Sony has announced that it will be rolling out Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support for PS5 this week. Games such as Call of Duty: Vanguard, Resident Evil Village, and Rainbow Six Siege will get patches which will enable VRR.
VRR For PS5
Sony says that VRR improves the visuals of PS5 games by minimizing “visual artifacts, such as frame pacing issues and screen tearing”. This is done by dynamically synchronizing the display’s refresh rate to the PS5 console’s graphical output. Do note that this feature is supported by HDMI 2.1 VRR-compatible TVs and PC monitors only. The company adds that VRR reduces input lag and renders scenes with crisp-looking graphics.
PS5 Games With VRR
Sony says that older PS5 games can support VRR once it receives a game patch with the VRR update. Upcoming games may include the feature when they are launched.
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Here are some PS5 titles will that are set to receive the game patches for 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
- 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 For PS5
VRR will be pushed as a PS5 console update this week. All you need is internet connectivity and the update will be downloaded automatically which will enable VRR. You will be able to enjoy the feature as long as you have an HDMI 2.1 VRR-compatible TV or PC monitor. You can find the option under Screen and Video in system settings.
You can also enable VRR for games that don’t support the feature. Sony says that it “may improve video quality for some games”. The image quality may vary depending on the TV brand, the PS5 title, as well as the game’s visual mode.