God of War Ragnarok - Does it Have a Free PS5 Upgrade?

God of War Ragnarok is coming out on PS4 and PS5

God of War Ragnarok is coming out on PS4 and PS5

God of War Ragnarok is finally about to release on both current and previous-generation PlayStation consoles.

The highly anticipated sequel to 2018's God of War, Ragnarok is one of the highest-profile games in 2022, continuing the incredible journey of Kratos and his son Atreus through the world of Norse mythology taking on Odin and the other Gods.

For players who haven't made the leap to the PS5 yet, upgrading to the next-gen version once available is a bit more complicated than you'd think.

Here's everything you need to know about the upgrade process.

Can You Get a Free PS5 Upgrade for God of War Ragnarok?

God of War Ragnarok is coming to ps4 and ps5
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No, God of War Ragnarok will not have a free upgrade from the PS4 version of the game to the PS5 version.

This decision comes from how PlayStation is pricing their games for this generation, with games on the PS5 having a higher price tag than those on the previous-gen systems.

This increase in price has led PlayStation to implement a rather unpopular upgrade cost for cross-gen games, with a majority of titles having an additional cost of £10 or the regional equivalent to make the leap to the PS5 version of the game.

God of War isn't the first game to utilize this upgrade cost, with many first-party titles needing that paid upgrade for those wanting the true next-gen experience such as Horizon Forbidden West from earlier in this year.

To do the upgrade, you'll first need either a physical or digital version of God of War Ragnarok on the PS4 and a PS5 that can play it through backward compatibility.

Once you get your PS5 setup, go to the game in your library and navigate to the store page. There you will come across an option to upgrade the game to a digital version of its next-gen edition.

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