Staying up-to-date with the latest game updates on your PS5 console ensures you have access to new features, improvements, and bug fixes. Here is a guide on how to check for and install game updates on your PS5.
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Check for Game Updates
There are two ways to check for game updates on your PS5:
Manually Checking for Updates
To manually check if updates are available for a game:
- Highlight the game tile on your home screen or in your game library
- Press the Options button on your DualSense controller
- Select Check for Update
If an update is available, you will get a notification letting you know it has been added to the download queue.
Enable Automatic Downloads
To have your PS5 automatically download game updates:
- Go to Settings > Saved Data and Game/App Settings
- Select Automatic Updates
- Toggle Automatic Updates and Auto-Download to On
With auto-downloads enabled, your games will automatically update whenever the developers release new patches.
Install Game Updates
Downloaded game updates will install automatically when you launch the game. You can also manually trigger an install:
- Highlight the game tile
- Press the Options button
- Select View Details
- Choose Install to manually install the update
Game updates install in the background so you can still use your PS5 as normal during the process.
Check Update Progress
To check the download progress of game updates:
- Press the PS button to open the Control Center
- Select Downloads/Uploads
You will see a list of all items currently downloading or installing. This includes both system software and game updates.
Troubleshooting Game Updates
If you have issues downloading or installing game updates on your PS5, try the following troubleshooting steps:
- Check if PlayStation Network (PSN) is up and running properly
- Delete the update file and try downloading it again
- Rebuild the PS5 database in Safe Mode
- Free up storage space on your console if it’s full
- Contact PlayStation Support for further assistance
Staying current with the latest patches ensures you get the best experience playing games on PS5. Following this guide makes it easy to check for and install updates.
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