A comparison video shows how Activision Blizzard’s latest cash cow runs on PC alongside the 2020 consoles.
YouTube channel ElAnalistaDeBits has followed up the PlayStation comparison with a PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC foursome. Since the beta was only available on PlayStation consoles initially, it was a bit of a wait to look at Infinity Ward’s upcoming game on Microsoft consoles (and PC).
If we had to describe the situation, in a nutshell, we could say that the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II beta shows that the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One of 2013 are holding everything back. On PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, the game runs in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second (with reconstruction rendering on all three consoles). If you want a higher frame rate (and have a display that supports it), you can downgrade to 1440p, but you’ll get 120 FPS.
This 4K, 60 FPS or 1440p, 120 FPS pair is also an option available on Xbox Series X. Microsoft’s console has the edge: the performance seems to be better in Invasion mode at 120Hz, while on PlayStation 5, you’ll see shading issues if you sacrifice resolution for frame rate. But after Deathloop (which we wrote about recently), the Xbox Series S is also a surprisingly strong performer in this year’s Call of Duty. Here, the 1440p resolution is the ceiling at 60 FPS, but the 120 Hz mode isn’t left out either, although the resolution, in this case, is 1080p… but that’s something to be commended! On PC, ElAnalistaDeBits ran the game at 2160p with maximum settings on a PC with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 video card.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC (it will also be available on Steam in addition to Battle.net), PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 28. Pre-orderers will be able to play the story mode from the 20th.