God of War Ragnarok is here. The sequel to the reboot/sequel from 2018 has already wowed fans on PlayStation. However, what can you expect if you don’t have a PlayStation 5 and plan to play the game on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 4 Pro? Let’s find out if God of War Ragnarok’s PlayStation 4 performance is any good.
Is God of War Ragnarok PS4 Performance Good?
While God of War Ragnarok on PlayStation 5 works in many modes that include 4K 30fps as well as 40fps in 120Hz with VRR enabled, and the possibility of unlocking fps with a dynamic resolution which then often goes up to 80-90fps, the situation on PlayStation 4 consoles is much simpler.
If you still have an OG PlayStation 4 from 2013 or a PlayStation 4 Slim model, you don’t have to worry too much about the different graphics modes in God of War Ragnarok – the game only offers one mode: a native resolution of 1080p and a target of 30fps that it mostly manages to keep.
The more powerful model of the old-gen machine, the PlayStation 4 Pro, offers a couple of different options. There is the possibility to get a 4K-like image through upscaling of the resolution that goes between 1440p and 1656p with 30fps, and Performance Mode is also available, which manages to push out an average of 40 to 50fps in a dynamic resolution that varies between 1080p and 1656p. The biggest problem of Performance Mode on PlayStation 4 Pro is a very uneven frame rate, and since the last-gen console does not support VRR, it is not possible to iron it out for a smoother experience, so it is what it is.
Although the PlayStation 5 offers the best experience, playing God of War Ragnarok on the old PlayStation 4 consoles is far from bad, especially if you don’t mind 30fps – expect more or less the same if not better quality as the 2018 original.
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