Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 Finally Gets a Much Needed Update; Improves Visuals, Gameplay, and More

Robomodo has been promising a big update for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 for a while now, but it’s only just come out. The new update is live now on Xbox One and PS4 and brings with it a ton fixes, tweaks and even some new content. There’s a couple of new levels to skate around in as well as some new characters.

The update brings the game to version 1.03. The full patch notes can be found below.


  • Additional levels have been added (Underground, Wild West)
  • Additional character campaigns have been added (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tyler the Creator)
  • Lighting and visuals have been improved for several levels
  • Ability to regain Special Meter during a single combo has been added
  • Per-Mission Leaderboards have been added
  • Added option to “Return to Freeskate” while in a Mission or Mode
  • Added option to “Return to Freeskate” while search for the other player for Co-op Missions or Modes
  • Tutorial has been updated
  • Many Pro Skaters’ Textures have been updated
  • Several Pro Skaters have recived Sponsor update
  • Create-a-Park Levels have been updated
  • Increased the total number of Stat points a Campaign can earn from 128 to 150


  • Several gameplay mechanics within the levels have been updated
  • Grinds were updated in several of the levels


  • The User Generated Content Rating System has been updated
  • Added Likes/Dislikes to the User Generated Levels
  • New Challenge UI Flow for matching during FreeSkate has been added
  • Leaderboard functionality was updated
  • Several multiplayer modes have been added and updated
  • Modes added include “Daily Grind,” “Skate Hoarding” and “Manual Mayhem”


  • More options for user preference have been added including:
  • Double tapping grind button to activate slam
  • Opt in/out of Global Voice Chat
  • Several UI audio effects have been added
  • Misc – minor UI fixes and improvements have been made

In support of Team Riley, character cards for Riley Kim have been added to the game.

  • dapaintrain

    I’m a mega fan of the games 1,2,3,4 and the original underground also a fan of project 8.

    When a game was announced with the pro skater moniker I was so excited when nothing was announced close to launch I was nervous and waited for the reviews after the huge disappointment the hd collection was.

    Overwhelmingly bad reviews held me back like most people and looking at the game now I want to pick it up but I refuse to pay more then $20 or hope another game is released by a better dev

    • Soda Popinski

      Ditto my fellow gamer. LOVED the originals back in the day when it debuted, slowly lost interest in the series after 4. Project 8 was cool though. I was VERY tempted to pick this up for $25 black friday sales, but with so many other more important deals to grab, unfortunately this game is on the back burner till it’s $20 or less.

      Am very curios to hear if this big patch improves any of the glitches/complaints though.

      • Chris Harding

        We’ve article incoming about the changes, stay tuned!

  • no1d

    This game was a huge waste of money. Blindly bought it for nostalgia, my mistake.

    • Chris Harding

      It’s actually a bit better with the update. I say better, what I actually mean is playable. It’s still poorly executed…