"Infinity Ward has added 120fps support to Call of Duty: Warzone on Xbox Series X.
The support, which was not mentioned in [Modern Warfare’s latest patch notes published this week or on social media, [was spotted by players] as they tested the battle royale on Microsoft’s new console.
Yeah, I’ve seen pictures of the game tile with the X|S badge, but it does not show when I filter my game collection nor when I check the game’s store page. Really don’t know what’s going on.
Edit: When I check the file info on my library it shows as “X1XE” (as in One X enhanced). Meanwhile, when I check a game like Valhalla or any officially optimized title, it shows “Gen9”.
When I download a optimized title, it also shows “Gen:Scarlett” and “AppModel:GDK”. Modern Warfare on the other hand shows “Gen:Durango” and “AppModel:XDK”. Nonetheless, I’m downloading the full game to see if the info changes.
Seems like MS made it easy to detect running on the Series S or X even if you are making a Xbox One game. So devs can unlock settings and framerate rather easy in this case with only some lines of code and a patch without using the nextgen devkit.
It appears that devs can make minor tweaks to BC games to take better advantage of the new hardware. These Gen9Aware games look to be BC games with additional enhancements. You can play them on an external drive as well
This is what Richard said in his BC video, that Microsoft is leaving it up to developers to release a patch to make games ‘aware’ of the increased horsepower. In CoD case it seems IW just lifted the frame rate cap and set it to 120fps.