PS5 Owners Might Be Playing the PS4 Version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Accidently

It was only inevitable that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War buyers get confused on which version of the game they were actually playing.

November 15, 2020

Well, this was going to be inevitable. Now that the PS5 and Xbox Series X are backward compatible and many games are coming out for both old and next-gen hardware, some people were bound to get confused. New Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players could possibly be playing the PS4 version on their shiny new PS5 by mistake.

First noted by Eurogamer, buying the Cross-Gen bundle or the ultimate bundle for the newly released Call of Duty title will get purchases both the PS4 version and the PS5 version.

Once the game is purchased, you will be able to pick which parts of the game you can download. If you would like to play the PS5 version, make sure to download that version.

Here is the issue though. If players hit the download all button – which many are doing since it downloads all the modes in the game – it downloads both the PS4 and PS5 version. After the downloads are completed, the PS5 might default to the PS4 copy instead of the PS5 copy when you hit play.

If you did download both, make sure to hit the three dots next to the play button and change it to the PS5 copy of Black Ops Cold War. The UI will refresh and then the play button will boot up the PS5 version.

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If you are an owner of a PS5 or Xbox Series X|S, make sure to check if you are playing the next-gen version of a cross-gen game. Some publishers have made it quite confusing on which copy you purchase will give you both versions. Just make sure to be aware of it when making future purchases and downloads.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is currently available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

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