How to Upgrade to Last of Us 2 Remastered

Are you wondering how to upgrade The Last of Us Part II on PlayStation 5?

by Gordon Bicker
Image of Ellie and Dina in The Last of Us Part II riding horses through a snowy landscape with a stream in the middle.
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The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered can be upgraded to from the original PlayStation 4 version, so many will wonder what the process is to experience this more polished version at a discounted price.

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The remaster will have many old-time fans like myself jumping back into the game again at one point or another, so here is exactly how to upgrade to The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered.

You will only need to spend $10 in total for the PlayStation 5 upgrade of The Last of Us Part II and the process is very simple. Below, we’ve explained how you can upgrade to the Remastered version with both a digital and physical version of the game.

Upgrading to The Last of Us 2 Remastered with a Digital Version

All you need to do is navigate to the PlayStation Store, then search for ‘The Last of Us Part II’ and go to the game’s page. When you are on the main game page, buy the upgrade for $10/£10. Once purchased, you will be able to play the remastered version when it is installed.

You can take advantage of all of the new graphical changes, a new “No Return” roguelike game mode, Guitar freeplay (yes, you heard that right, more guitar time), and much more. I would say the upgrade is highly worth it if you enjoy The Last of Us game/TV series and want to play through the title in a brand new light but also enjoy all of the additions that are included.

How to Upgrade to The Last of Us 2 Remastered With a Disc

If you are a disc user like me and had The Last of Us Part II in that form on PlayStation 4 then I have noticed the process for upgrading is slightly different. You will have to first put the disc into your console, meaning you have to have the disc drive PlayStation 5.

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Then when you go to the Last of Us Part II on the PlayStation Store, the upgrade will be there to buy after you have installed the game again.

I have found the upgrade doesn’t show at all unless you have the disc inserted, so keep that in mind. The disc not being inserted is the only reason why the upgrade won’t be available at the discounted price. Now that you know how to upgrade to The Last of Us 2 Remastered you can dive into this excellent title once again.

- This article was updated on January 19th, 2024

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Gordon is a contributing writer for Attack of the Fanboy, a Games Design (BA) Honours student, and a Video Game Ambassador. He has been writing at AOTF for over a year and a half, with four years of games writing experience for outlets like Green Man Gaming. When he's not busy, he'll no doubt be experiencing games, writing poetry, playing guitar, adventuring, or happily starting a new Skyrim playthrough! As an avid Final Fantasy XIV player, he also hopes that you'll gain a warm feeling from his community stories. Gordon has reported on Fallout 4 and Destiny 2, whose favorite genres include action RPGs, MMORPG's and First Person Shooters but is always experimenting with many other types of games.