Black Ops Cold War – How to start the PS5 version

The next generation of consoles has finally arrived with the release of the Xbox Series X/S and PS5 this week. In addition to new consoles, it's been a big week for gamers in general with the number of major releases, with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War ending the week on a high. Like a number of games, Black Ops Cold War is cross-gen, and the fact that new consoles are backwards compatible can cause problems starting the correct version, especially on PS5.

How to start the PS5 version

Unlike many games that are just backwards compatible with small frame rate upgrades and the like, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War actually has two versions available, one for the latest generation and one for the current generation. . If you buy the game on PS4 or Xbox One, you will have to pay $10 to get the upgraded version on the respective platform. However, this will only really be an issue for people who won't get the new consoles for a while. However, those currently affected are those who purchased the Cross-Gen bundle to have the game across both generations, which can be confusing.

On the PS5 in particular, you want to make sure you're booting the correct version. Indeed, you can also download the PS4 version on the console. Even if you haven't, the system may default to the PS4 version which will prompt you to download it.

To ensure you're accessing the PS5 version of Black Ops Cold War, navigate to the game on your Dash and press the Options button on your controller, also known in the past as the Start button. This will bring up an additional menu where you want to select the version of the game. After choosing this, a new popup will appear and you need to select the PS5 version here.

After that, the PS5 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War should be the only one to appear on your dashboard. This also works for other games with multiple builds like Marvel's Spider-Man, but the Cross-Gen Bundle for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War definitely makes it the most confusing.

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