Zombie Army 4: Dead War – one of the free PS Plus games for April 2021 – is getting a next-gen upgrade, which will see the title run at 60 frames-per-second in 4K resolution. Like many other games, the co-op undead-a-thon utilises dynamic resolution scaling, so it’s not always going to be native 2160p – but as developer Rebellion notes, any slight dips in image quality are designed to “ensure a smooth” framerate.
The game already included a 60 frames-per-second option on PS4 Pro, but it’s worth noting that it’ll retain the performance at a much higher resolution on PS5 once this update has been installed. The game runs at just 30 frames-per-second on PS4 in 1080p, so this is a major upgrade from base consoles.
This is a patch rather than a port, so it’s similar to what Insomniac Games did with Ratchet & Clank. Unfortunately, this does mean there’s a caveat: Xbox Series X will has the option to run the game at 120 frames-per-second in 1080p, while that feature is absent from Sony’s next-gen console. This is because, sadly, games need to be ported natively to PS5 in order to achieve 120 frames-per-second; it can’t be done through backwards compatibility.
Nevertheless, this is an awesome and timely update – especially with the game being available free on PS Plus this month. The patch is available to download now. Will you scoping the long-range shooter out? Check out our full list of all PS4 games upgraded with PS5 Game Boost through the link, and let us know in the comments section below.