Apex Legends Releases Next-Gen Update for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S

Play Apex Legends in 4K and 60FPS

Apex Legends finally releases next-gen console updates for the Xbox Series X/S and PS5, more than a year into the 9th gen consoles’ lifecycle.

As outlined in the announcement tweet, the next-gen console update brings along with it 4K and 60fps output as expected, high dynamic range, higher resolution shadow maps, as well as greater LOD distances.

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PlayStation 5 console users will need to follow simple instructions in order to upgrade their game. First go to the Apex Legends’ game hub on the PS5 dashboard, press the “options” button followed by “select version” and then choose the PS5 version.

It is also worth noting that PlayStation players will need to manually delete the PlayStation 4 version of Apex Legends. Simply go to the Game Library and delete the old version of the game.

Xbox players on the other hand will have a much easier time receiving the next-gen update of the game. Via the Xbox Smart delivery feature, Xbox Series X and Series S players will have the next-gen update automatically delivered to their consoles without any hassles.

Respawn Entertainment also promises they already have plans for a number of future updates that will include 120 FPS gameplay. For PlayStation 5 players, adaptive triggers, as well as haptic feedback, will be adapted into the game eventually. There is, however, no word on when we might expect those features to be released.

The update also brings back the fan-favorite Control mode, as well as a new arena map and other time-limited items. Patch notes also highlight various fixes of dozens of minor issues in Apex Legends, for more information on those fixes, the full patch notes are available here.

Apex Legends was released back in February 2019 and is now available to play for free on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, and PS5.