The variable update frequency has already reached PS5, and that, combined with appropriate television, makes our games better. VRR technology (variable Refresh Rate) is a quality leap for the presentation and fluidity of compatible games.
Good news that, logically, are preceded by three obliged questions: How the asset? What games are compatible? Is it possible to deactivate it? Doubts that we are going to resolve in this simple guide, guiding you step by step so that you take the most of your favorite games.
1 – How to activate the VRR on PS5
The essential thing, the basics, is that we will need to have our PS5 connected to the Internet and update it to the version 22.01-05.02.00.03-00.00.00.01 or later. We can consult or manage the manual update from the justes of the system (the icon with the gear ⚙️ of the interface) in two simple steps.
From here, a nuance: as with the 4K resolution or any technology associated with the image quality, We will need to have a compatible screen or monitor and, in addition, an HDMI 2.1 cable. The good news is that the PS5 include this cable as standard. If you were using another you should take out the seal. So far everything easy.
Once we have updated the console VRR technology will be automatically activated in the compatible games . In case you do not notice an improvement and have updated to the most recent version of PS5, you must activate it manually by accessing the adjustments (the ⚙️ of the interface icon) and accessing the section ‘pantalla and video‘.
If we go to the section ‘ Video ‘ we will see that a new tab dedicated to the VRR has been added, which will possibly be disabled if we have not noticed improvements in the compatible games. The final process is to configure it to be ‘Automatico ‘.
From here we should notice the general improvement, although the result -for logic issues, will vary depending on the TV or the screen we are using. However, it is time to do three appreciations:
* What happens to PS5 games that are not compatible with VRR?
As Sony herself has detailed, this function can improve the video quality of some games. However, it is also cured in health (according to the official blog) advancing the possibility that unexpected visual effects may occur.
* How to deactivate the VVR?
As we commented, this improvement is not possible to interest, that we do not have an appropriate television or that we want our favorite game to look like until now. In that case, it is enough to take the same detailed steps and establish ‘ disactivated‘ as the default option.
* What improvements can we expect with the VRR?
In the end it depends on each game. With the arrival of the VVR, more than a dozen PS5 titles have received a patch dedicated to improving visual performance, increasing sharpness and reducing or eliminating effects such as the ‘tearing’ effect.
In an illustrative way, here you have a comparison of the Marvel trepamuros video game before and after receiving the update.
2- What PS5 games are compatible with VVR
The improvement is very good, but we will not look in property we do not accompany it from the corresponding optimization patch for each game. To date, Sony has listed the first 15 games that already benefit from the frequency of variable update, and advances that many future releases will include launch improvement.
To date, the list of optimized games to take advantage of the VVR are the following:
- 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: A separate dimension
- Resident Evil Village
- Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
- Tribes of Midgard
As additional detail,Astro’s playroom is included in each PS5 console, Destiny 2 op Godfall * have been offered among the monthly incentives of PS Plus, so that putting the improvement is something within the reach of any console user with an adequate screen.
It is expected that in the future new titles already available will be added a patch that takes advantage of the PS5 VVR. On the other hand, we have the future PlayStation Studios launches take advantage of this possibility. In any case, one more step for the new generation of PlayStation in the good direction.