God of War Ragnarok has dynamic 4K 120FPS option on PlayStation 5

Santa Monica Studio teases God of War Ragnarok has 4K 40FPS 'Favor Resolution' mode, and dynamic 4K 120FPS with 'Favor Performance' on the PS5.

God of War Ragnarok has dynamic 4K 120FPS option on PlayStation 5
Published Oct 23, 2022 9:37 PM CDT   |   Updated Fri, Nov 11 2022 10:51 AM CST
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God of War Ragnarok is right around the corner, with gamers waiting quite a while for this next-gen gaming ride from Santa Monica Studio... and man, 4K 120FPS is going to be an option.

If you're gaming on a PlayStation 5 and a high-end 4K 120Hz TV or gaming monitor with HDMI 2.1, the developer is offering a multitude of graphics options for PS5 gamers. If you want the best quality, there's a "Favor Resolution" option in God of War Ragnarok which locks it to 4K 30FPS.

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But if you want 60FPS then God of War Ragnarok has a "Performance" mode, but then we've got the HDMI 2.1-only Favor Resolution and Favor Performance (both with High Frame Rate enabled). Favor Resolution is locked to 4K 40FPS, while Favor Performance drives dynamic 4K up to 120FPS on the PS5 (both with HDMI 2.1 enabled, to be clear).

  • Favor Resolution: 4K/30 FPS Locked
  • Favor Performance: 60 FPS Locked
  • Favor Resolution (High Frame Rate On): 4K/40 FPS Locked (HDMI 2.1 required)
  • Favor Performance (High Frame Rate On): Syncs with 120hz (HDMI 2.1 required)

Sony explained to IGN that the framerate in God of War Ragnarok will be "based on gameplay elements and the world location". You won't be getting 120FPS all day long in God of War Ragnarok on the PS5, but rather God of War Ragnarok will sync to the 120Hz on some displays, with the mode designed to stay above 60FPS while in some locations it'll be much higher.

120FPS gaming on consoles is still a while away, but with improvements made to FSR we should see more performance on consoles in the future.

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As for the game, here's what you can expect: "From Santa Monica Studio comes the sequel to the critically acclaimed God of War (2018). Kratos and Atreus must journey to each of the Nine Realms in search of answers as they prepare for the prophesied battle that will end the world. Together, Kratos and Atreus venture deep into the Nine Realms in search of answers as Asgardian forces prepare for war. Along the way they will explore stunning, mythical landscapes, gather allies from across the realms and face fearsome enemies in the form of Norse gods and monsters. As the threat of RagnarÜk grows ever closer, Kratos and Atreus find themselves choosing between the safety of their family and the safety of the realms..."

  • Those who break fate - Atreus seeks knowledge to help him understand the prophecy of "Loki" and what role he is to play in RagnarÜk. Kratos must decide whether he will be chained by the fear of repeating his mistakes or break free of his past to be the father Atreus needs.
  • Weapons of war - The Leviathan Axe, Blades of Chaos and Guardian Shield return alongside a host of new abilities for both Kratos and Atreus. As they take on gods and monsters from across the Nine Realms, Kratos' deadly Spartan skills will be tested like never before as he fights to protect his family.
  • Explore the realms - Journey to dangerous and stunning landscapes while facing a wide variety of enemy creatures, monsters and Norse gods as Kratos and Atreus search for answers and allies.
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