How to Play Modern Warfare 3 at 120FPS on PS5

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
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Modern Warfare 3 will support 120 FPS on PlayStation 5. Here’s how to turn on 120 FPS in MW3 for PlayStation 5.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is right around the corner. The direct sequel to Modern Warfare 2, the new game is set to feature graphical and mechanical improvements. Moreover, since 2022, players can now change visual preferences on the console.

PlayStation 5 has included the feature of 120 Hz adaptability. It allows players to run their games at 120 FPS. Moreover, the recent next-gen games are all fine-tuning their PS5 ports to include 120 FPS in their performance mode.

Modern Warfare 3 PS5 120 FPS

Modern Warfare 3 also supports 120 FPS on PS5. However, it might not be turned on by default for most players. So, here is a guide on how to turn on 120 FPS in MW3 on PS5.

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How to Play Modern Warfare 3 at 120FPS on PS5

The most important thing to play Modern Warfare 3 at 120 FPS is ensuring a monitor with a refresh rate of 120 Hz or higher. If the criteria are met, then follow the following steps to enable 120 FPS:

  • After turning on the PlayStation 5, head to Settings.
  • Scroll down to the Screen and Video prompt.
  • After selecting the prompt, head to the Video Output tab.
  • In the Video Output tab, select the “120 Hz Output.”
  • Then, set it to “Automatic.”
  • Lastly, boot up Modern Warfare 3 to play in 120 FPS.

However, the game will show a black screen upon booting as this is the PS5 adjusting to the 120 FPS setting. Furthermore, the resolution will be locked at 1080p for most applications, as few of them support 120 FPS at 1440p resolution on PS5.

Unfortunately, the players who cannot get the native 120 FPS in-game can fix it by following a simple trick. Just delete the saved data of Modern Warfare 3 from the storage and restart the console. It should fix the problem, and then Modern Warfare 3 will be playable in 120 FPS.

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Tahmid Shihab Murshed is an FPS writer at GameRiv. Born with a knack for gaming, he has played all types of games out there. He has a heartfelt love for Call of Duty, and other shooter titles out there.