Tag: Firmware Updates

  • News The Worst Thing About PS5 Firmware 21-02.04

    Iconic

    We can probably all safely agree that PlayStation 5 firmware update 21-02.04 [These naming conventions suck – Ed] is a solid step forward for Sony’s new system. While the SSD expansion slot will prove a lifesaver for those who like to binge on multiple titles at once, there are a ton of overall quality o

  • Guide PS5 Firmware 21.02-04: All the New Features and Hidden Changes You Might Have Missed

    Everything you need to know about PS5's new system software

    What are all the new features in the PS5 firmware update? The PlayStation 5 has had one or two firmware updates since its launch last November, but today's is by far the largest to date. PS5 firmware update 21.02-04 is available to download right now, bringing some major improvements,...

  • News PS4 Users Report Issues After Downloading Firmware Update 9.00

    Errors, crashes, and restarts

    PlayStation 4 firmware update 9.00 is available to download now for those using Sony's last-gen system, but patches of this ilk always seem to come with some teething problems. PS4 owners are reporting some pretty serious issues with their consoles after successfully downloading the 490.2MB update. Some say the new...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 9.00 Launches Alongside New PS5 System Software

    Weighs in at just 490.2MB

    PlayStation 4 owners who can’t find PS5 stock shouldn’t feel left out today: there’s a new PS4 firmware update available as well. Weighing in at 490.2MB, this isn’t your usual stability fix either – it’s a full-blown update for the las

  • News PS5 Firmware Update Available to Download Now, Mammoth Update Adds SSD Expansion

    System software version 21.02-04.00.00 available now

    As promised, the PlayStation 5's major firmware update is now available to download. PS5 system software version 21.02-04.00.00 has been released, and is ready for you to download and install. Weighing in at about 914MB, this is the largest update to the console's firmware to date, adding in a...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update Out Tomorrow Too, View PS5 Trophies on PS4

    Plus one other tweak

    Not to be left completely out in the cold, the PlayStation 4 will also be treated to a new firmware update tomorrow. It is nowhere near as extensive when compared to what's coming to PS5, but Sony's last-gen console will receive a few new features. The biggest of which is the ability to view PS5 Trophy lists on PS4 hardware...

  • News New PS5 Firmware Update Out for Everyone Tomorrow, Includes Internal SSD Support

    Get all the patch notes here

    The latest PlayStation 5 firmware update, which has been available for beta testers for quite some time now, will be available for everyone to download from tomorrow. The system patch includes support for the M.2 SSD storage slot, meaning you'll now be able to download and play more PS5 games and run them off an internal...

  • News PS4 Firmware 9.00 Entering Beta Phase, Will Allow You to View PS5 Trophies

    Plus more new features

    Sony's getting its act together with all its system software, isn't it? For PlayStation 5, the company currently has a huge update in beta which will make a large number of changes and improvements. However, PS4 is not to be left out — firmware version 9.00 is now in public beta for participants, and has one or two...

  • News PS5 Firmware Update Will Improve Create Mode Functionality

    Let's get creative

    This PlayStation 5 firmware update that's currently in beta testing sure has a lot of enhancements to look forward to. As well as allowing us to upgrade SSD storage, making improvements to the operating system, and displaying Trophy lists the way God intended, PS5's Create functionality is set to receive some nice quality of life...

  • News Upcoming PS5 Firmware Will Display Trophy Lists Vertically

    Horizontal Trophies on the way out

    Trophy lists are a bit of a pain on PlayStation 5. When you view a game's Trophies on PS5, they're currently presented in a horizontal lineup, which matches other UI on the system, but isn't a particularly nice experience. The Trophy icon is nice and big, but its description is obscured because of the way the list...

  • News PS5 Firmware Update to Fix Annoying Operating System Oversights

    No more confusion over PS5 and PS4 software

    Support for extended PlayStation 5 storage is just the tip of the iceberg for the console’s latest firmware update, which is currently in beta around the world. Sony has also been busy beavering away on the next-gen device’s operating system – and fixing some of its biggest oversights. To begin, the...

  • News Latest PS5 Firmware Update Is Available to Download Now

    What does it do?

