Elder Scrolls Online and Doom Eternal Free Next Gen Upgrades

Published: November 9, 2020 11:32 AM /


Doom and Elder Scrolls

In a Bethesda blog post released earlier today, they released a FAQ on how to upgrade Doom Eternal and The Elder Scrolls Online to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Interestingly, Bethesda notes that The Elder Scrolls Online and Doom Eternal are the "first games to receive next generation upgrades," which seems to imply that more are coming eventually. 

Upgrades for both titles will apply to physical and digital versions of the games, but Bethesda noted that players will not be able to upgrade to digital-only versions if they have a physical version.

To upgrade from the Xbox One to the Xbox Series X|S, players will have to use Microsoft's Smart Delivery System to upgrade their eligible games automatically. This applies to both physical and digital games. If you own a physical copy of either game, they will have to insert their Xbox One Disc into their Xbox Series X (not their S, as it has no disc tray) and it will be required to play in the future.

For the PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 upgrade appears to be just as simple. To upgrade, players will go to the PlayStation Store and download the free upgrade. If you have the physical version, players will have to keep the PlayStation 4 disc inserted in their PlayStation 5.

The upgrades will not be available day one on the release of the next-gen consoles, but backwards compatibility will be available for both the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X|S. There is no time limit to upgrading, and all DLC that has been purchased will follow you to your next-gen console. However, this upgrade only applies if you're going from a PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, and vice versa. You won't be able to go from a PlayStation 4 to Xbox Series X, or an Xbox One to a PlayStation 5. 

Are you looking forward to upgrading The Elder Scrolls Online and Doom Eternal? Have you played either of these games? Let us know in the comments!

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