Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) Coming This Week

The variable refresh rate (VRR) will arrive this week at PS5. As revealed long ago, the long-awaited feature will be delivered via a software update in the coming days. This will remove the tear and skip frames on TVs and monitors that support HDMI 2.1 and VRR.

The company announced in PlayStation Blog that PS5 games already on the market could be optimized for VRR via a patch. This feature will be enabled for future releases, although its implementation will depend on the developers.

PlayStation revealed the games that will receive software updates to enable VRR In the following weeks. In the list are titles such as destiny 2Call of Duty: VanguardCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarMarvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesResident Evil Village Yes, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. The company did not specify when they would be available; it simply thanked the developers.

What is Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)?

Variable refresh rate dynamically synchronizes screen refresh rate with PS5 graphics output. This option has been around for a while on PC and removes the boring teara line that “cuts off” the screen when the monitor is out of sync with the graphics information sent by the computer.

To avoid hardware problems, developers have locked the frame rate per second. That changed with next-gen consoles like the PS5 or Xbox Series X | S, which no longer have any issues running some games at over 60fps and offer variable refresh rates to keep things smooth.

Two things are required for this feature: a compatible console and a monitor or TV with an HDMI 2.1 port have VRR support. The latter is important because having an HDMI 2.1 port does not guarantee a variable refresh rate. Some TV models do not include this option or sometimes require a firmware update to enable it.

How is VRR enabled on the PS5?

VRR is enabled in the Display and Video options of the PS5.

To enable a variable refresh rate on your PS5, you must update the console software in the coming days. Later, in the “Display & Video” settings, the VRR option will appear. It is also integrated with an opportunity to enable it in unsupported games

According to Sony, this option may improve the video quality of some games, although it is not guaranteed to work.

The support page mentions that Sony continues to work with TV manufacturers to improve the performance and experience of console users. A few weeks ago, Sony released a firmware update that enables VRR on several models with an HDMI 2.1 port.

These are the games that will receive official updates to enable VRR over the next few weeks

  • Astro’s Playroom
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • destiny 2
  • Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
  • DIRT 5
  • the fall
  • 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