Metro Exodus – how to upgrade from PS4 to PS5 for free

Where to find the next-gen update and what's included?
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In case you missed the news, Metro: Exodus is now available on PS5. If you already purchased/downloaded the game at launch then we’re here to give you some quick pointers on how to upgrade from PS4 to PS5 for free.

The upgrade is an impressive one to say the least, though expect it eat some room on your hard drive. On PS5, Metro: Exodus targets 4K while maintaining 60FPS with ray traced lighting throughout. You’ll also have field of view options, with haptic feedback enabled via the PS5’s DualSense controller.

The PS5 trailer above shows you what you can expect from this enhanced version of Metro: Exodus. For a more detailed breakdown, the folks at Digital Foundry have a PS5/Xbox Series X comparison.

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How to upgrade Metro: Exodus on PS5

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

Upgrade Metro: Exodus on disc

  1. Sign into your PSN account on PS5
  2. Insert the PS4 disc of Metro: Exodus
  3. Open the Metro: Exodus 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

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Upgrade the digital version of Metro: Exodus

  1. Sign into your PSN account on PS5
  2. Find Metro: Exodus in the PlayStation Store or find the game hub in your game library
  3. Open the Metro: Exodus 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 121.77GB in size.


Nicole played Metro Exodus for our review and she wrote:

Metro Exodus provides an immersive FPS experience that marks a new milestone for the franchise. Its survival-horror, sandbox and shooter elements are remarkably well balanced, constituting an engaging and thrilling game that’ll leave you no stranger to a good jump scare. The once linear horror franchise has been reformed, introducing expansive environments to indulge in without derailing the narrative. Metro Exodus is a must play.

You can read the Metro Exodus review right here.

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