a group of player characters in XDefiant
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How to enable 120fps mode in XDefiant

Ubisoft's Call of Duty competitor, XDefiant has finally arrived bringing some free-to-play FPS goodness to our screens. Having a higher framerate gives you a slight advantage thanks to smoother gameplay when it comes to these twitch-based shooters. Fortunately, there's a 120fps mode in XDefiant that you can enable to give you that buttery smooth framerate you crave.

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The mode you'll need to enable is called 120 Hz refresh rate, but this is the same thing as 120fps. To enable this, you'll need to make sure you've got a display capable of at least 120 Hz and that you've also enabled the high framerate at the console/ system level.

Turning on 120 Hz refresh rate in XDefiant

If you've got a compatible display, open up the Settings menu by pressing in the right analog stick on consoles and navigating to the 'Video' menu. At the bottom of this, you'll find the 120 Hz Refresh Rate option. This is set to 'Off' by default, so you'll need to turn it to 'On' even if you've got a compatible display and the 120 Hz mode enabled at the console level on your PS5 or Xbox Series X.

The 120hz refresh rate mode in XDefiant
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It's worth noting that this mode is seemingly only available on the PS5 and Xbox Series X. The Series S doesn't appear to have this option, likely due to it having less graphical horsepower than its bigger brother.

For PC players, you need to change the Refresh Rate from the standard 60.00 Hz option up to 120.00 Hz. This option is toward the top of the Video and Graphics menu, just under Display Resolution.

Refresh Rate option on PC in XDefiant
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By enabling this mode, you will be lowering the graphical fidelity of the game. In other words, it won't look quite as pretty. That's the price to pay for super slick framerates, though!

XDefiant is out now on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Amazon Luna.

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