A new PS4 update was released yesterday with some new and great features. Dubbed 9.0, the new system software update focused primarily on trophies, remote play, and parental controls, and initially its rollout seemed to have gone smoothly. However, since then, PS4 users have started reporting issues with the update and the various error screens they receive, such as “Error SU-42118-6”. It’s unclear what triggers these issues, and at the moment, while varied, they don’t seem to be widespread, so the update should be safe to download, but if you want to be extra careful it can be wise. not to download the update until more information has surfaced. Of course, if you do that, you won’t be able to access some features, like being able to play games online, but you can avoid the issues that are reported by players on the PS4 Reddit page.
According to various reports, the update causes a myriad of issues, with the most serious issues causing the console to crash or, in other words, rendering it ineffective at best. In fact, some are even reporting that the update crashed their console completely, which is rare, but we’ve seen it happen not only with questionable updates, but also because of buggy games. Below you can see a list of frequently reported issues.
- Network and DNS errors
- Controller lock
- The console turns slowly
- PlayStation Store inaccessible
- Websites cannot be opened
- Unable to install update
- The update will not complete
At the time of publication, Sony has not addressed any of these reports with any type of comment. So far, the update has not been checked out or changed either. If that changes, we’ll be sure to update the story accordingly. In the meantime, for more coverage on everything PlayStation-related – including everything from the PS4 and PS5 to PlayStation Now and PlayStation Plus – click here.