How To Enable 120Hz on PS5 – Quick Guide


You’re probably trying to enhance your PS5 gaming experience, and we will tell you how you can play PS5 games in 4K at 120Hz. You first need to make sure your PS5 and TV have an HDMI 2.1 port.

After following the steps we will explain later, you can achieve much smoother graphics and optimize your gameplay.

Games That Support 120Hz

Firstly, know that not all PS5 games can support 120fps, including some of the most popular ones. However, there is an increasing number of games that do support 120fps. There is a growing demand for games that support higher frame rates at 4k and HDR.

Secondly, you might want to play with 120Hz for the smoother graphics, but it can also make the games you play feel responsive. It makes all the difference for intense competitive games that require precision and attention to detail. The higher framerate offers a lower latency input which helps you in fast-paced games such as first-person shooters, RPG, and online multiplayer games.

Some of the biggest game titles right now that support 120Hz include the following:

  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • DOOM Eternal
  • Ghostrunner
  • Borderlands 3
  • Destiny 2
  • F1 2021
  • Fortnite
  • Dirt 5
  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Seige

Compatibility

It is not only important to know which games can support 120fps, but you also need to make sure that your TV can at least handle the high framerate. Not many TVs include the HDMI 2.1 port, so to play at 120Hz, your TV needs to be capable of it. Only TVs with HDMI 2.1 support can provide you with the smooth gameplay you seek.

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Moreover, you should also find out if your TV can add 120Hz via a firmware update. Check the specifics of your TV and ensure that it is up to date.

Now that you have an idea of the games that support 120Hz, and you know that your TV can support it too, let’s get into how you can enable 120fps mode on your PS5!

Enabling 120Hz display

Enabling 120Hz on your PS5 is fairly simple once you have a compatible TV and the games you want to play.

Starting on the PS5 home screen, you will open the Settings menu on the top right corner.

Look through it and select “Screen and Video”, then select “Video Output.”

You will see a few options, including enabling or disabling 120Hz under the “Enable 120Hz Output”.

You can double-check by looking into Video Output Information; under “Information for the connected HDMI device,” you will also see 120Hz in a list of refresh rates.

Lastly, you need to enable 120Hz support in-game too. It is also straightforward and can be done in a matter of minutes after navigating your game settings.

You should find the option to enable it under the game’s video settings. Remember that some games might require you to enable “Performance Mode” on your PS5’s system preferences to allow 120Hz support.

Here’s a quick video that shows the exact steps we found on Youtube (thanks Moe!):


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