Sony has released a new firmware update for the PS5. It is available to download now. This appears to deal with minor stability improvements.
The latest update version for PS5 is 21.01-03.21.00.00. You should be able to download it from PS5 or you can grab the update file from here.
PS5 users can also participate in a beta test program that allows them to install the latest firmware updates before they are available for the general public. There doesn’t appear to be a major beta firmware update available for now so this new software update could be a minor stability improvement patch.
Update: As expected from the minor update version increment, this is just for improving system performance which is a codeword for we have made some under-the-hood changes but we don’t feel like telling you their exact nature.
Just as a reminder, the last firmware update for the PS4 made several changes including for the DualSense wireless controller and some slight quality-of-life improvements. Sony had also just started the beta program in June so it appears there is still some time left in the next major firmware update. You can register for the program from here. Registration is open to players over the age of 18 in the US, Canada, Japan, the UK, Germany, and France.
Let us know if you have noticed any changes after installing this update in the comments below.