Apex Legends Next-Gen – Upgrading to PS5 and Xbox Series X Versions

Currently, Apex Legends Next-gen update has arrived, and the would-be moving finally from its native PS4 and Xbox One apps to PS5 and the Xbox Series X|S versions.

Apex Legends Next-Gen

Apex Legends Next-Gen

Players that are making use of the much newer consoles have been calling out for an upgrade for quite a while now, with the free-to-play game starting to feel more like a bit of an outlier compared to other popular service games that have been updated to the PS5 and Xbox series X|S. However, that’s now coming to an end, as players would now get to take part in the benefits of bespoke updated versions of Apex Legends.

With that stated, this looks to be a soft launch of sorts that comes with some upgrades that players might have been hoping for, that includes 120hz gameplay, not coming at release. Instead, that and other features are being promised to step in later. However, there are still tons of reasons for you to download the application. And below I would be stating how to do it, and the benefit that would be available to you.

Apex Legend on Next-Gen Consoles

To get your hands on the next-gen version of Apex Legends will change depending on the type of console family that you are making use of. Those that are on Xbox Consoles will have it relatively easily, while those making use of the PlayStation consoles would be required to make a little be more steps though.

Xbox Series X|S

As stated by Respawn Entertainment, this process is expected to be largely automated. Thanks to smart delivery, the best available version of the game is automatically delivered and installed for you.

The only thing that you would be required to do is for you to check for an update for the game. This is expected to queue up the update so that it starts downloading right when it launches.

PlayStation 5

When it comes to the PlayStation side of things, you would be required to jump through some hoops but it should be really easy.

Once the new update goes live and downloaded, go to your Apex Legends hub found on your PS5 dashboard. Then go down to the button right next to the “Play Game” button. Then click on “select version” and choose the PS5 which would begin the installation. Respawn then suggest deleting the PS4 version of the game.

If you are going through this content right before the launch of the PS5 version, then you need to go to the game icon located on the dashboard, then press the start button and then choose “Check for updates. This should queue the update till it finally arrives.

Benefits of Apex Legend on Next-Gen Consoles

This update is expected to experience some major improvements across the board, making the game a lot nicer, much better-looking experience. It will output to 4K, have HDR, and much longer draw distances. Below is the list of benefits of Apex Legends on Next-Gen Consoles.

  • 4K output – PS5 & Xbox Series X
  • Full 60hz gameplay – PS5 & Xbox Series X|S
  • HDR – PS5 & Xbox Series X|S
  • Higher resolution shadow maps – PS5 & Xbox Series X
  • Greater LOD distances – PS5 & Xbox Series X

Later Date Features

Some interesting PS5 controller support, as well as some unspecified visual and audio improvements. Well, the wait for these features is no longer far away, but there is no real roadmap on when we should be expecting these.

  • 120hz gameplay – PS5 & Xbox Series X|S
  • Adaptive triggers – PS5
  • Haptics – PS5
  • Visual Improvements – PS5 & Xbox Series X|S
  • Audio Improvements – PS5 & Xbox Series X|S


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