EA Games is making it easier for players who don’t own a PS5 or Xbox Series X/S to upgrade their copy of Battlefield 2042 when they manage to get a console. The company has announced that all PS5 and Xbox Series X/S Standard Edition versions of Battlefield 2042 will now come with the cross-gen upgrade perk included in the bundle.
This means that if you are buying Battlefield 2042 on PS4 or Xbox One, you should opt for the new console version of the game because it includes the last-gen copy along with it. Keep in mind that you can still purchase a standalone PS4 or Xbox One version of Battlefield 2042. It is slightly cheaper but it won’t include a cross-gen upgrade.
The price difference between the standalone console Standard Edition and the cross-gen bundle that includes both generation copies isn’t drastically different. On PlayStation and Xbox, the PS4 and Xbox One Standard Edition cost R999. However, the cross-gen bundle, which includes the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S version too, is R1,069. For an extra R70, you can then grab both generation versions of the game.
This is good news for PS4 and Xbox One owners who haven’t managed to upgrade to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S yet. EA Games also says that all progress carries over to the new platform. In fact, users can play Battlefield 2042 anywhere and take their progress with them. You will need to own a copy of the game on each platform, of course.
We want as many Battlefield fans as possible to start the journey with us on day one, and we want to give those players the peace of mind that their progress carries over if they get a new system this holiday season, or beyond.
Battlefield 2042 supports full cross progression, and alongside our Digital editions of Gold, and Ultimate, the Digital Standard Edition on PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S is also now able to access the Cross-Gen Bundle.
So if you’ve already pre-ordered the Digital Standard Edition on new hardware, you’re automatically being upgraded to also receive access to the previous generation of the game.
Battlefield 2042 is currently in closed beta. You can jump into the test by pre-ordering the game today or wait until 8 October for the beta to open to all users. Find out more about the beta here and check all the known issues and bugs here.