Next-gen, and all the joys that come with it – pre-launch excitement, midnight openings, copious amounts of Doritos & Dew, and of course, the inevitable day-one patches and problematic overloaded servers.
That said, I’m here with a helpful reminder that you can grab the PlayStation 4’s launch-day 1.51 firmware patch right now from Sony’s website, and load it on to a USB stick ready to go when you get your console home this Friday.
I’ve reproduced the pertinent information for those looking to get a head start is below. Please, follow this guide to the letter. I cannot be held responsible for any very expensive paperweights.
It’s also very important to note that if you are replacing the HDD, whether right away or some time in the future, there is a larger installer file of 900MB and a different process to follow, as can be found here.
The following things are needed to perform the update:
1) PS4 system. 2) Computer connected to the Internet. 3) USB storage device, such as a USB flash drive with approximately 300MB of free space.
1) On the USB storage device, create folders for saving the update file.
Using a computer, create a folder named “PS4”. Inside that folder, create another folder named “UPDATE”. Make sure these are all uppercase letters and without the quotation marks.
2) Download the update file, and save it in the “UPDATE” folder you created in step 1. Save the file with the file name “PS4UPDATE.PUP”.
Click here to download the update file directly from Sony.
3) Turn off the power of your PS4 system completely. Check that the power indicator is not lit. If the power indicator is lit orange, touch the power button on the PS4 system for at least seven seconds (until the system beeps a second time).
4) Connect the USB storage device that the update file is saved on to your PS4 system, and then touch the power button for at least seven seconds. The PS4 system will start in safe mode.
5) Select [Update System Software]. Follow the screens to complete the installation.
If your PS4 system does not recognise the update file, check that the folder names and file name are correct. Enter the folder names and file name in single-byte characters using uppercase letters.
And that’s it! All being good and well you should now have a spanking new PlayStation 4 running System Software version 1.51. Time to go and Killzone some things!