Quake's free next-gen update is here - how to upgrade

Published: 08:13, 13 October 2021
Quake's next-gen update is now live
Quake's next-gen update is now live

PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S owners can now upgrade their copies of Quake to the next-gen. The upgrades are free as long as you're updating within the same console family.

Quake just got a free next-gen update which means that the classic shooter is now available on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PlayStation 5. People who purchased Quake on Xbox One or PlayStation 4 are now free to also claim a next-gen upgrade on the same console family. The next-gen version is also available to the fans who opted for direct digital purchase from next-gen platforms on the Microsoft Store and the PlayStation Store, as well as to Xbox Game Pass Members who claim ownership over Xbox Series X|S.

Quake's next-gen update on Xbox Series X|S
  • 4K maximum resolution
  • 120 FPS
  • Xbox Play Anywhere support
Quake's next-gen update on PlayStation 5
  • 4K maximum resolution
  • 120 FPS
  • DualSense™ Adaptive Trigger and integrated speaker support
How to upgrade Quake from Xbox One to Xbox Series X|S

The next-gen consoles will use Microsoft’s Smart Delivery system to automatically upgrade eligible games.

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How to upgrade Quake from PlayStation 4 to PS5

Choose your preferred method from the following list.

Method 1: Via the Game Hub

  1. Navigate to the Games menu on the PlayStation 5 home screen and select the Quake game hub.
  2. Select the (…) menu and select "PS5|Full|Quake PS5 Upgrade".
  3. The PlayStation 5 version should start downloading.
  4. A system notification will pop up as soon as the PS5 version has been installed.
  5. Once the PlayStation 5 version is fully installed, you will see a "Play Game" button on the game hub.

Method 2: Via the PlayStation Store

  1. Search the PlayStation Store for "Quake" from your PS5.
  2. You will see the word "Purchased" on the PlayStation 5 product tile for Quake.
  3. Select the PlayStation 5 title to launch the product page, then select "Download".
  4. Wait until the new version is downloaded and installed. You will receive a system notification when it's done.
About the save files on Xbox Series X|S and PS5

Any Quake save made on Xbox One will work on the next-gen console as long as you use the same Xbox Live account. The PlayStation 4 crowd isn't as lucky as Quake save games will not carry over to PS5 consoles.

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