The new console generation has introduced a frustrating problem as some PS5 owners have realized they are accidentally playing the PS4 versions of certain games. Publisher Activision has outlined how Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War owners can ensure they are playing is the PlayStation 5 version.
From the PS5’s Dashboard, highlight Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and scroll down to highlight “Play.” Select the three dots icon and open that menu. From there, select “PS5 | Full | Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.” This will ensure that the game version is the PS5 one.
This issue isn’t unique to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Some games, including Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, don’t indicate which version of the game is downloaded. The confusion has forced people to redownload the PS5 version because the system can default to downloading the PS4 one.