Dead By Daylight fans, if you’re reading this, it’s likely that you already have a PS5 or Xbox Series X | S. Or I’m sitting in a van or warehouse somewhere waiting for shipping.
Various publishers and developers have announced PS5 upgrades for their games for the launch of Sony’s next-generation system. Some games, such as Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition, are sold as separate enhanced versions, but others offer free upgrades, including Dead By Daylight.
I’ve been testing PS5 games and features for the past few weeks. There are many lovable things, but some features are either unexplained or hidden in submenus. This guide briefly describes how to upgrade an existing copy of Dead By Daylight from PS4 to PS5. Very simple and honest!
Of course, you’ll need to buy a copy of Dead By Daylight on your PlayStation 4, whether you purchased it directly from the PlayStation Store or purchased a physical disk-based version.
Many people already own Dead By Daylight, but don’t know it! In August 2018, Sony included a multiplayer horror hit as part of its PlayStation Plus bonus game lineup alongside Mafia III. Even if you haven’t downloaded and played it at that point, it may be in your library, so check it out.
After setting up PlayStation 5 and signing in to the PSN profile you used to purchase Dead By Daylight, go to the PlayStation Store and search for your game (use the search bar if you run into problems).
Even if you find the Dead By Daylight page, you may miss the place to upgrade to PS5. If you press download, you will be installing the PS4 version instead. If you look to the right on the store page, you’ll see the PS5 upgrade icon (just above the Trophy tab). I’ve attached a screenshot below (showing the same screen, but Assassin’s Creed: Valhara) so you can see where to look.
Having played Dead By Daylight on the PS5, it’s definitely a step up compared to the previous generation version. I’m not sure if the increase in visual fidelity is very noticeable, but it runs at an improved frame rate. Thankfully, if you’ve played on PS4 before, your progress will be transferred seamlessly, including your online progress and purchases.
Recently, we reviewed Dead By Daylight in 2020 and increased the original score of the game. In other Dead By Daylight news, developer Behavior Interactive has announced the latest chapter, “A Binding of Kin,” which includes a new killer – The Twins.