PS4 System Software Update 5.00 Out Now

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PS4 System Software Update 5.00 Out Now

New update features improvements to tournaments, broadcasting, messages, family management and more.

Our next system software update for PlayStation 4, version 5.00 (codenamed NOBUNAGA), is available now! This update introduces features like the new “Family on PlayStation Network” system, an enhanced Twitch broadcast option on PlayStation 4 Pro, and a variety of new features for Notifications, Messages, and much more.

We’ve already outlined a number of key features before our beta program started, but we wanted to share some additional features that are coming to PS4 with this update.

Team Tournaments

Prepare to recruit the best players you know, because Team Tournaments on PS4 are almost here. With this new functionality, you’ll be able to compete against other teams for prizes and status.

Team Tournament functionality will kick off on October 5, shortly after the release of the 5.00 update. The initial batch of titles supporting Team Tournaments will be Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, World of Tanks and Mantis Burn Racing, with more on the way. Head over to the Events section on your PS4 to check out details for different Events and Tournaments, and to start creating your team.

You can join or own up to a maximum of 60 different teams, and each team will have an owner and captain(s) who can manage the team. Only teams will be able to register for official Team Tournaments. Your team will have its own customizable team page where you can see team member information, and view upcoming and ongoing events that your team is currently registered for and competing in. In addition, you can easily check out your team’s results in past tournaments with a new bracket viewer that shows full tournament standings for Single and Double Elimination tournaments directly on PS4. Communicating and coordinating with your teammates is also simple via the integrated team chat feature.

Follow Anyone

PS4 5.00 - Who To Follow

Before 5.00, you were only able to follow Verified Accounts, but now you can follow any user without having to be friends with them (subject to privacy settings). This allows you to follow content creators, game broadcasters, and other gamers in a community without having to dip into your friends list. And at the same time, this will allow these users to expand their reach and build more interest in what they’re doing. Your What’s New feed will be updated with the activities of the users you’re following, so you can easily keep up on what they’re up to. And under Friends, you’ll see a new Who to Follow section that will give you customized recommendations of who you can follow. The recommendations will be displayed in separate categories, such as Featured Verified Accounts, trending users, and suggestions based on games you’ve recently played.

Messages Update

PS4 5.00 - URL Preview

We have one more feature to add to the list of updates coming to Messages on PS4. If you send a message that contains a link to a website, messages will now display a preview of the website, like headlines and thumbnails.

App Updates

Outside of PS4, some of our apps are getting updates today too:

PlayStation Communities

Following this update, you can switch the app into landscape mode when you flip your phone sideways, so you get a wider view of the app and it makes it easier to scroll through. In addition, you’re now able to view and post animated GIFs on community walls. We’re also adding the following languages to the app: Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Romanian, Thai and Vietnamese.

PlayStation Messages

Horizon Zero DawnUncharted The Lost Legacy

Stickers for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and Horizon Zero Dawn are being added. And similar to the PS4’s Messages update, the PlayStation Messages app will also be updated to display previews of a website if you’ve received a link. Support for Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Romanian, Thai and Vietnamese are being added to the app.

We’re excited for you to test out these features for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments. We’re listening and always appreciate your feedback!

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  • So now that I updated I can no longer get my PlayStation to work at all. It has power but no sound and I can’t get visuals except for the rare super small screen that goes away after a few seconds

  • is there any change username option?

  • So im getting a refund on my PSN “service” right? Seems only fair since this is 100% on your end.

  • Its destiny reset day and I can’t do anything on my ps4

  • I can’t download the update

  • Nothing about deleting notifications? Still got 8 months of discover notifications and messages, likes, updates, requests, party invitations etc. Would be nice to delete all the clutter.

  • Aww man I was expecting gamertag change becuase I dont like mine. Its very cringy

  • When will we finally get the ability to sort trophies? Should have been a Day 1 feature, and it’s now 4 years without it. Come on Sony.

  • I like the updates and extra features and stuff. But for example with like all the followers and “notify when friends go online” type of stuff.

    But what about the people that don’t want any of that?? I mean yeah I get that we can set our “privacy settings” to prevent certain things… But there is no option to prevent people from following you.. to prevent a friend from being notified when I go online… stuff like that.

    Basically I’m just saying I’d like an option to not let anyone follow me for example… I mean I wanna log on and play online and not change my status to “Hide Offline” but I also find it kind of creepy if someone on my PSN friends list has it clicked to notify them everytime I log-in.

    I’m just saying if there are all these options to stay updated/connected/following then there should also be options for those gamers that don’t want all that stuff.

    Call me paranoid I guess.. I just get wierded out that PSN User: – GenericNameWhatever wants to be notified everytime I log onto my PS4.

