PlayStation 4 update 8.00 has some major issues

PlayStation 4, Sony’s top-notch console in the market now, has a new update version 8.00. However, players have some serious issues with the update causing trouble.

PlayStation 4 is one of the best gaming consoles ever made in the gaming industry. It simply revolutionized the way people play games and the way people get entertainment. This console has sold almost 106 million units worldwide, which is a massive feat to achieve.

Sony is now very busy with marketing its next-generation PS5 console. It has Xbox Series X and S as its competitors because of its close release dates.

Many people thought Sony might gradually stop software updates to PS4 due to the arrival of PS5. But, on the contrary, Sony has given a new software update, version 8.00.

Updated areas

The changes include linking party and messages together in the console and adding a handy ‘mute every microphone’ option. Now, players cannot form communities or private events. Communities active at present will not be taken down.

Now, PS4 users can enjoy new avatars in games, like Ghost of Tsushima, Uncharted 4, The Last of Us: Remastered, and The Last of Us 2. Parental controls are getting revamped by combining communication with fellow players and viewing content created by other players as communications and user-generated content. Parents can now allow or deny their children to use or view these content. The remote play app in PS4 is also updated.

Update errors

But, with the update, many PS4 users are finding themselves amidst a chaotic UI. After installing the update, many users cannot retrieve their friends list. Some players cannot use chat options too. Players cannot play online multiplayer titles such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Apex Legends.

Players are advised on social media not to download the update, but this is not the case for many. People can use their PS4 only if they sign in to their PlayStation network. But if they do not, they cannot use PS4’s necessary features. So, to play their games regularly, they have no choice other than to install the update. PS4 had some issues with its 7.5 updates in April 2020 but solved it. Sony might have noticed the issues with this update. Many people believe that Sony is already in work to solve the issue and to issue a patch.

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