Frame rate performance capped to ensure “as smooth an experience as possible”.
When the multiplayer beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 hit in August, PC players were graced with the joys of an unlocked frame rate. That won’t be the case in the upcoming Blackout beta, which goes live on September 15th for Xbox One and PC.
According to Treyarch on Reddit, the frame rate on PC will be capped at 90 FPS for the Blackout beta. This is to ensure “as smooth an experience as possible for everyone.” Performance tests will also be ongoing for servers, so disconnects and other issues could occur. Furthermore, there could be changes to the server capacity and player counts in the coming few days.
Only recently, for instance, Treyarch increased the number of Blackout players on PS4 from 80 to 88. “The beta serves as a testing ground for us to gather information on performance, controls, and so many other details,” the developer stated. For the most part, Treyarch has been doing a good job following feedback and keeping players informed of recent and upcoming changes.
The Blackout beta will be available on September 16th for all players across all platforms even if you didn’t preorder the game. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be out on October 12th.