Dying Light 2 Balanced Mode Renders at 1296p On XSX, 900p at 60 FPS On Series S
Dying Light 2 has received an update adding a brand new visual mode called Balanced that renders at a higher resolution and runs at 60 FPS.
This balanced mode is only available on the Xbox Series X at the moment. The new update has also enabled a 60 FPS mode on the Xbox Series S.
Based on an analysis of VGTech, this mode appears to render at a resolution of 1296p on the Xbox Series X. This is a step up from the 1080p that is available on the PS5 for 60 FPS performance mode. The issue here is that due to the odd resolution, this is upscaled with a nearest-neighbor interpolation method which doesn’t work out as well leading to distortion in the image quality.
While the higher resolution makes this the only way possible to run the game above 1080p on the Xbox Series X while taking advantage of the 60 FPS performance, the upscaling is terrible if you are looking to play it on a 4K display.
Xbox Series S can also run the game at 60 FPS now. This is achieved by downgrading the resolution to 900p. As for the performance itself, it is around the same as the PS5 and Xbox Series X. The game can drop frame rate under stress e.g when there are a lot of post-processing effects (fire) on screen. This is true for the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions as well. Overall though, this is a pretty decent way to play the game.
Dying Light 2 is available now on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC.