Far Cry 6 players in the United Kingdom are alleging that they are unable to upgrade from PS4 to PS5

 Upgrade path is blocked by Russian CDs.

Far Cry 6 players in the United Kingdom are alleging that they are unable to upgrade from PS4 to PS5
Some UK PlayStation fans bombarded Ubisoft's notifications this weekend with complaints about Far Cry 6 — the open-world epic offers a free upgrade from its PS4 edition to the PS5 format, but it appears that some players who bought boxed copies of the new game have been unable to take advantage of the offer.


The issue stems from a batch of Russian copies that were distributed for retail in the UK and possibly internationally. While possessing one of these Russian editions has no bearing on the packaging, disc, or gameplay of Far Cry 6, it does prevent users with UK PSN accounts from upgrading to the PS5 edition of the game. Stuart Pearson, a fan who was able to get the update by creating a new Russian PSN account, appears to have corroborated this notion.


Surprisingly, this isn't the first time Ubisoft fans have faced this issue; the 2020 releases Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs Legion both had Russian stock in their physical shipments, therefore blocking PS5 upgrade paths. For many years, the UK and Europe have had street stock build up from a variety of distributors, with CDs from other countries winding up on store shelves.

While this has rarely been a problem for players, the recent release of PS5 upgrades implies that it is unavoidable. I don't see this changing at the distribution level – it would necessitate an absurd amount of monitoring. To prevent the situation from reoccurring, publishers will need to make changes to their software. We'll keep you updated as soon as we hear from Ubisoft.

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