PS4 Firmware Update: PS4 version 7.55 is now live!

Sony has released a new firmware update for the PlayStation 4. The update, which installs version 7.55 onto your PS4, does not, however, appear to alter the PlayStation console in any significant way.

This update comes just a day after Microsoft released quality of life improvements for the Xbox One's Dashboard ahead of the Xbox Series X's launch this November.

The update, which is not mandatory for playing games on the console, is 471.4MB and will install on your PS4 automatically when on Rest Mode or turned on. Here's all you need to know.

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PS4 Firmware 7.55 update patch notes

The patch notes for the latest update confirmed that the latest version makes no changes that will significantly alter a player's experience. The sole patch note reads, "This system software update improves system performance."

To download the update manually, simple go to your PS4's settings and find the 'System Software Update' option. In here, it should allow you to download version 7.55 if your console hasn't automatically downloaded the update.

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Similar to the last two firmware updates, the latest unannounced version focuses on performance rather than adding any extra features to the console.

The update may, however, include preparation for the upcoming firmware 8.00 update that has now entered a closed beta stage. It's expected that version 8.00 will be the final update supported by Sony as they shift focus onto the PlayStation 5 when it releases later this year.

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