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Everything You Need To Know About PS5's Recommend Settings

The PlayStation 5 is almost here, and heading into its release, you're going to want to know how to get the most out of your new console. Fortunately, in anticipation of its launch, PlayStation Support's YouTube channel just dropped a guide detailing the recommended settings.

Within the settings menu, you have the option to adjust sound settings like microphone, audio output, and volume. You can also enable or disable 3D audio, and even create your own 3D audio profile. These options are offered to let each player choose what will give them the best 3D soundscape.

Sony previously revealed the ability to disable haptic feedback and adaptive triggers on the DualSense controller. With this new YouTube video, soon-to-be PS5 owners will know exactly how to do so going into day one. From the settings menu, select "Accessories," then click on "Controllers." If you don't want to shut off these features entirely, you have three different levels to choose from. It's important to note that the factory setting for both is "Strong," so you may want to start off low and build up from there.

Another important section is the "Power Options," which simplifies energy-saving steps into two main profiles, with a third selection for customized power usage. Both profiles are broken down so you can easily decide which will work best for you. For the optimized setting, controllers automatically charge while in rest mode. For anyone who was concerned about the DualSense's battery life, this could potentially ease the sting.

Sony demoed a few other settings in the video, including automatic updates, remote console activation, and game/app download adjustment. There are also a few intriguing options shown but not discussed, like "Spoiler Warnings," and "Game Presets." If you're worried about getting everything right during the initial setup, never fear: these settings can be altered at any point.

Sony seems to be taking a user-first approach with its next-gen console, and the Recommended Settings guide demonstrated that philosophy. The company clearly wants gamers to make each system their own personalized experience. If you want to be fully prepared on launch day, PlayStation Support also has a guide covering data transfer and a video introduction to using your account. The PlayStation 5 will be ready for customized settings on Nov. 12, 2020 — assuming you manage to track one down.