God of War Ragnarok: Which Graphics Mode Should I Choose?

God of War Ragnarok

God of War Ragnarok is here and available to play on both PS4 and PS5. The Sony Santa Monica blockbuster offers various graphics options on both PlayStation consoles. If you’re not sure which graphics mode to choose, hopefully this PlayCentral article will help you.

God of War Ragnarok: Which PS5 Graphics Mode Should I Use?

How many modes are there? Total there on the PS5 even six different graphics modes, from which you can choose. If you play “God of War Ragnarök” on the PS4, there are still three. The choice can be difficult.

These are the modes: On the PS5, the range of graphics modes is divided into the settings that are more like the Performance and a high frame rate (HFR) favor and those who designed more for image and display quality are.

Then there is one more time Differences in terms of 4K resolution and some modes are only available to you if your TV has HDMI 2.1. The latter allows you to use a variable refresh rate (VRR).

  • Performance favored – 1440-2160P at max 60 FPS
  • Performance Favored* + HFR – 1440P at 60-120 FPS
  • Performance Favored* + HFR + VRR – 1440P at 60-120 FPS
  • Quality favored – 2160P (native 4K**) at max. 30 FPS
  • Quality Favored* + HFR – 1800-2160P at max 40 FPS
  • Quality Favored + HFR + VRR – 1800-2160P at 40 FPS
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*requires TV with HDMI2.1**requires 4K screen.

Which one should I take? First of all, it depends on whether your screen or TV can display 4K at all. The next question is whether all HDMI 2.1 functions are supported and whether your device can display up to 120 FPS or has 120 Hz.

Last, but not least, you have to decide whether you prefer a slightly prettier, sharper and more detailed image want to see, or if you value more on one smoother display that appears less jerky or blurred.

With an action-packed title like God of War Ragnarök it’s usually worth it, rather on performance to put. However, 30 FPS doesn’t bother some players and many swear by it that after a short time you get used to it anyway.

If you use a 4K and 120 Hz TV with an HDMI 2.1 connectionyou can confidently click on the 40FPS/40Hz mode set with variable refresh rate. It looks absolutely stunning and is also pleasantly smooth to play.

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God of War Ragnarok: Which PS4 Graphics Mode is the Best?

These modes are available on PS4: If you play “God of War Ragnarök” on the PS4 Pro, you have the choice between two different modes. However, if you gamble on the normal standard PS4, you are completely spared the agony of choice.

  • Performance Favored (PS4 Pro only) – 1080-1656P at 30 FPS
  • Quality Favored (PS4 Pro only) – 1440-1656P at max 30 FPS
  • Default – 1080P at max 30 FPS

Which one should I take? If you can choose thanks to a PS4 Pro, you should probably use your screen as a guide:

  • You only play on a 1080p TV anyway or screen, the performance variant is probably best.
  • On the other hand, if you use a device with a higher resolution and if you don’t mind a low refresh rate, you can confidently choose the quality mode.
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How do I switch graphics modes in God of War Ragnarok?

How it works: Press the start or options button while playing to get to the pause menu. Pressing the triangle button takes you to the settings, where you will find the point graphics and camera.

Alternatively, you can also get there before starting or loading in the main menu of the game there.

The fourth option from the top then let you set the graphics mode. There you should be able to find and switch through the appropriate modes depending on the connected device and your PS5 system settings.

Are you already busy playing? How are you enjoying God of War Ragnarök so far and what graphics mode are you using?