We hope you’re ready for minor system performance enhancements, because Sony has released a new PS4 firmware patch. Beyond the generic, single patch note, it’s unclear precisely what this update, version 6.02 does. Either way, the update is available now.
The patch weighs in at 447.4 MB, and it’s a mandatory download. Sony states the update “improves system performance,” but it’s possible this patch is the one that fixes a recent issue that caused many PS4s to enter a crash loop.
That bug allowed malicious users to send a message containing special characters that would crash your PS4. Sony has since stated the issue has been fixed, and advised anyone still affected to delete the malicious message via the PSN app.
Looking ahead, PS4 users will soon be able to change their online IDs after many years of being stuck with the same old tag. That facility is coming in early 2019 after a beta test this year.