The Latest PS5 Firmware Update Is Available to Download Now 1
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Update: Sony has updated the PlayStation website with illuminating new details about this firmware update. Here're the official patch notes:

  • This system software update improves system performance.

We can all rest easy, now.

Original Story: The best way to start the day is with a hearty breakfast a fresh new PS5 firmware update. Today, 8th November 2023, Sony has provided us with just that, although it's just a minor one. The latest system software update for PS5 is available to download and install now, but it's not entirely clear what it does.

Weighing in at roughly 851MB, the firmware update appears not to be mandatory, and it doesn't even have any patch notes to speak of — not even the old faithful "improves system performance". After we updated our console with this update, it didn't restart as it normally would, either. It seems likely this includes a security fix to prevent people from hacking the console, but that's purely speculative on our part. If any further info comes out about this update, we'll let you know.

Anyway, it's probably best to just get this installed to be on the safe side. If you've left your PS5 in Rest mode, you might not even notice this update at all. Will you be starting your day the right way with this new PS5 firmware? Tell us what you had for breakfast in the comments section below.