The latest firmware update for the PlayStation 4 is having a negative effect on the console, despite Sony always promising improvements to its stability. Yet the one noticeable thing they’ve managed this time around is to scupper the download capability in rest mode.
That doesn’t scream “stable” to me.
A number of users have commented online about the issue, which has only started occurring since the last patch. And their annoyance is well founded. Many went to bed with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare or The Outer Worlds updating, only to find out the next morning that no progress had been made with the download. That meant the large day one patches – 56GB for the former – still had hours to go, leaving them gameless whilst the rest of the world and it’s friend were busy harvesting new trophies.
Talk about unfair.
What made things worse was the fact some had purposely taken time off from work in order to lose themselves on the battlefield or in space. But in the end they were down a day’s pay and victim to the countless spoilers that were circulating online. Not to mention hours behind their friends who were wondering where their comrades were.
Weirdly, downloads in rest mode are only failing to run when the game being updated is a physical release. Digital copies seem immune. But that’s not to say the issue won’t spread or buck the trend at some point, so keep an eye on those progress bars, start downloads manually and keep that console awake. You’ll thank yourself for it in the long run – especially as the majority are resetting to the start!