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PlayStation 5: Firmware Update to Version 20.02 Released

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Just in time for the EU release, a new PS5 update is available for download. (Image Credit: Sony)

Shortly before the European release of the next-generation console PlayStation 5, Sony is launching a new firmware update. The Day One Update to version 20.02 is available for download just in time for the release.

While North America has been enjoying the benefits of PlayStation 5 for about a week now, we have to be patient until November 19. Just in time for the PS5 release, the first firmware update of the next-generation console is available for download, which carries the version number 20.02.

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PlayStation 5 Firmware 20.02 Released

The PlayStation 5 firmware update download is about 868 MB in size. If you have downloaded the day one patch, the console will update to version 20.02-02.25.00. What exactly is behind the update is unclear.

Sony only talks about "performance improvements for the system" - but we're not used to that from PlayStation 4. If so, which of the known bugs of the PlayStation 5 will patch fix? After all, the next-gen console has been having some notable issues like unexpected shutdowns, freezes, crashes, and more. The download of the PlayStation 5 firmware 20.02 should start automatically when the console is first set up, which some Europeans may be facing tomorrow.

If you haven't been able to get your hands on PlayStation 5 for tomorrow's release, you should check out some popular online stores. Several retailers have already announced that they will be offering more PS5 consoles tomorrow, November 19.

As always, you can read more about PlayStation 5 and gaming on EarlyGame. Make sure you also check our YouTube channel.

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Original article by EarlyGame's Philipp Briel.

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