PS4 Pro: How To Activate The Hidden Boost Mode

The PS4 Pro has a boost mode that lets you maximize performance, but it’s not enabled by default. Here’s how to find the toggle and activate it.

Power up the ps4 pro
To infinity and beyond! | © Wikipedia/Sony

The PS4 Pro’s “Boost Mode” is one of the best features that the console offers, but many don’t even know about it. With the “Boost Mode” activated, you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite games with the highest frame rates possible. So if you’ve never tried to activate this hidden feature, you should give it a go. Here’s how.

What Does The PS4 Pro’s Boost Mode Actually Do?

The PS4 Pro’s “Boost Mode” overclocks your GPU, which is just a fancy way of saying it takes the training wheels off and uses maximum power to give you higher frame rates. If your PS4 Pro has been overheating, or you’re concerned about power consumption, then you should absolutely not use this mode. But, if all you care about is getting maximum performance, then go for it!

With the Boost Mode activated you’ll be able to enjoy games like God of War at their absolute best, if you can even afford the sequel this year…

How Do You Activate The PS4 Pro’s Boost Mode?

To activate the PS4 Pro’s Boost Mode just follow these steps:

  • From the main menu, go all the way to the right to “Settings”
  • In the “Settings” menu, scroll down and select “System”
  • From the “System” menu, tick the Boost Mode tick-box.

…and you’re done. It really is that easy to unlock this hidden feature.

PS4 Pro Boost Mode
You can turn it on in the menus. | © Sony

And that’s how it’s done gang, very simple to turn on and well worth it. As we said, don’t use this feature if your PlayStation is overheating. In fact, if it is overheating, then just try and get a next-gen console instead, it’s not as hard as it once was (the PS5 has finally started being produced in greater numbers again).


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