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God of War Ragnarok PS5 upgrade – Can I upgrade PS4 version for free?

God of War
Talal Musa Updated on by

God of War: Ragnarok is finally here – and has received stellar reviews from press around the world. Kratos and Atreus’ latest adventure straddles generations, releasing on both the last-gen PS4 and the current-gen PS5.

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If you’re desperate to see what Videogamer thought of the game, we promise there are no spoilers, you can check our our God of War Ragnarok review here

As you can expect, there will be differences in the two games – namely when it comes down to visuals and performance. You can find out all about the God of War Ragnarok graphics modes here.

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The last-gen console version will still look very good, but will be be parred down from the current-gen PS5 and run at a targeted 30 FPS, as per the first game.

The PS4 version’s 1080p image will also appear less sharp and detailed than the PS5 version, which runs at native 4K at a targeted 30 FPS. The good news is that for those looking to upgrade is there is a way of doing it.

Here’s everything you need to know about the God of War Ragnarok PS5 upgrade.

God of War: Ragnarok PS4 to PS5 upgrade

God of War: Ragnarok‘s PlayStation 5 version costs £10/$10 more than the PlayStation 4 version.

Unlike Horizon: Forbidden West which was free to upgrade from last-gen to current gen, God of War: Ragnarok will not be free. There will be a digital upgrade option from a disc or digital PS4 game to the digital PS5 version for an additional cost.

As per the PlayStation Blog, to upgrade you’ll need to buy the PS5 version for an extra $10 or currency equivalent. If you buy the PS5 version, it comes with the PS4 version included, which may make sense for those looking to upgrade at the end of the year.

God of War: Ragnarok PS4 vs PS5 comparison

We’ve done a short comparison between the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game below on our YouTube channel. We’ve tried to keep spoilers to a minimum by only showing footage from the first chapter of the game.

Despite the additional cost, as per our God of War Ragnarok review, the current gen version looks absolutely spectacular, so will almost certainly be best experienced on current gen PS5.

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God of War: Ragnarok editions

The game will come in four editions at launch. There’s the Standard Edition, the Collector’s Edition and the Jotnar Edition. Those buying digitally will be able to choose between Standard and Digital Deluxe Edition. You can find out all about the God of War: Ragonork editions right here.

God of War: Ragnarok PS5 upgrade FAQ

Is God of War: Ragnarok coming to PS4?

Yes. Ragnarok is available on both the PS4 and PS5 consoles – although expect some differences between the two versions due to system specifications. There’s also an upgrade available for a cost, should PS4 players want to upgrade their game to the PS5 version.

Can I upgrade God of War: Ragnarok on PS4?

Yes. There is a digital upgrade option from a disc or digital PS4 game to the digital PS5 version for an additional cost.