Sony Launches The PS4 Update 4.50 with Boost Mode, External HDD Support and More

Better late than never! Sony has finally launched their highly sought after PlayStation 4 update 4.50. At only 324.1MB in size, Sony’s latest update is starting to spread globally offering cool new features to the platform.

Update 4.50 offers PS4 users the ability to use external HDDs for game installs, set custom backgrounds, notification menu updates, as well as adds 3D Blu-ray support for those with PS VR headsets. One of the more talked about features in the addition of Boost Mode for PS4 Pro users.

According to Sony:

The PS4 Pro feature Boost Mode will provide better performance for legacy titles which have not been patched to take advantage of the faster CPU and its faster, double-sized GPU. This can provide a noticeable frame rate boost to some games with variable frame rates, along with frame rate stability for games programmed to run at 30Hz or 60Hz.

Depending on the game, the increased CPU speed may also result in shorter load times. Boost Mode is not guaranteed to work with all titles. Turning the setting off will allow the game to be played in a mode that replicates the standard PS4.

Boost Mode can be activated from the PS4’s Settings menu. Go to ‘Settings’, then ‘System’, then scroll down to ‘Boost Mode’ and tick the box to turn Boost Mode on.

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