The Last of Us Part 1: How To Use Unlocked Framerates

Unlocked Framerates
Unlocked Framerates

The Last of Us Part 1 is one of the PS5’s best looking games with the brutal action of TLOU being available in smoother gameplay than ever. If you want to squeeze a few more frames out, you’re probably going to want to turn an unlocked framerate on.

To enable unlocked framerates in The Last of Us Part 1, simply go to Options > Display > General and then toggle Unlocked Framerate to on.

If the option is not available, this means one of two things.

First of all, your display may not support either Higher Frame Rate (HFR) or Variable Refresh Rate (VRR). The former allows you to go past the typical framerate set by your HZ, while the latter is better for stopping things like screen tearing by matching the game’s refresh rate instead of the display’s. Neither of these are all that common in most mid-range TVs, but they are becoming more affordable as time goes on. Be sure to check your settings to see if your TV is capable of either.

Secondly, you may not have HFR or VRR enabled on your PS5 itself. To enable HFR, go to Settings > Screen and Video > Video Output and set enable 120 HZ output to automatic. To enable VRR, go to Settings > Screen and Video > Video Output and set VRR to automatic.

If you don’t have any luck still, it’s unlikely to be the case as the proper cable comes with your PS5, but make sure that you’re using a HDMI 2.1 cable to enable higher, more consistent frame support. Also remember that you may want to play in Performance mode to see the smoother side of gameplay in terms of frames.

The Last of Us Part 1 is available on PS5.

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