Death Stranding Update 1.13 Brings PS4 to PS5 Save Transfer, Here’s How To Do It
Death Stranding Director’s Cut is exclusive to PS5 so the original game had to be updated in order to transfer save data from PS4 to PS5.
Sony has so far a mixed reception to their save data transfer feature. It is mundane and cumbersome to export save data, sometimes requiring the player to boot the PS4 version of the game and export the save data before heading into the PS5 version.
In the case of Death Stranding, if you have sold your physical copy of the game, you are out of luck. Similarly, if you have sold your PS4 and don’t own a Cloud backup of the save data, you are out of luck. The recently released Ghost of Tsushima solved this issue by directly allowing the import of save data without a PS4 or a copy of the game, but this is not the case for Death Stranding.
Death Stranding Update 1.13 Patch Notes
- Addition of save data conversion system
How To Export Save Data From PS4 to PS5
The process is rather long and has some restrictions that need to be lifted first. If you are playing the game right now and are in the middle of delivering some orders, you won’t be able to transfer your save data. You need to make sure that you are free from any orders before attempting this process.
- Head to the Delivery Terminal and access the cuff links menu.
- Select the “Export Save Data” option. Make sure you have the new update installed.
- Once the Director’s Cut is out, you need to log in with the same PSN account on PS5 to use the exported save data.