Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War – You Can Fix Low Framerate With This Secret Setting On PS5

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War might be the first Call of Duty on Playstation 5, but that doesn’t mean the game runs perfectly.

With default settings, it actually runs pretty poorly — it runs 60 FPS mostly in the campaign, but when it comes to online multiplayer or Zombies, the game drops frames constantly. It’s hardly stable, and if you’re looking for a better gameplay experience, there are two settings you can change to improve performance.

Many games on the PS5 and a performance mode and a graphics mode — but Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War doesn’t seem to have this function. This isn’t actually true. There is a setting to swap to performance mode, but it isn’t actually in the game. Yes, really.


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How To Improve Framerate On PS5 | Low FPS Fix

The default settings on PS5 can cause noticeable slowdown. The game doesn’t run great — but it can be fixed with a little tweaking.

To get started, you can disable Ray Tracing to instantly improve FPS and stability.

  • How To Disable Ray Tracing:
    • Go to Settings -> Graphics -> Ray Tracing
      • Toggle to Disabled

You can also get a noticeable jump in performance by changing the settings on your PS5 console. There is a Performance Mode, but it can only be accessed through the PS5 settings.

  • How To Enable Performance Mode:
    • Go to Settings [Gear Symbol – Top-Right Corner] -> Saved Data and Game / App Settings
    • Go to the Game Presets tab -> Select ‘Performance Mode or Resolution Mode‘ and set to ‘Performance Mode

Setting your global settings to Performance Mode will automatically change the graphics and performance of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, even though it doesn’t appear there is actually a mode select. Why isn’t there just a mode in the game itself? No idea, but changing the settings globally really works.


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