Digital Foundry has today posted an analysis on the Gamescom and EGX builds of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s multiplayer. At these events, the MP build was running on Xbox One hardware, and Digital Foundry has revealed some new details.

First off, they’ve been able to show that the game was running at 1600×900 on the Xbox One; this is an increase from 882p that the E3 campaign builds were running on. A big issue that Digital Foundry found in the E3 build of the campaign mode was that the frame rate kept falling and result in screen tearing. The MP portion at both EGX and Gamescom was able to hold a steady 60FPS, with only 3 torn frames out of 23,000 analyzed.

After analysing over 23,000 frames of footage we record only three actual torn frames – essentially invisible during the run of play. The use of alpha appears to be a weakness here, with v-sync breaking when stood at the centre of a grenade’s splash range with shader effects on the go. It’s a tricky one to catch by eye, but as a worst-case scenario it allows the engine to uphold controller response on the rare occasions rendering spills over budget.

The exact final resolution has not been confirmed officially for any platform. SHGames has stated that the game runs 60FPS across all platforms.

Here’s Digital Foundry’s Frame Rate Test:

SOURCE: Digital Foundry

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  • Carsten

    I wonder how the game is going to run graphically on other platforms. It would totally be different on next-gen compared to previous-gen. In other news, PC specs will be posted on Steam tonight. https://twitter.com/SHGames/status/523316679531442177

    • Primey_

      Tonight as in tonight in LA but it’s currently 6am in LA so I think the block who is meant to post them has fell asleep.

      • Marshall Bain

        Steam updates it’s minimum requirements for games at Noon Pacific, they posted the minimum requirements to steam last night.

        • Primey_

          Noon Pacific just passed and still no requirements

          • IDIOT^

            “Should be” doesn’t mean we will 100% post it today even if a tornado destroys are stuff again notice “should be” see, see it there here let me spell it ” S H O U L D – B E”

    • JaBoiKnoWs

      Well here you go PC gamers. All 14 of you.

      • Carsten

        Count me as one of those 14 then.

        • DanDustEmOff

          Don’t forget me.

          • Ben

            And me!

      • mzma

        I’m another of those 14.

  • I don’t think anyone really cares about system performance if you’re playing on a console so..

    • RdJokr

      Yeah, tell that to the people who played Ghosts. Back then, there was a report saying frame rates would drop to somewhere in the 40s, on PS4. So you know, performance matters.

      • Graphical performance, not actually how the game runs, FPS is important, rest else isn’t when it’s for consoles.

  • Primey_

    1080p on ps4, 900p on X1. Last gen 720p probably. Calling it now.

    • RdJokr

      Last gen is gonna have to struggle really hard to maintain 60 FPS at 720p low settings…

      • LongSensation

        Being made by High Moon Studios to make the previous gen work at that resolution/FPS

    • PuddingAuxRais1ns

      Last gen generally runs at sub-HD.

    • TheShadowReaper

      last gen is probably going to be 576p or 480p. they are nearly a decade old outdated machines. give them a break.

  • jordanxbrookes

    As long as it’s 60FPS, I’m happy. Not really fussed about resolution.

    • kyr95

      Damn right!

    • TheShadowReaper

      that’s…that’s actually the only sane thing i’ve seen you typing over the course of the last 2 months. gj Jordan, you’re improving. frame rate is indeed more significant than the resolution. congratulations.

      edit: even though PS4 can do both 1080p and 60 fps but that’s a talk for another time.

      • Righteous dude

        Have you seen the res that PC’s can do? Neither has anyone else lol. But when you have your talk, don’t forget to include them.

        • TheShadowReaper

          no need to include PC here. people are getting butthurt over facts so i try not to talk about it.

      • jordanxbrookes

        Same for you, you’re definitely improving too.

        • TheShadowReaper

          i dont need to improve. i serve you hard cold facts. you may call me aggressive, condescending or an asshole, but i’m accurate and truthful. i always will be.

