New PS5 System Software Update Is Out Now, Here Are The Details
Sony has released a new system software update for the PS5 today. Here are the details on what is included in this update for the PlayStation 5.
Sony appears to have kept the PS5 system software update method the same as the PS3 and PS4. If you can’t install PlayStation 5 system software update automatically, the other way is to manually download and install this update through a USB drive.
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Here are the instructions as presented on the support page of the official website.
- Using a PC or Mac, create a folder named “PS5” on a USB drive formatted as FAT32. Inside that folder, create another folder named “UPDATE”.
- Visit the PS5 system software update page and select the “Update system software” section. Download the update file and save it in the “UPDATE” folder. Save the file as “PS5UPDATE.PUP”.
- Plug the USB drive containing the file into your PS5 console.
- Start the PS5 console in Safe Mode: press and hold the power button, releasing after the second beep.
- Select Safe Mode option 3: Update System Software.
- Select Update from USB Storage Device > OK.
If your PS5 console does not recognize the update file, check that the folder names and file name are correct. Enter the folder names and file name using uppercase letters.
As for the details on this update, Twitter user Roberto Serrano has shared the information on the file size and changes that are a part of this update.
This update is roughly 0.87 GB and apparently “fixes accessing PS4 Games saved on external storage once you plug it into the PS5’s USB port”. It appears to have been released ahead of the launch of the console itself and was intended for reviewers who have access to the PS5, however, since the retail PlayStation 5 units are already out, this will likely be the part of the day one update that will be required in order to access the latest system software on the PlayStation 5.