God of War Ragnarok: Which graphics mode to choose? We explain them to you

 We detail everything you need to know about the graphic modes that you can choose from on both PS4 Pro and PS5.


After a very long wait, today God of War: Ragnarok has finally been released, the new installment for PS4 and PS5 of the acclaimed Santa Monica Studio saga with which the journey of Kratos and Atreus through the world of mythology nordic comes to an end. Probably many of you are already playing, although you may have had doubts to choose between its different graphic modes and you are still wondering what is the best option to fully enjoy what this adventure offers. To help you, we bring you this little article where we explain everything you need to know about them so that you can make a more informed decision and find your ideal graphic configuration.


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Graphics modes on PS5

If you're playing on Sony's next-generation console, in the "Graphics and camera" section of the options menu you'll find two graphics modes to choose from, with the following characteristics:

  • Favor quality: Native 4K resolution (2160p) with a rate of 30 images per second.
  • Prioritize performance: Dynamic 4K resolution (ranges between 1440p and 2160p, keeping very high numbers most of the time) with a rate of 60 images per second.

PS5 high frame rate mode

However, the thing does not end here, since there is an additional option called "High frame rate mode" that you can only activate if your television has an HDMI 2.1 input. Otherwise, the game will not allow us to even select it.

The goal of this option is to allow us to take the performance of the game a step further and achieve a higher frame rate than normal, something that also has its impact on the resolutions of both modes. With this active, the thing would be as follows:

  • Favor quality with high frame rate mode: Dynamic 4K resolution (between 1800p and 2160p) with a target frame rate of 40 frames per second.
  • Prioritize performance with high frame rate mode: Fixed resolution of 1440p with a rate of 60 images per second unlocked, which usually reaches figures around 80 fps.
Additionally, it should be noted that if our television is compatible with VRR technology and this is activated in the system configuration of the PS5 itself, the performance in the "Quality of favors" mode with the high frame rate mode becomes 40 frames per second unlocked (resolution is still 4K, ranging from 1800p to 2160p).

PS5 high frame rate mode

If you ask us, in our opinion, the best way to enjoy God of War: Ragnarok is in "Performance Priority" mode without activating the high frame rate option, since it maintains a very solid 60 fps, a number more enough to fully enjoy the adventure with total smoothness and fluidity, while the resolution remains at fairly high values ​​that show a very sharp image with which to appreciate all the graphic details of the adventure without problems.

Graphics modes on PS4 and PS4 Pro

In the event that you have not yet been able to get hold of a PS5 and plan to enjoy it on your PS4 or PS4 Pro, there are also some considerations to take into account.

First of all, the regular PS4 version doesn't have any graphics settings mode, so you'll only be able to play at 1080p resolution and a very stable 30 frames per second.

Instead, PS4 Pro does have two modes to choose from:

  • Favor Quality: Dynamic resolution ranging from 1440p to 1656p with a target rate of 30 images per second.
  • Prioritize Performance: Dynamic resolution ranging from 1080p to 1656p with a frame rate of 30 frames per second unlocked, typically hovering around 50fps.

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