Few PS5 updates released this year will prove more important than patch 1.02 for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Out now on Sony servers — so you needn't worry if you are picking the game up this Friday — it's turned what was a great game with numerous technical flaws into a simply excellent one. Before you begin playing Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (whenever that may be), hit that Options button first and check you're at least using version 1.02.

You see, there's a night and day difference between what will be available on PS5 launch day and what we were playing for the vast majority of our review process. Running on version 1.01, the Jedi: Fallen Order follow-up suffers from an absurd amount of screen tearing — especially in the game's large hub world — and a frame rate that finds it impossible to stay near a 60 frames-per-second target. It was a real disappointment since the game itself is so good, as explained in our Star Wars Jedi: Survivor PS5 review.

However, the former was wiped out completely and the latter substantially lessened by update 1.02, released less than 24 hours before our verdict hit the home page. The game's 1440p Performance Mode now offers a significantly smoother experience, making exploration and combat even more of a joy. It really is a night and day difference when compared to the technical flaws we had to put up with prior. It's certainly not a locked frame rate, but the game is now in an acceptable state following the patch released so late in the review process.

Of course, since this patch is already up for download, your copy will automatically download the update. Since this was a "Day 0" patch, there may be another day one patch on the way this Friday that improves performance even more. Nevertheless, when you start playing Star Wars Jedi: Survivor on PS5, just take a quick peek at the game tile's information tab to make sure you've got the latest version.