PS5 Firmware Update

Another week, another PlayStation 5 firmware update appears to be the statement from Sony right now. System software update 20.02-02.30.00 is available to download at the time of writing for all PS5 owners, weighing in at 868MB. What does it do, you ask? We think you already have a pretty good idea. Yes, this is yet another stability update alongside some other minor fixes.

The patch notes on read:

  • This system software update improves system performance
  • Resolved an issue where data transfers and downloads were cancelled when trying to download content while a data transfer from a PS4 is in progress.
  • Some issues that were causing errors during text input in some PS4 games have been resolved.
  • The connection stability has been improved for some Wi-Fi routers.

More interestingly, however, is that you will be prompted to download the first PS5 DualSense controller update right afterwards. This is a very quick process, simply requiring you to connect the pad to the console via the USB cable already supplied with the system. Everything else is then done for you. Given the vague descriptions accompanying these patches, we'll have to wait for user reports to come in before we can judge if the firmware update affected anything on the consumer side or not.

Is there a problem you've been having you hope is fixed with this update? Detail the results in the comments below.