          • HenryDF

            Yet somewhat opinionated too, at times.

          • TheShadowReaper

            no one is perfect. i try to be as objective as a human can be. i definitely fail at that sometimes since as a human i have my opinions too and of course as any other i’m entitled to them. but i believe i do a good job at the level of objectivity i present.

      • spartanelite

        What dose the halo MCC run at?

        • TheShadowReaper

          ask @jordanxbrookes:disqus

          dont ask me, cause i’ll tell you the truth and if i tell you the truth i’m an aggressive, condescending asshole PC elitist. so…ask him!

        • MichiganerE

          1080p 60fps. It was confirmed at E3.

      • Michael

        Nah, Jordan is just copying what everyone else says. Most of the things that he says of his own merit is just intolerable drivel.

  • Takeoverkyle

    Can’t wait to get this game even though I have a 360. Maybe 1 day I can get the amazing X1 and play that 900p, 60 FPS.

    • Gump

      You would be surprised at how much a difference having the Xbox One makes. I just recently got it a month ago and its really nice. Battlefield 4 is like a completely different game.

      • Takeoverkyle

        I’ve heard the X1 was better. Really want to get it.

        • sniper

          From who? Why get an inferior console for more money (if you plan on getting kinect too) if your buying without kinect there is no point at all! To buy an xbox one. Get a ps4 or build a PC best thing you can do.

          • Gump

            The only thing better on PS4 is sightly better graphics. Everything else at the moment is better on Xbox One. And everything that’s “not” is opinion.

    • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

      Get the PS4 and play at 1080p.

      • Takeoverkyle

        I’ve played on a PS3 and didn’t really like how the controller was.

        • Leger

          The Dualshock 4 is 10x better than the Dualshock 3. And in my opinion the best controller out right now. Xbox one controller feels great but me personally too small. I would suggest a ps4 for gaming but if your into all those heavily advertised dashboard and counteless *coughs* useless apps…i mean great social apps and other features by all means get it. But don’t be suprised when gaming companys are favoring the ps4 and giving it exclusive deals. Don’t be suprised either when games perform better on it.

        • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

          The DS4 is a heavily upgraded version. It’s a much better controller.

  • #NextGen

  • As long as it’s 60fps, the resolution doesn’t matter!

    • cRi7iCaL

      144p/60fps 😉

  • Unit

    Give me my glorious 1080p

    • Why not 2160p?

      • Bigi345

        Why not 4320p?

        • That would require a powerful rig and a TV that will eventually be released to support it, but that’s possible too.

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            It will also require lots of money, lol.

          • If the player chooses to spend that much, who are we to deny them their right to spend?

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            By all means, if resolution is that detrimental to someone’s gaming experience, go ahead. Personally I see much better uses for where that money could go.

          • TheShadowReaper

            yeah. especially when you could wait for 2-3 years and get a monitor that does 4k at the same price that a 1200p monitor costs now. its all about waiting the right moment imo.

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            Yup. Knowing when to buy the right things at the right times could result in an incredible rig for a cheap price. Buying the best and newest things all the time will be a huge loss of money.

        • Stephen G. Perez

          Why not 4321p?

          • hjdhjghjfh

            On PC you can run 4K Advanded Warfare, but you need at leat a GTX 780.

  • TheGamerBeast

    i’m not a Console player, but i’m all about the FPS if it’s running on 60 FPS then i’m happy, other than that like i’m not interested in people saying oh 900p not 1080p crap, who cares about that really, i’m all about performance, and anyway the game will look beautiful don’t worry atleast better than ghosts that’s 100%

  • Nobody is going to stop in the middle of a multiplayer match and go…wait, this is only 900p wth?

    • Edwin Cortez

      Exactly, but there are some trolls whose job is to cry about little things.

    • The only time numbers matter is for the sake of a verbal argument, like how PS4 fanboys constantly gloat about 1080p over 900p.

