Ray Tracing Causing Issues in Black Ops: Cold War

Black Ops: Cold War Ray Tracing May Be Problematic

Many console fans have encountered issues with the performance of Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War and apparently there’s an easy fix. People who are playing the latest Call of Duty on Xbox Series X or PS5 may consider disabling ray tracing if they’re encountering performance issues as several gamers have identified this next-gen feature as the cause of their problems. Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War is available right now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, and PC.

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While Call of Duty fans playing Black Ops: Cold War on PC may not encounter these performance issues which include problematic frame rates that cause a stutter effect that is particularly annoying to fans of the multiplayer. Players are reporting that disabling raytracing on next-gen consoles fixes the problem, but it’s likely that Treyarch is working on a fix for this issue in an upcoming patch. Normally stutters are attributable to lag caused by internet connection issues, but it looks like Black Ops: Cold War has a cheaper fix.

Considering ray tracing is a selling feature of next-gen consoles to a lot of gamers, the fact that disabling it in Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War fixes several performance issues isn’t a good sign. Several games on next-gen consoles offer players the freedom to choose between visuals and performance, but ray tracing is automatically enabled with the latest installment in the Call of Duty franchise despite the performance issues that it’s causing. If you’re encountering performance issues with Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War on next-gen consoles, this may be the solution.

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