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Sony Confirms PS5 Variable Refresh Rate Support is Rolling Out This Week

While having a variable refresh rate is a fairly common option for PC users (it is, in fact, incorporated within both Windows 10 and 11) to date, the functionality has not been available on the PS5. With that being said though, it is clearly quite desirable and especially for those looking to get the best and smoothest and cleanest gaming performance from their display. – Will it ever come to the console though? Well, following an official announcement, there is some excellent news.

Yes, Sony has confirmed that its initial VRR support is set to start rolling out for PS5 users this week!

Sony Confirms PS5 VRR Roll-Out

As part of the news, Sony has said:

“We’re excited to announce that Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support will start rolling out globally to PS5 players this week. On HDMI 2.1 VRR-compatible TVs and PC monitors, VRR dynamically syncs the refresh rate of the display to the PS5 console’s graphical output. 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. Previously released PS5 games can be fully optimized for VRR through a game patch and future games may include VRR support at launch.

VRR will arrive globally through a PS5 console update over the next few days (make sure you are connected to the internet to receive the update). Once you’ve received the update, VRR will automatically be enabled for supported games if your PS5 console is connected to an HDMI 2.1 VRR-compatible TV or PC monitor. You can also turn it off under “Screen and Video” in system settings.

As an added option, you can also choose to apply VRR to PS5 games that don’t support it. This feature may improve video quality for some games. If this results in any unexpected visual effects, you can turn off this option at any time. Please note that results may vary depending on the TV you’re using, the game you’re playing, and the visual mode you’ve selected for a particular game (if it supports multiple modes).”

Initial Support Roll Out!

As part of the initial support, Sony has confirmed the following titles will be getting VRR support following a system update in the very near future:

  • Astro’s Playroom
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • Deathloop
  • 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

As above, there is no formal release date set for this update. It is, however, expected to start rolling out very shortly so users can likely expect to get prompted about it over the next couple of weeks. If you do, therefore, want to keep up with the latest news, you can visit the official Sony PS5 website via the link here!

What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!

Mike Sanders

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