision for Warzone to have a field of view slider. Most shooters such as Battlefield and even Black Ops Cold War have this slider, but it’s a notable exclusion from the console versions of Modern Warfare and Warzone. JackFrags demonstrated how powerful a higher FOV is.
Console FOV is around 80, so JackFrags set his game to this. Everything was quite zoomed in, and he could only see what was directly in front of him. After boosting his FOV to 105, which is around the standard for PC players, he could see a player off to his side that was completely cut off by the field of view. Having this high FOV allows you to see more of what’s in front of you, giving a huge advantage to those that can use it.
And on top of these advantages, PC players also benefit from higher frames-per-second, sharper visuals, and more in-game customization settings.
“When you can alter the look of the game so much on PC, and make those skins stand out, it does raise a few eyebrows and you think, well, is it really that fair?” said the YouTuber.
While PC undeniably has these advantages, JackFrags puts it to the developers to even the playing field. He suggests blocking the NVIDIA filters like another shooter, Hunt: Showdown, did in the past. Unless Warzone gets a next-gen version for the latest consoles, PC players will remain at a significant advantage over their console enemies.
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