Today, we’re excited to announce that Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support will roll out worldwide to PS5 players this week. On TVs and PC monitors compatible with HDMI 2.1 VRR, VRR dynamically synchronizes the display refresh rate with the graphics output of the PS5 console. This improves the visual performance of PS5 games by minimizing or eliminating visual artifacts such as frame rate issues and screen tearing. Gameplay in many PS5 games feels smoother as scenes are rendered smoothly, graphics look sharper, and input lag is reduced.* Previously released PS5 games can be fully optimized for VRR with a game patch, and future games may include VRR support when startup.
In the coming weeks, the PS5 versions of these games will receive game patches to support VRR:
- Astro playroom
- Call of Duty: Vanguard
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
- Noose of death
- Destiny 2
- Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
- DIRT 5
- Marvel’s remastering of Spider-Man
- Marvel Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
- Resident Evil Village
- Tiny Tina’s Wonderland
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
- Tribes of Midgard
These are just a few of the PS5 games that have received VRR support, and we’d like to thank their talented development team. Please stay tuned to their channels as you will have a better experience with VRR once their game patches are available.
VRR will arrive globally via a PS5 console update over the next few days (make sure you’re connected to the internet to get the update). After receiving the update, VRR will be automatically enabled for supported games if your PS5 console is connected to a VRR-compatible HDMI 2.1 TV or PC monitor. You can also turn it off under Display & Video in System Settings.
As an additional option, you can also apply VRR to PS5 games that do not support it. This feature may improve video quality in some games. If this results in any unexpected visual effects, you can disable this option at any time. Please note that results may vary depending on the TV you are using, the game you are playing, and the visual mode selected for the particular game (if it supports multiple modes). Read more about VRR settings on this page: https://www.playstation.com/support/hardware/ps5-4k-resolution-manual.
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Update: Arkane Studios also announced that VRR support for Deathloop will arrive this week. It has been added to the list above.
*Results may vary depending on the game, the TV used and the visual mode selected for the particular game.