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How to Use Cross-Save in God of War Ragnarok

PS4 performance of God of War Ragnarok sits at a solid 30 FPS with an HD resolution, but some players might want to upgrade their experience with cross-save.

Sony’s handy cross-save functionality allows gamers to transfer data across systems, including, to those lucky enough to have one, a PS5.

Does God of War Ragnarok Have Cross-Save?

Yes, God of War Ragnarok does allow cross-save between PS4 and PS5 devices. Players can transfer their save data to another PS4 or a PS5 via cloud storage or by using an external hard drive or USB.

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If you plan on transferring your PS4 save files to PS5, the transfer is a simple export and import process. But while you can take those same files back again, you can not transfer your God of War Ragnarok PS5 saved files to PS4.

While cloud storage is a hardware-free method to transfer saved files, this does require a Playstation Plus membership.

PS5 consoles not only support USB-A with two ports but also SuperSpeed USB with one port for external hard drives. But not all games support cross-save functionality and transferring save files, and it is currently impossible to transfer saves from PS4 or PS5 to PC or vice versa.

How Do I Use Cross-Save with God of War Ragnarok?

There are two methods to cross-save with God of War Ragnarok. To transfer your save data from PS4 to PS5, you will either need:

Saved Data and Game/App Settings PS5

You cannot transfer your God of War Ragnarok PS5 saved files to PS4.

Transfer via Cloud Storage From PS4 to PS5

  • Hover over God of War Ragnarok on the PS4 main menu.
  • Press the “Options” button on your controller.
  • Select “Upload/Download Saved Data”
  • Upload the saved data you need.
  • Then on your PS5 main menu, hover over God of War Ragnarok.
  • Press the “Options” button on your controller.
  • Select “Upload/Download Saved Data”
  • Download the saved data you need.

Transfer via USB or External Hard Drive From PS4 to PS5

  • Plug in your USB or External Hard drive.
  • Go to PS4 settings.
  • Then click “Application Saved Data Management.”
  • Click “Saved Data on USB Storage Device”
  • Select God of War Ragnarok on the list.
  • Once it’s uploaded, eject the device and plug it into your PS5.
  • Navigate to settings on PS5.
  • Go to “Saved Data and Game/App Settings.”
  • Click “Saved Data (PS4)” and select the game inside your drive to download the saved files.

While transferring saved files from PS4 to PS5 and back again is possible, you cannot transfer your PS5 God of War Ragnarok saved files to PS4.

What is Cross-Save?

Cross-save is a method developed by Sony for transferring saved files between PS4 and PS5 consoles, developed to help smooth the transition between the eighth console generation and the ninth.

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It requires either an external hard drive, USB, or a Playstation Plus subscription with cloud storage to utilize.

Currently, there is no way to transfer saved data between a PC and Playstation consoles.

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Comments 4

Tuesday 15th of November 2022

I've just tried to load data from PS4 save file to ps5 and it doesn't load. Just shows a 0.00 MB screen.

Sunday 20th of November 2022

have you fixed it by any chance? i'm having the same issue here

Silver

Friday 11th of November 2022

I tried to transfer the data from PS5 to PS4 to get the platinum but I couldn’t download the data using ps plus could

Am I doing something wrong or am I not able to do so?

Dr Deez

Friday 11th of November 2022

@Silver, It doesn’t work. This person is I’ll informed.

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