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How To Update Apex Legends To Next-Gen On PS5 & Xbox Series X|S

The wait is finally over, next-gen Apex Legends is here!

March 29, 2022

After months of rumors and speculation, Respawn Entertainment has finally confirmed that a next-gen update will be coming to Apex Legends later today, along with the beginning of the Warriors Collection Event.

PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S users will now have native next-gen versions that will be able to play Apex Legends at 4K, full 60hz gameplay, and more.

If you’ve been patiently awaiting the arrival of a next-gen update for Apex Legends, you’ll be pleased to know that from 10AM PT / 6PM BST a new update will go live with the Warriors Collection Event and the next-gen versions of the game.

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However, downloading the next-gen version of the game isn’t as simple as downloading the latest update. So, here’s how to update Apex Legends to the next-gen version on both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

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How To Update Apex Legends To Next-Gen Version

The process of updating Apex Legends from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 will vary depending on whether or not you already have the game installed. Below you will find the process of updating for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, courtesy of Respawn Entertainment.

For PS5 Owners who already have Apex Legends installed:

  • Navigate to the Game Hub for Apex Legends on the PS5 dashboard.
  • Press the “Options” button next to “Play Game” (represented by “…” inside the Game Hub).
  • Press “Select Version” and choose the PS5 version to download the updated next-gen version.
  • Once the download is complete, navigate to the Game Library to delete the PS4 version.

For PS5 Owners who do not currently have Apex Legends installed:

  • Navigate to the “Your Collection” tab of the Game Library on the PS5 dashboard.
  • Find Apex Legends in your list of games and select it.
  • When prompted, choose the PS5 version to download the updated next-gen version.

For Xbox Series X/S Owners:

  • Apex Legends uses Smart Delivery on Xbox consoles. The best version of the game is automatically delivered to your console, regardless of generation – no extra steps are required from you.
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Kyle (He/Him) is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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