      • kx4122

        why do people try to make 1080p a bad thing? everybody knows that it was the game companies pushing it so now all of a sudden it don’t matter that’s B.S why when your favorite console maker fuck up instead of calling them out on it you just wanna sweep it under the rug and holla fanboy this and fanboy that it’s just some elementary schools shit where dumb people try to make you feel bad for being smart,SMH grow up people

        • unreal

          exactly if it werent for competitive being on xbox one i would have never bought an xbox one (except maybe for exclusives if they are interesting to me) I would have sticked with the ps4 which is the better choice if you use consoles. in the end PC can unleash each games full graphics at steady fps and even 4k if you have the right rig. I wanna se what they do for pc and if they support 4k

        • Sean Swasey

          The Xbox One is a weaker console than the PS4….we know this. We don’t have to hear about every single time a new game gets released. At least with previous generations reviews gave just the blunt graphical advantage to one console over the other rather than focus so much on pixel count.

      • Mario Rivera

        If it was the other way around xbots would do the same thing tho.

      • RedAwesomeSauce

        Microsoft has you by the strings keep dancing for them.

    • Siftblade of Rivia

      As long as it’s 60FPS it’s fine. Resolution is a plus in COD MP, but it’s definitely not that important.

    • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

      600,000 pixel difference lol. The differences are definitely there.

      • Ben

        Just not as big as some people like to mention.

        • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

          600,000 is pretty major.

          • Ben

            Yet the average customer doesn’t noticing that.

            I’m pretty satisfied with the BF4’s 900p resolution (despite the horrible framerate), just like all my friends. I don’t see any real reasons why I should hate that resolution… it’s not that ugly as some games at 720p. It’s pretty much enough for most of us.

            And I’m saying this as a person who’s using a Retina MBP at work.

          • unreal

            give the console anti aliasing xD hahaha you don’t even have 2x Aliasing

          • Sean Swasey

            I can play the game at 2560×1440…a 78% improvement over 1080p. Does that take away from the PS4 version? Or can PS4 owners enjoy the game when there’s a better version out just like Xbox One owners?

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            I don’t know what you’re asking me.

    • Blaine

      No, but when first booting it up, they will likely think “man, this doesn’t really look as good some other games…”

    • Guest

      It effects render distance and how close things are before they start to blur so it does make a difference.

  • Kobrah

    Did anyone notice the green line drop at all? It seemed constant to me but maybe I missed it

    • It dipped for a fraction of a second during the snow map at 2:55, but that’s it.

      • Kobrah

        It did too, only for a second though. Good spot

  • jooker-jr

    Impressive !

  • Stephen G. Perez

    Again, not a graphics guy, but it’s always nice to see how good a game can get, i just don’t wanna take the time to dissect it frame by frame. Now I shall see the maturity level drop when i go on to the yt comment section for this video.

    • Stephen G. Perez

      YUP! FUCKING CALLED IT!

  • Nick

    Well if you are playing on next gen, you should care about resolution because of all that money you payed. So, you are saying you payed 4 to 500 dollars for “Next Gen graphics” and you don’t care about the quality? What the fuck do you mean?! Yes 60fps is by far the most important thing, but the game better have good graphics because otherwise why the FAWK did we pay all that money for??? If you don’t care about graphics then go play on last gen FFS.

    • Tristan Perkins

      ^^ can someone please kill this guy?

      • Why? He’s right. Yes we bought consoles and we know PC can handle games much better, but it doesn’t mean the developers could get lazy and not make the best out of the game

        • Guywithbrains

          *cough* Assassin’s Creed Unity *cough*

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            Assassin’s Creed Parity :/

          • Guywithbrains

            Yeah it pissed me off a little but the story sounds awesome. I just want to know if Assassin’s Creed games are historically accurate and not put too much fictional elements to the game.

