‘Tis the season to be… updating PS3 Firmware, PS4 Firmware and now PS5 System Software / Firmware v2.30 alongside a DualSense Controller Software Update because the PS5 Scene hasn’t been too naughty… yet!
This PlayStation 5 News comes following the previous PS5 OFW PUP Update and a fresh batch of PS5 Gameplay Trailers, and as always DON’T UPDATE if you wish to use PS5 game backups and PlayStation 5 homebrew apps, emulators, etc whenever a PS5 Jailbreak Exploit arrives.
Download: PS5 Firmware 02.30.00.00 Update (US) / PS5 Firmware 02.30.00.00 Update (EU) / PS5 Firmware 02.30.00.00 Update (UK) / PS5 Firmware 02.30.00.00 Update (AU/NZ) / PS5 Firmware 02.30.00.00 Update (JP)
Those experiencing any of the issues noted in the changelog below that plan to update can follow the How to Update the PlayStation 5 System Software / Firmware guide, and below is the PS5 Firmware / System Software 2.30 Update changelog from Sony’s official page: PS5 system software update
An update to the system software for PlayStation 5 consoles was released on 12/09/2020.
For the best PlayStation experience, always update your PS5 console to the latest version of the system software. By updating, you can enjoy additional features, improved usability and enhanced security.
PS5 system software features
Update your PS5 console with the latest system software. You can also check out the features that are available in the update here. In addition, you can view the online user’s guide in the PS5 console’s Settings menu.
- This system software update improves system performance.
- Resolved an issue where data transfers and downloads were cancelled when trying to download content while a data transfer from a PS4 is in progress.
- Some issues that were causing errors during text input in some PS4 games have been resolved.
- The connection stability has been improved for some Wi-Fi routers.
To quote from VG247.com on the DualSense PS5 Controller software update:
“Unlike recent firmware releases, this one brings some updates to the DualSense controller. The installation screen will prompt you to plug your controller into the console to get it updated.
That said, it’s not clear what changes Sony made to the DualSense, but it is rare that PlayStation controllers get firmware updates, so it could be something to do with connectivity or battery life.”