What Is The God Of War Ragnarok PS5 Upgrade?

What Is The God Of War Ragnarok PS5 Upgrade?
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Written by 

Ben Williams


9th Nov 2022 12:18

God of War Ragnarok is out now on PS5 and PS4. Although, the version for each platform is available at different prices, with the new-gen version on PlayStation 5 being more expensive. For PlayStation 4 owners who are stuck with the last-gen version, or PS5 owners who simply bought the PS4 version to save money, may wish to spring for the PS5 upgrade. However, you may be wondering "what is the difference?". Let's get into answering the question, "what is the God of War Ragnarok PS5 upgrade?".

What Is The God Of War Ragnarok PS5 Upgrade?

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Ultimately, the difference between the PS4 version and the God of War Ragnarok PS5 upgrade are the options for graphical performance. As detailed in our God of War Ragnarok performance guide, the PS5 version of the game offers a much larger variety of graphics options affecting resolution and FPS; these most notably include the Favours Quality Mode with 4K resolution and 30FPS, and the Favours Performance mode with 1440-2160p resolution whilst targetting 60FPS. 

By comparison, the PS4 PRO version only has two modes favouring performance or quality - targetting 30FPS or 1440-1656p respectively. On the standard PS4, God of War Ragnarok only comes with one mode, targeting 1080p resolution and 30FPS. 

In addition to far more graphical performance options, the God of War Ragnarok PS5 upgrade will provide PlayStation 5-exclusive features: far faster loading times thanks to the current-gen system's SSD, and haptic feedback via the DualSense controller for a more immersive experience when exploring the game's world - such as when you're recalling the Leviathan Axe, or travelling via your dog-pulled sled in a snowy Midgard. 

How Do You Get The God Of War Ragnarok PS5 Upgrade?

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As detailed in a PlayStation blog post, the option to upgrade to God of War Ragnarok on PS5 from your PS4 version, whether digital or physical, is available to buy on the PlayStation store for $10 or the equivalent in your local currency. Keep in mind, though, if you're upgrading a physical version of God of War Ragnarok on PS4, you'll need to keep the disc in your PlayStation 5 console in order to enjoy the PS5 upgrade. 

Alternatively, if you won't own the game at all, you can simply buy God of War Ragnarok on the PlayStation store - which comes with both PS5 and PS4 versions - or you can buy the game physically at your local retailer. 

That's all you need to know about the God of War Ragnarok PS5 upgrade! If you've just started playing, find out how many years you'll need to beat the game, and what has come with the Day One Patch - God of War Ragnarok Update 2.0

For even more God of War Ragnarok guides, you can be sure to find them right here at GGRecon. 

Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.

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