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            It pissed me off not because of it being 900p, but because of the reason they did it. They just wanted to avoid, and I quote, “debates and stuff.” Assassin’s Creed games are pretty historically accurate, well, as much as you can get when focusing on an assassin. I’m buying it for the gameplay, features, and story. Can’t wait. The only one that wasn’t historically accurate at all and had an iffy story was Black Flag, but the gameplay was pretty good, so yeah.

          • Guywithbrains

            Same here, not because of it being 900p but more because of reason they did it (which was stupid IMO). Now I am wondering if I will use ACII or ACIII armor (if I remember right, I’m able to choose armor from previous games’ characters.

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            You can choose armor if you played previous games? Sweet. I was getting tired of just getting those skins that I never used, lol.

          • Guywithbrains

            Somehow I can’t find information about if you can use armor from previous games or not. Although I think you can make very similar one. Maybe I just remember it wrong.

          • MichiganerE

            I know, right? Ubisoft said they wanted to make AC: Unity 30fps on all platforms to make it more “cinematic”. Also, because “60fps feels weird on Action/Adventure games”. That’s fucking stupid, ALL games feel better at 60fps then 30fps.

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            Yup. It really ticked me off, their reasoning is terrible. Then they go and say they’re “pushing the limits on all platforms” to cover their asses after the backlash they got. Total bullshit.

          • MichiganerE

            Yep.

          • TheShadowReaper

            can somebody tell me why its ok for the PS4 player base to ask about no parity but its wrong and an elitist move from PC gamers to ask the same? because people like to be asshole but i dont see any logic involved whatsoever.

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            Because console gamers never knew what it felt like until now, lol. They now understand the struggle.

        • Tristan Perkins

          “you should care about resolution”
          “If you don’t care about graphics then go play last gen”

          Draz do you see the problem with these statements?

      • Nick

        ??

    • Super029something

      for $400 60fps 900p is pretty good.

      • Nick

        It is, you’re right, I was targeting all these people who are saying that graphics don’t matter. The graphics aren’t the most important thing, but they should be good like 1080p or 900p. I don’t want to see developers get lazy. We better get “Next Gen” quality. If developers see that the gaming community doesn’t give a shit about graphics, then I would assume that they will get lazy and not try to take advantage of this new hardware as much as they can. That’s just my view though. If you don’t care about graphics, go play Mario on the Gameboy or DS. (not-a hating on-a Mario I-a love that-a mother-fucka.)

    • Siftblade of Rivia

      We didn’t really pay for just next gen graphics. Next year there are almost no games releasing on PS3. If you want to continue to be a gamer, you pretty much have to get a new console. Plus you get better graphics, a bunch of new features, games can handle much more, etc.

      • Nick

        This is also a good point. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ 🙁

  • modernpoika

    Hope FPS doesn’t jump all around on PS4 like Ghosts…

    • Freeze

      I know they need to lock it at 60. Ghosts would go over 60fps and then just play awfully.

    • PuddingAuxRais1ns

      If AW can preform this great on XB1 at 900p than I’m sure PS4 will preform just as fine or greater at the same resolution or higher.

  • Guywithbrains

    I assume it is going this way:

    PS4: 1080p 60fps Xbox One: 900p 60fps Old gen: 720p 60fps and some drops

    But I’m not that much into resolution. I just want it to be 60fps. 🙂

    • Freeze

      Old gen hits 480p upscaled to either 720p or 1080p depending on the monitor your playing on. With very low texture quality.

    • smayo

      Ps4 and xbox one will be 900p 60fps, no way SHG will go that extra mile just for 360.000+ pixels on ps4, it will be an direct port

      old gen will be 640p 60fps like all CoD’s from bo1

      • Guywithbrains

        Then why did Ubisoft put 1080p to Black Flag PS4 version? If there is no parity contract then I think they will put 1080p as IW did with Ghosts.

        We’ll see when the game launches…

        • smayo

          Maybe you’re right, but I doubt it, and if it is the case what would you rather have ? 900p with a steady 60fps or 1080p with the ridiculous fps Ghosts has on the ps4 ? Lets hope they go for gameplay over resolution so everyone can have a decent experience

  • modernpoika

    I like it when you walk over body it moves little bit.

