Overwatch Has Been Optimized for Xbox Series X/S

Just Xbox Series X/S, Sorry PS5 Users

Overwatch has released their latest set of patch notes and included in them are some details on the new Xbox Series X/S optimization update.

The new optimization options included the choice of a “Preferred Mode” for graphics. The preferred mode offers players the choice to choose between three graphics presets: “Resolution”, “Balanced”, and “Framerate”. Each mode adjusts the game’s video settings in favor of image quality, resolution, or framerate.

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Here is a breakdown of each of the three presets:

  • “Resolution” : This mode prefers higher-resolution output at the cost of some image-quality (Series X: 4K @ 60Hz, Series S: 1440p @ 60Hz)
  • “Balanced” : This mode prefers image-quality at the cost of resolution (Series X: 1440p @ 60Hz, Series S: 1080p @ 60Hz)
  • “Framerate” : This mode prefers higher frame-rate at 120 frames-per-second at the cost of both image-quality and resolution (Series X: 1440p @ 120Hz, Series S: 1080p @ 120Hz)

Bear in mind that you will need a TV that supports 120Hz or VRR (Variable-Refresh-Rate) to be able to take advantage of these features when using the Framerate mode.

At this time there is no word as to whether the PlayStation 5 will be getting a similar update or not.

The rest of the patch notes include some character rebalancing, map bug fixes, new options for spectator mode, new workshop options, and the PachiMarchi Challenge.

The PachiMarchi Challenge will be running from now until March 22 and adds a variety of event-specific unlocks such as the Pachimari Roadhog skin. You can read all the details of the event right here.