How to play Modern Warfare 2 at 120 FPS

Two soldiers and a tank in Modern Warfare 2

Two soldiers and a tank in Modern Warfare 2
June 5, 2023: With Season 4 on the way, we've updated our guide so you can play Modern Warfare 2 at 120 FPS.

Playing Modern Warfare 2 at 120 FPS is perhaps one of the very best ways to enjoy the game. Given it's so fast-paced, it makes sense to try and make your gameplay as smooth as possible in order to gain the upper hand over the opposition. A higher frame rate means you can catch more in each second and respond as soon as possible.

In this Modern Warfare 2 guide, we'll go over how to get 120 FPS on PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC. To do this, we'll detail the system settings and game modes needed to provide the very best experience you can get. As well as this, we'll break down how to change from resolution mode to performance mode, prioritising the best performance you can get.

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How to play Modern Warfare 2 at 120 FPS

If you are looking to get 120 FPS out of your copy of Modern Warfare 2 on PlayStation, you first have to go into your PS5 system settings. You can do this by clicking the PS button, scrolling all the way to the right, and opening up settings through the cog symbol. From here, scroll down to Screen and Video and open it up.

Go down the page a little until you see 120 Hz Output. Make sure this is enabled. From here, close your game and open it up again. This should apply your settings and allow you to run the game at 120 FPS.

If you're looking to do the same from Xbox, you can do so from the settings options. Unfortunately, you will need a monitor or TV capable of running this to get the most out of it, but your consoles should be able to run it without any issues for the rest of Season 3 Reloaded.

To get 120 FPS out of your PC, you will need to make sure you have decent enough specs to do so. You can opt to run the graphics settings on lower configurations to get there, but you will need to do some tweaking depending on your specific build.

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How to enable Performance Mode in Modern Warfare 2

In order to enable performance mode on PS5, you have to go into PS5 settings, then Save Data and Game/App Settings. From here, go into Game Presets, where you can choose between Performance Mode or Resolution Mode. Performance Mode favours high frame rates and gives a smoother experience, whereas Resolution Mode leaves your game looking a bit better.

If you want to take good videos, you should go for Performance Mode. If you need nice screenshots, go for Resolution Mode.

Now that you know how to get the most out of your game, have a look at all there is to know about the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG and the best TAQ-56 loadout for mid-range engagements.

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