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New PS5 Beta Quietly Fixes a VRR Screen Flickering Issue

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:

  • Astro’s Playroom
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • Deathloop
  • Destiny 2
  • Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
  • DIRT 5
  • Godfall
  • 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.