The excitement of Overwatch 2’s eighth season launch has been somewhat overshadowed by performance woes, and it’s the PlayStation 5 players who are feeling the brunt of it. Gamers have taken to Blizzard’s official forums and Reddit to voice their concerns, and it appears that even navigating the game’s menus has become a lag-riddled experience on the console.
One aggrieved player, who goes by the name Sartell, lamented, “I play on PS5 with a snazzy 120 Hz monitor and settings optimized for that output, but I’m randomly plummeting to what feels like single-digit or low double-digit frame rates, even in the menus, and sometimes right in the heat of battle.” Others have gone a step further, boldly proclaiming that Overwatch 2 is currently “unplayable” on the PS5, with some alleging that frame rates are sinking below the dreaded 20 fps mark. Interestingly, these performance issues seem less pronounced on other gaming platforms.
In a personal test on the PS