Today, we’re excited to announce that Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support will begin rolling out globally for PS5 players this week. On HDMI 2.1 VRR compatible TVs and PC monitors, VRR dynamically synchronizes the refresh rate of the display 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 timing issues and screen tearing. Gameplay in many PS5 titles is smoother as scenes are rendered seamlessly, graphics are crisper, and input lag is reduced. * Previously released PS5 games may be fully optimized for VRR via game patch and future games may include VRR support at launch.
In the coming weeks, PS5 versions of these titles will receive game patches enabling 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
- The wonders of Tiny Tina
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
- Tribes of Midgard
These are just a few of the PS5 titles that have VRR support and we would like to thank their talented development teams. Please stay tuned to their channels for updates as you will have the best experience with VRR once their game patches are live.
VRR will be coming to the world via an update to the PS5 console over the next few days (make sure you’re connected to the internet to receive the update). Once you receive 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 & Video” in system settings.
As an additional option, you can also choose to apply VRR to PS5 games that don’t support it. This feature may improve the video quality of some games. If this causes 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 you have selected for a particular game (if it supports multiple modes). For more details on VRR settings, see this page: https://www.playstation.com/support/hardware/ps5-4k-resolution-guide.
We’re always listening to your feedback and excited to bring you new fan-requested features. Let us know what you think in the comments!
*Results may vary depending on the game, the TV you are using and the visual mode you have selected for a specific game.