While the PS5 might have a great SSD, the best controller around and now the awesome Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 it still struggles with some software hiccups. The console launched back in 2021 and up to now, updating your games is still a hit or miss depending on the situation. For example, users can easily check for game updates on titles which are on their home screen but anything beyond that simply doesn’t get updated.
This means that if you juggle a handful of games at a time, the last game on your home screen list gets pushed to the Game Library where it will sit and remain un-updated until you boot it up. Thankfully, there’s light at the end of the tunnel. It seems PlayStation is rolling out a new PS5 update where users can now select the same “Check For Update” option on any game in your library – the games beyond the home screen.
According to Reddit users, the feature popped up overnight without any update for the console itself. Users were then able to press the options button on their controller and select “Check For Update”. If there was a game update available, it would then trigger the download.
By the look of things, this isn’t available for everyone at the time. Users suggest the feature is pushed to your console remotely. If you don’t see the feature, you’ll need to head into the Settings – System – System Feature Updates and check for any console updates. This should enable the setting on your PS5.
This should definitely help users who want to go back to a game after a few weeks and want to keep it updated. This especially goes for online titles which require the latest game update in order to run.
I do have a hack for bypassing this, however. There is a way to automatically trigger every game update on the console. If you change your PS5 console time and date to sometime in the future, say 2027 and launch a game, shortly after the launch, the console will trigger updates for your entire collection of installed games. You can then set your time back.
Of course, you’ll have to sit through the dozens of updates here so this new feature makes it easy to update one or two games.