God of War Ragnarok Screen Flickering Glitch Fix

The God of War Ragnarok screen flickering glitch fix is something you might need if you’re playing on the PS5. The PlayStation 4 doesn’t seem to have this bug. The problem causes the game to flicker, most commonly on the pause screen. That doesn’t seem too bad, but apparently, it then burns into the screen and bleeds into the actual game. That is pretty bad. Fortunately, there’s a simple fix for this issue, so let’s get into it.

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god of war ragnarok screen flickering glitch fix
God of War Ragnarok Screen Flickering Glitch Fix

How to Fix Screen Flickering in God of War Ragnarok

The only way to fix the screen flickering bug in God of War Ragnarok is to turn off VRR, also known as Variable Refresh Rate. That option is exclusive to the PlayStation 5. Then again, the screen flickering is really only a problem on the PS5, as we’ve said. So, just hop into the settings and find the Variable Refresh Rate option, or VRR, and turn it off. Doing so seems to get rid of the flickering for many players, so there’s a good shot that it will do so for you. I do still encourage you to report the issue to Sony Santa Monica. Just be civil and don’t attack the developers, okay? Be nice to them. They don’t want glitches to exist any more than you do, and I’m sure they’re working on a patch as fast as they can.

And there you have it, that’s how you fix the screen flickering issue in God of War Ragnarok on the PS5. Now, it’s not a bug that is going to prevent your progress, but it is still a serious problem. As we’ve said up top, some players have reported that it causes the pause menu to burn into the screen and bleed into the actual game and the UI. That’s still nigh-disastrous. So, I hope the devs fix it soon, so that you can turn VRR back on and enjoy the game fully and properly. By the way, you might have to restart the game after disabling Variable Refresh Rate in order for the change to take hold properly.

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    Anthony Ni

    hey it happens to me too.
    The flickering seems to be triggered when you set the quality mode with VRR on.
    It’s fine when you set quality mode with VRR off, or performance mode with VRR on.
    This situation happens on the Spider Man and Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart too.

    1. M

      its happen with a plague tale requiem too.
      i bet it is a ps5 update bug

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