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New PS5 Update Betters Performance And Fixes Game Deletion Issue

by Liana Ruppert on Nov 25, 2020 at 11:18 AM

As is the case with any new console launch, the PlayStation 5 has encountered a few issues with its hardware. Luckily, Sony just rolled out a new PS5 update that tackles a few important bugs in addition to the usual performance enhancements generally seen with this sort of drop. 

While both the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 have had issues, there is one particular bug with the new PS5 (outside of the noise complaints) that has been deleting disc-installed games. Between that, and the issue surrounding the DualSense controller not being able to charge while the console is in Rest Mode, the new PS5 update comes at the perfect time. 

Sony outlines that a few general areas of improvement were enhanced with the latest update, though specifics on what those changes do aren't detailed. That being said, the DualSense charging issue is one that many will be happy to see alongside the deleted games, though still no word on what Sony is doing about the reports of "overclocking" and overheating that has resulted in loud platform noises. The latter is something several of our team members here at Game Informer have encountered, though nothing severe enough to warrant a send-off for repairs. 

This marks the second update for the PlayStation 5 system, you can see the full patch notes below for the previous fixes: 

Version 20.02-02.26.00

  • This system software update improves system performance.
  • An issue where installed disc versions of games were sometimes deleted was resolved.
  • An issue that prevented the PS5 wireless controller from being charged while in rest mode when connected to the PS5's front side USB Type-A port using the USB cable included with some PS5 consoles was resolved.

Version 20.02-02.25.00

  • This system software update improves system performance.
  • An issue where users couldn't download games because only the "Queued for Download" or "View Details" option was displayed was resolved. If you encounter this issue, update the system software to the latest version, and then try starting your PS5 in safe mode to rebuild the database. 

Have you been encountering any of the above issues with your PS5 system? Run into anything else troublesome with both the PlayStation 5 or the Xbox Series X/S? Sound off in the comment section below! 

[Source: PlayStation]

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