PS4 Firmware Update

The only firmware update you'll see Sony actively promoting today is the PS5's new 23.02-08.00.00 patch, but the firm's older console, the PS4, hasn't been left to rot just yet. It's also been treated to a new firmware update, bringing the old girl up to version number 11.00. Weighing in at 495.4MB, it's available to download now and does the following:

  • You can now sign in with your PS4 without a password with PS App. On your mobile device, scan the QR code to sign in, just like for PS5.
  • You can now see emoji reactions to messages.
  • We’ve improved the messages and usability on some screens.

Of course, it's a rather unexciting and insubstantial list of patch notes compared to the PS5 firmware update, but these new features may be welcome to PS4 users actively interacting with the system's messaging system or using the PS App. There may be a few hidden features too — likely to deal with any hacking or pirating techniques as the PS4 reaches its twilight years in terms of Sony support — which we'll update this article with if they're discovered.