Fans of the PlayStation hit God of War are excited for the PC launch on January 12, 2022. The single-player adventure campaign follows the original trilogy with superb graphics that are only about to get better.
However, there are a few things you should know about the God of War PC version that sets it apart from the original. It’s bound to provide an enhanced experience for a game that’s already spectacular.
1. Optimized elements for PC
Fortunately, the God of War PC version isn’t a direct port. The developer didn’t simply transfer the files and expect it to work on Windows. You can expect to see vast improvements that only PC can provide, such as higher framerates and resolution. It supports NVIDIA DLSS and low-latency reflex technology, while you can access the settings to boost the performance even more.
What this means is that you won’t need to deal with outdated graphics and gameplay mechanics from 2018 when the PS4 version was released. Instead, you’ll have modern technology giving you the best God of War experience to date.
2. Free God of War items for PC
As a special treat to those of you who buy God of War for PC, you’ll receive unique items that weren’t available on the PlayStation. Of course, we love bonus goodies in any size and form. Here’s what you can expect in your inventory:
- Death’s Vow Armor Sets (Atreus and Kratos)
- Buckler of the Forge Shield Skin
- Exile’s Guardian Shield Skin
- Dökkenshieldr Shield Skin
- Shining Elven Soul Shield Skin
3. Different requirements for the best flexibility
Where the PlayStation quality and performance only had one setting for the console, the developer had to keep in mind that not everyone has the same computer system. Therefore, God of War for PC has different requirements for various setups to make it available for everyone.
The top system categories include the following, from lowest to highest performance:
- Minimum: 30fps, 720p
- Recommended: 30fps, 1080p
- High: 60fps, 1080p
- Performance: 60fps, 1440p
- Ultra: 60fps, 4K
4. Controller customization
Playing God of War for PC with a keyboard and mouse may be tricky, especially with all the button allocations. Fortunately, you can use DualSense and DualShock controllers connected to your computer with the right drivers. You can even use an Xbox control if you wish, as the game lets you set the button configurations.
5. Widescreen support
Many top-end gamers have wide monitors or curved screens, while some have connected their massive 65” UHD televisions to their PCs. To ensure that the image doesn’t distort, God of War PC has support for widescreens, even for ultrawide 21:9 ratios. It automatically adjusts it for you so you can see the full glory of Kratos destroying his Norse enemies.
Are you ready to unleash war?
For those of you that don’t know this, the God of War PC port is a massive deal in the gaming community. The franchise has long been limited to PlayStation only, so it’s exciting to finally see it come to the computer. While the free goodies are enticing, we’re more exhilarated to see how well it performs in all the glory of ultra-high definition.
Now, excuse us as we get ready to become the God of War….again!