Sony Santa Monica Studios Reveals God of War Ragnarok Graphics Modes

Sony Santa Monica Studios reveals the graphics modes players can choose from when playing the upcoming God of War Ragnarok on PS4 and PS5.


Just in front of God of War RagnarokOn November 9, Sony Santa Monica Studios revealed the graphics modes players will be able to choose from on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. The game features a variety of graphics modes focused on maximizing performance or visual quality, allowing players to choose the experience they prefer when facing the new enemies in God of War Ragnarok.


God of War Ragnarok is the sequel to 2018 God of the war, set three years after the conclusion of the first game and following Kratos and his demigod son Atreus as they attempt to prevent Ragnarok, the end of the world in Norse mythology. Sony Santa Monica Studios said the game will serve as a conclusion to the Norse era of Kratos’ saga, but has otherwise been keeping tabs on story details. The developer even recently took to Twitter after some gamers received their copies of the game early, asking fans to avoid streaming. God of War Ragnarok spoilers until the game is officially released.

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In another tweet from Sony Santa Monica Studios, gamers were given a breakdown of the different graphics modes available for God of War Ragnarok on the PS5, as well as the Pro and standard models of the PS4. On the PS4 Pro, gamers willing to forego a bit of graphical polish for smoother action can choose a Performance mode that offers frame rates of 30 FPS or more in exchange for the occasional drop to 1080p. Quality mode allows the game to run at higher resolutions, but players may experience occasional drops below 30 FPS. God of War Ragnarok players on the standard PS4 will be limited to 1080p with a target frame rate of 30 FPS.

For PS5, God of War Ragnarok will include six different graphics modes to choose from, allowing gamers to prioritize graphics quality or performance. Performance modes will deliver the expected frame rate of 60 FPS and resolutions up to 2160p. The highest frame rates will be available on displays that support variable refresh rate. For optimal visual fidelity, Quality mode offers a frame rate of 30 FPS in native 4K. Like Performance mode, Quality mode can also run at lower resolutions to allow for faster frame rates on some displays. Whatever graphics mode players prefer, they can now preload God of War Ragnarok before the game is released.

No matter the console or the graphics mode chosen by the players, God of War Ragnarok promises to be one of the most breathtaking and action-packed titles of the year. After a recent PC release helped the first God of the war reaching a sales milestone, many PC gamers are no doubt hoping that this exciting sequel will then make its way to their favorite platform.

God of War Ragnarok releases November 9 on PS4 and PS5.

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