NHL 22 PS4 to PS5 upgrade – Dual Entitlement Explained

Here are the details on NHL 22's PS4 to PS5 upgrade and how to nab that free next-gen version


EA‘s NHL series is back once again with NHL 22, which is set to offer a bunch of much-requested upgrades to the series. However, players are now questioning which version of the game they should buy and how the PS4 to PS5 upgrade process for the sports game works.

NHL 21 only released on last-generation consoles, but other EA Sports games have offered free upgrades in the past via the Dual Entitlement program. With NHL 22 though, Dual Entitlement isn’t available for every edition of the game, much like all the other EA Sports games which are releasing this year.

So, in order to help you understand which version of NHL 22 you should buy when it releases in October, we will explain the NHL 22 PS4 to PS5 upgrade process below for those looking to make an upgrade in the future.


NHL 22’s PS4 to PS5 upgrade is only available for those who buy the X-Factor Edition of the game.

If you purchase the standard edition on PS4 or PS5, you will not be given the Dual Entitlement bonus meaning you will have to pay for the other version of the game. The constraints with the PS4 to PS5 upgrade process are the same for those on Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X.

This isn’t the best of news for players who don’t want to fork out for the X-Factor Edition of the game this year, but it is the only way to get that NHL 22 PS4 to PS5 upgrade. While you wait for NHL 22, check out some of the best PS5 games available on the system now.