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PS4 1.71 update for bug fixes

We have only just had PS4 1.70 go live, but we are already hearing strong whispers suggesting that the PS4 1.71 update release date is coming soon. As perhaps expected though, it will be an update that targets bug fixes and stability as we’ve just had many new features delivered with the PS4 1.70 firmware.

Sony made a lot of PS4 users happy over the last week, for finally delivering an update that offered new features as opposed to regular updates that offered nothing.

PS4 1.70 brought a fresh change though, but perhaps also a few bugs that naturally crept in at the same time. As we kick off another week, Sony may be preparing to offer a quick update to PS4 1.71.

Regular industry insider Tidux has offered the below message in claiming that PS4 1.71 is coming soon. In the same Tweet he also confirmed that it will be an update that addresses bug fixes primarily, rather than preparing more new features.

Digging into the PS4 1.71 bug fixes deeper, it also looks like the new firmware will specifically fix a problem with the PS4 automatically ejecting discs, a problem which we experienced ourselves with our own unit here – although that happened before PS4 1.70 it has to be said.

PS4 owners are still hopeful that other areas will be addressed though, such as cloud saves. There’s also a big request that we keep seeing for PS4 Friends List notifications, a feature that many hoped to see in 1.70, but didn’t.

So there we have it, expect a new PS4 1.71 update to arrive soon – maybe even this week. Let us know your experiences with the firmware so far and what bug fixes you need to see from Sony.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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The in-game audio cuts out randomly for about 5 seconds, then comes back, doesn’t matter which game it is and it’s getting to the point where I don’t want to play games on my ps4 anymore!


Option to disable HDCP for games was introduced in the 1.70 update. I had the same black sceen issue, after going to Settings –> System and unchecking Enable HDCP then restarting the console my issue was resolved 🙂 Hope this helps


1.70 has to be the worst update ever! My friends list will not load and my screen goes black randomly and restarts my console. I have 10 friend request that i cant accept


After the 1.70 update, My PS4 is going to a black screen every few seconds in game and is unplayable. Also the video is “snowy” when it isn’t in game. Hope the release the new update soon as there is nothing like getting new COD maps you can’t play.


After I start the ps4 about half a hour later the audio cuts out for 3-5 second then returns and happens about every 2 mins. I dont know what it could be but it started a day after I updated the ps4. Also the screen would go black for 10 secs then return to normal you could still here the backround music while it was black. Any ideas?

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