    Who doesn't love a firmware update? Sony has just released the latest system software update for PlayStation 5, bringing it up to version 21.01-03.21.00. The update is available to download and install right now, weighing in at 902.4MB. The real question is, of course, what does this update do? We hope you're sitting down for this:...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 8.52 Available to Download Now

    What does it do?

    Yes, everyone, the time has come once again. Sony has graced the PlayStation 4 with another system software update, taking the firmware to version 8.52. So, what does this new 481MB patch do? Let's not beat about the bush — here are the official patch notes for this latest firmware: "This system software update improves system...

  • News Sony Taking Sign-Ups for PS5 Firmware Update Beta Program

    Test new features ahead of time

    Much like it did on PlayStation 4, Sony is bringing back the firmware update beta program for PS5. You can sign-up now to be in with a chance to test new features coming to the system ahead of time as well as provide feedback that will affect development. The scheme is open to anyone over the age of 18 residing in the...

  • News New PS5 Firmware Update Available to Download Now

    Controller update too

    Sony has today deployed a new PlayStation 5 firmware update, bringing the console up to version 21.01-03.20.00.04-00.00.00.0.0 (yes, really). Weighing in at 902.3MB, it should only take you a few minutes to install. What does the patch actually do, you ask? Well, here's the single note associated with the update: This system...

  • News PS3 Received a New Firmware Update, By the Way

    Available to download now

    The PlayStation 3, almost 15 years old at this point, has received a new system software update. For those still rocking Sony's seventh-generation console, firmware version 4.88 was released yesterday, ready to be downloaded and installed. It wasn't that long ago that Sony was planning to shut down the machine's PS Store...

  • News Next PS5 Firmware Update Available to Download Now

    But don't get too excited

    Sony has today deployed a surprise PlayStation 5 firmware update, bringing the OS up to version 21.01-30.10.00. It's a bit of a mouthful and weighs in at 902.3MB, so the patch won't keep you away from your games for too long. However, what does this latest update do? It's nowhere near as important as the previous firmware...

  • News PS5 Firmware Update Fixes Game Deletion Debris

    No more irritating grey squares

    By far one of the biggest issues this author has had with the PlayStation 5 firmware since launch is how virtually every game deleted from the console would leave behind a little grey box before the PS Store icon. There were ways to resolve this: you could begin reinstalling the game and then quickly cancel it, or you...

  • News PS5's Hourly Disc Spinning Sound Seems to Have Been Reduced

    A whir of relief

    One of the more frustrating PlayStation 5 firmware issues is how, when you have a disc inserted, it’ll spin it every hour and make a load of noise. While the console is generally very quiet during operation, its Blu-ray slot can be extremely loud; this is mostly fine when you’re installing something, but when it randomly kicks...

  • Feature PS5 Firmware Update: All the Features You May Not Know About

    The subtle improvements in PlayStation 5's new system software

    Sony has released a new PlayStation 5 firmware update, officially named 21.01-03.00.00.38. Confusing naming conventions aside, this system software refresh brings with it some key new features, including the ability to offload next-gen games onto

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 8.50 Is Available to Download Now

    What does it do?

    It's all go today! Not only has PlayStation 5 just received a massive update, Sony's also updated PS4 with a new firmware update. The last-gen console can now be updated to system software version 8.50, with the patch available to download and install right now. It weighs in at 481.7MB, so it shouldn't take you too long to get up...

  • News PS5 Firmware Update 21.01-03.00.00.38 Is Available to Download Now

    Here's what it does

    The latest PlayStation 5 firmware update is now available to download and install on your console. System software version 21.01-03.00.00.38 is ready to roll, and it's the biggest update to PS5 yet. Sony announced yesterday that this firmware update was coming, and it's packed with quality of life changes that will make some...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 8.50 Beta Invites Being Sent Out by Sony

    The little things

    Check your emails: you may have an invite for the next major PlayStation 4 beta. According to MP1st, Sony is sending out codes for a system software update planned to publicly release some time in the Spring. With the PS5 already available, this is less fully-fledged than previous PS4 firmware updates – although it does include...

