Sony has just announced that Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support will start rolling out globally for PS5 users this week. VRR dynamically syncs the refresh rate of your display to the PS5’s graphical output. You will need an HDMI 2.1 VRR compatible TV or monitor to take advantage of this feature.
According to the article on the PlayStation Blog, VRR “enhances visual performance for PS5 games by minimizing or eliminating visual artefacts, such as frame pacing issues and screen tearing.”
This can make gameplay in many PS5 games feel smoother as scenes render seamlessly, graphics look crisper and input lag is also reduced. Nice.
A specific list of PS5 games will get patches within the coming weeks that enable 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
- Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
- Tribes of Midgard
Sony states that these are just a few of the titles getting VRR support. So more games will likely follow with patches to enable it.
The VRR support update for PS5 will roll out globally during the next few days Sony has said. VRR will be turned on automatically if your PS5 is connected to a VRR compatible TV or monitor with HDMI 2.1.
You can read more about the PS5 VRR update on the PlayStation Blog.