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access_time June 21, 2021 at 7:46 PM in Features by David Poole

PS4 Games That Automatically Give PS5 Trophies When Upgraded

One of the best features of the PlayStation 5 is the ability to play PlayStation 4 games via backwards compatibility. Despite this, many games are getting free upgrades from PS4 versions to enhanced PS5 versions. While some games simply give players an upgrade, many are having another effect. If the PS4 game has the ability to import save data, the PS5 version will often unlock trophies. This makes for an easy way to quickly increase a trophy count for trophy hunters out there. To help, we’ve put together a list free PS5 upgrades that import save data and unlock more trophies.

For the best use of this method, you’ll want to claim as many trophies on the PS4 version as possible. Ideally, having the platinum trophy is the best case scenario, as you’ll typically unlock the platinum trophy for the PS5 version as well.

We’ll continue to update this list as we find more games. If you know one that we don’t have here, let us know and we’ll add it!


  • Brendyn Chmelar August 19, 2021 at 3:35 AM

    Assassins creed Valhalla did this when I upgraded to the ps5

    • David Poole August 19, 2021 at 10:24 AM

      But do all of the trophies unlock? It was my understanding that Ubisoft games were only able to unlock some trophies and had some bugs, which we didn’t include in the list because we weren’t sure of all the issues.

  • SP August 22, 2021 at 4:34 AM

    Ghost of tsushima also does this

    • David Poole August 22, 2021 at 11:41 AM

      We know, we just haven’t updated the list yet. We also expect Death Stranding to do the same. Thank you for your feedback.

  • Joey Zaza September 19, 2021 at 2:43 PM

    Hitman 3 Has Auto-popping Trophies; But I Can Confirm That Maneater Does NOT. Thanks To All For Keeping This List Up To Date!

    • David Poole September 19, 2021 at 6:14 PM

      Yea, Maneater doesn’t offer a save data transfer, so we knew that one wasn’t an option for sure.

      As for Hitman 3, we hesitated to add that because we heard there were issues with it. Was the trophy transition seamless for you? We haven’t seen any updates and haven’t had a chance to test it.

  • Joey Zaza September 19, 2021 at 10:34 PM

    I’ve been playing Hitman for years; so I was excited to test this out. I waited until I had the platinum; but I also had all the DLC trophies. As soon as I booted up my save data on PS5 (Hitman 3 has an online save system), all of the trophies popped. Including the Platinum, and the Hitman 2/1 DLC trophies. I believe I even recorded the trophy transfer, because I love getting a free plat from all of my gameplay.

    • David Poole September 19, 2021 at 11:06 PM

      Alright, guess they fixed the issues, so I’ll add it to the list. Thanks!

  • Jake October 19, 2021 at 12:59 AM

    Does this work the other way round? if I get one on PS5 will it unlock for PS4

    • David Poole October 20, 2021 at 9:28 AM

      It would only work if a game allows you to transfer your save to PS4, but most games only go one way (PS4 to PS5). Only Usually just Ubisoft games let you do that.

  • Bob November 25, 2021 at 8:09 PM

    Is this method strictly for DIGITAL games bought on the PS Store? Or can this method be used with physical copies as well?

  • Joey Zaza February 26, 2022 at 9:47 AM

    I know you guys haven’t updated in a while; but Horizon Forbidden West is on the list…

  • Will September 11, 2022 at 4:12 AM

    Skyrim does but only some.

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