PS4 Update 4.50Cool Features Come At Expense Of Convenience

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    Technology Technology Mar 16, 2017 01:27 PM EDT


    The PS4 update 4.50 is one of the console's noteworthy upgrades to date, but this comes at a price of inconvenience. Sony has been releasing some quality update changes recently.

    By the end of 2016, Sony released update 4.00 which brings HDR support, 1080p streaming and new menu integrated interface to the table. The latest PS4 update 4.50 was just released earlier this month.

    According to Kotaku, the latest update came with some cool new features such as the ability to use in-game captured screenshots as the XMB menu wallpaper. Other than some interface tweaks, another new feature is the support for pre-loaded patches.

    However, the most significant new future is the added support for external hard drives. Players who installed the PS4 update 4.50 can now install heavy data install files into an external storage, instead of filling up the system's limited internal capacity.

    This marks as one of Sony's better and more meaningful updates, as some of the added features are much needed from the start. Unfortunately, not everything from the PS4 update 4.50 is worthy of praise.

    In fact, some players are now reporting about problems stemming from the recent update. According to SlashGear, players are reporting some network issues that are manifesting a lot more frequently ever since the PS4 4.50 update.

    Affected players are getting kicked out of the PlayStation network due to the current network errors that the update came with. While some might assume that this is a server issue, that is not the case since others have discovered some workarounds.

    It seems that this problem affects WiFi networks, since wired connection using an Ethernet cable works. Others are reporting that removing WiFi password can remedy the PS4 4.50 update bug.

    However, removing the WiFi password just to connect to the network if very risky, as this gives users an unsecured connection. This also exposes players to a variety of security holes that malicious hackers can exploit. Unfortunately, Sony has yet to address the PS4 4.50 update issue, as there's no official fix at the moment. 

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