PS4 Firmware System Software Update Today (July 30) - Patch Notes

Here are the patch notes of the latest PS4 update.

By Md Armughanuddin

July 30, 2021

Sony has released a brand new update for the PlayStation 4, and unlike the previous updates, it makes some interesting changes to the console’s software.

It’s been almost a year since the next generation consoles were released, but Sony is still releasing software updates for the last-gen consoles. We did receive some interesting updates in the past few months, including one which sparked a lot of debate, the removal of the favorite PS4 communities feature.

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It’s been a month since the last update for the PS4 was released, and we have received another update today. Although the update is quite small, it does make some interesting changes.

Firstly, players will now be able to see PS5 trophies in PS4 itself. Along with that, there are some changes to groups as well. Group owners can now delete messages, and players will now get a prompt to leave groups in which a player they have blocked is present. Lastly, there are some changes to parental control features as well, as parents will now be notified if their child requests for communication functions.

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PS4 Firmware System Software Update Today (July 30) – Patch Notes

The complete patch notes of the update can be found below. The patch notes have been obtained from a German version of the email being sent out to players, and it has been translated by Resetera user nano.

  • You can now view PS5 trophies on PS4
  • Messages: If you’re the owner of a group, you can now delete messages in it
  • If you block someone, you can now select if you want to leave the group only you and the other player are in
  • If a child requests communication functions from a game, the parent will get a notification via the PS4-system and the PlayStation app

Considering that this was a major update (with the version number being a whole number) the number of features added is quite less. The shift in focus towards the PS5 is quite obvious and does make sense, and it’s quite less likely we will see major changes to the PS4 in the near future.

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Md is the Head of Content- India for DualShockers. He is pursuing Computer Science Engineering and is really passionate about gaming and technology. You can find him cracking complex coding problems during the day, and covering the latest happenings in the industry at night.

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