New PlayStation 5 System Update 7.0 Released; Introduces 1440p VRR support, Discord Voice Chat and more

Sony just rolled out PlayStation 5 System Update 7.0 (23.01-07.00.00), which brings VRR support for 1440p screens, Discord Voice Chat and more.

Following last month’s beta, the new system update is now available to all PS5 owners. As mentioned, key features include Variable Refresh Rate support for 1440p displays and Discord Voice Chats. In addition, this new firmware version enables additional data transfer options between PlayStation 5 consoles. These new options make it easier for users to transfer data between PS4 and PS5 systems.

We’ve included a screenshot below of the main features of this system update. There you will also find some more details about the new VRR and Save Data migration options:

New gameplay and personalization options

  • Variable refresh rate support for 1440p. You can now enjoy smoother visual performance when using a VRR-compatible HDMI 2.1 display with a resolution of 1440p, when playing a game that supports VRR.***
  • We’ve also made some updates to the parameters of the PS5 console’s 1440p output test, enabling 1440p support for a wider range of HDMI displays.
    • Go to to check if your HDMI device is compatible [Settings] > [Screen and Video] > [Video Output] > [Test 1440p Output].

New accessibility and user-friendly features

  • Migration of saved PS4 to PS5 data. We’re making it easier for you to access your PS4 save data on your PS5 console in two ways:
    • When you download or install a PS4 game on your PS5 console, you will be notified that data saved on PS4 is available in your PlayStation Network cloud storage (if your PS5 console does not already have saved data for the game). Just select the notification to download your saved data.
    • When you download or install a PS5 game that can load save data on PS4, such as the PS5 version of a game that was also released on PS4, the same message appears (if the game supports this feature).
    • (Note: online storage for saved data requires a PlayStation Plus subscription)
  • PS5 to PS5 data transfer. You can now easily transfer the data on your PS5 console including games, saved data, user profiles, settings, screenshots and videos to another PS5 console via a local Wi-Fi network or LAN cable. You can transfer the data during the initial setup of the PS5 console or later from the settings menu. This process does not delete or change the data on your original PS5 console.
  • Screen reader improvements. The screen reader now provides more detailed guidance for navigating the console. It will now tell you in which direction you can go from the currently selected item, as well as your current position in a multi-item item. In addition, when you use your screen reader to view web pages, you now see borders around the portion that is read aloud.
  • Wireless device update for DualSense wireless controller. You can now update the DualSense wireless controller device software using a wireless connection. If you’re having trouble updating the device software wirelessly, connect your controller to your PS5 console using the USB cable to update it. You can update wirelessly for the next update.

We will update you as soon as more information about this new firmware version arrives. Sony will probably post the official release notes on the support page soon.

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