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Watch Dogs: Legion's 4.5 update will add a 60 FPS mode to "next-gen console players"

Will this update disable the game's ray tracing on next-gen consoles?

Watch Dogs Legion's getting a 60 FPS update for next-gen consoles

Watch Dogs: Legion's 4.5 update will add a 60 FPS mode to "next-gen console players"

As part of a new blog postthe developers of Watch Dogs Legion have confirmed that a 60 FPS update is in the works for the game, targeting "next-gen console players" on systems like PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. 

As part of Watch Dogs: Legion's Title Update 4.5, Ubisoft is planning to add a new Tactical Op called "Project OMNI, and a 60 FPS mode for the game's next-generation console versions. At this time, there are no ETAs for this update, though we can expect to hear more about them in the future. 

On PC, a constant 60+ FPS framerate remains difficult to achieve within Watch Dogs Legion, especially in areas of the game with heavy traffic. This suggests that Watch Dogs Legion will require additional software optimisation before a 60 FPS version of the game could be implemented across all of the latest consoles. That said, it is also possible that the latest consoles may not deliver a 100% stable 60 FPS lock. 

It is also likely that this planned 60 FPS mode will force Ubisoft to disable ray-tracing within the next-generation versions of Watch Dog Legion, as this would provide Ubisoft will the GPU headroom that they need to target higher framerates. Watch Dogs: Legion's 60 FPS mode is listed as a "performance mode", suggesting that users will be able to choose between playing the game with higher framerates or more graphical detail.    

When Watch Dog Legion launched on Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5, many players were disappointed that the game lacked the 60 FPS Performance Mode that Assassin's Creed Valhalla featured at launch. While the addition of ray tracing did provide next-generation gamers with better visuals than before, it didn't provide the additional smoothness and responsiveness offered by a 60 FPS framerate target. It looks like Ubisoft is planning to address this problem by creating a new 60 FPS mode for Watch Dogs Legion, though it remains to be seen how well implemented this mode will be. 

Before the end of June, Ubisoft plans to release Watch Dogs' Legion's Bloodline DLC, which will add new storylines that involve Aiden Pearce, the protagonist of Watch Dogs 1. 
 

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