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PS5 firmware update fixes DualSense battery indicator bug

There's a new firmware update for your PS5.

Sony rolled out a new firmware for PlayStation 5 this morning. The platform holder is still sticking with the comically long version numbers, so this week's update is 21.01-

Seeing as there was no prior announcement, you probably already guessed that it's another incremental update. That said, we did actually end up getting some proper patch notes this time around. The patch fixes a bug that caused games hidden on PS4 to still appear on PS5. It also made the process of copying games from a USB drive to the internal storage more stable.

The other welcome change in this week's patch - as initially spotted on Reddit - is a fix for the DualSense battery indicator on the console's dashboard, which continued to blink for some players even when the controller was charged.

Read on below for the full change log:

  • This system software update improves system performance.
  • We've updated the DualSense wireless controller device software to improve stability.
  • We've fixed an issue that restricted the functionality of some screens when the screen reader was enabled.
  • We've fixed an issue where games that you've hidden on PS4 were not hidden on PS5.
  • We've made the process of copying games from USB extended storage to console storage in the game library more stable.

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