PS5 gets system updates to improve performance

Sony has rolled out the 20.02–02.25.00 system update for PlayStation 5, which weighs 866MB. It is not yet known, with the official description simply stated that “this system software update improves system performance.” We have contacted Sony for updates as to what the update should be.

Since launch, unconfirmed reports have pointed to potential issues with the PS5’s rest mode and crashes related to external hard drives – this update may be an attempt to fix those.Sadly, having tested it for myself, the update appears to not fix the download queue bug that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has included in other games.

If you want to download the update manually, head: Settings> System> System Software> System Software Updates and Settings> Update System Software.

The update will come shortly before PS5’s second launch day on November 19, when it will launch in several new territories, including Europe, after its November 12 release in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.

We awarded the PS5 an 8/10 review, stating that “due to its lack of precision, the potential is thanks to its rapid SSD and notable DualSense controller.” Since release, we’ve put together 4 things I love about the PS5, and four things that need improvement.
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