Why Isn\’t Destiny 2 60fps on PS4 Pro?


This week Bungie officially announced Destiny 2, and the game will be coming to the PS4 (with Pro support) and the Xbox One on September 8th with a PC version following at some point after.

One of the big surprises to some PS4 owners is that the PS4 Pro version will not be running at 60fps, when the hardware in the upgraded PlayStation 4 could definitely pull off at least 1080/60. People who were at the unveiling event stated that there are “reasons” why it isn’t running 60fps on the Pro, but they really are dancing around admitting what it was even though the “reason” has been public knowledge ever since Sony unveiled the Pro system.

At that unveiling it was discussed how multiplayer games upgraded for the PS4 Pro would be allowed (by Sony) to run at higher resolutions, but their frame rate must be the same as the game running on the base PS4. It’s believed that 60fps vs 30fps would give people an unfair advantage in multiplayer, so there’s a rule in place for developers where they aren’t allowed to give a Pro version of the game better performance in multiplayer modes.

So that’s why Destiny 2 on the PS4 Pro won’t be running at 60fps. It doesn’t have anything to do with a hardware limitation, but instead a requirement that developers have to follow if they upgrade a game for the higher-powered hardware.

The PC version of Destiny 2 will feature an unlocked frame rate, so you’ll be able to play it in 60fps there.