Upgrading DOOM Eternal to Next Gen
Bethesda announced earlier in the year that DOOM Eternal would be rip ‘N’ tearin its way onto the next-gen of consoles when available. Slayers that already own a copy will also be eligible to upgrade for free to Xbox Series X and Series S and PlayStation 5. Now that the consoles are finally releasing Bethesda thought they would shed some light with a nice FAQ for all the DOOM Slayers out there. You can check out the full FAQ on the Slayer’s Club site here, or check out a few of our hand-picked ones below.
What is Bethesda’s plan for next gen upgrades?
We’re excited for the new consoles and are pleased to let you know that DOOM Eternal will one of our first games to receive free next generation console upgrades. At console launch, DOOM Eternal will be backwards compatible, with next gen upgrades planned for a future date. We have not announced when these upgrades will be available. Upgrades will apply to both physical and digital versions of the game, but please note that physical versions will not be able to upgrade on the digital-only versions of the next generation console. A broadband Internet connection is required.
How do I upgrade from Xbox One to Xbox Series X or Series S?
Upgrading your eligible copy of DOOM Eternal is easy! Once an upgrade is available, the Xbox Series X and Series S will use Microsoft’s Smart Delivery system to upgrade eligible games automatically. This applies to both physical and digital versions of DOOM Eternal. If you own the physical version on Xbox One, the Xbox One disc will need to be inserted into the Xbox Series X to receive the upgrade and will still be required to play.
How do I upgrade from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5?
Upgrading your eligible copy of DOOM Eternal is easy! Once the console is available and DOOM Eternal is available for upgrade, you will be able to download your free upgrade from the PlayStation Store. This applies to both physical and digital versions of DOOM Eternal. If you own the physical version on PlayStation 4, the PlayStation 4 disc will need to be inserted into the PlayStation 5 to receive the upgrade and will still be required to play.
Will the upgrade be available on day 1 of console release?
No, the upgraded next gen versions of DOOM Eternal will not be available day 1. However, DOOM Eternal will still be playable on Xbox Series X/Series S and PlayStation 5 with backwards compatibility.
When we know the timing for the availability of the upgrade, we will let everyone know.
Is there a cost to upgrade my game from current gen to next gen?
Nope! There is no additional cost to you if you are upgrading DOOM Eternal from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5/PlayStation 5 Digital Edition or Xbox One to Xbox Series X/Series S.
I purchased additional content/DLC. Will this content be included on next gen with the free upgrade?
Yes. All additional digital content/DLC purchased on eligible copies of DOOM Eternal will transfer over with the upgrade to next generation consoles, but only if the user is signed in with the same platform account used to make the purchase (e.g. PSN ID/Xbox Gamertag).
- Additional Content
- Digital offers and incentives such as pre-order offers
- Content purchased in-game
- Content purchased from the Xbox Store or PlayStation Store
Can I use my Xbox One or PlayStation 4 save on my Xbox Series X/Series S or PlayStation 5?
Any DOOM Eternal save created on Xbox One will be available on Xbox Series X/Series S. Any DOOM Eternal save created on PlayStation 4 will be available on PlayStation 5.
Can I upgrade from the Nintendo Switch version of DOOM Eternal?
No. The Next Generation upgrade only applies to DOOM Eternal on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
For more on DOOM Eternal, check out our previous coverage.