Treyarch recently revealed through a community update that Black Ops 4 will be capped at 120 FPS at launch for PC players. Treyarch revealed a lot of new information on Reddit especially about the PC version of the game. The team talked about the game’s pre-load time and frame rate caps on PC.
Starting with Blackout. The first Battle Royale mode in the history of Call Of Duty will be capped at 120 FPS at launch. The team then plans to increase the cap rate to 144 FPS if the servers are stable. If everything works out the way they have planned. Treyarch will remove frame rate cap after few days of launch.
Though other modes like zombies and multiplayer will be uncapped from the day one on PC.
This is what Treyarch had to say:
Since the framerate affects the load on the servers, we want to ensure that the game delivers a great playable experience for everyone who dives in those first moments.
So, our plan:
• At launch, we will start Blackout with a 120fps cap on PC
• Ensure the moment the game launches that it has high stability for every player
• Raise to 144fps as soon as the servers are stable
• And assuming all looks good, enable uncapped framerates within the first few days.
This is the right plan to ensure a smooth, playable game for the whole community out of the gate.
Treyarch also revealed that the players who have pre-ordered the game will be able to pre-load it before launch. PC players of Black Ops 4 will be able to pre-load it on October 9th. That’s enough time for you to download the game before it launches on October 12.
Treyarch is working on a lot of changes. They have also introduced a new option to allow easy pick-up of items in Blackout. It’s one of the issues players had. It was hard to pick up the desired item as you had to hold square button for long. You can now choose between picking up ammo or items first.
Revive mechanic is also having some changes. At launch, it will now take as twice as long to revive your teammate as compared to Blackout Beta.
Black Ops 4 will launch on October 12 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.