God of War Ragnarok: Best Graphics Settings for PS4 & PS5

Last Updated on November 14, 2022

Ragnarok Best Graphics Settings: God of War Ragnarok has many settings to choose from, which are hard for an average gamer to understand. In this guide, I will try to explain what these settings do and what the best ones are.

The God of War Game is an action-adventure hack-and-slash video game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). The game is set in the world of Norse mythology and follows Kratos and his son. The 2018 game ended when Kratos discovered that his wife was a giant called Laufey, making his son half-god and half-giant.

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The game offers what every other PlayStation exclusive does; amazing visuals, flawless optimization, and combat. There were some issues and bugs, but the developers ironed it out with a day one patch that dropped before release.

Where is the Graphics Settings Menu Located?

Press the Options button on your Dualsense Controller > Navigate to Settings > Graphics & Camera. This is where you will find everything.

While the developers have tried to make the settings as simple as possible, I am afraid they’re not.

Best Graphics Settings

There are only a few settings, but I will try to explain

Screen Calibration

Launches the screen calibration setup. You can use this to change:

  • HDR Brightness: This is a setting that is monitor-dependent. This setting should be blurred out if your monitor doesn’t have HDR.
  • UI Brightness: Comes down to personal preference. Defaults to 50, you can use the reference images to adjust this.

Film Grain

Film grain is a digital noise filter that adds realism to video games’ graphical elements. It is usually applied to textures but can also be used on models and other factors. Film grain is often used to mask low-resolution textures and polygons, giving the illusion of a higher-resolution image.

Set this to 0.

Motion Blur

Motion blur is often used in video games to make the motion on the screen look more realistic. This is especially important for games with a lot of movement, such as first-person shooters. When you are playing a game, and you move the mouse around quickly, the motion on the screen will blur slightly to match your movements.

Motion Blur is the first setting I change whenever I play a game. This is, in my opinion, one of the most useless setting.

Set this to 0.

Graphics Mode

There are two options to choose from; Favour Performance and Favour Quality. This can be further combined with High Frame Rate Mode setting.

For PS5

Favor Performance: Targets 2k & 4k resolution with 60 FPS. You will sacrifice a little detail in textures here and there, but nothing drastic. This is the best setting for someone who is used to high FPS in games.

Favor Performance + High Frame Rate: Targets 2k resolution and Unlocked 60 FPS. Anyone who has a monitor that doesn’t support VRR will start facing lag. Choosing Favor Performance and HFR turned off would be a better option.

Favor Quality: Targets 4k Resolution with 30 FPS. This is for anyone who loves the visuals of this game; what’s not there to love, right? I feel fatigued when I play at 30 FPS. That’s why I chose not to go with this setting. But this comes down to personal preference.

Favor Quality + High Frame Rate: Runs the game at 1800 to 2160p with a 40 FPS target. Better than straight-up choosing favor quality. Since the game will run in dynamic resolution, you might notice blurry visuals in some places.

For PS4 & PS4 Pro

PS4 Pro Favor Performance: The game will run on a 1080-1656p resolution targeting 30+ FPS.

PS4 Pro Favor Quality: The game will run on a 1440-1656p resolution targeting 30+ FPS. There’s a strict 30 FPS Cap.

PS4: Only has one graphic setting called “Standard,” targeting 1080p on 30 FPS.

Which Setting to Choose?

  • For PS5: Favor Quality & High Frame Rate
  • For PS4: Standard
  • For PS4 Pro: Favor Performance & High Frame Rate

PS4 and PS4 Pro users will be sacrificing a lot regarding visuals. The game looks stunning on PS5 even when Favor Performance and High Frame Rate Mode are turned on.

As mentioned earlier, I feel fatigued when running the game at a lower FPS, so I am okay with losing out a bit regarding graphics.

Seems like the game is crashing on PS4 and PS4 Pro, here’s a guide to help you out with that.

What are your thoughts on the best graphics settings for God of War Ragnarok?

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Written by Vikas

Hey, I am Vikas. I've had a longstanding passion for computing and gaming for over a decade now. With a computer science degree under my belt sparking my initial interest in the industry from a young age, you'll often find me immersed for hours in the latest PC titles, especially enjoying multiplayer online games, while also enjoying sharing my insights and reviews. My work has been featured on IGN, Kotaku, MSN and Forbes to name a few. In my spare time, I read books and play with my cats. You can read more about me here. My favorite games are Destiny 2, Warframe, COD Cold War, and Minecraft.

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