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Wreckfest Gets A $10 PS5 Upgrade In June

PS5 owners can get destruction derby Wreckfest upgraded to a more modern visual standard for just a few dollars more.


Wreckfest is headed to PS5 on June 1, publisher THQ Nordic has announced. Priced at $40 for the full game on PS5, anyone who owns the PS4 edition of Wreckfest can instead opt to upgrade the game for $10 and receive a number of visual updates that includes dynamic dirt on vehicles, improved shadows and particles, environment lighting, and higher resolution textures running at a 4K resolution and at 60 fps. It's unclear if this upgrade applies to both the physical and digital editions of Wreckfest, but we have reached out to THQ Nordic for clarification.

Other quality-of-life features include improved loading times and DualSense haptic effects, and multiplayer now features up to 24 players smashing their cars into each other. Curiously, there's no mention yet of a similar Xbox Series X|S upgrade, although a recent patch did increase the frame rate and add 4K support on that version of the game.

Wreckfest was added to Xbox Game Pass for PC, console, and cloud devices back in February this year, alongside its nearest rival Dirt 5 and numerous other games.

Earning a 9/10 in GameSpot's review, reviewer James Swinbanks wrote that it's "rare when a racing game manages to modernize and reinvigorate an old formula with spectacular confidence, but Wreckfest does just that. Minor issues with menus and its soundtrack aside, it wows with a gorgeous look and wonderful driving feel, along with a damage system that satisfies in the most brutal of fashions."

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