There was a bit of a kerfuffle a few weeks back when it was announced that the PlayStation 4 would require a day one firmware update. The 300MB download unlocks several of the console's advertised features, including Remote Play, streaming services, the ability to play games as you download them, and much more. These worries were mostly put to bed when it was revealed that you'll be able to download the patch in the background while you dive into any single player game. However, fears remained that Sony's servers could potentially crash due to high traffic during the launch period.

This unease can now be completely forgotten, though, as you're free to download the update right now. Seriously, right now. The official PlayStation website gives detailed instructions on downloading the update to a computer, transferring it to a USB stick, and then installing it onto the brand new machine. So what are you waiting for? Go grab the patch right away, and beat the launch day rush. But before you do, tell us your thoughts on this handy feature in the comments section below.

[via polygon.com, us.playstation.com]