Another new/old Exploit for the PS2! OpenTuna!

The year is 2021 and the PlayStation 2 Hacking Scene is still alive and kicking very well and we have a new/old Exploit for our PS2 to share!

Even with later generations of PlayStation Console like the PS3 / PS4 / PS5 / PS Vita around, the PS2 is still thriving in the development / homebrew community, while serving a great audience for the console. We have seen the progression of several major projects and exploits in the past year for the PlayStation 2 (PS2) like the updates to Open PS2 Loader (OPL) to version 1.0.0 and FreeDVDBoot exploit. We now have “OpenTuna”, brought to you by @alexparrado!

OpenTuna It is an open source version of another recent exploit found and developed back in late 2019 for the PS2 called the Fortuna exploit. Additional details about this newly open-source variant of the Fortuna project and what it could mean for the PS2 community can be found in the information provided below:


  • OpenTuna

    What is OpenTuna?

    OpenTuna is an open source version of “Fortuna”, based on reverse engineering!!!.​

    While Fortuna was merely a proof of concept, OpenTuna was made having future development in mind:

    • It is made to be easy to use by the user. We included an easy to use installer were you only need to press X to install it.
    • Also, we included OPL on the release package, so you are ready to play once you install it.
    • It allows embedding compressed and uncompressed executables to the exploit icon
    • Since it is open source, it will allow porting it to other hardware versions, including TEST consoles.

    PS2 Console Compatibility:

    • Every Slim PS2 Console (SCPH-700XX, 750XX, 770XX, 790XX, 900XX)
    • PS2 TV
    • Only one specific FAT console model: SCPH-500XX with BIOS v1.90


Download & Release Page:

Technical write-up describing internals of OpenTuna/Fortuna: