Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is one of the best games from a galaxy far, far away ever, and that special experience has just gotten even better on PlayStation 5. Developer Respawn Entertainment has issued an update that allows the game to run and look a lot better on Sony's latest machine. The patch is available to download right now if you've already got the title installed on your PS5.
The headline addition is 60 frames-per-second support. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order ran at 30FPS on a base PlayStation 4 and fluctuated between 45 and 50 frames-per-second on PlayStation 4 Pro, so this is a nice upgrade on PS5. Also, postprocessing has been increased to 1440p while dynamic resolution has been disabled. Instead of sitting somewhere between 810p and 1080p, the game will now render at a rock-solid 1200p. In the 8/10 Push Square review, we thought that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was one of the best games of 2019. "Backed by a narrative that will bring delight to the Star Wars faithful, its wonderful main plot and referential nature makes the title an essential playthrough for anyone in tune with the force." This PS5 update makes the adventure that little bit more essential.
Could this patch tempt you into another playthrough or purchase the game for the first time? Pick your lightsaber in the comments below.
Genuinely curious about how stable this is
JFO had frequent stuttering for me despite running the game on a pretty decently powerful PC setup and achieving a mostly smooth 60fps in most instances. This will at least be better than running the performance mode on PS4 Pro but just how much better
Nice, I've got this downloaded but haven't played yet!
@swagbag713 Yes, when you install the disc it'll download the patch. You'll need to install that new patch in order to get the upgrades, though, so make sure you're connected to the Internet!
Will download this asap and go straight to Kashyyyk and go up that wall [loading] you know the one [keeps loading] yep that one [still loading] here we go...
That explains the update this morning
@TheFrenchiestFry the ps5 had a stable framerate of 60fps before the patch. So this should be even better.
hmm, seems like a disappointing resolution, I hope it evens out with fast loading times, I've heard they're horrible on the ps4
Nice, I just got this for Christmas. I may hold off starting it until I've found a PS5.
Also, it gives me hope that we may get something similar for FF7 Remake, Death Stranding and hopefully The Last of Us 2. I would happily replay all of them.
Great news. One of those games I could not put down. Found just about everything in every planet.
There is one scene in the game, every SW fan should play.
BD-1 is awesome.
Great, I'll pay a month of EA Play for it.
I keep flip-flopping about whether or not to get this game.
My question, does this patch help with assets loading in?
I heard that even on PS5 pre this patch, there were still things popping in right in front like lighting etc.
Hope more games get 60fps updates in the future
Really good game, enjoy!
Great news - will have to get this downloaded. Started to play it on PS4 Pro and enjoyed it but got distracted by other stuff...
Just want Death Stranding to get patched now
@Perryg92 I played it on Series X and there were no pop in issues, I had heard it was the same for PS5
@Igna You might to get used to it. Almost all the games advertised as "4k" for new consoles are all dynamic res mostly hovering around the 1440p mark, give or take. For 60fps anyway.
Doesn't fix the numerous glitches or genuinely bad combat. Or the awful story. Why did they even bother?
@LiamCroft - do you know if PS4 game saves are transferrable?
@mikeym PS4 saves should still work. This is simply a patch for the PS4 version of the game rather than turning it into a native PS5 version.
@LiamCroft - thanks, did some digging and, as you say, all should be good. Recommendation seems to be to download save from cloud before installing game to get it to work...
Nice, already got this on pc but I think I prefer playing this on ps5, and the game is discounted to $23 on psn right now..
@themightyant nice! thanks for the info.
Might pick it up as it's on sale on PSN.
Typical. I've just completed this on the xbox (EA) game pass. It really could do with 60FPS, but it's a fantastic game. Very frustrating at times, but recommend it to anyone whos into Souls games, or any game that requires patience and a bit of thinking against even the weakest of opponents.
@deathaxe I'm aware. Doesn't change the fact that the actual game's story is hot garbage. Lifting one element from Filoni's work doesn't make it good.
@Igna It really is. 1200p? Tf?
In the middle of it right now, and this is really good news for my second half of the game!
So my pile of shame backlog is not so bad after all. Now I can finally play this game in glorious 60FPS
@Sanctanox - it was the sensible thing to do. That's what I'm telling myself anyway!
@willi3su I enjoyed the story quite a lot, as much as you can when you have the shadow of the Disney trilogy meaning no matter what you achieve in this it all gets wiped out again.
Little disappointed with the ending though.
