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Everything You Need To Know About PS4's Massive 4.5 Update

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As you may already be aware, Sony’s long-awaited Playstation update is finally arriving today. 

This update will bringing a bunch of new important features to PS4 and PS4 Pro owner, here's everything you need to know. 

External Hard Drive Expansions

Yup, you read that right. For those of you that made the mistake of purchasing a 500GB hard drive, this new update allows you to attach an external hard drive to expand your storage.

Custom Wallpapers

If you want to add a bit of customization to your PS4, you can now add in-game screenshots as your wallpaper homepage.

Improved 2D Images on PSVR

You may have noticed that when you are playing PSVR and you return to the Playstation home screen, the resolution looks lower. With this update, you will noticed the resolution is significantly better when leaving the VR mode.

The resolution of the Cinematic Mode on PSVR will also improve. If your screen size is set to small or medium, the frame rate in Cinematic Mode goes from 90HZ to 120HZ. 

Voice Chat For Remote Play 

Sony is adding voice chat when using Remote Play. You can switch your mic on and off via the microphone icon in the Remote Play app. 

Boost Mode (PS4 Pro Only) 

The PS4 Pro will now have an upgrade called Boost Mode. This upgrade provides better performance for select games that have still not been patched to take advantage of the PS4 Pro’s fast CPU and GPU.

You will notice a significant frame rate boost for games that were programmed to run at 30HZ or 60HZ. Depending on each game, the load times may also be shorter. To turn on Boost Mode, you will need to go to “Settings” and then “System.” Not all games will be compatible with Boost Mode. 

That's everything - Happy gaming!

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