How to

Install A Pre-Ordered Playstation 4 Game

Written by Hassan Abbas

Install A Pre-Ordered Playstation 4 Game: Downloading games can take several hours. Especially when you have a slow internet connection. Also, this isn’t good when the future is increasingly becoming digital and we like to jump into our games as quickly as possible. Hopefully, we can pre-install games that we have preordered on PlayStation 4. So that we can start playing whenever the game unlocks after its launch. Before we pre-install a pre-ordered PlayStation 4 game you know about PlayStation™Store Pre-Order.

What is a PlayStation™Store Pre-Order?

You can pre-order some products on the PlayStation Store before they launched. Just search for the game and choose [Pre-Order]. However, your payment method or wallet will be charged. Also, the pre-order will appear in your [Library] and online [Download List], but it’ll only be available for download after the launch date.

If you are excited about an upcoming and the latest PS4 title. Then you can pre-order on PlayStation Store and Allow Automatic Download and Install of PS4 Content. After doing that the content is ready to play whenever it is launched.

Pre-install a Pre-ordered PlayStation 4 Game:

Here’s how to install pre-order PlayStation 4 game:

Install A Pre-Ordered Playstation 4 Game

Step 1:

Initially, move to your Library from the home screen.

Step 2:

Also, navigate to the Purchased section.

Step 3:

Choose the preordered game that you like to pre-install.

At this point, you’ll view a page having a countdown timer. However, If the game supports pre-installation. Then it should automatically do so round about 48 hours before the game is set to launch.

How to Enable Automatic Downloads

Here’s all about how to enable automatic downloads:

Step 1:

From the home screen, move to Settings.

Step 2:

Also, move down to System.

Step 3:

From here you choose Automatic Downloads.

Step 4:

Remember that Application Update Files is checked.

Also, once your game is pre-installed, you can’t be able to play it early. However, you still need to wait until the game unlocks on its launch date. If you like to do this process manually besides having the game automatically download when available. Then follow the first set of steps again about two days before the game’s launch if it’s a title that supports pre-installation.


Here’s all about “Install A Pre-Ordered Playstation 4 Game”. Are you ready to give it a try? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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