Respawn Entertainment will be launching next-gen versions of Apex Legends for the Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X/S along with its Warriors Collection Event later today.

Respawn Entertainment dropped some big news for next-gen console owners on Tuesday. Apex Legends is receiving an upgrade for the PS5 and the Xbox Series S/X.

The upgraded version of the game will go live along with the Warriors Collection Event update. It’ll bring much-needed performance improvements and a few visual improvements on next-gen consoles, making better use of their advanced hardware.

4k 60 FPS gameplay possible

Looks like anyone who owns a Playstation 5 or an Xbox Series X is in for a treat. Here’s what you can expect.

Apex Legends is bringing in some major performance improvements and visual upgrades to the game for next-gen consoles. Xbox Series X and Playstation 5 owners can expect 4k 60hz HRD gameplay.
Source – @PlayApex on Twitter

More to come in a future update

We all know that the next-gen consoles are capable of even better performance than that. It looks like Respawn Entertainment have some more improvements planned for a future update. It’ll be especially interesting to see how they implement advanced haptic feedback to make the most out of the Playstation 5’s impressive Dualsense controller and its features.

Coming in future updates:

120hz gameplay          PS5 & Xbox Series X|S
Adaptive triggers          PS5
Haptics          PS5
Visual Improvements          PS5 & Xbox Series X|S
Audio Improvements           PS5 & Xbox Series X|S

How to Install

Respawn Entertainment has included instructions for console owners to download the upgraded version as part of their patch notes for the Warriors Collection Event update.

For PS5 Owners

Players who don’t have the game installed on their Playstation 5 can simply download the PS5 version from the Playstation Store. Players who have the backward compatible version can follow these instructions.

  • Navigate to the Game Hub for Apex Legends on the PS5 dashboard.
  • Press the “Options” button next to “Play Game” (represented by “…” inside the Game Hub).
  • Press “Select Version” and choose the PS5 version to download the updated next-gen version.
  • Once the download is complete, navigate to the Game Library to delete the PS4 version.

Xbox Series S/X owners don’t need to worry about any additional steps to download the game. The console’s nifty “Smart-Delivery” feature will ensure that a version optimized for your console is directly downloaded. In case you had the backward compatible version installed before, the upgraded version will get downloaded alongside the patch which you can start playing immediately.

You can read all about the upcoming update in our article covering it in detail.

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