With the new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S developers have typically been offering players much greater choice when it comes to tailoring the gameplay experience to their liking. One of these ways is through offering both performance and resolution options in games. While titles such as Spider-Man Miles Morales, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and more offered the option, Watch Dogs: Legion did not – until now.
At launch, Watch Dogs: Legion only offered one graphics mode for next-gen consoles, that being 30fps with ray-tracing on. While visually impressive, some players did not think the tradeoff between ray-tracing and framerate was worth it.
Here’s a closer look at what’s included in Title Update 4.5! pic.twitter.com/UGbAsLxsGx
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As such, the Watch Dogs team confirmed that a 60fps mode would be added at a later date. Though it took more than 6 months, the 60fps update is now live as part of the game’s big 4.5 patch (which adds new content, crossplay and more). It is worth noting however that framerate and ray-tracing are not the only changes made between the two modes. The 60fps mode reportedly also reduces the visual settings from high to medium, as well as turning off ray-tracing.
While for some this visual downgrade may be too much, for others, maintaining 60fps is a must. As such, it is good to see players being given the choice between the two – even if it took a while to arrive.
KitGuru says: What do you think of Watch Dogs: Legion? Are you going to play the game following this latest update? Which mode would you pick? Let us know down below.