Brilliant, my only problem with the game was from a technical standpoint with the stuttering and freezes. If it sorts it then this would be a phenomenal game.
Re downloaded this a couple of days ago with the intention of going back and finishing it off. Will definitely do so now.
@nessisonett Yeah, that stuttering/pop-in was a surprise (playing on PS5 pre-patch). Not enough to ruin it for me, but it's the only PS4 game I've seen it (that obvious) with.
Yes, yes I will. Game was beyond awesome, and I’m happy to play through it again on the hardest difficulty and 60 FPS. Hooray!
@Robinsad The ending is the main problem. The story is already fairly lackluster. Cal is told to "go here, find thing." Standard video game fare...from 10-15 years ago. I tend to expect a bit more from games these days since they do have decades of evolution to build on. Especially Star Wars games which have Kotor and the Jedi Knight series to build on.
After numerous hours of navigating boring linear, not to mention glitchy, environments (falsely disguised as non-linear Dark Souls style maps which fades quickly upon any scrutiny), you get to the end and it was all for nothing. Coupled with having a cast of characters that aren't likeable or interesting and only serve as cogs in the "story's" machine and don't have any agency of their own.
Incredibly bland game. Churned out just to appease the haters after the Battlefront 2 debacle. Unfortunate that it worked.
Awesome. I just started playing this over the weekend. The frame rate on PS5 is a stable 60fps in performance mode, so hopefully this will increase the resolution a little.
Sigh. I literally just finished this the other day, LOL. Oh well. I thought it was good, but not great. I didn't really find the story or characters interesting at all, but the gameplay was enjoyable. Will fire it up again just to see how it looks and runs now.
looking forward to the Digital Foundry breakdown of this patch.
I never beat this, so I guess I have no excuse but to go back
Champion just bought it in the January sale the other day
@Menchi Exactly, and you hear people that you need a "4k 120hz" tv for your ps5, like what the hell? the ps5 will never output any game in 4k120 no matter the game, fortnite which is one of the least demanding titles of the previous generation is running at 4k60 or 1080p 120hz
@OthmaneAD DMC5 Special Edition on PS5 runs at 4K 120hz. It was a launch game.
@Jeevz if you want ray-tracing it's 60fps and you don't need more than 60 in a game anyway and just checked, it's 1080p120fps not 4k120fps, and it's not even a perfect 120fps
@OthmaneAD yeah, it's not perfect. My bad https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2020-capcom-fixes-dmc5-120hz-ps5-problem
PS4 games I still have to play get PS5 updates, but I can't get anywhere a PS5 to play them.
Therefore, games should not get PS5 updates.
@OthmaneAD technically it does output games in 4K120 even if they're rendered at 480p. Obviously saying you NEED a tv like that for the PS5 is just wrong. My cheap 4K60 android TV does just fine
I hated the stuttering in this one, didn't even finish it because of it. May go back to it now.
@Voltan I still have a ps4 slim and a Samsung TU8000 and games already look gorgeous. A ps5 with games in 4k60 will look tremendous. People are paying 1000$ more for a minor improvement
I love this game but it felt like part one of The Hobbit (movie) - ended just as it was getting interesting.
I can’t wait to see where they go with the plot in the next game. They’ve set the stage for it to be truly special.
Hopefully we don’t have to wait too long.
@OthmaneAD I'm sure it would look even better with an OLED panel or whatever, the HDR in my TV is probably not the best (but it is there and it does make a bit of a difference). I still think it looks good. I'm sure 120 fps modes are great but that's really for hardcore gamers or ones that can afford it easily - definitely not a must have
@stu123 I've heard burn-in is no longer something to worry about on newer panels but honestly I don't know a lot about TVs
@Plankton-Warrior it's just a patch for the PS4 version so yeah, no reason it wouldn't
@Plankton-Warrior you can buy 1 month of ea play with 5$, platinum the game and be done with it, in the meantime you can try nfs heat or an ea indie titles which are surprisingly good
Played on release on PS4 Pro. Didn’t experience any stuttering. Just started a new game + play through on PS5. The 60 fps makes a HUGE difference in the experience. My apologies for every time I argued otherwise.
Looking forward to a hopeful sequel!
Question Any Info Please: Can you take advantage of the PS5 60FPS update by having the game on the external drive or do you have to have it installed on the PS5 internal drive? Also I reinstalled the game to my PS5 but I dont see any settings in the game to set it to "performance mode" or such like in most PS5 games settings to get the FPS benefits. Thanks!
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