The PlayStation 5 is set to get Variable Refresh Rate [VRR] support in an upcoming update.
Console wars are raging on as Sony has released a new feature for the PlayStation 5 console – Variable Refresh Rate [VRR] support.
Sony announced this via an official blog post. The feature will make its way to the PS5 through a new OTA update, which will also include other improvements. They even shared the news on Twitter.
Until now, the feature was only available for US console players, but it’ll now be available across all regions and territories.
Variable refresh rate is a feature that makes the game’s frame rate go up and down in sync with the display’s refresh rate, allowing the two to match. This ensures that there are no stuttering issues or screen tearing.
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Sony explains that on HDMI 2.1-compatible TVs and PC monitors, Variable Refresh Rate [VRR] syncs the refresh rate of the display with the output of the PS5 console. This enhances visual performance for PS5 games by minimizing or eliminating visual artifacts such as frame pacing issues and screen tearing.
Gameplay in many PS5 titles feels smoother as scenes render seamlessly, graphics look crisper, and input lag is reduced. Sony adds that previously released PS5 games can be fully optimized for VRR through a game patch, and future PS5 games may support VRR at launch.
List of Games Receiving the VRR Support:
The list of following games are confirmed to receive the VRR Support:
- Astro’s Playroom
- Call Of Duty: Vanguard
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
- Destiny 2
- Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
- DIRT 5
- Godfall Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
- Resident Evil Village
- Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
- Tribes of Midgard
How to Enable VRR?
Sony says it will push a PS5 update enabling variable refresh rate support globally over the next few days if you are connected to the internet.
You can expect this feature to be automatically enabled for supported games if your PS5 console is connected to an HDMI 2.1 VRR-compatible TV or PC monitor.
If you don’t have an HDMI 2.1 VRR-compatible TV or PC monitor, head over to “Screen and Video” in system settings, where you can turn off this feature or select games that aren’t compatible with the feature.
If most of your games support VRR and you find yourself enjoying it, leave the feature on. Sony says that results may vary depending on your TV, game, and visual mode you’ve selected for a particular game [if it supports multiple modes].
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