Firmware News


Fortnite 3.4 Patch Introduces The Guided Missile & Sniper Shootout Part 2 To Battle Royale

By Charles Singletary, Mar 29, 2018 9:15am PDT

This time around, the sniper event adds the Hunting Rifle and Crossbow while removing the Magnum.


All Nintendo Switch Games With Video Capture Support

By Kevin Tucker, Nov 29, 2017 6:30pm PST

Having trouble keeping track of which Switch games support video capture? We've got you covered.


"So dumb. I missed out recording so much good MARIO rabbids gameplay"

- askedrelic see all 2 comments

PS4 Firmware Update 5.0, Including 60FPS Streaming, Is Live

By Charles Singletary, Oct 03, 2017 10:50am PDT

PlayStation 4 players will be getting a slew of updates in 5.0, the most interesting of them all being the new Team Tournament function.


"Codenamed NOBUNAGA? That team must have had quite a bit of... Ambition."

- Vimn see all 4 comments

PS4 System Update 4.50 To Add Numerous Options Tomorrow

By John Keefer, Mar 08, 2017 11:02am PST

Improved 2D VR images, Remote Play voice chat and app updates will all be included.


"Same. I've got a spare 2TB external drive so this spares me the trouble and cost of replacing ..."

- the Scrivener see all 8 comments

PlayStation 4 update 3.0 release date announced; includes YouTube streaming

By Daniel Perez, Sep 29, 2015 6:51am PDT

Sony has announced PlayStation 4 system software 3.0 will be available to download tomorrow and will contain a number of new features, such as YouTube streaming, Communities, and more.


Sony confirms PS4 firmware 2.50 will include suspend/resume, button mapping, and more

By Daniel Perez, Mar 12, 2015 6:55am PDT

PlayStation 4's upcoming firmware update will contain quite the laundry list of features, which includes suspend/resume, button mapping, and more.


"This is the only feature that I want that isn't supported yet."

- Sophistimacated see all 16 comments

Rumor: PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50 includes Suspend mode, backups to external HDDs, and more

By Daniel Perez, Mar 09, 2015 9:30am PDT

There's a pretty long laundry list of possible features coming to the PlayStation 4 in firmware 2.50 that includes the long-awaited Suspend mode, support to back up games to external hard drives, and more.


"It was in beta at the xbone launch, but now basically works 100% for all games that don't ..."

- dopefish see all 34 comments

PS4 to launch with 300MB day-one update

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 25, 2013 8:15am PDT

PS4 will launch with firmware 1.50 when it's available on November 15th. While you won't need to update the system to use it, the 300MB update includes key features that you will probably want to take advantage of.


"I know, isn't it amazing how so many people who post on the internet think that the way they ..."

- RowjinZee see all 54 comments

PS Vita firmware 2.60 adds easy cloud saves, quick-access settings

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 06, 2013 10:30am PDT

The big new feature of PS Vita 2.60 is for PlayStation Plus users. You'll be able to quickly and easily download and upload cloud data directly from a game's LiveArea card. That's pretty rad.


"I love my vita, but the most damning thing about it is that I swear Sony has forgotten about it. ..."

- Wombat Woo see all 4 comments

PS Vita 2.10 adds folders, makes system complete

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 09, 2013 12:30pm PDT

We're fans of PS Vita here at Shacknews. We like the hardware. We like PlayStation Plus. And we love that it's attracting tons of indie games. But, there's a crucial flaw with the system. Folders.


"Nothing much that caters to my tastes, i got 10 games, and i probably wouldn't have bought 7 of ..."

- imperator see all 12 comments

Nintendo demonstrates faster Wii U load times

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 27, 2013 6:00am PDT

Nintendo promised it'd bring faster Wii U menu loading in a system update, and it certainly seems it'll deliver. The company has released a video showing the main menu loading a good fifteen seconds faster after quitting a game under the upcoming firmware--a whopping 60% imp...


"Regardless, this isn't a console from 5 years ago, this is a new console. The fact is, *they* ..."

- bigimp see all 11 comments

PS3 firmware 4.30 coming tomorrow

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 22, 2012 11:30am PDT

Tomorrow, the PS3 is getting yet another mandatory firmware update. Version 4.30 is a minor update which focuses largely on PSN trophies.


"Yeah, that does in fact seem shotty. I'm sure I'll always have internet and my PS3 should ..."

- mrnails see all 3 comments

PS3 firmware 4.20 coming tomorrow

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 25, 2012 12:30pm PDT

It's been a while since we've seen one of these, hasn't it? Tomorrow, the PS3 is getting yet another mandatory firmware update.


"i hope it does otherwise it would be a pointless service. i can backup my saves to a flash ..."

- dantastic see all 20 comments

European Vita update 1.65 pulled for techical issues

By John Keefer, Apr 03, 2012 7:00am PDT

The firmware update for the PS Vita that hit today has been pulled for technical reasons, but should be back up soon.


"It's more than Europe I think. My friend had his update to 1.65 and I went to update mine and ..."

- Fred Garvin see all 5 comments

PS3 firmware 4.11 now available

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 16, 2012 6:30am PST

Didn't firmware 4.10 just come out? Indeed, it did. But if you miss watching a creeping progression bar, you're in luck.


"Yep, and the worst is when you forget your netflix password and are convenienced with having to ..."

- bladerogers see all 30 comments