How To Migrate Your Character From PS4 to PS5

How To Migrate Your Character From PS4 to PS5

GTA Online players can transfer over their characters from PS4 to PS5. The player just needs to sign into their Rockstar Social Club account to begin.

With the newest version of Grand Theft Auto Online finally available on modern consoles, many players are eager to migrate their characters and continue their adventures in Los Santos on a new platform. Not only does this port offer higher resolutions and improved frame rates but PS5 owners are treated to exclusive content with brand new vehicles. There’s a lot of time, love, and effort that goes into creating a successful GTA Online career. Everyone starts from humble beginnings and works their way up to the top. It’s likely many won’t want to start their story over when playing on PlayStation 5.


It’s incredibly important to mention that the PlayStation 5 and the PlayStation 4 versions of Grand Theft Auto 5 do not support crossplay. This means it’s impossible for players between those two consoles to play on the same server. Not only that but transferring your data over to the PlayStation 5 is a one-way ticket. Once it’s on that platform, that owner can now only play with other PlayStation 5 owners. It’s valuable to consider this when wanting to play with friends who might not own a PlayStation 5 at this time.

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To transfer over the PS4 GTA Online profile to PS5, the player will need to head over to their Rockstar Social Club account and sign in. Here, connect it with your PS4 account and all the information for the GTA 5 character will appear. Make sure the PlayStation 5 and the PlayStation 4 are attached to the same Rockstar Social Club account or else this won’t work. Afterward, boot up the game on the PlayStation 5 and it will request if the player wishes to migrate their data. Confirm it and all the previous character data will make their way to the PlayStation 5.

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Make sure to not turn off the console at this time to prevent potential corruption. After the process is over, GTA will boot up with all the player’s previous information. This includes any money, stats, properties, clothing, and vehicles that existed on the older platform. Alternatively, players can create an entirely new account from scratch if they wish to. This option will be available from the very start.

Those who enjoy the single-player experience can also carry over their save files. This is a completely different process but the results are the same, being able to pick up where the player previously left off.  Although, with the confirmation that Grand Theft Auto 6 is finally in development, many players are eager to get their hands on that when it releases. It’s unknown how connected the game will be with GTA Online or if they are going to build something completely different for it. Regardless, the Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X versions of the game are now the definitive console experience.

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GTA Online is available now on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC.

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