PS5 System Software Update 22.02-06 Patch Notes Today (September 7)

The new firmware update is available now and includes 1440p support, new core gaming features, and more.


The latest system software update for the PlayStation 5 rolled out earlier today, bringing the firmware to version 22.02-06 with a long list of new features and improvements.


After being released for beta users earlier this year, the PlayStation 5 is now capable of outputting at 1440p via HDMI. Users will need to ensure that their monitor is capable of outputting at the desired resolution, but a test function is available directly from the console.

The new update also allows users to create folders within their game collections, to make it easier to locate some of your favorite or most-played titles.

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For more on the new PlayStation 5 system software update, check out the full patch notes below.

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PlayStation 5 System Software 22.02-06 Patch Notes

Main features of this system software update

  • In Game Library, you can now create custom game lists to better organize your games.
    • You can create your list of games in the games library by selecting the [Your Collection] Select the games to add to your games list, then decide what to name them.
  • We’ve updated the following for in-game help functionality:
    • In-game help now notifies you when help is available, both on PS5 and on mobile via the PlayStation app.
    • You can adjust whether in-game help notifications are displayed. On PS5, select [Settings] > [Notifications] > [Game Help]. On PlayStation App, select [Settings] > [Push Notifications] > [Game Help].
  • 1440p HDMI video output is now supported.
    • Before use, test to see if your HDMI device supports 1440p output by going to [Settings] > [Screen and Video] > [Video Output] > [Test 1440p Output].

Other updated features

  • We’ve updated the following in Game Base:
    • You can now ask party members to start Share Screen to watch their gameplay. Go to the voice chat card, select the group member you want to send the request to, then select [Request Share Screen].
    • When you join a group and a member of the group plays a game that you can join, you will now receive a notification. You can join the game directly from the notification.
    • When you receive a message, you can now view the sender’s profile by selecting the message and pressing the options button.
  • We have updated the following to [Friend Requests]:
    • When you accept a friend request in the [Received] list, you can now see your new friend’s profile in [Accepted Requests].
    • In the Game Base map, you can now send stickers and voice messages to your groups.
  • The following features are added to game hubs:
    • Activities in progress can now be displayed prominently at the top of the game hub to make it as easy and quick as possible to get back to where you left off.
    • If in-game help is available for an activity, the [View Hints] will appear.
    • In the [Videos based on your recent gameplay] section, you will see labels indicating why the videos are recommended for you, such as “Fast Play”, “High Score”, or “Top Performance”.
  • When using the web browser, you can now choose between two types of zoom functions:
    • “Zoom” allows you to increase the size of elements on the page while adjusting their layout to fit everything without having to scroll left and right.
    • “Magnify” increases the size of everything on the page without layout adjustments.
    • Maximum zoom/magnify ratio is now 500%
  • We’ve revamped the 3D audio settings.
    • These settings are now under [3D Audio for TV Speakers] and [3D Audio for Headphones] in [Settings] > [Sounds].
    • Now you can listen and compare the difference between 3D and stereo audio on the same screen.
  • Voice command now supports searching YouTube content using voice.
    • From anywhere on the PS5, including during gameplay, you can say “Hey PlayStation, search on YouTube.” The YouTube app will open and the relevant search results will be displayed.
    • Currently, Voice Command (Preview) is only available in English for players with PSN accounts in the US and UK.
  • The way you enter text using voice typing has changed.
    • Previously, if you had the screen reader enabled, you had to wait for the instructions to be read aloud before speaking into the controller to enter the position using voice input. Now you can skip the instructions by pressing ‘X’.
  • The following enhancements have been added to screen reader functionality:
    • When controller button shortcuts for on-screen buttons are displayed, the screen reader now reads them aloud.
  • We’ve updated the following for Remote Play:
    • It’s now easier to use your PC or Mac keyboard when using PS Remote Play.
    • We’ve removed the text input box so you can use your keyboard to type directly on your PS5 or PS4.
    • In addition to typing, you can now use the keyboard to control games that support it.
  • Custom button assignments are now enabled in the passcode entry screen.
  • We’ve updated the DualSense wireless controller software to improve stability.

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