How to Download the Next-Gen Update of Apex Legends for PS5 & Xbox Series X

Nafiu Aziz
By Nafiu Aziz
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The wait is finally over for the lucky individuals who got their hands on the next generation of gaming consoles like the PS5 & the Xbox Series X|S since Respawn has finally revealed what kind of next-gen updates they have in store for the player base.

Apex Legends was Respawn Entertainment’s first foray into the highly competitive battle royale market. Despite solid competition from massive competitors like PUBG and Fortnite, Apex Legends was able to make a name for itself in this highly competitive market.

Following the release of next-gen consoles like PS5 & Xbox Series X|S, Respawn didn’t give their game a next-gen makeover. Instead, the game ran on the base port with more stability since the newer consoles were really powerful in terms of pure horsepower.

The new update will let you play Apex Legends in native 4K (PS5 & Xbox Series X), along with the game being outputted in glorious HDR. Additionally, we are planning support for more next-gen features in future updates.

Improvements over back-compact versions:

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

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Step-by-Step Download Process for PS5

For PS5 Owners who already have Apex Legends installed:

  1. Navigate to the Game Hub for Apex Legends on the PS5 dashboard.
  2. Press the “Options” button next to “Play Game” (represented by “…” inside the Game Hub).
  3. Press “Select Version” and choose the PS5 version to download the updated next-gen version.
  4. Once the download is complete, navigate to the Game Library to delete the PS4 version.

For PS5 Owners who do not currently have Apex Legends installed:

  1. Navigate to the “Your Collection” tab of the Game Library on the PS5 dashboard.
  2. Find Apex Legends in your list of games and select it.
  3. When prompted, choose the PS5 version to download the updated next-gen version.

Step-by-Step Download Process For Xbox Series X:

Apex Legends uses Smart Delivery on Xbox consoles. The best version of the game is automatically delivered to your console, regardless of generation – no extra steps are required from you.

When is the Next Gen Update coming?

The next-gen update for PS5 & Xbox Series X will be available with the Warrior collection event on March 29, 2022.

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Nafiu Aziz is an avid gamer and a writer at GameRiv, covering Apex Legends, CS:GO, VALORANT, and plenty of other popular FPS titles in between. He scours the internet daily to get the latest scoop in esports.