PS4 update 8.0.0 out TODAY: Patch notes for major PSN download ahead of release time
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PS4 update 8.0.0 is being released today, and in the run-up to the major PSN download’s release time Sony has announced what’s coming to the PlayStation 4. The new PS4 software update will include changes to Party and Messages as well as more flexible Parental Controls. The patch will be released globally today to PS4 gamers around the world, and will also bring with it new PSN avatars based on iconic games such as Last of Us 2, Bloodborne and Journey.
Announcing the release of PS4 update 8.0.0 the official PlayStation Twitter posted: “PS4 system software update 8.00 drops today, featuring changes to Party and Messages, plus more flexible Parental Controls and more”.
While in a blog post online Sony outlined everything that will be coming in PS4 update 8.0.0, which gamers will get a PSN prompt about when it’s ready to install.
Introducing the post Sid Shuman, Senior Director of SIE Content Communications, said: “Our latest system software update for PlayStation 4, version 8.00, is launching today globally. This update includes changes to the existing Party and Messages features, new avatars, updated parental controls and more.”
Here is everything that’s included in PS4 update 8.0.0…
PS4 UPDATE 8.0.0 – PARTY AND MESSAGES UPDATES
Following this update, Party and Messages will be more tightly linked together and you will see changes to the UI. Both apps will now use the same ‘Groups’ of players for Party voice chats and message exchanges, instead of having different groups setup across the two apps. So now you can start a Party chat or send a message to the group you’ve previously chatted with across PS4, as well as PS5 when it launches.
PS4 UPDATE 8.0.0 – NEW AVATARS
We’re expanding the collection of pre-set avatars for players to showcase on their Profile. An array of new avatars from your favorite games will be available, including Bloodborne, Journey, Ghost of Tsushima, God of War, The Last of Us Part II, The Last of Us Remastered, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and many more.
PS4 UPDATE 8.0.0 – MUTE ALL MICS OPTION
We’ve added an option to “Mute all Microphones” in the Quick Menu, so you can easily mute your mics while gaming.
PS4 UPDATE 8.0.0 – PARENTAL CONROLS
Under Parental Controls, we’re combining the ‘Communicating with Other Players’ and ‘Viewing Content Created by other Players’ into one setting – ‘Communication and User Generated Content’- to cover both areas of communication and UGC sharing. This offers a simpler setting that’s easier for parents to understand and apply to their children.
In addition, children can send a request to their parents to use communications features in specific games. When a child sends this request, the parent will receive an email notification and can choose to make an exception for that game and allow the child to use its communications and UGC features. This will provide more flexibility to both parents and children.
PS4 UPDATE 8.0.0 – ENHANCED 2-STEP VERIFICATION
The 2-Step Verification (2SV) feature on PS4 will be enhanced to support third party authenticator apps as an option during the activation flow and 2SV sign-in across PS4, mobile and web.
PS4 UPDATE 8.0.0 – REMOVAL OF EVENT CREATION AND PRIVATE COMMUNITY CREATION
After 8.00, you will no longer be able to create Events or access existing Events created by other users.
We’re also removing the ability to create private Communities under the Community app on PS4. If you already have existing private Communities, you can continue to access them.
PS4 UPDATE 8.0.0 – REMOTE PLAY APP UPDATES FOR PC AND MOBILE
At the same time as 8.00, the existing PS4 Remote Play app on mobile (iOS/Android), Windows PC and Mac, will change its name to PS Remote Play, and the option to connect to PS5 will be added. You’ll need to sign in to PSN from your PS5 to be able to access the feature, so sit tight until PS5 launches this November!
As a reminder, a PS4 system with a wired connection via a LAN cable is recommended to download the update.
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