So you’ve upgraded to the PlayStation 5 version of Marvel’s Avengers using our handy guide and you’re ready for a superhero smackdown… except you’re not. You cannot use your PlayStation 4 save games on PS5 without converting them first and to do that you will need the PS4 version of the game.
Yes, the one you just deleted as you don’t need it anymore now you have the PS5 version. Here is how to upgrade your save game:
- Patch the PlayStation 4 version of Marvel’s Avengers with the latest update. You must have the latest version else you won’t have the migration options.
- Launch the PS4 version of the game and go to the save migration tab on the main menu. Here you will find an option to upload your save game to the Square Enix servers.
- Close down the PS4 version of the game and swap to the PS5 version.
- You should now be prompted to download your save file and you can start playing.
This is a considerable amount of pointless faff, especially when you compare how Destiny 2 handled save files during the PS4 to PS5 upgrade.
Marvel’s Avengers PS5 features
This beefed up version of Marvel’s Avengers will support cross-generation online matchmaking allowing PS4 and PS5 heroes to team up. A cross-generation save file import has also been confirmed, so you won’t have to start the game from scratch. Sadly, Square have still yet to announce cross-play between PlayStation, Xbox, and PC platforms.
Other key features included in the PS5 update include “significantly” faster loading times, spatial audio, haptic feedback (via the DualSense controller) and improved textures.
The studio have put together a handy infographic listing all of these details, comparing the native PS5 version of Marvel’s Avengers to the PS4 version running on PS5 hardware. It’s likely the jump from Xbox One to Xbox Series X|S will yield similar improvements though this information hasn’t been made available.
Today also marks the release date of the “Operation: Future Imperfect” expansion. Completely free for anyone who owns a copy of Marvel’s Avengers, this adds a new series of missions that open a bonus story arc featuring Hawkeye. The bow-wielding Avenger will join the rest of the crew as of today with his own unique powers and upgrades.