Firmware 2.0 for PlayStation 4 was hailed as one of the most important mandatory updates for the console in some time. Codenamed “Masamune”, the patch entailed an array of eye-catching features such as Share Play, enhanced broadcasting capabilities and custom themes — but it also brought its fair share of technical problems to boot.
Chief among those was the issue with the PS4’s Rest Mode, where a handful of players found that their systems had frozen after trying to enter the low-power state. Thankfully, Sony has promptly issued a fix for the problem, confirming that firmware 2.01 is now available to download.
PS4 software update 2.01 is rolling out today & will address issues some users have when powering on the system from Rest Mode.
— PlayStation Europe (@PlayStationEU) November 5, 2014
Those unfortunate few who were affected by the issue — which essentially caused the PS4 to brick — should now be able to enter the sleep mode without fear of having to do a hard reset on the system and, subsequently, risk corrupting the internal hard drive.
We’ll keep you updated with more information regarding the bricking issue as Sony releases it. But for now, be sure to download firmware 2.01 before attempting to switch the PlayStation 4 into Rest Mode.