We've all been waiting for the updated version of GTA V to arrive on our PS5 and Xbox Series consoles and it looks like the wait is finally over! If you already have a game on the go on your old console, you may be wondering how to transfer Story Mode progression on GTA V.
After all, wouldn't it be nice to pick up where you left off, rather than having to start all over again? Or at least have the choice? In this article, we'll explain exactly what you can do in order to transfer your progression onto the new version of the game. Here's what you need to know.
Transfer Story Mode Progression On GTA V
Rockstar confirmed that players can already start transferring their Story Mode progress and to do this, players need to upload a save to the Rockstar Games Social Club. To do this, complete the following steps:
- Start by entering GTA V on your current console.
- Go to the Game tab on the Pause Menu.
- You'll see an option marked "Upload Save Game". Select this option and follow the steps to upload your save file.
It's important to note that you can only store one saved game per platform at a time. So don't be trying to upload multiple files at once. The save file will then be available for a maximum of 90 days for you to download onto the new console version of the game.
Pre-purchase and pre-load of the game have been available from March 8th as a digital download. If you want a physical copy of the game, you're going to have to wait until April. But what's new to GTA V on the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S to make it worth your while?
What's New On GTA V on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S?
GTA V on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S is not going to be a massive departure from the game you've known and loved for most of the last decade. But there will be noticeable improvements in terms of performance.
The new version of the game offers three different graphics settings: Fidelity Mode, Performance Mode and Performance RT mode. Fidelity Mode focuses on providing the best quality graphics and runs at 30fps. Performance Mode meanwhile, targets 60fps and focuses more on the gameplay experience. Performance RT mode is available for both Xbox Series X (not the Series S though) and PS5. This mode is a hybrid of Fidelity and Performance Modes. While it still targets 60fps, it also supports upscaling the game to 4K resolution and offers ray tracing as well.
There are several other "under the hood" improvements as well. Loading times are significantly improved, and because of the greater processing power of the new consoles, there will be increased population and traffic variety. Other visual touches such as improved water reflections and lighting quality have also been confirmed. And GTA V will make use of improved audio and haptic feedback.
There are a lot of cosmetic improvements to look forward to. So if you've been enjoying the game on your old console, but want to really see what the game looks like at its best, then transferring your progression on Story Mode may just be the best way to do it.
As an additional bonus, if you order GTA V before June 15th, you're in line to pick up something of a bargain. The Xbox Series X version is available at a hefty 50% discount. The PS5 version is even more of a bargain, with a 75% discount available. While it may be a little disappointing that the game isn't being offered as a free upgrade, the discounts on offer may ease the sting of those tears a little.