    Is the gun on the video HBRA-3 or something like that??

    EDIT: If you don’t believe look the video at 0:15 and put on half speed, the guy on front of you kicks that body in da head!!

  • JaBoiKnoWs

    Honestly, as an Xbox One owner, it is amazing that they just simply STILL can’t go 1080p on games like this. It’s a next gen console for Christ’s sake! I know resolution means almost nothing and I’m not bothered by it, by I think it’s clear MS screwed something up here.

    • jasonxbrookes

      Agreed. I have both a PS4 and Xbox One, and it really pisses me off that Xbox is always secondary. Still, I’m tempted to get it for Xbox One because of the early DLC/two friends on Xbox. Not sure which system to get it for, at the moment, and I gotta decide soon so I can pre-order.

    • Charlie

      Plenty of games out run 1080p and a bunch of games are announced to run 1080p when they launch on XB1. MP running at 900p or so isn’t really a bad thing, especially if it stays consistent at 60fps. For all we know, the SP might run 1080p. If not, the blame is really only on the developer since others have been able to run at a higher resolution.

      • Duh

        The blame is not on the developer for the XB1’s hardware being inferior to the PS4’s.

        • Charlie

          Inferior on paper, but both systems can run 1080p 60fps, so it really doesn’t matter.

          My point was that other developers created 1080p games on XB1, so in reality COD could be there.

          Stop patting yourself on the back for owning a PS4, we weren’t even talking about the PS4.

  • smb3master

    My TV only goes up to 720p, so I’m not too worried about it.

    It’s still kinda odd that the Xbox One hasn’t been able to do anything above 900p since it was released though.

    • KuuGeeL

      Fifa = 1080p
      Tomb Raider = 1080p
      Forza 5 = 1080p
      Madden 25 = 1080p
      Wolfenstein The New Order = 1080p
      NBA2K14 = 1080p
      EA Sports UFC = 1080p
      Kinect Sports Rivals = 1080p
      Need for Speed Rivals = 1080p
      The Crew = 1080p
      Dying Light = 1080p Unconfirmed

      • MichiganerE

        Add the Master Chief Collection to that list.

        • Juses

          Pretty sure it’s not native 1080p

          • MichiganerE

            Yes it is, it was confirmed back in June. It also runs at 60fps.

  • Diego Diniz

    What about PS4??? Im not gonna Lie…I bought a PS4 and it bring me problems in 2 months (8 weeks)…im thinking about buy a Xbox One and sell my PS4 after come back from warranty! (Sorry my bad english..im Brazilian)

    • If you’re talking about the performance,PS4 has slightly better specs so games should run better on PS4 than Xbox One, unless Microsoft makes a dirty deal with the studio.

      • Diego Diniz

        The thing is…I like COD more than ANY OTHER Game. I bought a PS4 because the exclusives, I was a PC Gamer and not PLay any PS3 good games like God of War 3, UNcharted 2 and stuff…so i decided leave PC and get in console! Everybody knows that SONY Exclusives are better than XBox, but what i see is: ONline Games, LIVE kick PSN ass!!!

        • TrackHo

          The Xbox One is superior in every way, better and reliable online system as well as community, controller is ergonomically better and designed for FPS games such as Call of Duty. DLC comes first for AW on Xbox as well.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            Purely subjective, I have the complete opposite opinion.

          • TrackHo

            Okay that’s good for you.

          • Online: true
            community: not really…
            controller: everyone has their own opinion…

            Lets not start a console war. Just accept the fact that Sony and Microsoft are working together to keep their console monopoly sorted. If one console does significantly better than the other, both will fall. This is how they rule the markets.

          • TheShadowReaper

            uhhh…no. just no dude.

          • KevJumbaify .

