CoD: Black Ops Cold War: How To Make Sure You're Playing PS5 Version

Activision detailed how Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players can make sure they're playing the PS5 version instead of the PS4 one.


The new console generation has introduced a frustrating problem as some PS5 owners have realized they are accidentally playing the PS4 versions of certain games. Publisher Activision has outlined how Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War owners can ensure they are playing is the PlayStation 5 version.

From the PS5's Dashboard, highlight Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and scroll down to highlight "Play." Select the three dots icon and open that menu. From there, select "PS5 | Full | Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War." This will ensure that the game version is the PS5 one.

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This issue isn't unique to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Some games, including Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, don't indicate which version of the game is downloaded. The confusion has forced people to redownload the PS5 version because the system can default to downloading the PS4 one.

How To Ensure You're Playing PS5 Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

  1. Highlight the game tile on the Dashboard.
  2. Scroll down and highlight "Play."
  3. Select the 3 dots and open the menu.
  4. Select "PS5 | Full | Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War."
  5. Launch the game.

It's a bizarre quandary to have in the first place, with the PlayStation 5 sometimes preferring to download the PS4 version of a game. Sony has not yet addressed the situation, but a fix is among the items on our PS5 wishlist.

In our Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War review-in-progress, we scored the game an 8/10. While we still need time with multiplayer and Zombies, we were impressed with this year's offerings--especially when it came to the features used by the DualSense controller.

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