A brand new system software update for the PS5 went live earlier today (March 23), and fans will be pleased to know that there are actual features included in the update. today, more stability improvements!
After rolling out to beta a few months ago, the latest PS5 system software update brings the console’s firmware to version 22.01-05 with changes to Game Base functionality and more.
Check out the official March 23 PS5 system software update patch notes below to find out exactly what’s new.
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PS5 System Software Patch Notes 22.01-05.00 (March 23)
Below are the official patch notes for the all-new PS5 system software update, which rolled out earlier today (March 23) with the following changes and features:
Main features of this system software update
In Game Base, we’ve updated the following:
- Voice chats are now called parties.
- For easier access, we have divided Game Base into three tabs: (Friends], (Games]
- From the Game Base menu and control cards, you can now perform the following actions:
- See all your friends under the [Friends] tab in the control menu.
- Start Share Play directly from the voice chat card. You don’t need to start anymore
Share Screen to use Share Play.9:00 amAdd a player to a group, or create a new group directly from messages
map. You can also send video clips, pictures, quick messages and view a
the group’s shared media from this card.
- Now when a member of a group shares their screen, you will see the (r) on air
icon. You can check this in the [Parties] tongue.
- The player search function and friend requests are now under the [Friends] tongue.
- We’ve made it easier to decline friend requests by adding a [Decline] button for
your friend request list.
In Accessibility, we’ve updated the following:
- We’ve updated the following for the screen reader:
- The screen reader is now supported in six additional languages: Russian,
Arabic, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish and Korean.
- The screen reader can now read notifications aloud.
- You can now enable mono audio for the headphones so that the same sound is9:01played through both left and right headphones.
- When your headset is connected, go to [Settings] > [Sound] > [Audio
Output| and then turn on [Mono Audio for Headphones]. Otherwise, go to
[Settings] > [Accessibility] > [Display and Sound] then turn on [Mono
Audio for Headphones].
- You can now display a checkmark on enabled settings so you can easily see that they are
- Go to [Settings] > [Accessibility] > [Display and Sound] then turn on [Show
Tick on Enabled Settings].
In Trophies, we’ve updated the following:
- The visual design of trophy cards and the list of trophies have been updated.
- You can now see suggested trophies to earn on the trophy tracker
when you play a game.
For the features available in the Create menu, we’ve updated the following:
- You can now start Share Screen and broadcast your game in an open party.
- We added a new feature: voice control (preview). Voice Command (Preview) includes voice commands to find and open games, apps, and settings, as well as control media playback.
- To get started, go to [Settings] > [Voice Command] and turn on [Enable Voice Command (Preview)]. Then call “Hey, PlayStation!” and tell your PS5 to do something.
- You can use this feature to help you find and open games, apps, and settings, control your media without even touching a button, and more.
- Currently, Voice Command (Preview) is only available in English for players with PSN accounts in the US and UK.
- We added Ukrainian language support.
Other updated features:
- We have made the following enhancement to the Game Library:
- Under the [Your Collection] you can now filter your games by genre to find the games you want to play faster.
- We’ve pinned PlayStation Plus to the left edge of the games home screen.
- Now you can redeem monthly games faster.
- Access PS Plus game collections more easily from your home screen.
- We’ve added a button guide to show you how to reload and zoom while using the internet browser.
- If you want to flag something someone in a party said, there are now visual indicators to let you identify who was speaking. This will help PlayStation Safety take appropriate action based on your report.
We’ve made the console safer for child accounts:
- When viewing a purchased or installed game that is prohibited from being played, the game background image is hidden.
- Activity cards, such as those displayed in Control Center or Game Hub, will not be displayed for age-restricted games.
- Now you can keep any games or apps you choose on your home screen.
- When focused on a game or app, press the options button @ to open the options menu and select [Keep in Home]. The games and apps you choose to keep will stay on your home screen.
- You can keep a maximum of 5 games and apps on each home screen.
- You can now have three more games and apps appearing on your home screen.
- We’ve changed the look of the User Guide to make it easier to read. If you prefer the old look, you can restore it.
- We now support more emojis.
- We changed the keyboard layout for Polish.
- We’ve updated the DualSense wireless controller software to improve stability