Overwatch 2 is now available in beta. You had to have either signed up for the beta on the official Blizzard site and hope you are selected to participate or you can simply pre-order the Watchpoint “founders” pack on your platform of choice to gain access to the beta instantly. If you get access to the Overwatch 2 beta on PS5 and Xbox Series X, you’ll be happy to hear that the game features some nice enhanced modes that take advantage of the console hardware.
Players booting up the beta this morning were welcomed to a handful of cool features. Overwatch 2 includes various modes and options to choose from including a 120fps mode that delivers high performance for players looking for the best frame rate. Overwatch 2 also supports VRR across PS5 and Xbox Series X/S which is great for gamers who have compatible displays.
These graphical modes are divided into three settings. You have a Resolution Mode that prioritises a 4K resolution over frame rate. There’s a Balanced Mode that lowers the resolution slightly to boost the frame rate. Lastly, the Framerate Mode is the setting that enables the 120fps.
Players can easily swap between these three modes depending on how they feel. It is still too early to tell the exact technical features across these three modes when it comes to what resolution each of them runs at. However, I suspect the 120fps mode runs at 1080p, the Balanced Mode is a variable 4K resolution at 60FPS and the Resolution Mode is capped at 4K with a variable frame rate.
Catch up on our Overwatch 2 news here including our breakdown of the content roadmap.