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How To Enable Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) On PS5

Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) is available now after the last major system update for PS5. Find out how to enable it on your console.

The feature was already available for the Xbox Series X and it has finally made its way to the PS5 since the last system update. It should be accessible once you restart your system, so if you don’t see the option, make sure you have rebooted the PS5 first.

How To Enable VRR On PS5

While it is technically possible to enable the VRR support on a system level, not all games will make full use of it. It should work fine for those who have an unlocked frame rate already, but those who might be locked to 30 or 60 FPS won’t magically make the game work at 120 FPS.

Here is the list of the recent games that have been patched to add support for VRR.

  • Astro’s Playroom
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • Deathloop
  • 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

To use VRR with these games, you need to update them first and then make sure to follow the instructions below.

First, you need to know if your display supports VRR. It is a feature only available in TV sets with HDMI 2.1 support, so if you won’t be able to enable it, then the option will be greyed out.

  • Go to the Settings menu on PS5.
  • Open the Screen and Video options.
  • In video output, scroll down to VRR and change it to Automatic, or to a setting that you prefer.
  • You can also enable it for unsupported games but that likely won’t offer an optimal experience.

The list of games that have been patched with proper VRR support is mentioned above. More will likely get an update too, so keep an eye out for them.

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Greg Martin

Writer in his spare time and full time mechanical Engineer.

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