Recommended Settings For PS5
The end is nigh for our social lives as the PlayStation 5 is preparing to make its mark on the world of gaming. Sony has been tinkering hard on its sacrificial offering for the ninth generation of games consoles. It looks like it will once again be Microsoft versus Sony as the Xbox Series X and PS5 go up against each other. Both are sending out simplified versions with the Xbox Series S and Digital Edition PlayStation, but those willing to shell out more can experience these next-giants in all their glory.
Fresh out of the box, there's A LOT to get to grips to with the PS5. Aside from the brand new DualSense controller with haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, there's 8K TV support, a 3D audio chip, and backward compatibility with some of the best PS4 games around. There's plenty to take in before you even boot up your first game, but when you finally get round to it, you might be wondering how you can make the most of your sparkling PS5.
What are the PS5 recommended settings?
PS5 support has revealed the recommended settings for the PS5 - which are obviously just a supposed guideline. First of all, log on and head to the settings section (it looks like a gear). Starting off, let's look at sound. If you want to make the most of the PS5's 3D audio, scroll to Audio Output and make sure your headphones are connected. Remember, 3D audio can only be experienced through headphones.
With your headphones plugged into your new DualSense controller, you can also adjust your audio profile to change the way you hear 3D audio. Every person hears 3D audio differently, so you'll have to listen to each of the five profiles to understand which one best first your needs.
The next big selling point was haptic feedback. After covering the sense of sound, it's time to cover touch. Adjusting adaptive triggers and haptic feedback involves heading back to the main menu and again selecting settings. Find accessories and scroll to controllers; then it's as simple as finding your sweet spot.
In here, gamers can change everything from vibration intensity to trigger sensitivity. You can also tweak the brightness of your controller indicators. Adaptive triggers might take a bit of getting used to in terms of kickback, so don't worry if you have to revisit this section several times.
As with most modern consoles, the PS5 also has a number of recommended settings in terms of power. If you don't want to drain the juice, there are Optimised Experience, Low Power, and Custom options. Optimised will always apply updates, turn on remotely when you connect the PlayStation App or Remote Play, and will charge controllers when entering Rest Mode. You can imagine how this isn't exactly the most power-efficient way to run your PS5.
Low Power Mode doesn't include the above features, meaning you'll have to download updates when the console is on, while also keeping an eye on the battery level of your controllers. The Custom mode lets you mix and match. If you're someone that often lets your controllers run dead before charging, chances are you'll want to keep them charging all the time.
Customising your settings will be prompted when you first start your PS5, but don't worry if you miss it. You can easily access the settings menu and change them from there. All in all, Sony advises that you take your time navigating around the PS5 to make sure you know exactly what's going on under the hood.
Yes, we know you can't wait to play Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War or Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, but don't you want to get the most out of your PS5? After all, what are spending all that money on?
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