While Ubisoft did intend to offer free PS4 to PS5 upgrades for all Far Cry 6 buyers, early physical copy owners have quickly begun running into issues. As it turns out, some boxed PS4 copies sold in the UK shipped with the wrong region version, which is blocking those customers from upgrading to the PS5 version of the game. Ubisoft began investigating the issue earlier this week and now, it is reportedly fixed.
For those unaware, some boxed copies of Far Cry 6 sold in the UK contain the wrong region version. Some of these copies are region encoded for the Russian market, so when you pop the PS4 disc into the PS5, you can’t access the free upgrade unless you have a Russian PSN account. One user has confirmed that they were able to access the upgrade after creating a Russia PSN account, but this workaround has its drawbacks, like losing progress or redeemed DLCs.
In a statement sent to Eurogamer today, an Ubisoft spokesperson confirmed that the issue has now been fixed. Anyone with a PS4 copy of Far Cry 6 should now be able to properly upgrade to the PS5 version without the need to switch their console’s region or set up a new PSN account.
This issue also impacted some European customers and should be fixed in those regions too.
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KitGuru Says: Did any of you buy a physical copy of Far Cry 6? Have you successfully been able to upgrade from PS4 to PS5 now?