'Marvel's Avengers' Next-Gen Update: How to Upgrade and Transfer Saves

Marvel's Avengers is finally getting the next-gen upgrade that fans have been waiting for, and now that it's available, players can jump into the game's superheroics on their PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles.

Of course, if you don't own the PS4 or Xbox One versions of Marvel's Avengers, you won't be able to upgrade for free. The next-gen versions of the game are available to purchase now via the PlayStation and Microsoft stores, so we recommend picking those up if you're curious about the title and don't already have a copy.

For those who are looking to upgrade and transfer their previous-gen save files to the next-generation versions, continue reading to learn how to do so.

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HOW TO UPGRADE MARVEL'S AVENGERS FOR PS5 AND XBOX SERIES X

If you already own the PS4 or Xbox One version of Marvel's Avengers, you will be able to download the next-gen version from your respective store if you own it digitally.

To upgrade an eligible, digital PS4 version to PS5 version, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your existing account on your PS5 console.
  2. Find Marvel's Avengers in PlayStation Store, or through the Search function, and go to the Game Hub for the game.
  3. Select the upgrade offer on the right side of the screen (indicated by a white box that states "Free PS5 Upgrade") and accept the upgrade offer.
  4. Select "Download" to add the game to your download queue
  5. After the download is complete, you can play the PS5 game.

For those who own the disc, you simply have to insert it into your PS5. The console will recognize the game and offer the PS5 upgrade for free. and there should be an option that allows you to download it. So, that should work thusly:

  1. Sign in to your existing account on your PS5 console.
  2. Insert the eligible PS4 game disc.
  3. Highlight Marvel's Avengers in the Game Hub screen.
  4. Select the upgrade offer on the right side of the screen (indicated by a white box that states "Free PS5 Upgrade") and accept the upgrade offer.
  5. Select "Download" to add the game to your download queue.
  6. After the download is complete, you can play the PS5 digital game by inserting the PS4 game disc. You will need to keep the disc inserted each time to play the game.

As for Xbox owners, you'll want to follow these steps:

If you own a physical Xbox One disc, you simply need to insert the Marvel's Avengers game disc into your new console to initiate a download for the Xbox Series X version. This will be displayed under the "My Games and App" menu.

If you purchased Marvel's Avengers digitally on your Xbox One, you'll see the Marvel's Avengers Xbox Series X version available for download under the "Ready to Install" section of "My Games and Apps."

HOW TO TRANSFER SAVE FILES FOR MARVEL'S AVENGERS

Upgrading is relatively easy now that both next-gen consoles have been out for months, but some users may have difficulty transferring their save files—especially on PlayStation.

For PlayStation users, they'll need to perform the following actions:

  • Launch the fully patched PS4 version and go to the save migration tab on the main menu to initiate the upload. Once the migration is done, launch the PS5 version, where you'll be prompted to download the data. Do this BEFORE downloading the PS5 version of the game.
  • Even if you have the PS4 and PS5 version of the game on the same console, save migration is necessary to boot the save on the PS5 version.
  • You'll need to download the latest update for the PS4 version so you can download the PS5 version. If you're running the version of the PS4 game that has not been updated, you won't see the save migration tab, and won't be able to transfer save data.
  • Once the migration is saved, you can download the PS5 version and play on your save file.

To learn more about transferring games and saves from PS4 to PS5, follow the official PlayStation guide, here.

As for Xbox users, it seems that the transfer process has gone much smoother. However, if you need to transfer save files from Xbox One to Series X, you can follow the steps on the official Microsoft support page.