Dual Entitlement Q & A

EA will support a Dual Entitlement Programme for many of their games, including FIFA and Madden. But what does Dual Entitlement mean? We’ve put together a Q&A to help answer any questions you may have.

What is Dual Entitlement?

Dual Entitlement enables you to upgrade your current gen game to be compatible with next gen consoles at no extra cost! This means if you buy any EA game on PS4 or Xbox One, you’ll get a free upgrade to PS5 or Xbox Series X. You must have the corresponding next-generation console.

How do you redeem the upgrade?

Physical disc owners of the game will need to insert their disc to make use of the upgrade! If you’re a digital owner, you can download the upgraded version of the game on your next gen console. You will need an internet connection

Is there a time limit to redeem my free upgrade?

EA have confirmed that you must redeem your upgrade for FIFA 21 up until the launch of FIFA 22. More details on other time limits for EA games are to be confirmed.

Do you need to retain the original disc?

If you buy a physical copy of the game, you will need to keep the disc to make use of the upgrade. Buying a physical copy of a game will mean your next gen console must have a disc drive in order to receive the upgrade.

Isn’t this the same as backwards compatibility?

Nope! Dual Entitlement gives you access to the upgraded full next gen version of the game optimised for the performance and capabilities.

Will the next gen version have better graphics and performance?

Yes! Games will work with the power of the next generation console to run with next gen graphics and performance.

Is there a cost for this?

There is no additional cost. These upgrades are included with the price of the game – so you won’t need to buy the same game twice.

Will I be able to keep my game progression?

In some titles you will be able to keep your game progression and transfer to your new console.

Does it work with physical copies?

Dual entitlement does work with physical copies. Simply insert the disc in your new console and it will download the latest and best version for your console.

Do I keep the previous gen copy?

Yes! You can still enjoy the previous gen copy on your PS4 or Xbox One!