How to Update Witcher 3 Next Gen on PS5

Some players are having trouble figuring out how to get the Witcher 3 next gen update on PS5. It’s understandable, because one of the steps kinda makes you think that you’ll have to pay for the upgrade, and it’s supposed to be free. In this guide, we’ll explain what you actually have to do in order to actually get the next gen update.

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how to update witcher 3 next gen on ps5
How to Update Witcher 3 Next Gen on PS5

How to Get Witcher 3 Next Gen Update on PS5

To get the Witcher 3 next gen update on PS5, you need to follow a few relatively simple steps. First of all, if you own the PS4 version of the game on a disc, be sure to keep the disc in the console when you’re installing the upgrade. The same goes for whenever you want to play it, as far as we know. Anyways, find the game in the menu and select the “…” next to the “Play” button. From there, you can navigate to the PS5 version of the game. Hit the “…” again, and you should have the option to get the upgraded version of Witcher 3 for free. The first time you select the ellipsis icon, you will be taken to a version you have to pay for. The second ellipsis takes you to the free version.

And there you have it, that’s how you get the next gen update of Witcher 3 in PS5. I think the biggest source of confusion is that moment where you select the ellipsis and think you’ll have to pay for the upgrade. But, again, don’t worry, you won’t have to give a dime. And just so you know, the upgrade is not just ray tracing and upscaled textures and the like. There’s also new content to explore and gear to find, such as the White Tiger of the West armor and the Netflix armor. You can read up on the full list of changes on the game’s official website.

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    Thomas Fradd

    Exact information I was after. Thank you 🙏

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