How to Redeem a Code on a PS5

If you own a PS5, there’s a good chance you’ve come across redeemable codes that come in console bundles or on gift cards and digital content. However, if you are a new PlayStation user or a veteran who has become too used to how PS4 is organized and functions, you may be confused about what to do with your code.

How to redeem a code on a PS5

This article provides you with the ways in which you can use your code successfully. It will also outline steps to access PS4 games on a PS5 and what to do if you encounter an error message when using codes.

PS5 Code Redemption

There are three different ways you can redeem a code for a PlayStation 5.

Using the console

The most common and easiest way to redeem a code is to do so directly on the console.

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Go to the PlayStation Store on the left side of the main menu and press X on your console. Scroll down to reveal the shop menu.
  2. Press the triangle on your console to access the new menu in the upper right corner of your screen.
  3. Select the “…” icon in the upper right corner of your screen.
  4. Click on “Release Code.”
  5. Enter your 12-character coupon code exactly as it looks and press the R2 button on your console when you’re done. You will see a preview of what the code unlocks.
  6. Select “Redeem” to use the code, or press circle on your console to go back and use the code later.
  7. When redeeming a game code is complete, you can immediately start downloading your content.

Use the official website

You can also redeem your PS5 code on the official PlayStation website.

These are the steps:

  1. Log in to your account on the official website.
  2. Select “Release Codes.”
  3. Enter your 12-digit code and select “Redeem.”
  4. When redeeming a game code is complete, you can immediately start downloading your content.

Use the PlayStation app

The third way to redeem a code on PS5 is through the PlayStation app. The application is available on Google Play, the App Storeor on the playstation website.

Here’s how:

  1. Download the PlayStation app if you haven’t already.
  2. Open the application. Log in if needed.
  3. Select the menu icon with three horizontal lines in the upper right corner.
  4. Tap “Release Codes.”
  5. Enter your 12-digit code and click “Next.”
  6. When redeeming a game code is complete, you can immediately start downloading your content.

Note that the voucher with the code you are trying to use must be from the same region as your account. Additionally, you cannot transfer content to another account, so make sure you use the code on the account you intend to access the game on.

How to access PS4 games on your PS5

Once you redeem a code for a game, you can select the PS4 or PS5 version to download for codes that have that option. Start the download by clicking the downward pointing arrow to the right of each version. The PlayStation 5 is backwards compatible with over 4,000 PS4 games, so unless you’re buying a new title, you’ll likely have this choice.

Furthermore, you can add the games you already own on your PS4 to your PS5 library by copying them to an external storage device and then connecting them to a PS5, or by installing them directly to the SSD in your PS5 .

If you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber, you can also access PS4 games in the new PlayStation Plus collection. As for physical PS4 game copies, you can only insert the disc into your PS5 if the console has a disc drive.

How to enter discount codes

Be careful about the number of characters in your code. If you have a 10-digit code, you won’t be able to use it in the same way as your game and DLC codes. These shortened codes are discount codes and you must enter them in a different way.

  1. Go to PlayStation Store and add items to your cart.
  2. Select “Enter Discount Code.”
  3. Enter the 10-digit code.
  4. Follow on-screen instructions to complete the purchase.

Discount codes can only be used once and cannot be combined with other discount codes. It also does not apply to subscription services, video content or pre-orders.

Why do codes show as invalid?

There are several possible reasons why your code isn’t going through. If you’re having trouble, here are some ways to fix the problem.

  • Check if the code has been entered correctly. Remember, 12 figures for games and DLC, and 10 for discounts.
  • Check the voucher for an expiry date. It may be that the code has expired and is no longer usable.
  • Each code is used only once. You can check your transaction history in the details section of your online account. However, the store may have accidentally sold duplicate products or someone used the code without paying for it. Contact the place of purchase if you suspect duplication or theft.
  • Sometimes the subscription vouchers require a valid payment method on the account, such as a debit or credit card. Check if there is such a requirement for the content you are trying to access.
  • If the game has just been released, try to use your code again later. The servers may be abnormally busy.
  • The PlayStation Network may experience problems. Look at that PlayStation Network status before attempting to use your code. You may have to wait out any network problems. However, if the network is fine, try logging out and logging back into your account.

If none of the mentioned tips work, contact the retailer to request the activation or replacement of the code.

New Games With Zero Struggle

Knowing how to use a code for the PS5 will allow you to easily download your new favorite games, take advantage of discounts on various content, and generally make your gaming experience smoother. Just remember that redemption codes can only be used once, so make sure you have a strong internet connection before using one.

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