How to update PS4 games to your PS5 version

How to update PS4 games to your PS5 version


Thanks to the backward compatibility of PS5 , many gamers can continue their games of games they bought for PlayStation 4. Especially if it is intergenerational games that have versions optimized for the new console. In that sense, many games have a free update on PS5 to enjoy the adventure with the best possible quality. You can even choose the version you want to play, although it is always advisable to squeeze the power of PS5 , right? Here we explain how to update PS4 games to their PS5 version whether the game is in physical or digital format.


But before you start you have to take into account some requirements. The first thing you should do is update the PS5 to its latest version of the available software . This won't take long and allows you to improve the performance of the console. On the other hand, physical games are only compatible with the standard edition of PS5 , which will allow you to recognize and update the game from the disc reader. There is no other possible way for these games, so if you have bought the PS5 Digital Edition you would have to purchase the digital game.


How to update PS4 games to PS5

It is important that you do not confuse updating your PS4 games with transferring your games and save data from PS4 to PS5 . Exporting your games to continue on PlayStation 5 does not entail an automatic update to the new operating system and, therefore, you will have to do it manually with each game with the following steps :


Update games in physical format:

  1. Turn on PS5 and log in with your PlayStation Network account .
  2. Insert the compatible PS4 game disc into the disc player.
  3. Install the game and select it from the console menu.
  4. Enter the game box on the right, where the available update is displayed.
  5. Click [Download] and the content installation will begin.
  6. When this download is finished you will be able to play the updated version of the game.

This process is done once and the game is kept updated to the PS5 version. Not all updates are free, so in some downloads it will indicate the price of the same as it happens with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War . Even if you have the PS5 update already downloaded, you will still need the disc to play.

From then on you can play both versions of the game . To do this, select the game in the menu and press the [OPTIONS] button on the DualSense controller. A drop-down menu appears with the available versions of the console: PS4 and PS5.

Update digital games:

  1. Turn on PS5 and log in with your PlayStation Network account .
  2. Search for the game on the PlayStation Store or directly under [Search] in the main menu.
  3. Install the game and select it from the console menu.
  4. Enter the game box on the right , where the available update is displayed.
  5. Click [Download] and the content installation will begin.
  6. When this download is finished you will be able to play the updated version of the game .
Again, you can select the version you want to play from the drop-down menu by pressing the [OPTIONS] button on the DualSense controller.


All PS4 games with free upgrade to PS5

Here is a list of all the PS4 games that have a free update for PS5 . Other games like Control or Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War offer the free version only with the Ultimate Edition . If you buy the standard edition of Cold War you will have to pay 10 euros more for the update.

  • Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Borderlands 3
  • Bugnax
  • For Honor
  • Ghostrunner
  • Guilty Gear Strive
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Maneater
  • WRC 9
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Monster Boy and The Cursed Kingdom
  • Rainbow six siege
  • Riders republic
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • Marvel's Avengers
  • Little Nightmares 2
  • No Man's Sky
  • Outriders
  • The Pathless
  • Planet Coaster: Console Edition
  • Praey for the Gods
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Madden NFL 21
  • FIFA 21
  • Immortals: Fenyx Rising
  • Grand theft auto v
  • Far Cry 6
  • Destiny 2
  • DiRT 5
  • Doom Eternal
  • Hitman 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Dead by daylight
  • NBA 2K21 (Mamba Forever Edition only)
  • Control (Ultimate Edition only)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (only with Cross-Gen Edition or Ultimate Edition)
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon (coming March 2021)

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