Correction: In this article, we originally suggested that Battlefield 2042 has a free PS4 to PS5 upgrade, but that’s not technically true. You’ll only be entitled to the Cross-Gen Bundle if you purchase the PS5 version of the game digitally. Buying the PS4 version of the game digitally will not get you the Cross-Gen Bundle. Of course, if you don’t have a PS5 yet you can still buy the PS5 version digitally, and download and play the PS4 version until you transition to the next-gen console.
Apologies for the error — we’re sure you’ll appreciate this is a confusing situation.
Original Article: Buying the bog-standard digital version of Battlefield 2042 on either the PlayStation 5 or PS4 will entitle you to its cross-gen counterpart, meaning effectively you’ll be getting a free PS4 to PS5 upgrade without needing to splash out on one of the more expensive tiers. Previously, you had to purchase either the Gold or Ultimate Editions of the game to be eligible for Dual Entitlement.
“We realise that for many, next-gen hardware is still hard to come by,” a spokesperson for developer DICE said. “We want as many Battlefield fans as possible to start the journey with us on day one, and we want to give those players the peace of mind that their progress carries over if they get a new system this holiday season, or beyond.”
The game features full cross-save and cross-progression between PlayStation consoles, so everything you do will transition seamlessly between devices. It’s worth stressing, however, that if you’re planning to purchase the basic Blu-ray version of Battlefield 2042, there’ll be no upgrade option, so just keep that in mind before you buy physically.