Doom Eternal and The Elder Scrolls Online are getting free Xbox Series X upgrades

By Heidi Nicholas,
Bethesda has confirmed that The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited and Doom Eternal are getting free next-gen upgrades: if you've bought either game, you can upgrade to the Xbox Series X version for no extra cost. Bethesda's teams are also working on backwards compatibility for both titles.

Bethesda's next-gen upgrades

Bethesda further announced that "while we don’t have any news to share just yet on our remaining catalogue of titles, we can confirm we are committed to offer free upgrades for current generation console owners of existing Bethesda titles we bring forward into the next generation of consoles."

Bethesda's announcement continued, adding, "Additionally, our teams are working hard to ensure both titles will support backwards compatibility when the new consoles launch. We’ll have more information to share in the coming weeks and months about The Elder Scrolls Online and DOOM Eternal on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 including expected release windows and a list of enhancements."

The ESO team elaborated on this, saying, "if you are a PS4 or Xbox One player, you can continue playing with your same accounts via backward compatibility on your respective next-gen consoles without interruption or loss of progress--same characters, servers, everything!"

There's a number of other titles which are offering free next-gen upgrades through Xbox's Smart Delivery service, including Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Halo Infinite, Destiny 2, and DiRT 5. Check our full list of games that use Smart Delivery for more info.

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Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!