The Opening Of Call of Duty: WWII In 4K On the Xbox One X Is Beautiful Carnage

Now that the Xbox One X is out in the wild, developers are releasing enhancement patches for their games to take advantage of the console’s increased power and 4K abilities. One recent release that is Xbox One X Enhanced is Call of Duty: WWII, and if you have a 4K TV, you’ll witness some amazing visual fidelity.

I went ahead and used the Xbox One X’s 4K Game DVR to record the game’s opening 30-minutes with the 4K SDR setting to show off how crisp the game looks on the console. I just uploaded the raw file directly from the Xbox One X to YouTube, so no post processing was done on the file. With that being said on my current device the highest resolution it will display in is 1080p60fps, so I’m not sure what you’ll see on your end if you have a 4K display. I’m providing the media information for the raw file so you can see the details of the capture in case you want to pick apart the quality on YouTube. The game supports 4K HDR on the Xbox One X, but I only recorded in 4K SDR, but you should still realize the visual clarity.

Also, this isn’t a gameplay skills video, so apologies for the deaths while storming Normady.

While my skills may not be the best, I hope you will at least see how good the game looks on the Xbox One X. The footage is from the opening, so it features the horrific storming of Normandy Beach, which looks near movie-like in certain segments, especially during cutscenes. The cutscenes look lifelike, but even the in-game footage looks high quality, which is what really matters when it comes to video game visuals. Cutscenes can always look better than in-game footage, but I found the balance between the two to be very close in Call of Duty: World War II. What stands out the most to me are the textures of the environment, which look ultra crisp and detailed. This is especially noticeable in the sand as you make your way towards the beach wall in the opening mission.

Call of Duty: WWII on the Xbox One X definitely looks top-notch running in 4K with HDR. Hopefully the gameplay video above faithfully imparts that impression on you as well, because while my skills may not be the best, the visuals in this game are easily the best to be featured in a Call of Duty title. Not that they shouldn’t be, so I’ll clarify that statement as saying the visuals are some of the best looking to be featured in the catalog of Xbox One X Enhanced games that are currently available on the Xbox One X.

Make sure to check out our review of the Xbox One X to see why it’s the most powerful gaming console on the market.


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