Like many other games of the PS4 and Xbox One era, Destiny 2 received a next-gen console update shortly after the release of the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S systems. The upgrades were pretty significant, but on PS5, many players are still playing the PS4 version of Destiny 2.
Bungie has noticed this and urged anyone still playing the old version of Destiny 2 to get the free upgrade for their sci-fi shooter. To do this, you just need to follow these steps on PS5:
- Sign in to your existing PS5 account or create an account.
- Insert the appropriate PS4 game disc or go to the game center for Destiny 2.
- Select the upgrade offer in game center and check the upgrade offer.
- Choose download (Destiny 2 base game is free to play).
- You can also purchase and download any additional premium content.
Once that’s done, you’ll have Destiny 2 at its best on PS5. It’s a much improved version of the game, increasing the frame rate, upping the resolution quality to 4K, and taking advantage of the PS5’s SSD to drastically reduce load times. While the process for upgrading games on the PS5 has gotten a lot better (and more obvious) over the past couple of years, the system’s method for doing so still falls short of how titles are optimized on the Xbox Series X|S.
Smart Delivery is one of the biggest selling points of the current generation of Xbox consoles, ensuring that the best version of a game is automatically upgraded to those consoles with minimal fuss. A prime example of this was when Marvel’s Avengers received its PS5 upgrade in March last year, as players had to first install the PS4 version, manually upload their save game, and then download the PS5 version of Avengers to to continue in that game. In comparison, Microsoft’s Smart Delivery system on the Xbox Series X|S automatically transferred save files when Avengers was upgraded to that platform.
If you’re looking to return to Destiny 2, the PS5 version is eye-opening for console gamers, allowing them to enjoy features previously reserved for PC gamers with high-end machines.
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