Cyberpunk 2077 PS5/Series X upgrade available now, how to use it

The long-awaited PS5 and Xbox Series X optimized versions of Cyberpunk 2077 will be available with the latest update of the game, developer CD Projekt Red has announced. The patch is available now, so head to your console of choice and make sure to check your game is updated. 

Patch 1.5 adds ray-traced local light shadows, smooth gameplay at 60fps with dynamic 4K scaling and DualSense haptic feedback to the game for PS5 and Xbox Series X gamers, as well as platform-agnostic improvements like "various improvements to the game, numerous quest, and gameplay fixes, as well as a number of free DLC."

On PS5, head to your games tab, highlight Cyberpunk 2077, and press the Options button on your DualSense. Then select "Check for Update." 

On Xbox Series X, head to the My Games and App section of your dashboard. Cyberpunk 2077 should appear there as ready to update. Begin the latest update by hovering over the game, then press A.

You've been able to play the PS4 and Xbox One version of Cyberpunk 2077 on your PS5 or Xbox Series X/S since launch, but CD Projekt this update that takes advantage of current-gen hardware and should iron out most of the bugs and performance issues we're seeing with the current-gen version.

Cyberpunk 2077 PS5 and Xbox Series X upgrade release date

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The update for PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of the game is available now.

"Patch 1.5 is coming soon to PC, Stadia, and consoles," said CD Projekt Red.

"It brings various improvements to the game, numerous quest and gameplay fixes, as well as a number of free DLCs. On top of that, it contains the next-generation update, which will allow Cyberpunk 2077 to take advantage of the additional power of the Xbox Series X and S and PlayStation5 hardware."

It's great news for Cyberpunk fans after the next-gen versions of the game were delayed after the game's troubled launch.

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"For those who are playing the game on next-gen consoles via backwards compatibility, we are planning the free, next-gen update for Cyberpunk 2077 on Xbox Series consoles, and PlayStation 5, this year. We're aiming for the second half of the year and we’ll reveal more when we have more to share."

It's worth noting that the Cyberpunk 2077 next-gen upgrade will be free if you already own the game on last-gen consoles. When originally confirming the Xbox Series X Cyberpunk 2077 upgrade, CD Projekt Red said (via Twitter) that "gamers should never be forced to purchase the same game twice or pay for upgrades," and we've seen nothing to indicate that's going to change.

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