Playstation 5: What's in System Update 21.01-03.20.00?

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Playstation 5 owners will get a new system update once they fire up their consoles today. The update in question (21.01-03.20.00) is minor but it has fixed several issues related to the console’s controllers.

If you are having any issues with the Dualsense controllers, it may be a good time for you to download the update as soon as possible.

Patch Notes

While the system update doesn’t offer much, it's still 1 GB in size. You could say that it just provides general improvements, but one particular line, maybe something that you will care about. Before anything else, here is a rundown of the patch notes:

  • Updated DualSense wireless controller device software to improve stability.
  • Fixed an issue where games that you’ve hidden on PS4 were not hidden on PS5.
  • Fixed an issue that restricted the functionality of some screens when the screen reader was enabled.
  • The process of copying games from a USB extended storage to your console’s storage in the game library should be more stable now.
  • The update also improves overall system performance.

The one thing that caught many people’s attention is the update to the console’s Dualsense controllers. It is unclear what Sony means about improved stability but some users have reported their experience on Reddit.

Redditor @estarrecido said that the update may have solved an issue regarding the use of the controller’s touchpad in some titles, such as Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Ghost of Tsushima. 

Apparently, the update fixed the left swipe ghost input in those games, which made the Redditor happy. Though, they're planning to test this update further.

Another Redditor noted that the battery indicator bug has been fixed. Back then, the controller would tell the user that its battery percentage is at 0%. Now, it tells the user the battery percentage more accurately.

Another notable change that came with the new update is that the console now sorts games alphabetically in the game library by default. This makes it easier for you to find the right game you want to play.

The new system update should download automatically once you turn on your PS5 console. However, if it doesn’t do so automatically, you can manually trigger the update by going to the console’s settings menu.

Have you downloaded the update already? How’s your experience?

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