PS4 Firmware Update 6.20 Patch Notes – Do I Need to Download the New System Software?

Right about now, you’re probably firing up your console and being met by the PS4 firmware update 6.20. It’s why you’re here, isn’t it? If you want to find out what’s changed in the new PS4 update as well as whether you should download the system software update, you’re going to want to check out the PS4 firmware update 6.20 patch notes. After all, you can’t play Red Dead Online or Fortnite without it.

What Has Changed in the PS4 Firmware Update 6.20?

Surprisingly, not a lot. The description on-console simply reads “This system software update improves system performance.” So, if you’re hoping for fewer crashes, a slightly less buggy system, and a smoother experience in general when you’re playing on your PS4 then you’re in luck.

Any future, more extensive patch notes will come courtesy of Sony’s official System Update page. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been updated in some time so don’t hold your breath.

Are PSN ID Name Changes Included in PS4 Firmware Update 6.20?

No, but with this recent patch being a mandatory one that is being forced through, you can expect PSN ID changes to be pushed through fairly soon. It’s all about laying the groundwork right now for what will be a hugely popular change down the line.

Do I Need to Download the New PS4 System Software Update?

Try as you might, there aren’t many ways to get around this one. If you don’t download it, you won’t be able to use the console’s online services, nor will you be able to access the PlayStation Store. Essentially, this is a mandatory patch in all but name. Be warned, though, that you cannot turn off the power while downloading, lest you want a few nasty things to go wrong with your PS4. It’s only 400 MB though, so you won’t have too long to wait.