God of War: Ragnarök is a very complete game, especially with regard to accessibility. Here are the most important settings.
God of War: Ragnarok, perhaps the most anticipated game of the year 2022, has recently been released. Sony titles are known to be very accessible. Also, if you intend to play it, you should take the time to change these settings to make your experience even better.
What to do if you don’t have time to master the game
Players with very different profiles will play God of War: Ragnarok. Some have very demanding jobs, children, personal problems that leave little time for play. If this is your case, it is easy to simplify the experience for you. Go to Settings > Accessibility and look at the options in “Combat, Navigation and Puzzles” and “Playstyle”. These sections reduce the level of difficulty. You can make your character automatically pick up items, add checkpoints after defeating mini-bosses, add auto-aim, and change many options.
You should also consider playing on the easiest difficulty level. So you can enjoy the story and dive into this universe without tearing your hair out every time you have to face enemies.
Make puzzles easier
Some like story and fighting in games god of war much more than puzzles. If you are in this case, you can simplify your life. Go to Settings > Gameplay and enable Puzzle Help and Puzzle Timeout.
Change graphics settings
God of War: Ragnarok has plenty of settings for graphics on PS5. You should play around with it to see what works best for you. If you prefer smooth gameplay, choose at least 60 fps. If you prefer graphics quality, push the resolution to 4K 2160p.
You can do this in Settings > Graphics & Camera > Graphics Mode. There are six different modes for the PS5, try them out.
Use the Touchpad for quick actions
The PS5 controller has a touchpad that is vastly underutilized in many games. God of War: Ragnarok lets you assign a whole bunch of very handy actions to it.
You can find these options in Settings > Controller mapping > Touchpad shortcuts. You should change the Touchpad Button option first. By default, pressing the left button displays the map and on the right the weapons menu. You can change according to your wish.
Next, configure the swipe actions under the Touchpad button. Sparta’s Rage mode is interesting here, easier to activate than with L3 and R3 at the same time.
Improve visual indicators
If you’re having trouble following indicators on the map and other visual cues, it’s possible to make it all easier. In Settings > Accessibility > Playstyle, change Traverse Assist to Auto or Auto+. In the same section, enable AutoRecover. Finally, scroll down to High Contrast Display and change Highlight Color.
Reduce motion sickness
Some people get motion sickness when playing video games. God of War: Ragnarok do the best for them. If you suffer from this, go to Settings > Graphics & Camera and you can adjust Ambient Camera Swing and Camera Shake. Then check if the rotation speed of the camera suits you. Then go to Settings > Accessibility > Motion Reduction and reduce Motion Blur.
Use predefined configurations
If you don’t want to waste too much time in the settings, God of War: Ragnarok offers predefined configurations. You can activate them anytime. Go to Settings > Accessibility. The first four options are: Sight, Hearing, Motion Reduction, Motor Accessibility.
You can set each of them to Some or All. The game describes everything that is activated with each of the configurations.