The PlayStation 5 brings a ton of exciting new features. You get support for 8K games, fast-loading games, 4K games at 120 FPS, the ability to create games to play with friends, record and stream your games, and more. Playing at a higher frame rate is obviously more desirable as things look much smoother and better, especially in games like Black Ops Cold War. So if you want to play your games in 4K at 120fps, here’s how to enable 120Hz gaming on PlayStation 5.

Enable 120Hz gaming on PlayStation 5

In order to play compatible games at 120fps, you’ll need to activate your PS5’s 120Hz mode by switching to performance mode. Here’s how you can do just that.

  • Go to Settings -> Saved Data and Game/App Settings.
  • Here, scroll down to “Game Presets” and select “Performance Mode or Resolution Mode”.
  • Press “X” and select “Performance Mode.” This will enable performance mode on all compatible games on the PS5.

Once you enable this, you will be able to play higher frame rate compatible games. As I said before, Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War supports 120Hz gaming on PlayStation 5, so you can use the feature here. However, keep in mind that using performance mode will disable ray tracing in most games that support 120 FPS. Additionally, this will usually result in lower resolution streaming of games to your PS5.

Enable 120Hz in supported games

Many games that support 120 FPS gaming will also allow you to manually set in-game frame rates. As long as your TV supports 120FPS, you can simply head into the game settings and choose between a frame rate higher image quality or higher graphics quality.

However, please note that some games do not allow users to enable/disable 120FPS gaming manually. For example, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War automatically goes to 120 FPS if you have Performance Mode enabled in PS Settings. You cannot manually change this setting in-game, even if the option appears in the settings.

List of games that support 120Hz on PlayStation 5

Here is a list of games that support 120fps gaming on the PlayStation 5.

  • Borderlands 3
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (supported at lower resolution)
  • Destiny 2 (supported at lower resolution in Crucible matches)
  • Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition (supported at 1080p resolution)
  • DIRT 5 (supported at lower resolution)
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (supported in native 4K resolution)
  • The Nioh Collection (supported at lower resolution)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  • Fortnite (supported at lower resolution)
  • WRC9 (supported in “performance mode”)

To note: Click the link to see the list of games that support the DualSense controller’s adaptive triggering feature.

Enjoy gaming at 120 FPS on PlayStation 5

This is how you can enable 120fps gaming on your new PlayStation 5. Obviously, a lot of that depends on what game you’re trying to play at higher frame rates. Additionally, you need to make sure that your TV or monitor also supports high refresh rates. Along with all that, you’ll need the HDMI 2.1 cable that came with the console, as well as a TV/monitor that has HDMI 2.1 to support 4K gaming at 120FPS.

So, have you played games at higher frame rates or with better graphics? Let us know in the comments.