PlayStation 4 users should be aware of the latest PS4 patch. Don’t worry, 5.5 isn’t a huge update. It focuses primarily on increasing performance which has been the caption for most of the PS4 updates we’ve seen thus far. Previously patch 5.53 was the most recent performance upgrade and that patch wasn’t too noticeable either.


This patch only registers at a reasonable 400 MBs no need to upgrade your hardware to make room. This patch will go online if you keep your PS4 on rest mode so chances on you won’t even notice its loading up until frame rates increase. Unless of course, you’re one of several users have complained about error messages that prevent them from accessing the shop shortly after updating. The good news is that the issues seem to have been hot fixed. Always pay close attention to these new patches just in case.

Below are the official update patch notes from PlayStation’s website:

Main features in system software update version 5.55

  • This system software update improves system performance.

Main features in system software update 5.50

  • As a family manager, parent, or guardian, you can now monitor your child’s time played (the    amount of time they’ve spent logged in to the PS4™) and set restrictions accordingly. To manage play time settings for each child, select  (Settings) > [Parental Controls/Family Management] > [Family Management].

ー       You can view your child’s total time played for the day.

ー       You can limit how long your child plays per day, and set playable hours to prevent play late at night or other unwanted times. Restrictions can be set for each day of the week.

ー       When the set play time ends, a pop-up notification appears repeatedly on the screen to let your child know that they’re out of play time. If you choose, the PS4™ can automatically log your child out when play time ends.

ー       You can also extend or shorten your child’s play time on the day they play.

ー       You can view and manage your child’s play time anytime from your PC or smartphone using the    (PlayStation App) or by visiting this website.

  • The following features have been added to  (Library).

ー       [PlayStation Plus] will now appear if you were ever a PlayStation®Plus subscriber. You can keep track of all your free PS Plus games.

ー       You can now hide games and applications you no longer need from [Purchased]. Highlight a game or application, press the OPTIONS button, and then select [Do Not Show Content Item in [Purchased]].

Other new or revised features in version 5.50

  • [Supersampling Mode] has been added to  (Settings) > [Sound and Screen] > [Video Output Settings]. Enable this mode to improve image quality in some games when your PlayStation®4 Pro is connected to a TV with 2K resolution or lower. This setting is available only on PlayStation®4 Pro.
  • You can now customize logos and backgrounds with your favorite images. On the image selection screen, select image files from a USB storage device. Customize any of the following.

ー       Team logo

ー       Team cover image

ー       Background image for the home screen

ー       Image for the message group

  • On the quick menu,  (Online Friends) has been changed to  (Friends). From here, you can view online Friends and custom lists.
  • Music playback functions on the quick menu have been improved.
  • You can now create events from the team profile screen. On the screen, select [Events] > [Create Event for This Team].
  • Easily find games that can be played on PlayStation®VR from the home screen or  (Library).  (PS VR) appears next to supported games.
  • You can now delete notifications. Select  (Notifications) to display the notifications list, press the OPTIONS button, and then select [Delete].
  • You can now choose who can view the list of players you follow and who can view the list of your followers separately. Select  (Settings) > [Account Management] > [Privacy Settings] > [Friends | Connections].

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Samuel W.
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The name is Samuel. I love creative writing, from short stories to screenplays. My favorite genre of video games are definitely rpg's and my favorite game of all time would have to be Skyrim. Games I play currently are Fallout 4, modded Skyrim, League of Legends, and Overwatch. I love playing with friends as well as having some alone time with a nice roleplaying adventure game. I am a weeb as well and favorite anime would have to be hunterxhunter.