Nioh 2 on PlayStation 4 isn’t even a year old, but it already has a PlayStation 5 remaster. Fortunately, however, owners of the original can claim a free upgrade to the new next-gen version of the game. So, here’s how to upgrade from PS4 to PS5 as an existing Nioh 2 owner; the transition to Nioh 2 Remastered is easy with a little know-how.
How do you upgrade Nioh 2 (PS4) to Nioh 2 Remastered (PS5)?
After spending money on a new game, like Nioh 2, it can be frustrating to see an upgraded version released shortly thereafter. By offering a free upgrade, though, Sony and Team Ninja have solved that problem and kept everyone happy. But, there is still one issue — claiming the Nioh 2 PS5 upgrade isn’t as easy as it could be.
Free Nioh 2 Remastered PS5 Upgrade | How to update the PS4 version
- Boot up the PlayStation 5 console.
- Install the PS4 version of Nioh 2.
- Digital owners can search via the Game Library or PlayStation Store.
- Physical owners simply need to insert the disc and select the “Copy” option.
- Once the installation is complete, navigate to the PlayStation Store via the console home screen.
- Select the magnifying glass icon to use the search function.
- Enter “Nioh 2 Remastered PS5 Upgrade” into the search box.
- Choose “Nioh 2 Remastered (PS5 Upgrade)” from the available options.
- Download and install the free update.
Those with a physical copy of Nioh 2 will need to hold onto their PS4 game disc. In order to play Nioh 2 Remastered on PS5 after claiming the free upgrade, the disc must be inserted into the console at all times.
Now that the upgrade from PS4 to PS5 is complete, Nioh 2 will appear as Nioh 2 Remastered. The PlayStation 5 version boasts improved graphics, display resolution, and FPS making it the definitive way to play. Better yet, users can retain their progress by performing a save data transfer.
Upgrading via this method doesn’t include all of the DLC as standard, unlike buying The Nioh Collection directly. All of the Nioh 2 expansions are well worth the standalone asking price, however. Check out GameRevolution’s reviews of The Tengu’s Disciple, Darkness in the Capital, and The First Samurai.