How To Transfer Marvel's Avengers PS4 Save To PS5

PlayStation users must update their game before being prompted to transfer Marvel's Avengers save data from PS4 to PS5.

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The next-gen version of Marvel's Avengers has been released, and while you can transfer your save from the existing version, the process is somewhat inelegant for those going from PS4 to PS5. Players will need to hold off on deleting the PS4 version of the game until some specific steps have been completed.

Users are instructed to update the PS4 version of the game to the latest update, Patch 1.5.0, and head to the in-game "Save Migration" tab in order to start the uploading process. Crystal clarified that "the latest update for the PS4 version" is required to transfer your save the PS5 version.

How To Transfer Marvel's Avengers PS4 Save To PS5

  • Launch the fully patched PS4 version
  • Navigate to the Save Migration tab
  • Start the uploading process
  • Launch the PS5 version
  • Download PS4 save data

Because the PS4 version of the game must be updated in order to initiate the save migration process, you won't see the "Save Migration" tab unless your PS4 copy has been updated to the latest 1.5.0 patch. That means you need to avoid deleting the PS4 version in order to download the PS5 one until you've completed the migration process. The studio noted that Save Migration is "necessary to boot the save on the PS5 version" even if PlayStation users have the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game on the same console.

The process is somewhat muddied, as well, by how the PlayStation 5 handles having multiple versions of the same game installed on one console. If you have both the PS4 and PS5 version of Avengers installed, you'll need to open a menu of more options next to the Play button, marked by ellipsis ("..."). That will let you specify that you want to open the PS4 version, and then after completing the migration, you can swap to the PS5 version through the same method.

Once the migration is complete, players can boot up their PS5 copy of Marvel's Avengers, download their PS4 save data, and continue from where they left off.

The convoluted process has led to some gentle ribbing from Xbox, as Aaron Greenberg used the opportunity to point out how much simpler the process is when playing on Xbox. Xbox systems use a feature called Smart Delivery, which promises to automatically download the correct version on whichever hardware you happen to be using. Apparently with save data stored in the cloud, that means seamless transfers to upgrades as well.

The enhanced port includes the usual accouterments, like higher-resolution textures and smoother frame rates. Additionally, Marvel's Avengers Patch 1.5.0 update introduces a number of fixes, as well as the option to replay the game's main campaign. Crystal Dynamics studio head Scott Amos and executive producer Morgan Gray sat down with GameSpot to talk about what's next for Marvel's Avengers and how the studio is strengthening the game. It was recently revealed that Black Panther is part of Marvel's Avengers roadmap, along with new Black Widow content that coincides with the forthcoming film dropping this May, more missions and enemies, an increased level cap, additional outfits, and more.

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