Update: God of War's PS5 support patch is available to download now. Get it installed on your current-gen system and you'll be able to play 2018's excellent action game at 60 frames-per-second in 4K.
For the sake of clarity, this is still just the PS4 version of God of War. But much like what happened with Ghost of Tsushima, play the game on your PS5 via backwards compatibility and you'll be able to take advantage of enhanced visuals and performance.
Original Story: Hankering for another playthrough of 2018's superb God of War? Well now you've got the perfect excuse. Developer Sony Santa Monica has confirmed that it's been working on a full PS5 support patch, which will be deployed on the 2nd February.
The official announcement reads: "Coming to you tomorrow on February 2nd, we will be releasing a free patch that replaces the current video graphics mode option with a new default setting that will offer the best of both performance and resolution to our PlayStation 5 players!"
Once you have the update installed, playing God of War on PS5 will allow it to run at 60 frames-per-second with 4K checkerboard resolution (technically 2160p according to the studio). The bottom line is that it's going to look glorious.
We'll update this article when the patch hits, but until then, let us know of you'll be playing God of War again in the comments section below.
Oh no, literally a day after @Th3solution finishes it 😂😂
@nessisonett I'm sure they still had a wonderful time!
Too much happening in one week ughhh!! Though my oldest has started to play this recently and watching him was giving me the itch to go back. Can't wait to see how much better it runs!
Tlou2 next, Please!!!!!!!!
An absolute masterpiece gets even better? If you haven’t played this yet, it looks like there’s never been a better time to start.
This is cool...but TLOU2 please?
Great news. I’m currently playing through it for the first time having purchased a PS5 and always had an x box only up to this generation.
Looking forward to the update
Patch me up !
Oh man if any of you missed out on this game or just missed out on owning a PS4 in general you're in for a serious treat
GoW is a top 3 game for the entire console generation imo
Still not given this one a proper chance yet. Gave it the first hour while I was greedily trying everything in the ps plus collection.
Blimey, between this being on PS Collection, Control and Destruction All-Stars it's a hell of a week for PS Plus members! When am I gonna get time to finish Demon's Souls?!
I already have a Platinum for this game and I still don't have a PS5. That being said, this is good news. I'm happy for everyone else.
I'm not sure if TLOU2 is getting a patch. I wouldn't complain if it did, but I just assumed the game would be re-sold for the PS5 with the Multiplayer built in. Maybe, I'm just being cynical.
I know what I’m playing again this weekend .
I really wish I could enjoy this game but I honestly can't because of this game's camera system being on the shoulder. Good to see it getting the ps5 patch!
I have been saying that I would wait until Ragnarok comes out hoping for a 60 fps update in the mean time. Great news! Going to play this next after Ghost of Tsushima.
Hopefully an update for Horizon Zero Dawn and Uncharted is also coming
Awesome news, replaying this excellent game with 60fps will be pure joy. Hopefully Last Of Us 2 will be next with 60fps patch.
I already replayed on my PS5 because it already just felt and looked smoother (I didn't have the Pro experience). But nevermind, I'll do it again – or perhaps just som trophy picking. Either way: awesome.
Awesome replayed it when I got a ps4 pro another reason too replay it before ragnorak comes out 😊
If only I had the time! Still not checked out Tsushima on PS5 yet. I might just start a new game anyway just to see the pretties.
I played this at 1080p 30fps on full fat PS4. Oh what an upgrade this is to me !!
I don't know if this is technically feasible but I would love to see games designed to use ray tracing in a similar manner to how variable resolution is used to maintain high fps. RT on and 60 fps during low performance sections and then shut off the RT during peak performance in order to maintain 60 fps.
Who says Sony charge for PS5 upgrades?
I’ve never played the game so excited to see the full PS5 patch 😁
@KPraj same here, played on OG PS4 on a non-HDR tv @1080p. Although I got a PS4Pro afterwards, never went back to it as I have platinumed it during that first playthrough. I will go for another spin on the ps5 and a 4k oled.
