Players have discovered that the new PS5 beta quietly fixes a screen flickering issue that occurs when variable refresh rate (VRR) is enabled in fidelity mode with unlocked framerate. The problem affected in-plane switching (IPS) monitors and has been documented by companies like Gigabyte.
List of games fixed by PS5 beta update
As reported by Reddit user kowalos, the aforementioned screen flickering issue impacted a large number of games including the recently released The Last of Us Part 1. While we don’t have a full list of games that suffered, Gigabyte has confirmed that the following titles were impacted:
Call of Duty: Vanguard
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Resident Evil Village
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
Tribes of Midgard
In response to kowalos’ post, a number of users with IPS displays confirmed that they no longer face the screen flickering issue.
The PS5 firmware beta is currently open via an invite system to participants in the U.S., Canada, Japan, U.K., Germany, and France. A global release date for the full firmware update hasn’t been announced.
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