            Thats an opinion when it comes to controllers. main reason i game on PS4 is cause of exclusives

  • Mobin Amanzai

    Who cares about resolution, at least it was 60 fps

  • Christopher Ricci

    to bad for consoles my PC is ready to play this bitch at 4K 120 FPS. If only they wouldn’t cap it lmao I cant imagine a system struggling to hit 1080p 60fps if it cant to at least this your hardware is for sure not “Next-Gen”

    • jasonxbrookes

      Good for you, nobody cares.

    • MichiganerE

      Good luck with AC: Unity then. It’s capped at 30fps on all platforms.

    • Juses

      Yea… I doubt your rig can run this at 4k 120 fps. Maybe 60 fps.

  • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

    I don’t want my PS4 version to lag like Ghosts did.

  • Guest

    Hopefully this will not run like shit on PS4 like ghosts did, the frame rate issues was ridiculous.

  • Ryumoau

    The game looks great, so i won’t be upset if the ps4 version is also only 900p. I just care that the game runs at a steady 60 fps. 🙂

  • Tep Kok

    The length people will go to defend the xBoner is hilarious, truly MS has raised a generation of delusional children.

    • smayo

      The delusional generation born with the ps4 is way more concerning

  • JoZer805g

    I was hoping for last gen versions to run 30 FPS so that all of my high school friends can finally switch to PS4 with me.
    Now I feel very lonely again

    • MichiganerE

      Don’t feel bad. It’s lonely on Xbox One as well with only a few friends.

    • KevJumbaify .

      All my real life friends play on the xbox one while i play on PS4…they tried to make me switch sides but i was like hell nah bitch.

  • KevJumbaify .

    “Next gen consoles” my ass.

  • Very good news. As we can see it look like they made the choice of a fluid game and not a laggy game like some tps around and this is a great news for me.

  • Michael

    Next gen consoles at 2009 specs! If this is how bad the generation is at the minute; it wont bode well for the future games. These consoles are extremely dated already (particularly the XB1) but in two years when 4K becomes mainstream; they’ll be holding the industry back into the stone age. So much for these to have a 10 year cycle..

  • Tom

    Hi i’m new but when i played any game on ps3 i couldn’t tell the difference between 60 fps or 1080p but when i played ghosts on ps4 i could definetly tell because it was like playing catchup and it seemed like the refresh rate or fps,why is this could someone help me pleasegy

  • corraashu

    How can SHGames say the game runs at 60 frames across all platforms when on the pc it’s really unpredictable and depends on your hardware cause COD Ghost sucked major ass on the pc across all hardware setups

  • Just out of curiosity, how many people can notice a major difference between 900p & 1080p? I mean without staring at the screen for quite sometime from a close distance without a change in the picture. Also, if Playstation 4 owners care so much abour graphics then why would they not just get a pc?

  • Blaine

    As a PC player, I have to say that V-sync is one thing consoles versions do very well. On a console version of COD, if you disabled v-sync, the average fps would likely never get about ~70, but it NEVER falls below 60. Not even one frame will take more than 16.6ms to render, and there will be no stutters. Extremely optimized. On the PC version, you could get well over 120+ fps with v-sync off, but as soon as you turn 60fps vsync on, you’ll get frequent random stutters/dropped frames/torn frames, partially due lack of optimization on the developer’s part. But a solid 60fps vsync definitely feels smoother than 80-100 variable fps.

  • PatPatPat

    Either way, you can’t argue that it looks amazing.

  • Guest

    I think the point is being missed here. If you read the article it states that the resolution is 1200 x 900. Full HD is 1920 x 900, Calling this game “Next Gen” is a joke. look at this picture example to see just how much screen real estate will be missing, This has nothing to do with “Whos gona notice mid game” or “My xbox One than PS4” this has to do with overhyped underpowered consoles and [email protected] marketing by greedy Devs and Publishers. dont fall into the trap of fanboi’ing and arguing amongst yourselfs. THEY are to blame here, not us.

    • SPAWNST4R

      That should be 1600 x 900 not 1200 x 900 but yeah, still somewhat of a con.