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Overwatch on Nintendo Switch is locked at 30FPS

900p when docked, 720p un-docked, and runs at 30FPS

By Anthony Garreffa on Sep 9, 2019 10:51 pm CDT - 1 min, 19 secs reading time

Now that we know Overwatch is coming to the Nintendo Switch, the next question is what resolution and frame rate will the game roll out with.

Overwatch on Nintendo Switch is locked at 30FPS |

Thanks to a new interview with Overwatch producer Wes Yanagi and Eurogamer, we know that it will be at 30FPS in both docked and un-docked mode. Yanagi explained: "So really what we wanted to do when we started this whole thing was to really deliver on that authentic Overwatch experience".

He continued: "Our goal was making sure it could run smoothly and look the way that we're happy with. So, it runs at 30fps, docked at 900p and un-docked at 720p, and it runs really smoothly. I think when you play it, and you get your hands-on it, you just go, yeah I'm playing Overwatch".

As an avid Overwatch player, it would've been nice to have seen 60FPS minimum on the Nintendo Switch. 720p at 30FPS is kinda pathetic, especially for a game like Overwatch which is far from graphically intensive. Disappointing news, but I'm hoping Blizzard and Nintendo can work on optimizations and possibly bump it up to a higher frame rate in the future.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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