PlayStation 4 Update 1.50 Is Available Now

Now I am sure you are wondering why we are telling you that the first and feature packed 308 MB update for the PlayStation 4 is available when we don’t get the console for another two weeks.

Well, you can get ready for the launch and download the patch to a USB drive and use that to update your console on the 29th, rather than download it from the PSN which is bound to be horrendously slow that day.

Create a folder named “PS4” on your USB drive and then inside that folder, create another folder named “UPDATE”. Right click save this file with the file name “PS4UPDATE.PUP” in the UPDATE folder and you will be set for launch day.

The patch includes the following features:

  • Remote Play using the PlayStation Vita
  • Second screen gaming using the PS4 Link app for PlayStation Vita and mobile devices
  • The ability to record and share screenshots and video
  • Use of Ustream and Twitch apps
  • The ability to play games as they are downloading
  • The ability for four users to log into the PS4 simultaneously
  • Party chat
  • Facial recognition and voice commands
  • A background music player
  • Online multiplayer through PlayStation Plus
  • Blu-ray disc and DVD player capabilities

Source: PlayStation.com

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31 Comments

  1. Nice idea, i’ll probably do that. Cheers Tuffcub.

  2. definitely worth doing this I reckon. It’s also exciting preparing for the PS4’s arrival.

  3. Good idea and nice little guide. Also big thumbs up for the musical memory!

  4. Is that really necessary? Given how much people already download from PSN, is it really going to be an issue when everyone gets a PS4 and tries to download such a small update?

    And can it not download it in the background anyway? So even if everything’s going slow, it might take 10 or 15 minutes while you’re busy poking around at all the other things.

    I’d wait and see how things go when the US gets it. If the whole PSN falls over under the strain, you’ve still got a couple of weeks to download it before you need to panic here.

    • Maybe not, but I’d rather not chance it and not be able to use all the features on the new console when it arrives – you never know with the PSN. Better to be safe.

      • We do know though.

        All this talk of a million pre-orders? Even if half of those suddenly arrived on the same day, and they all tried to download the 300MB update, that’s still nothing Sony can’t cope with.

        Those lovely monthly PS+ updates? 20+ GB per user? A few thousand PS+ users trying all that on the same day is going to be more data than they’ll have to deliver for the PS4 update.

        At worst, that update might take an extra 10 or 15 minutes. Time you can spend flinging crudely drawn penises at little robots (which is about as long as it’ll take to get bored of that, I’m sure)

        Probably find the whole thing falls over today with people getting in a panic and trying to download the update in advance. ;)

      • All true and you could be right mate, but for something that took me about 1 minute, I now have the peace of mind that I won’t be stuck if something does go wrong on launch day :)

      • So you’ve got 2 weeks for something to go horribly wrong. For example, wherever you’ve saved the file could explode.

        It might be an unlikely situation, but I always like to look forward to things exploding for no obvious reason. It’s nothing personal.

        More likely is that Sony find something wrong with the update and release a new one a few days later. It’s happened before.

      • Also possible. Just don’t download it then mate, up to you! Can’t say I’ve had my USB stick explode on me before, so fingers crossed I should be ok.

        If they do another update before release I’ll try and spare another 60 seconds to download that too!

      • YD you’re also forgetting all those thousands of people downloading their new games at 40Gig + on release day…..It’s going to be hit very hard. Hopefully the US release will iron out any kinks

  5. Any word on whether this update file will be compatible on EU PS4s? I know with the PSP they used to recommend only downloading from your region’s website.

  6. Since you’re a DJ I figured your reference was for DJ Jean. Now I have it stuck in my head!

  7. What a cracking idea and guide, nice work TC. It basically gives everyone that elusive set up disc that I’ve been bleeting on about for weeks. Even people without internet could have the firmware x-files ready for launch, they just need to get a friend or relative with internet to download it to a USB drive for them.
    Top stuff! ;)

    • Exactly what I was thinking of Freeze mate. I’ve downloaded it and plan to give a copy of it to my wee nephew who won’t have tinternet access until early in the new year.

  8. Didn’t expect it out this soon though so that’s nice I suppose. It’ll save precious time staring at a download-bar on day one. USB 3 to the rescue!

  9. Doing now!

    • Done… I feel like I’ve got a bit of my PS4 in my pocket.

  10. Everyone who can should certainly have this as a backup, just in case. I’ll wait until a couple of days before launch though before I do it to allow for any additional patches that may be born out of the US launch.

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