PS5 Download Bug: Some Players Get PS4 Version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

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Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War

Sony PS5 launched last week, and we have been hearing about the launch bugs since then. It’s normal for new generation products to have a few bugs here and there, but it can often be annoying to buy a new product and have it come with a bug that at least kind of ruins the experience.

That seems to be the case with this peculiar PS5 download bug. Apparently, gamers are now facing a new download bug that gives PS5 players the PS4 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

PS5 Players Get PS4 Version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

The report comes from EuroGamer and says that many PS5 owners have been facing this bug. Apparently, the new console could deliver you the PS4 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War by accident. If you get the Cross-Gen bundle or the Ultimate Edition, you get both, the PS4 version as well as the PS5 version of the game.

The PlayStation Store does give the option to choose which parts of the game to install. Players can choose the PS5 version of the game from here, and it works fine. However, if you select “Download all”, both PS4 and PS5 versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War get downloaded.

If you do this, the PS5 could default to the PS4 version, rather than playing the next-gen version by default. You miss out on the next-gen features, including quicker load times, DualSense support, and 120 FPS. To play the PS5 version, you need to hit the three-dot button next to the play button and select the PS5 version manually.

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War PS5 Download Bug screenshot

However, it doesn’t seem to end there. There is an additional bug here. If you have just the PS4 version installed, you can’t install the PS5 version of the game, and the only way to fix this now is to perform a factory reset on your new console.

We should expect a fix soon, but no official statements have been made. Have you been facing this bug? Let us know in the comments, down below!


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  1. I downloaded THE COD COKD WAR ON MY PS4. I’VE GOT THE OLD VERSION. I WAS EXPECTING A WHOLE NEW CAMPAIGN.😡

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