Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order native PS5 and Xbox Series X|S upgrade is now live – here’s how to download

The new generation upgrade for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has gone live for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, with PS4 and Xbox One owners of the game now able to grab a free upgrade to native current gen version release.

Per EA, the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions offer:

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  • Higher Resolution Textures & Assets
  • 4K 30fps graphics mode on PS5 & XSX
  • 1440p 60fps performance mode on PS5 & XSX
  • 1080p 60fps on Xbox Series S
  • Improved 60 FPS Performance
  • Significantly Faster Loading Times

The free upgrade is available now via the usual systems, but we’re waiting on official word for what the specific improvements are. On Xbox Series X, there is now a 49GB update as part of Microsoft’s Smart Delivery system, but on PlayStation 5 the process is a little bit more involved and you need to “purchase” the free upgrade. The now cross-gen release is available on the PlayStation Store, but you can also get the upgrade via the PlayStation app or on the PS5 itself.

Update: The EA Play issue has seemingly been resolved. Also, in a nice touch, the PS5 version is able to read the save file of the PS4 version, avoiding the ridiculous hoops developers have had to resort to in recent months. (Thanks, MrYD)

How to upgrade Jedi: Fallen Order on PlayStation 5

In order to upgrade the game, you have two methods depending on if you own the game on disc or digitally.

Upgrade Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on disc

  1. Sign into your PSN account on PS5
  2. Insert the PS4 disc of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  3. Open the Star War Jedi: Fallen Order game hub and find the upgrade offer
  4. Select Download
  5. You can now download the PS5 version of the game, but will need the PS4 disc inserted in order to play

Upgrade the digital version of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

  1. Sign into your PSN account on PS5
  2. Find Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order in the PlayStation Store or find the game hub in your game library
  3. Open the Star War Jedi: Fallen Order game hub and find the upgrade offer
  4. Select Download or Add to Library
  5. You can now download the PS5 version of the game and play

The download on PlayStation 5 is 53.8GB in size.

While the game had previously been updated to take advantage of the added power of the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles via their various backward compatibility systems, Respawn announced at the end of April that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order would receive a full native release on these platforms. This was particularly good news for PS5 owners, because while the Xbox Series X backward compatibility allowed it to run in full 4K, the PS5 was limited to what the PS4 Pro code would allow, a mere 1200p at 60fps. That was a step up from the 810-1080p limit that it shipped with, but significantly behind the Xbox Series X.

In our review for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Jim wrote:

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is exactly the kind of single player game we had originally hoped to see when EA and Disney joined forces. Even if you strip away the license, you’re left with a super satisfying mix or combat, story, and exploration, deftly crafted by a studio best known for spearheading an entirely different genre.

You can read the full review for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order here.

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4 Comments

  1. There’s one little problem with it though. It was added to EA Play a while back (November?), but they’ve now removed it. So no free upgrade there. It’s worse than all those PS+ games that have a special PS+ version that only has the PS5 version included (Wreckfest being the last one), or only gives you the PS4 version and not the upgrade (FF7R). They’ve removed the PS4 version from EA Play so you can’t get the free update and haven’t (so far) replaced it with any special version that isn’t entitled to the upgrade.

    • Strange. EA Play does have cross-gen games on it, like Madden and FIFA, and it is still available on Xbox. It could be something to do with the upgrade process on PS5, where Madden and FIFA both got added to EA Play when they were already cross-gen games.

      • It’s still listed on their website as being one of the included games too. And apparently the XBox version gets the free upgrade on EA Play. Maybe it’s just something odd happening and it’ll be sorted?

        On the plus side, they’re letting you upgrade the disc version if you have the discless consoles, which is unusual. And you can import your PS4 save without having to export it from the PS4 version. No need to reinstall the old version and upload your save.

      • They’ve put it back now. It doesn’t show up on the list of EA Play games on the PS5, and it looks like it’s been removed from the library. But it’s now been replaced by the PS4/5 version. So the PS4 only version has vanished and hasn’t automatically been replaced in your library. Although I’m guessing that might only apply if you downloaded it from EA Play.

        So shall we blame it on the PS Store being a complete mess when it comes to having several different versions of everything? Seems to have been fixed now, and EA are actually being very good in this case, with free upgrades, even if you’ve got a disc and nowhere to put it in your PS5, and save games being handled sensibly.

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