Actually wanted to go back to this game and platinum it. Now more of a reason.
@stu123 That is exactly why I want to see RT as a variable thing. Turn it on during slow times and cut scenes when it will actually improve the image quality and then turn it off during combat to make it easier for the system to hold 60 fps.
Ooo nice. Wasn't expecting a GoW patch.
@Mysterio glad to see you already saw! I was going to tag you if you hadn't. Bit annoyed I finished it last week now but I've still got most of the trophies to get through so patch will serve me well there!
Just need The Last Of Us part 2 and Horizon now!
@Hurblyburbly ah good timing for you then! If you’re playing through PS4 exclusives on your ps5 hopefully other games will get the same treatment too!
Woot! I just started climbing the mountain. Visuals are great already but this is huge 😎👍
@Hurblyburbly Me too! First PS in my life, and GoW was my first choice, phantastic game. Thank you, Sony, for the PS Plus Collection!
I love this stuff. Free updates to older games gives me hope we may see some for other quality PS4 games.
Also a perfect excuse for me to replay this awesome game. That is, when I can eventually get hold of a PS5!!
Crosses fingers for Last of us 2 patch as well soon...
The g.o.a.t 👑 kratos word up son
@Ron22 that honestly makes sense. But I was hoping the we would get the update for free anyway, but still have a new version on PS5 for people who didn't play it yet
Just redownloaded it today to have another playthrough. Excellent timing.
Yes I am. I haven’t played any of them. Horizon zero dawn next. Then Ratchet and Clank. Then maybe bloodbourne. There’s so many!
Got to say having been an x box man since the beginning I’m loving the ps5 and the free games it offers too.
I’m lucky enough to have a series x too and it’s hardly been turned on!
I absolutely agree. The games are great and am enjoying all the free ones with PS plus.
Platinumed it the first time. Went back and played the whole story a second time last year. Both were on PS4 Pro. Going to wait for the release date of Ragnarok then go through a third time with this new patch before the sequel comes out. Playing at 4K/60 fps sounds glorious and I am excited to play it again.
@Glassneedles nice of you! I am really happy with this indeed. That would be great. Rolling from Ghost of Tsushima into God of War and then hopefully Horizon Zero Dawn. I am up for a treat if I can believe all the stories 😁
This should be the standard for all Sony-published games. I freaking swear if they try to charge for a TLOU 2 remaster....
Well, time to get that platinum!
@art_of_the_kill they did already with Spider Man Remaster
Sweet, looking forward to replaying it again on the PS5 now. Now other Sony games please such as TLOU2 and Bloodborne please.
Feels a bit too soon since I finished GoW to wanna replay, but that's cool and totally welcome!
Would love for Ratchet and Clank PS4 to get a 60fps patch (practically all previous R&C games were 60fps so it's deserved) and replay before Rift Apart releases.
The best just got even better.
A patch for The Last of Us 2 next would be awesome as I keep holding out to play it.
What a perfect day! Tomorrow there is a local holiday in my city!
I guess I should have waited a little longer. I picked up the collector's edition on day 1 but I never finished it on PS4 Pro. I finally went back and finished the game on PS5 in November. Great experience either way. Mabey I'll come back for another play through before God of War 2 releases.
Now THAT is great news!
Glad i haven't played through it totally yet, now!
@AdamNovice until now, they did! Even the GoT patch was just for allowing boost mode to work in BC. This is really interesting. I wonder if HzD will receive any love. We were assuming that they'd charge us for the remaster treatment with HzD2... But if GoW is doing this for free there's some hope for Guerilla following in Santa Monicas lead, too. Maybe Sony's taking value perception into consideration again. Especially with lots of delays on upcoming games
What are the chances, right? 😂
Alright folks, what’s there next game you want a PS5 upgrade on? Let me know and I’ll finish it on PS4 so they can announce an upgrade the next day.
