Insomniac Games has released a new update for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart that has added support for 40 FPS when using the 120 Hz mode.
This new change was released as a part of a new Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart update that was deployed earlier this week. Previously, those who ran the game using the 120 Hz mode faced some visual incompatibility issues in the Fidelity mode and performance issues in the 60 FPS mode. The new update has resolved the visual compatibility issue by running the game at 40 FPS.
In an analysis by NXGamer, we can see how much of an impact this new performance has on the game. It has essentially made the game run much better in the Fidelity mode with a locked 4K resolution and 40 FPS performance that sticks closer to its target.
Previously, if you had to keep the ray-traced reflections while also enjoying a smooth performance, you would have to use the RT Performance mode that drops the resolution to dynamic 4K and supports ray-tracing but with a lower resolution for the reflections. In the Fidelity mode, if you change to 120 Hz mode on a display that supports this refresh rate, you can have the best of the visuals with high-quality reflections and 4k resolution and enjoy a smoother performance than 30 FPS. The main improvements with this mode come in the form of a reduced input lag.
Based on the technical analysis, this new Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart mode appears to be perfect for those who have a display that supports it. This should hopefully lead to more developers implementing 40 FPS as the standard for the graphics mode in their games.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is available now exclusively for the PS5. It was developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.