God Of War Ragnarok BEST Settings: PS4 & PS5

Learn about the best settings in GOW Ragnarok, including all graphical Modes as well as the numerous Accessibility settings

God Of War Ragnarok is one of the biggest games of the year. Besides being a PS5 game, it has a wide array of graphical options to choose from. Hence, figuring out the best settings for God Of War Ragnarok is difficult.

The game has a whole list of Accessibility features that can help you out in quite different and unique ways throughout the game if enabled. These are completely up to your preference, but fret not, as we will discuss all of these in the game. So firstly, let’s get started with God Of War Ragnarok’s Graphic modes for both the PlayStation 4 and 5 and discuss which has the best applicable settings in our opinion.

Key Takeaways
  • PlayStation 4
    • Runs at 1080p and 30 FPS, no other graphic modes are available.
  • PlayStation 4 Pro
    • Performance Mode: Variable FPS in the upper 40s, 1080p to 1656p.
    • Quality Mode: Locked 30 FPS, 1440p to 1656p.
  • PlayStation 5:
    • Quality Mode: Locked 30 FPS, native 4k or 2160p.
    • Performance Mode: Locked 60 FPS, 1440p to 2160p.
    • HFR (High Frame Rate) can be enabled to increase FPS at the cost of resolution.

Summary of All The Best Settings

Setting NameWhat to Set it to
Favor Performance PS4Target upwards of 60 FPS, 1080p to 1656p
Favor Quality PS4Locked 1440p to 1656p Resolution, 30 FPS
Favor Performance PS5Steady 60 FPS, 1440p to 2160p Resolution
Favor Quality PS5Native 4K Resolution, Locked 30 FPS
Favor Performance + High Frame-Rate PS5Up to 120 FPS, 1440p Resolution
Favor Quality + High Frame-Rate PS5Up to 40 FPS, 1800p to 2160p Resolution
Puzzle TimingAdjust timer for puzzles
Recentre Camera On AttackEnable/disable automatic camera recentering
Strafe AssistEnable/disable tracking enemies while strafing
Auto Pick-UpAutomatically pick up health and rage orbs
Menu HoldsIncrease button hold speed
Traversal AssistSeamless climbing and traversal
Audio CuesIn-game audio prompts for various situations

GOW Ragnarok PS4 Graphics Modes

God Of War Ragnarok runs steadily at a 30FPS framerate, with the Pro model of the console offering two different options that can boost the experience. Let’s briefly discuss them.

Favor Performance

The PlayStation 4 Pro, under the Performance option, allows users to target upwards of 60 FPS with some minor dips along the way during hectic situations. When we mention ‘target,’ the game essentially has an unlocked framerate with a resolution that maintains a 1080p to 1656p image clarity.

The framerate dips aren’t too huge or noticeable, but according to our testing, they reached somewhere around 40FPS, which is still manageable considering the hardware capabilities of the Pro model of the console.

Favor Quality

Meanwhile, the Playstation 4 Pro Quality mode allows you to achieve a locked 1440p to 1656p Resolution with a 30 FPS framerate.

GOW Ragnarok PS5 Graphics Modes

The PS5 shines for GOW Ragnarok graphics with 4 modes, but remember two key points. You can unlock high frame rates if your PS5 connects to an HDMI 2.1 display with 120-144hz. Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) works in select displays, even in Quality mode at 4K. Let’s explore PS5’s GOW Ragnarok graphic modes.

  1. Favor Performance: Provides a stable 60FPS at resolutions between 1440p and 2160p. This mode is optimal for players seeking fluid action and combat visuals.
  2. Favor Quality: Delivers a native 4K display at 30FPS, enhancing visuals, especially at long distances, and improving shadow details.
  3. Favor Performance + High Frame-Rate Mode: Targets a frame rate of 120FPS on displays that support over 60hz. With Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), this mode can exceed the 60FPS cap, offering smoother gameplay.
  4. Favor Quality + High Frame-Rate Mode: For displays capable of 120 or 144hz, this mode boosts the frame rate to 40FPS while maintaining resolutions from 1800p to 2160p.

The Best Accessibility Settings

There are over 60 unique accessibility settings that you can tweak around in God Of War Ragnarok, but only a few of them are noteworthy to check out, which can enhance or improve your gameplay.

Puzzle Timing

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Puzzle timing (image credit: eXputer)

Found under the Gameplay tab, this setting lets you extend the timer for solving puzzles, making them less stressful for players who prefer not to rush.

Recentre Camera On Attack

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Recentre camera (image credit: eXputer)

Controls whether the camera automatically repositions behind Kratos during combat. Turning it off allows for better control over the battlefield view, which can be crucial during intense fights.

