You have been given a code for your PS5 and you don’t know how to retrieve it. Maybe a new game, maybe a new month, three months, or a year PlayStation Plus.
The point is, you want to know how to redeem your code on the PS5 that you just purchased so you can enjoy whatever the code is for. This is where our helpful little guide is here to help. We’ll walk you through the steps to enter the code into the system so you can claim your digital plunder.
It’s worth noting that sometimes this is how you’ll replace the digital elements for in-game content. Take the Godfall order for example. It comes with a code to claim in-game items like a sword and some additional character skins. You redeem this code the same way you redeem codes for games and PlayStation Plus memberships. So this knowledge is useful everywhere.
How to redeem a code on a PS5
Turn on your PS5 console
This is likely obvious, but we do note it anyway because it is possible to redeem codes for PS5 through the PlayStation Store website.
For the purposes of this guide, we’ll focus on the method used On PS5 first. Although we will mention where to redeem the codes through the PlayStation Store website as well.
Once the PS5 starts up, scroll to the PlayStation Store. This is where you want to be.
Press the D-Pad to show the various tabs
Once in the PlayStation Store section from the main screen, press the down button on the D-Pad to bring up the various tabs. These will be displayed across the top of the screen and cover four sections including Latest, groups, subscriptions and browsing.
If you see these tabs, you should now also see a three-dot button in the upper right corner of the UI. This is what you want to click on. As this will bring up a series of options for the PlayStation Store.
The Redeem the code The option will be one of the things that gets populated in the menu that appears after pressing this button. Simply click on that, and you will be taken to a new screen where you can enter the 12-digit code that sits in front of you.
Once you see the purpose of the code, claim it and you’re done. Now you can enjoy whatever it is.
How to redeem a code on the PlayStation Store website for the PS5
Go to the PlayStation Store website on your desktop browser
Open your web browser and go to File PlayStation Store website. Once there, you will need to log in with your PSN account.
You need to log in, so when you redeem the code, it applies to your account. So it’s really no different if you redeem a code on Amazon.
Click the profile icon
After logging in, find the profile icon in the upper right corner of the screen. It should look like a small square with a smiley face on it. This is for the settings related to your profile. Click on it.
After clicking on it, you will see an option to redeem a code. Click that and then a sidebar will appear from the right side of the screen. This will likely load for a few seconds and then ask you to verify your account if you have two-factor authentication set up.
Once your account is verified, the dialog box will update again and the 12-digit entry will appear. Punch in the code and claim it and then you’re done.
How to redeem an icon in the PS app for PS5
Download and install the PS app
If you do not already have the app installed on your device and you have a PS5, you should install it as there are many benefits to having it. Especially after the update introduced by Sony to the application.
Get the app from the Play Store or the App Store, then once installed, sign in to it with your PSN account.
Launch the PS app
If you just installed the app, this part won’t apply to you because you will already be in the app after logging into it. So you can skip to the next step.
However, if you already have the PS app installed on your device then launch the app. You can actually redeem codes here as well.
Click the PlayStation Store button, then the hamburger menu icon
Inside the app with its new interface, the first screen you should see pop up will contain your friends who are currently online and the last game played, along with the rewards you have collected for that game so far.
What you want is the PlayStation Store portion of the app. Tap the down icon in the navigation menu below the app’s user interface, which looks like a shopping bag with the PlayStation logo on it.
Then, once in the PlayStation Store screen, tap the hamburger menu icon towards the upper right side of the app’s user interface. The button will look like three lines.
Once you click on that menu, you will be presented with the redemption code option. Click that and then if you have two-factor authentication set up then verify your account and then enter the code in the next screen. If you do not have two-factor authentication set up, you should be required to immediately enter the 12-digit code.
After that I finished everything. Enjoy your new PS5 content. Or check out some of our other PS5 guides for helpful tips!