The new PS5 system update 20.02-02.25.00 has been deployed, with Sony revealing the patch notes for the brand new PS5 update. This is the first new update since the PlayStation 5 was available to purchase for consumers, making a few core improvements to the console following its launch. So what’s in the new PS5 update?
PS5 system update patch notes (November 17)
The full patch notes for today’s PS5 update are as follows:
- Version: 20.02-02.25.00 This system software update improves system performance.
That isn’t a lot of information, with it following Sony’s trend of holding its cards close to its chest when it comes to its software updates. The PS4 was similarly quiet about its under-the-hood updates, so it looks like the PS5 will follow suit.
It’s unclear if this PlayStation 5 update will play a part in improving any of the console’s teething issues. Some players are affected by an issue where the console is slow to copy update files, while others have been hit with an unfortunate error code or two. Given that Sony hasn’t offered more extensive patch notes, console owners will have to make do with the knowledge that the system’s performance has been improved — even if it’s unclear where those improvements have been made.
The PS5 has proven to be immensely popular at launch, with a recent unannounced restock on PlayStation Direct selling out in minutes, despite Sony not officially announcing it. The stock shortage for the disc-based and digital versions of the console has left many wondering if they will be able to purchase the console before the Holiday season kicks into gear, with it unclear if more units will be made available in the near-future.
For the lucky customers who managed to secure the console at launch, this update should improve performance in certain areas and help continue the success of popular PS5 games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Spider-Man: Miles Morales.