Strafe Assist

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Strafe Assist (image credit: eXputer)

While useful for tracking enemies during movement, it can be restrictive as it locks the camera onto the nearest group of enemies. Disabling it grants more freedom with the camera, enhancing combat engagement.

Auto Pick-Up

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Auto Pick-up (image credit: eXputer)

A helpful feature in the game is Auto Pick-up. It lets you grab Health and rage orbs without pressing a button. Use it during exploration, but turn it off in intense battles to avoid distractions. It’s handy but situational.

Menu Holds

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Menu holds (image credit: eXputer)

The simple setting of the Menu Holds will allow you to increase the button hold speed, which will make completing certain actions in the inventory or shops go much faster.

If you dislike slow prompts or holding down the button for any kind of sequence, feel free to turn it on here. It becomes especially useful when you’re upgrading skills as it instantly purchases them rather than holding the button down until the action is complete.

Traversal Assist

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Traversal assist (image credit: eXputer)

Simplifies movements like climbing and vaulting by reducing them to a single button press, using the grapple hook ability of the Blades of Chaos. It’s adjustable for those who want more or less automation in traversal.

Audio Cues

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The audio cues (image credit: eXputer)

Provides auditory signals for various game events, such as needing to refill Atreus’s quiver or nearby NPCs offering quests, enhancing situational awareness.

Helpful Tips And Tricks

Before you jump straight into the game for the first time, it is highly recommended that you follow our couple of mentioned tips and tricks, which will help ensure the game runs smoothly on both the PS4 and PS5.

Rebuild The Database

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How to rebuild database on PS5 and PS4 (image credit: eXputer)

The rebuild database feature has been around since the PS4, yet many players are still unaware of its existence, especially newer users on the PS5. The rebuild database procedure allows you to remove any excess data cache from the console, which will help boost its UI capabilities and RAM effectiveness.

Follow the steps mentioned below to initiate and complete the procedure:

  • First of all, make sure the PS5 and PS4 are completely turned off
  • Press and hold down the power button on the consoles for a few seconds, as shown in the image above, until you hear the 2nd beep from it after the first one.
  • This will open up the Safe Mode menu on the PS4 and PS5, where you can select between various functions, such as Factory resetting.
  • You will be prompted to connect the Dualshock 4 or Dualsense using the USB cable to the system.
  • Here, simply select the 5th option, called the ‘Rebuild Database’ and confirm it.
  • The system will now restart and begin the process.
  • It should only take about a few minutes to complete, depending on the storage size and the number of installed applications and games on the console.
  • Once the process is complete, you can head back and launch the game again.

Turn Off Motion Blur & Film Grain

If you want to achieve sharp and perfect image clarity in GOW Ragnarok, then be sure to decrease the Motion Blur and Film Grain, as the former is easily the most nauseating feature for many gamers.

Film Grain exists to add a noise flair to the image to give it a dramatic style and a sense of realism. We highly recommend turning them off completely, as shown in the image above, as they are only distracting for the perfect image quality.

God of War Ragnarök [v. 3.00] Release Notes

God of War Ragnarok Latest Patch:

  • We’ve fixed a rare crash that could occur when transitioning to the end credits.
  • Another issue we addressed was a crash that could happen while using the map.
  • We also fixed a crash that could occur when using the settings menu.
  • During the quest “Surviving Fimbulwinter,” some players were experiencing a rare crash. We’ve taken steps to address this.
  • We’ve also fixed a crash that could occur during the quest “The Runaway.”
  • Players encountering a rare crash during the quest “Forging Destiny” should no longer experience this issue.
  • The quest “Unleashing Hel” was causing some players to experience a crash, but we’ve fixed this issue.
  • Similarly, we’ve addressed a crash that could occur during the quest “Beyond Ragnarok.”
  • We’ve fixed a crash that could happen during the quest “Animal Instincts.”
  • Lastly, we addressed a rare crash that could occur during the quest “Return of the River.”
  • We also fixed an issue where the game could become unresponsive after defeating the Flame Phantom while exploring Vanaheim.


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Haider Khan is our error guides writer who loves to tinker around with operating systems and game files to find practical solutions to video game issues. He then crafts easy-to-follow error fix guides based on his findings. He’s also a Battlefield veteran who likes to rack up some Ws in his spare time. Learn some more about his gaming journey on his Steam profile. Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Bachelor's in Journalism || Successfully Troubleshot Over 200 Games || Mainly Covers Error Fix & Game Settings 

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