PS5: How to Active the New VRR Function (Making Your Games Smoother and More Beautiful)

If you’re one of the lucky ones who managed to get a PlayStation 5, you’ll be happy to know that a new feature has finally arrived on the console to make its games more beautiful and fluid! We explain how to activate it.

Just a few days ago, we explained to you what VRR was, which was supposed to arrive in the next few weeks on PlayStation 5, but now it’s here for all Insomniac Games! From today, you can activate this “variable refresh rate” feature and enjoy it on Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.

HOW TO PROCEED

To fully enjoy this new VRR feature, you need a PlayStation 5 and one of these games, of course, but not only. Not all TVs and monitors are compatible with the variable refresh rate. To be sure you have a compatible screen, it must have an HDMI 2.1 port, and your PlayStation 5 console must be connected to it with the corresponding cable. To help you, you should know that these screens are usually sold with the mention “Freesync” or “Gsync” written somewhere.

You have a PlayStation 5, a compatible screen and at least one of the Insomniac Games and you want to enjoy a better and smoother image? All you have to do to enjoy it today is connect your console to the Internet. The update has already been rolled out worldwide, so all you have to do is download it. Be careful though, you need to update both your console and the game in question to activate VRR!

 

AND THE OTHER GAMES?

Earlier this week, Sony announced the list of games that will soon be able to benefit from this new feature. For now, it will be limited to :

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
If, unlike Insomniac Games, you’ll have to wait a few more days to enjoy it, you can already set up your console so that VRR is activated as soon as possible. To do this, you’ll find the “VRR” option in the console’s video settings, on the same page as the resolution and HDR, for example.

On the other hand, you should know that you’ll also have to wait for a patch on each of these games to be able to take advantage of the variable refresh rate, but also that any game will still be able to benefit from the functionality in some way, even if they are theoretically not compatible. To do this, you’ll be able to activate the option in the same place as for VRR in general, and deactivate it as needed if you don’t consider it necessary. Such an option should improve your gaming experience and optimize the visual performance of many titles on the console.

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