  • News PS5 Firmware Update 20.02-02.50.00 Available to Download Now

    Fixes PS4 disc upgrade issue

    It's been almost two months since the previous PlayStation 5 firmware update, so it feels like patch 20.02-02.50.00 has been a fairly long time coming. Weighing in at 868.3MB, the new data added to the console is available to download for all PS5 owners right now. We hear your cry, though: "what does it do?" Well, the...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 8.03 Is Available to Download Now

    It actually does something this time

    Stop the presses: Sony has just released a PlayStation 4 firmware update that does something other than improving system performance. PS4 firmware update 8.03 is ready and available to download right now, and while the change is small, it's a nice quality of life feature. So, what does the optional patch 8.03...

  • News PS5 Firmware Update 20.02-02.30.00 Available to Download Now

    Plus a controller patch

    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...

  • News PS3 Gets a Surprise Firmware Update, Available to Download Now

    What year is it?

    Sony has updated the PlayStation 3, its classic console originally released in 2006. The new firmware update – numbered v4.87 – actually includes a new feature as well: it updates the Blu-ray keys for recent movie releases, meaning you can continue to use the system as a media player. There’s also a minor security fix that the...

  • News Second PS5 Firmware Update Is Available to Download Now

    Improving that stability

    The second firmware update of the PlayStation 5 generation has arrived, weighing in at exactly 868MB. It's available to download on your console right now with the file name 20.02-02.26.00, but the question is: what does it do? Well, just like the first one, it's all about improving the system's performance. The patch note...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 8.01 Is Available to Download Now

    What does it do?

    Here we go, everyone. On the eve of PlayStation 5's European launch, Sony has given PS4 owners one last thing to look forward to: a firmware update. Who doesn't love one of those? PS4 firmware update 8.01 is available to download right now, coming in at about 477MB. So, what does this system update do? What joys will this bring to...

  • News PS5 Fans Hope New Firmware Update Fixes Issues

    Launch week woes

    It’s been almost a week since the PlayStation 5 launched in the United States, and while it’s been a relatively smooth launch overall, there have been a few niggles that have concerned early adopters. Namely, Sony’s next-gen console has been prone to crashing, with Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered causing particular problems...

  • News PS5's First Firmware Update Is Available to Download Now

    Thanks for beta testing

    Just five days after its US launch and 48 hours before its arrival across European shores, the PlayStation 5 has its very first public firmware update. Version 20.02-02.25.00 is available to download right now on the console, and is said to do the one thing we all knew and loved back on the PlayStation 4. Yes, this first PS5...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 8.00 Available to Download Today

    Changes to parties, messages, and more

    At some point during the next 24 hours or so, your PlayStation 4 console will prompt you to download firmware update 8.00. As detailed over on the PlayStation Blog, this patch includes a number of different changes to the party system, messaging, new avatars, updated parental controls, and the removal of the...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 7.55 Is Available to Download Right Now

    But what does it do?

    It's that time yet again, folks -- Sony has released another all-important PlayStation 4 firmware update. System software patch 7.55 is available to download right now on your console, weighing in at 471.4 MB. However, the question is: what does it actually do? Are there any new features? Let's take a look at the official patch...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 8.00 Beta Invites Being Sent Out

    Quality of life tweaks to community features

    Sony’s rolling out beta invites for PlayStation 4 firmware update v8.00, so take a quick look at your inbox to see if you got in. This is actually a surprisingly beefy update considering the current-gen system is entering its twilight years, with the emphasis clearly on quality-of-life improvements to...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 7.51 Is Available to Download Right Now

    What does it do?

    Hold onto your hats, everyone -- Sony has just released a brand spanking new PlayStation 4 system update. That's right, the very latest firmware update for PS4 is ready to roll right now. While we're all distracted, waiting for PS5 to show its face, the Japanese giant has shadow dropped firmware update 7.51. Exciting times, then --...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 7.50 Is Available to Download Now

    What does it do?

    Sony knows we're all stuck indoors right now, and it's doing its best to help out. The platform holder has established a $100 million fund to fight the coronavirus, it's put aside a further $10 million for indie developers, and two free games have just been made

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 7.50 Beta Will Improve Console's Quality-of-Life

    No major consumer-facing features, though

    Update: PS4 firmware update 7.50 is very much real, and invites are being sent out around the world. As previously reported, the correspondence from Sony confirms that there are no “major consumer-facing features during the beta period”. However, this doesn’t rule out the possibility of additions in...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 7.02 Is Ready for Download Right Now

    You'll never guess what it does

    It's a Christmas miracle! Sony has found the goodwill in its collective heart to bless us all with another PlayStation 4 firmware update, 7.02, just in time for the holiday. Unlike the previous patch, this update is mandatory, so you'll have to install it if you want to access network features during the Christmas...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 7.01 Is Available to Download Now

    What does it do?