  • After the update my controller doesn’t work i tried everything and still nothing

  • So apparently we can’t change our Usernames because it is a Unique Identifier tied to our account and purchases etc.
    Is it not possible to keep the Username’s as the Unique Identifier and add a second field we can freely edit like a Display Name? Leave the Username as is.
    Choose to display the new field in-game and in friends list, instead of user ID.
    Make user ID for login only and hidden in background for identification purposes.
    And in a nutshell, that’s it?

    (Japan has this feature of sorts apparently, for a while now, I’m thinking because their symbols can’t be used as an ID as it’s incompatible characters/emoji-like to the system.)

  • I won’t be happy until I can change my PSN gamer tag. I was playing in competitive gaming when I first signed up when I bought my PS3 when it came out. Now I’ve retired from the military and have this annoying gamer tag. I felt like I had to keep it for cross buys and the fact I had so many movies purchased through the PSN store. I can’t believe in this day and age we can’t change our gamer tag. For crying out loud at least let us pay for a one time change per person over the age of 18 and let that carry across to our other systems we own. I’ve heard the argument that it keeps people from getting banned and having them create a new PSN ID, but this doesn’t apply to the the majority of gamers.

  • So basically, stuff that nobody wanted.txt

  • even with these new parental controls, the whole parental controls is still trash. Nothing has changed they give you all these other options but they do nothing. No matter what i do my son is blocked from seeing or playing anything over a certain age group. I have contacted sony and they tried to trouble shoot with me but even they said he cant play certain games until hes 18.

  • Very dodgy update! My Ps4 restarted 3 times more than the norm during update and had to rebuild the database before working again

  • I’m looking the new features and look very forward to using them.
    But I’ve been wondering what happened to the announcement which said we’d be able to change our PSN IDs with this update?
    Are there any plans to release this feature in the future?

    • Hmm they never said ID change was coming…y’all need to quit asking for that,it’s lame as hell.That’s what you get for not thinking before choosing a name you will use for the rest of your life.

  • this update does not want to install because when i says it ready to install i get a error message and it restarts the update percentage. if anyone could help me please

  • For some reason it won’t let me install update 5.00 it keeps saying error code (E-801809A8) what should i do?

  • Did they allow the Seagate backup plus hub external hard drive be formated to work for extra memory?


    1-Problem occurs on PS4-PRO
    2-Steps to replicate
    2.1-Turn on PS4
    2.2-Say yes to update
    2.3-Watch it download quickly and go into firmware update mode
    2.4-Watch it crash
    2.5-Plugged controller to console to proceed to next step after crash…nothing happens
    2.6-wait around…eventually console turns off.
    3-Back to where things were before it failed…at least PS4 PRO is not bricked.
    4-PS4 wants to re-download update and requires 3 hours to download an average of 350mb on a very fast 80-100mbps connection.

    And you wonder why the PC Gaming market is growing? All this has happened after I decided to give Sony another try before switching to PC for good. Well guess what Sony. That was your last chance, literally the day after I buy a 12 month PSN subscription you decide to ruin the whole experience for me. Why did I even bother updating to the PS4 PRO this year?

    Good job letting me down, and letting down the community.

    This issue has become very wide spread…google it. Fix it. Make up for it in creative ways. Free content, free PSN for a year. That is how you make it up for being incompetent and failing to deliver on quality towards your customers.

  • I’m not about to keep stressing about this PS4 I’m switching to Xbox

  • Sony open up a gameplay statistics for the gamers! I want to see what games and how long I play. And where’s the Nickname change feature?! Whatever Steam rulez…

  • I just had the update for the ps4, and before the update I could play games and go to YouTube or anything! I came home and updated my system and went to go on YouTube well scrolling through my home screen and making a party chat works perfectly but the second I open an app it’s like I can’t use any buttons, the screen isn’t frozen but it doesn’t register my controller, but then I can hit the home screen. And it goes to it. I don’t know whats going on. It’s really irritating I tried opening Netflix, a few games, and it all does the same thing. I even tried restarting it. Let’s me go all over PlayStation store BUT NONE OF MY APPS. starting to get extremely upset with this PlayStation bs. It was fine until the update.

  • I can’t even get safe mode to work anymore o now have a brick

  • Dark blood, I suggest chatting with support. Same thing happened to me. Hold power button until you hear two beeps, while ps4 is off, you will be in safe mode. Plug controller into USB or whatever you are charging with, and select option 5. On the regular ps4, not pro

  • My ps4 won’t update it says error what do I do?

  • Uncharted is a great game, I and my daughter were enjoying it in Best Buy sometime ago great game. I was wondering if PlayStation has the classic throwbacks like Out Run, Rolling Thunder, Ms. Pac Man etc. I hope I didn’t make anyone laugh too hard with the classics…

  • Now I wish that PlayStation would create stickers for Android messaging similar to the ones for iOS. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 user here.

