PS5 Firmware Update 21.01 on April 14 | External USB Support Added

Sony has just released Firmware Update 21.01 on 4 April and we have the complete patch notes for your reading pleasure. The update adds a plethora of new features including the ability to use an external USB to store your games with the new revamped Stats Screen as well.

The update is being rolled out globally to all regional variants of the PS5 and has a file size of around 902 MB. The update itself also adds some features for the PS4 as well. However, the majority of the update is catered towards the new console.

PS5 Update 21.01-03.00.00.38-00.00 Patch Notes

PS5 Update 21.01

While Sony has not provided us with the official patch notes, we’ve already covered all the features we expected from this update. In any case, here’s an overview of the features you can expect from the update once you get PS5 Firmware Update 21.01 up and running on your PS5.

  • Store PS5 Games on Compatible External USB Drives
  • Cross-generation Share Play
  • Request to Join Game Session
  • Improved Game Base
  • Disable Game Chat or Adjust Players’ Volume
  • Game Update Pre-download
  • Customize Game Library
  • Screen Zoom
  • New Trophy Settings and Stats Screen

Note: If the update does not download automatically, you can flash the entire update from a USB. For that, you can find the official firmware here.


What feature are you excited about the most in PS5 Firmware Update 21.01? Will you be storing your PS5 games on a USB? Let us know in the comments section down below!

For more game news and updates, check out our Patch Notes section.

[via Sony]

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