PS5 software update 21.01-03.10.00 targets improved system performance

A new PlayStation 5 system software update has been pushed out to users today, bumping the version number up to the very catchy 21.01-03.10.00 and promising improved system performance. So… is that it?

After the voluminous patch notes that accompanied the update released on 14th April, we’re back to guessing whether or not this system update has added any hidden tricks, or if it is just a minor bug fix to clean up a few loose ends. Either way, it weighs in at around 1GB.


Here’s the patch note in full:

Version: 21.01-03.10.00

This system software update improves system performance.

It’s most likely a minor bug fix, with the 14th April update making some significant changes to the PlayStation 5 system software. Among other things, it allowed users to move PS5 games to an external USB drive that, while it would make them unplayable, does allow for PS5 owners to clear some precious SSD space. It also tweaked the layout and design of the Game Base menu that houses both the permanent party chats and your friends list, and it enabled support for 120Hz gameplay on 1080p screens, broadening the range of TVs and monitors that can support 120fps gaming.

You can read the full changelog from the 21.01-03.00.00 update here.

The PS5 update was accompanied by an update on PS4, which enabled the ability for Share Play to run from PS5 to PS4, as well as putting the once beloved Communities feature out to pasture.

Source: PlayStation

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  1. I hope they’ve fixed the problem with external storage. Since I plugged in my SSD when I wake up my PS5 from rest mode I get a message saying that the external drive wasn’t removed properly, resulting in the drive being repaired or rebuilt.

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