As we approach the beginning of the PlayStation 5 generation, you can expect to see a number of games releasing on both the PS4 and PS5. But it’s not just upcoming games that are getting in on the next-gen action. Currently-released titles are one-by-one being announced as receiving a free PS5 update to enhance your gameplay experience. In this guide, we’re going to run you through every PS4 game getting a free PS5 update, so you know which ones will make the most of your shiny, new console.
What Does the PS5 Update Do?
What the free PS5 update does for each game will depend on what the developers choose to do with the extra power.
Some may look to simply boost the resolution to a native 4K, while others may look to up to the FPS (Frames Per Second) to offer a smoother gameplay experience. Others may look to reduce loading times or just add greater detail into the environments you’ll be exploring.
PS4 to PS5: Every Game Getting a Free Update
There are currently 26 PS4 games getting a free PS5 update. We’ve listed these in alphabetical order below and noted what the PS5 update will improve for each game, where these details have been made available.
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Borderlands 3 – 4K, 60 FPS
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Dead by Daylight – 4K, HDR, 60 FPS
- Destiny 2 – 4K, HDR, 60 FPS
- DIRT 5 – 4K, HDR, 120 FPS
- DOOM Eternal
- Far Cry 6
- FIFA 21
- Hitman 3
- Horizon Forbidden West
- Immortals Fenyx Rising
- Kena: Bridge of Spirits
- Madden NFL 21
- Marvel’s Avengers – 4K, 30 FPS & Dynamic 4K, 60 FPS
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom – 4K, 120 FPS
- NBA 2K21
- Riders Republic
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – 4K, HDR, 120 FPS
- The Elder Scrolls Online
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
- Watch Dogs Legion
- WRC 9
How to Get Free PS5 Game Updates?
How you get these updates depends on whether you buy a physical or digital version of a game.
If you buy a digital copy of Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PS4, for example, players should be able to download the PS5 version of the game free of charge.
On the other hand, if you buy a physical copy of the game on PS4, you’d need to copy hold of your disc and put it in your PS5. This should then trigger your PS5 to download the required updates.
Exact steps on how to get these free PS5 updates haven’t been shared as of yet, but we’ll update this post as soon as we have more details.
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