Late last night, Sony quietly began rolling out the latest patch for PlayStation 4 in the form of firmware 2.04.
Designed to improve stability across network features and the console’s user interface, the update weighed in at just over 300MB in size, yet it appears as though some users have found the latest system patch to be anything but stable. In fact, people soon began venting their frustration through Reddit and other social media platforms, stating that their PS4 lost connection with the network the very second the firmware started to download.
Sony has since acknowledged the technical troubles in an official message via Twitter, assuring PlayStation 4 owners that the team is currently investigating the known issues.
Update: Some players are reporting PSN issues — our engineers are on the case and investigating.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) February 17, 2015
Those of you who are yet to download firmware 2.04, take heed, a Reddit thread has pointed console owners in the direction of the PS4’s Settings tab to circumvent the problem. From there, it instructs players to continue down the list of options until they reach System Software Update, and then acquire the patch at that point.
Unfortunately, and after a tumultuous Christmas period for the company, it seems as though problematic firmware launches have transitioned from one generation to the next, as this frustration is no longer exclusive to PlayStation 3.
We’ll keep you up-to-date with the status of firmware 2.04 when we learn more, but for now, tell us, have you experienced any of the aforementioned problems when downloading the latest patch for PlayStation 4?