Battlefield 1 drops to 160x90p resolution on PS4

A bug causes dynamic resolution on consoles to backfire tremendously in Battlefield 1.

Published Wed, Oct 19 2016 10:12 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:58 AM CST

Battlefield 1 hits a glorious 160x90p 60FPS on PS4. Wait...what?

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As we all know, PS4 and Xbox One typically can't hit 1080p 60FPS in games, so they use dynamic resolution scaling that sacrifices resolution in order to hit a targeted frame rate. Battlefield 1 hits 60FPS on both PS4 and Xbox One, so both consoles have to dip in resolution.

A glitch in the PS4 version of Battlefield 1 sees the dynamic resolution scaling backfire tremendously, with the resolution dropping to an insanely paltry 160x90p at ~60FPS. The glitch was caught in a Battlefield 1 PS4 frame rate test by VG_Tech, and has gone viral across the net.

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I'm sure that DICE will patch this before the game launches in earnest this Friday, but I'm amazed that this glitch wasn't spotted, especially since how big Battlefield 1 is for the company. There haven't been any reports of the resolution drop on Xbox One, which makes sense considering EA teamed with Microsoft to market Battlefield 1. Usually it's the Xbox One that dips in resolution, and it's interesting to see the PS4 version take a huge hit.

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We'll be sure to update you on what happens with this hilarious and rather embarrassing glitch, and what DICE has to say about it in the near future.


Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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