PlayStation 5 System Update 20.02-02.25.00 is out, details here

Sony have rolled out a new 866mb update for their new PlayStation 5 console and like many, many other updates to the PlayStation 4, this one just “improves system performance.” Here’s the patch notes captured for you in all their 4K glory and with a snazzy QR code, direct from a PS5!

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Normally that would be nothing to write home about, but those who have already got their hands on the console in North America, Japan, Australia and some other territories have been reporting a number of problems.

There seems to be an issue with the PlayStation 5 rest mode. The mode allows you to put the console to sleep and instantly pick up where you left off, the same as it does on the PS4. Insomniac have confirmed that there is definitely an issue if you put the PS5 in to rest mode when playing Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and the remastered original Spider-Man game. There are also multiple reports of Godfall suffering from the same problem.

Users who have been hit by the problem have been forced to rebuild their PS5 database and most find that has worked. However, a small number of gamers have found that the rebuild fails and bricks their console.

There are also reports of PS5’s crashing at various points and throwing up the error code CE-108255-1, a rather generic “Something went wrong with this game or app.” Sony have yet to make any official comment on this but @AskPlayStation on Twitter is DM’ing individuals with advice, so best to try there if you have the problem.

And then there’s the issues with what versions of cross-gen games the console downloads, with games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War defaulting to download the PS4 version and then being unable to install the PS5 version. The only known fix there has been to, you guessed it, perform a full system reset.

Hopefully the new update will fix some of these problems so that when the console launches here in the UK on Thursday it’s more stable and does what it should!

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5 Comments

  1. That has to be the most useless QR code ever. It just goes to playstation.com. Probably quicker to open a browser and type it in than hunt around on your phone to find the thing that can read QR codes, try and focus on the code and then click the link.

  2. There’s also reports that when you download CoD the download doesn’t complete. It’s not visible in your game library but the PS store states it’s been downloaded so you cannot download it again.

    • It’s not 100% certain, but it looks like that CoD issue may be due to downloading both the PS4 and PS5 versions. Which leads to at least 3 problems…

      1. Why is there even a “download all” option that downloads both versions??
      2. It defaults to launching the PS4 version, which seems a bit silly.
      3. If you’ve got the PS4 version installed, it may somehow prevent the PS5 version downloading without doing a factory reset.

      So the advice seems to be don’t download the PS4 version, possibly until you’ve at least downloaded the PS5 version first.

      The general crashing with rest mode and/or external drives is so far looking like it _may_ be an issue with the first batch manufactured. (There’s a date on the bottom somewhere). But it’s not entirely convincing yet. If it is, they could still possibly fix the problem with a software update. Possibly.

    • It would have been nice on this occasion if Sony directly stated wether this update addresses the biggest problems people have been having with the system.
      By not doing so I can only assume, rightly or wrongly, that it does not.

  3. And another gb vanishes

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