@jake3103 And yes. Yes I did. Very much so. I can’t imagine a better experience (although haptic feedback on this game could be so awesome!)
The Division 2 and now God of War! Really great stuff!
Hoping for Horizon, Bloodborne, and Uncharted 4 now. And TLOU2 of course.
Thank you to the game God just hits after hits starting in February i see we will definitely be broadcasting this weekend on our Father/Son gaming channel and would love your support just type in OSNSG we are fairly new so show us some love ya'll 😉👌
Oh man! Who's gonna tell my wife the NEED for a 4k TV is starting to get silly?
Well i set myself the task to finish the division 2 campaign this week so i could play godfall next week while i am off work...then this drops...decisions,decisions..🤔
@Hurblyburbly hah cool. I remember buying a PS3 at the end of the 360/PS3 gen and having the same situation. I didn’t have enough hours to catch up on all I’d missed!
Horizon, Bloodborne and ratchet are all awesome. I’d also recommend until dawn, Spiderman, uncharted and tlou too! Enjoy 🙂
This is great news. Also I've heard that the tlou2 factions is gonna be a separate game on ps plus.
I just hope that we get a patch for the single player game as well.
I mean if it isn’t a native ps5 release then it’s not full support is it? It’s great news and all, the game already looked amazing, but why overhype something?
Cheers. There’s so much to get on with in amongst waiting the PS5 releases and series x to launch.....well anything atm!
I just finished the game last week. Despite the PAINFULLY slow start, it was such an amazing game.
@Hurblyburbly enjoy! One of Sony's best releases.
Horizon, last of us part 2, Uncharted 4 would be nice at 4k/60fps please!
Is it just me, or has the patch not been released yet?
@Skywalker1080p Not updated yet for me either. USA
Bit disappointed that there's no sign of the update yet.
Patch is out now, updated the article.
@ShogunRok Luvvly jubbly.
Happy you guys call ps5 now current-Gen instead of next-gen 😁
However the names stay confusing.
@ShogunRok That subtitle is gold
Playing it now, my god its a feast for the eyes!
Been checking all day for this update. Looks absolutely stunning on my LG CX. So impressed. Now ... as soon as I finish Hitman 1-3 in VR I'll replay GoW.
Between this, miles Morales and now the PS5 version of Control, I'm totally sold on 60fps...whatever sacrifice that means to ray tracing or what not. When I go back to 30fps and rotate the camera it just looks like a blurry judder, and actually makes me feel a bit queasy.
Thank goodness we'll have the option at least on most games from now on by looks of it!
Oh, and God of War is absolutely amazing in this new mode. Only weird thing with this game on the PS5 is that the feedback when you call the axe back and it reaches your hand doesn't seem to feel quite right on the dualsense compared to the PS4. Small price to pay though.
😲 Just Gorgeous thank you to the game gods..HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!!!!😁👌😉👍
Playing this now. Wow playing this masterpiece in 60fps is amazing.
@stu123 Yes, it has quite a few puzzles mixed in with the fighting, and a great story as well.
And fighting itself can be something of a puzzle, as you learn what works and what doesn't, and use different techniques based on the enemy.
Ahh, so it's just a boost mode patch after all. Still , I'm perfectly happy with that and hoping for more of this in other games. Mostly hzd.
Poor gravity rush 2. I've been trying to play that and the frame rate is so awful, even on ps5. One of my favorite series, but the palete and fps don't do it any favors. I know that's abandoned by them, but i can dream.
Gonna have to play it again, I guess Maybe finally kill that Valkyrie queen or whatever she was (other than a pain in the butt lol)
This was a good game and I dont regret playing it but i don't know, it just didn't click with me as much as I hoped it would for some reason. I was a little indifferent to the combat and the story while good didn't set the world on fire and i think the whole continous shot with no cuts thing while awesome from a technical standpoint didnt do the narrative any favors.
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