PS4 System Software Update 4.50 Breaks Wi-Fi for Some Players

Sony has confirmed it is investigating reports that its most recent firmware update for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro consoles, which added a wealth of new features including support for enhancing existing games when running on the more powerful PS4 Pro, has all-bit crippled their Wi-Fi capabilities.

The issues affect the wireless connection completely disabling them on the PlayStation 4 for a number of customers once the PlayStation update version 4.50 which was launched back on March 9th has been installed. In the couple of weeks since the update, the same thread has amassed more than 250 comments.

"In their post, the user said that "[I am] pretty sure the password is correct", and the Wi-Fi was working just fine on every other device.

"I updated my PS4, and after the update it can not connect to Wi-Fi". While physically connecting an Ethernet cable from the PS4 to a router still works as a backup option, Wi-Fi on affected consoles is entirely broken. That was the first sign that the problem was with the console, and other users quickly joined the discussion reporting similar Wi-Fi connectivity issues with the PS4 after updating.

PS4 version 4.50 brought several useful new features, including support for external USB 3.0 hard drives and Boost Mode for legacy games on the PS4 Pro model. "Oh, but the rage I felt for Sony when I was buying it", the individual said.

If Sony provides further updates on this issue, we'll let you know. The company has issued a separate statement since: "We are aware and are looking into the situation". If so, did you find any temporary workarounds to deal with the matter until an official fix rolls out?

  • Arturo Norris