  • Still waiting on the ability to delete hundreds of notifications…

  • Oh goodie 5.00 is here i’ll just have a glass of wine to celebrate.These greedy Bastards will never get me back to PSN. I didn’t mind paying £40 a year but £50? I don’t think so. PSN users are the most ignorant people on this Earth i’ve ever met in my life. Best thing i did was permently unplug my PS4 . If i get a PS PLUS for Christmas i won’t be using it. The Japanese have always been extremely they want ££££££££££ i use Friendbase now at least on there they have something called manners unlike on PSN. Sorry no way on Earth i’m paying to play online. These anti social PSN users 100% have their privacy settings on 24/7 365 days a year. GTA V online is full of modders plus every PSN haa their privacy settings on so at lease i have excuses to move on with Shambolic Anti Social PSN. Bit daft paying to play online when the broadband gets payed for anyway.

  • Greedy*

  • After checking out the update last night, I’m a bit disappointed by the “Family on PlayStation Network” features. For families who have more than one PS4, figuring out who can use what content on each system is a real hassle. I was really hoping that now that we can add adult and sub member accounts to one family, that we would be able to share content more easily. Maybe you could look for a way to implement this in the future. One way would be to register Family account purchases to the home network, not the system, so content can be enjoyed by masters and sub accts across PS4’s within one home.

  • It’s a nice update and all, but please let me change my PSN name someday =)

  • I updated my system to the new software 5.0 and I’m already experiencing glitches. Before when I put my system in rest mode I was able to continue my game when I start up my system. The game does not start so I tried to restart my system and it still say “restarting the PS4”. I hold the power button and finally the system turned off. But I’m still having the same problem. Turning the power off did not close the game out. I tried playing other games that is saved on my system but those are frozen and won’t start up. I power cycle my system 3 times and the games are still frozen. Any suggestions?

  • Lol only 3 replies from the PS crew…none of them relevant. Gotta love their selective response system.

  • So far the update hasn’t been really good. Cannot connect to PS services which is totally fine only playing more single player games, but moving through the home menus it’s extremely lagging on the ding it makes going through the options of games and settings. Other than those I have haven’t seen any others.

  • a good update would be ps3 backward compatibility on ps4.

    and stop this greedy bs like remaster or hd from last gen.

  • So I don’t know if it’s just me but there is no way to sort my 150+ friends from who’s online and who’s offline when creating a list

  • If you block someone they can still follow you. Also people you deleted months ago show up automatically on your followers list even though they did not follow you. FIX THIS, BLOCKED PLAYERS SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO FOLLOW. It should make them unfollow you if you block someone.

  • Why did the update 5.0 have to reconfigure my internal memory? Is it supposed to do that?

  • Gimme back the old layout of messages,that thing of favorite or custom group whatever…its bs.Give us freakin OPTIONS Sony for f sake don’t y’all know people need options?…quit touching things that dont need to be changed.

    Glad y’all added the Horizon and Lost Legacy stickers or else this update would have just the clock on the quick menu as a good thing.

  • Well day 2 now with the error code still can’t update. This will probably never be fixed. I sure hope so I invested way to much for this to happen

  • during update PS4 Pro froze. will not shut off manually. controllers won’t stay on and connect to shut off.
    Any fix suggested?

  • Error code e-801809A8

  • Immediately After the 5.0 update I can no longer initiate chance or send game invites hip hip hooray Sony!!!!!

    • ***** immediately after the 5.0 update I can no longer initiate chats or send game invites to other users no matter what game I have on my PlayStation Pro, hip hip hooray Sony!!!!! I’m also not good with the fact that I was forced to update to 5.0 , PlayStation 4 has at least 3 differnt sku s, did they not test this before releasing it to their millions of users? Am i gonna receive something for this inconvenience? 2 friends on my list gad sam issue ,with certain people ever since we had the update with the custom wallpapers which was for 4.? something if I remember correctly and nothing was ever resolved up until this point I never had an issue with my PlayStation Pro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Update 5 is now out and we are still waiting for Persian language for PS4 and Exclusive games .

  • Not able to play online after update is there anyone one having this problem

  • No PSI ID change?! what a shame..
    At least they gave us the option to change the notification color to black again
    I didn’t update it yet but i’m hoping to have no problems like some people are having

  • both my controllers are having issues after the 5.o update. they do lag and disconnect without any reason. it is indeed the fault of the update, cause it really just started with the update. please fix this, I can’t really play otherwise

  • Ho-hum, still having problems with error code 801809A8 here (can download the 5.0 update but when trying to install it keeps giving me the error code). Is this issue ever going to get fixed?

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