PS4 Software Update 1.5 Is Live And Ready To Download


If you’re planning on buying a PS4 this Friday at midnight, you may want to go ahead and download the mandatory software update now. Software update 1.5 is now available for download, and just like all PS updates, it can be loaded onto a USB and installed directly to the console. Preemptively downloading the 307MB update could save you a ton of time launch night. There’s likely to be millions of people attempting to download and install update 1.5 November 15th, so having it locked and loaded via USB is going to be an attractive alternative.

To install via USB:

Enable safe mode. When PS4 is powered off, press and hold the power button for seven seconds to enter safe mode. Then install the update from your USB.

Members of the press attending the PlayStation Review event are reporting that the 307MB download is taking just minutes to install, but that’s definitely going to change day one. I’d recommend having the USB on hand as a backup in-case download times are affected.

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Dylan Zellmer

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  • Ryan Giddings

    That was smart of them