    Firmware update 7.01 has just dropped out of the blue for PlayStation 4, meaning it's available to download on your console right now. Weighing in at just 469MB, it's a patch that isn't going to take too long to download whatsoever. However, what does update 7.01 actually do? Well, not a lot it seems. The official PlayStation help...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 7.00 Is Available to Download Right Now

    Lucky number 7

    The latest system software update for PlayStation 4 has arrived. As outlined on the PlayStation Blog, this firmware update makes some major changes to the Party system on PS4. Firmware update 7.00 can be downloaded right now, and it shouldn't take you long; it's about 470MB in size. So, what does it do? Here are the patch notes for...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 7.00 Launches This Week

    Party and Remote Play improvements

    PlayStation 4 firmware update 7.00 is finally ready for launch. It feels like the update's been in beta for an eternity, and although it doesn't boast the most exciting list of additions, it's still brings some nice improvements to Sony's current-gen system. For starters, party functionality is receiving a bit of...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 7.00 Beta Brings Bigger Parties, Better Voice Chat, and Update Improvements

    Party time

    Sony is currently sending out codes for the PlayStation 4 firmware update 7.00 beta. As previously reported, this upcoming software update (which doesn't have a confirmed release date yet) will introduce 16-player parties alongside better quality voice chat. But that's not all firmware 7.00 will do. According to the beta code email, the...

  • News PS Vita Firmware Update 3.71 Keeps Handheld Alive

    Not dead yet

    Sony’s still got the PlayStation Vita on life support, despite it ceasing to manufacture the handheld. The platform holder has released firmware update v3.71 for the system today, which fixes an exploit named Trinity currently being leveraged for homebrew. According to the modding scene, it’s still currently possible to spoof the...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 6.72 Now Available to Download

    You won't believe what it does

    Good news for all you firmware update fans out there: Sony just released update v6.72 for PlayStation 4. That's right, you can now download the very latest system software patch to get your PS4 console bang up to date. If this doesn't get you excited to play some games in the middle of July, nothing will. So, what...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 6.71 Is Ready to Download Now

    Guess what it does

    Hot on the heels of PS4 system software version 6.70 comes firmware update 6.71. This new patch is available to download right now, weighing in at 464MB. We'll give you three guesses what the patch notes are. Wow, you guessed it in one! You're good. Update 6.71 "improves system performance." Cool. It's an optional download, but...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 6.70 Can Be Downloaded Now

    PS4titude

    Wow, Sony's really going all-out right now isn't it? First it's a whole day of Death Stranding (and a release date!) and now it's a brand new firmware update for the PlayStation 4! We wonder what it does... Oh, it just "improves system performance". System software update version 6.70, to give its official title, is around 460MB, and...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 6.51 Released, But It's Nothing Fancy

    Download it now

    Sony has released firmware update version 6.51 for PlayStation 4. Those hoping the system software update contains a bunch of new features will unfortunately be disappointed. As is the case with all the minor iterations of the PS4 firmware, 6.51 simply "improves system performance." It's been a while since we were promised PSN name...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 6.50 Released, Adds Remote Play for iOS Devices

    Download it now

    A little while back, you may remember hearing that beta invites were being sent out for PlayStation 4 firmware update 6.50. It was said to include "no major consumer-facing features," which essentially means no PSN username changes. However, PS4 firmware 6.50 is now ready and available for download, and it does add one or two small...

  • News PS4 Firmware 6.50 Beta Invites Being Sent Out By Sony

    Keep your eyes peeled

    According to multiple reports, Sony is currently sending out beta invites for the PlayStation 4's next firmware update. Firmware 6.50 is live for testers right now, but don't get too excited just yet. Invites read: "The 6.50 update does not include any new major consumer-facing features." In other words, more system stability,...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 6.20 Is Here to Improve System Performance

    And nothing more

    Sony has released the latest firmware update for PS4, bringing it up to system software version 6.20. This mandatory update doesn't seem to bring any new features to the console, instead simply keeping everything ship shape, as per usual. "This system software update improves system performance," our PS4 tells us. Firmware update...