Assetto Corsa Competizione on PS5 – How to upgrade for free

Assetto Corsa Competizione is screeching onto PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S today, bringing Gen 9 console power to the sim racer and enhancing the experience with 60fps racing, up to 4K graphics and new features. There’s a free upgrade for anyone who owns the game on the last generation, so if you want to play on PS5, you can do so with a copy of Assetto Corsa Competizione on PS4, either on disc or digital.

On launch day, there’s a bit of a snag. You can’t find the PS5 version of Assetto Corsa Competizione on the PlayStation 5 store, or see the upgrade right now. Hopefully this will be resolved soon, but in the meantime we have a solution for anyone who owns the game digitally: use the PlayStation App!

Upgrade the digital version of Assetto Corsa Competizione with the PlayStation App

  1. Download the PlayStation App from the Google Play Store or iOS App Store
  2. Log into your PSN account
  3. Search for Assetto Corsa Competizione using the search tool in the bottom right corner
  4. If you own ACC on PS4, you should see the option to redeem the free PS5 upgrade and Add to Library
  5. You can now download the PS5 version of the game remotely from your phone or from your game library on PS5

Assetto Corsa PS5 Free Upgrade

Once the launch day hiccups have been resolved, you should also be able to do this all on the PS5 as well.

Upgrade Assetto Corsa Competizione on disc

  1. Sign into your PSN account on PS5
  2. Insert the PS4 disc of Assetto Corsa Competizione
  3. Open the Assetto Corsa Competizione 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 Assetto Corsa Competizione

  1. Sign into your PSN account on PS5
  2. Find Assetto Corsa Competizione in the PlayStation Store or find the game hub in your game library
  3. Open the Assetto Corsa Competizione game hub and find the upgrade offer on the right hand side
  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 just 13.381GB in size.


This upgrade should go a long way to solve some of the issues the original 2020 release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One had. While Assetto Corsa Competizione retained the series’ renowned handling model and an impressive attention to detail for its recreation of GT formulae, but was particularly hampered by a poor frame rate, unable to meet the 30fps target. Tom said in our Assetto Corsa Competizione review:

“With a career mode lacking in substance, strange bugs and a limited set of content, Assetto Corsa Competizione is hard to recommend. Perhaps in 2021, with a slew of patches and DLC expansions it will be in a better place, but for now, Assetto Corsa Competizione is a superlative solo driving experience trapped in a flawed video game.”

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