I have a confession to make: I played God of War for way too long with an annoying black border on my screen. At first, I thought it might’ve been an aesthetic choice. But after asking a few friends and co-workers, I found out that it most certainly was not. I checked the in-game display settings and even cycled through different picture sizes with my TV remote — nothing was helping.
Fortunately, the fix is extremely easy, although the question still remains: Why is it only just now that the game asked me to dive into my PS4 settings? Check out our step-by-step guide so you can rid yourself of those pesky black bars forever, should you be having the same problem.
- Go to the PlayStation 4 dashboard and go into the settings
- Select “Sound and screen,” and then “Display Area Settings.”
- Hold the up button on the D-pad until the corner markers can no longer expand any further, and you see only blue.
And now, finally: bliss.