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PlayStation 4 Firmware 3.0 is live, and just 250MB

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The latest, greatest firmware for the PlayStation 4 is now live in European territories, begging you to download the thing, to give your PlayStation a shot in the arm. While it won’t give the machine a performance boost, it contains a number of features that make using the PlayStation 4 easier, more streamlined, and well, better.

Unlike firmware 2.50, which ended up breaking the ssytem’s rest mode, this update has been in beta for a while now, and should have all of its kinks ironed out. It weighs in at 250MB, so shouldn’t take you long to do at all.

Here’s what you’ll get on the new firmware:

  • Events: A new Events app has been added to PS4, accessible from the home screen. This will give you an overview of activities taking place in the games you play most, as well as official broadcasts.
    For instance, this week we have a double XP racing event in Driveclub and a Team of the Week Event in FIFA 16, you can register directly from the Events app. Once registered you can utilise the auto-boot functionality to set your PS4 to automatically turn on and launch the game and Event at the Event start time. Stay tuned for new gaming events and broadcasts.
  • Communities: PS4 users will have the ability to create and join communities based around shared interests, like games, genres, and more. Communities include a message board with general discussion, screenshots shared by players, and the ability to join parties/games. You can find the Communities for the games you own on the game’s live detail page. See the Communities your friends have joined in the Friends app.
  • PlayStation Plus: We’ve made a dedicated section for PlayStation Plus, which you can access from your PS4’s home screen. Once there you can easily manage your membership, see the monthly free games to download, as well as deals for PS Plus members, and all of the games you’ve redeemed through PS Plus on PS4. And a reminder to PS Plus members, your online storage for PS4 saves has now increased to 10GB.
  • Sharing video clips to Twitter: Now it’s easy to share video clips to Twitter directly from your PS4. Maximum video length is 10 seconds, though you’ll have the ability to trim longer clips. Don’t forget – you can double tap the SHARE button to start recording a video, and press it again to stop.
  • YouTube live: Now you can livestream directly from your PS4 to YouTube. Livestreams will be viewable across YouTube.
  • Request to Share Play and Broadcast: Want to try out your friend’s new game? Now you can Request to start a Share Play session or watch your friend play via a Broadcast. Your friend can chose to start a Share Play session or begin a Broadcast.
  • Live from PlayStation: Keep up with the hottest gaming trends by viewing the most popular broadcasts, video clips, and screenshots uploaded from around the world.
  • PNG Screenshots: If you’d like your game screenshots to be in a higher quality format, you can now select PNG instead of JPEG. To access, press Share > Share Settings > Screenshot Settings > Image Format. We took some comparison shots.
  • Favourite Groups: We’ve added the option for Favourite Groups to the Friends app, making it easier to access groups of people you play games with frequently. You can see we have favorite groups for Call of Duty, Rocket League, and (of course) our Destiny fireteam. Once you’re in the favourite group, you’ll see the online status for players, what games they are playing, and the option to message or chat in party.
  • Stickers: From the PS4 system’s Messages app, you’ll see a new option for Stickers. The 3.00 update will contain stickers themed around Uncharted 4, Knack, Little Big Planet3, Resogun, and more.

We’ve created a Lazygamer.net community – so once you’ve updated, head to “Friends–> Communities” and search for “Lazygamer.net”

Last Updated: September 30, 2015


  1. Purple_Dragon

    September 30, 2015 at 11:17

    Was wondering my rest mode stopped working properly, didn’t realise it was a problem.


    • WitWolfy

      September 30, 2015 at 11:20

      Had the same prob.. Had to hard reset my PS4 every 2 weeks or so thanks to the thing never properly going into sleep mode. Was starting to think it was thanks to load shedding that this was happening all of a sudden.


  2. MacDoodle

    September 30, 2015 at 11:18

    I want to save screen shots as my background and view trophies offline


    • WitWolfy

      September 30, 2015 at 11:23

      That would be awesome… Must suck for people who dont have internet connection.. Play a game, unlock a trophy, then cant view the trophy or boost towards another because trophies aren’t visible in offline mode… What BS!


      • Marc O Polo

        September 30, 2015 at 11:43

        No internet? How far do they have to walk to get water in the mornings?


        • MacDoodle

          September 30, 2015 at 11:53

          It is BS. At home Internet not a problem but can be on holiday


        • WitWolfy

          October 1, 2015 at 09:56

          LOL first world problems?


  3. WitWolfy

    September 30, 2015 at 11:22

    So that PS2 thing was just a rumor then after all.. DAMMIT!!! I dont want to be the next PewDiePie, I just want to my PS4 to play almost any PS game like my PS3 does, is that too much to ask for?


    • HairyEwok

      September 30, 2015 at 11:25

      Remember when you bought a console system and it just worked. No updates of any kind needed. Oh and was backward compatible.


      • WitWolfy

        September 30, 2015 at 11:27




  4. Mabenito

    September 30, 2015 at 11:48

    Let’s say…, we create a LAZYGAMER community. Goeffrey!!??


    • Geoffrey Tim

      September 30, 2015 at 12:03

      Already done. Search for Lazygamer.net 🙂


      • Mabenito

        September 30, 2015 at 12:24

        I thank you sir.


  5. Nikola

    September 30, 2015 at 12:28

    Lazy community is a cool idea:)


  6. veggiesaurus ZA

    September 30, 2015 at 12:29

    If anyone is interested in joining a Plants Vs Zombies (Garden Warfare) South Africa community, let me know. I’m going to create it ASAP.


  7. Willie Roberts

    October 1, 2015 at 09:07

    So after stalking LG for some time now I though the PS4 Community was a brilliant idea and immediately jumped in to search for the community once the update finished on my PS4 last night. Except one small little problem, you actually can’t search communities on the PS4. Unless you have a friend that has joined or it comes up in the most popular list the feature is really just… well… useless?


    • veggiesaurus ZA

      October 1, 2015 at 09:54

      Yeah, you have to seriously sleuth around looking for someone who knows someone who’s in the community. It’s like joining a secret club.


      • The Kenn

        October 1, 2015 at 16:26

        yeah, can anyone help here? Lazygamer staff member or something?


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