God of War Receives the PlayStation 5 Optimization Patch

4K 60FPS is now possible without any workaround

The 2018 reboot of the God of War franchise not only gave the series a new look and feel but also took one of the most beloved franchises in PlayStation history to a whole new level. The game also bagged the prestigious game of the year award for 2018. The game previously ran in backwards compatibility mode on the PlayStation 5 and was limited to 4K 30FPS only. The patched version of the game could not utilize the enhanced capabilities of the shiny PlayStation 5 console. The only workaround to the situation was to play on the disc version without updating the game. Thus the game could run at 4K resolution at an uncapped framerate. However, the downside to it was the bugs and glitches that the players had to face during the gameplay.

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Now, Sony Santa Monica has announced that the PlayStation 5 version of the game will be available to all today. The new update will allow the early adopters to experience the game at 4K 60FPS. Everyone who owns both digital and physical versions of the game will receive the update free. Additionally, those players who are playing the game via the PlayStation Collections promotion will also receive the update.

Just like the PlayStation 4 Pro version of the game, it will be available in two modes ‘Enhanced Performance Experience’ and ‘Original Performance Experience’. The latter will offer a 4K 30FPS experience.

God of War is Sony’s 3rd exclusive title to receive a proper PlayStation 5 patch since the launch of the new console. Sucker Punch productions and Bend Studios have already released PS5 patches for Ghost of Tsushima and Days Gone respectively.

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