As surprising as it may seem, PlayStation 5 celebrates its 3-year anniversary since its launch in 2023. During this time, we have received all sorts of video games for this console, as well as different hardware pieces, such as the recent PlayStation VR2. However, people tend to overlook one thing: console updates.

While many times they are insignificant, serving only to fix different errors that were introduced in previous firmware versions, on other occasions, like today, new capabilities are added to the consoles.

As we mentioned, a new update has arrived today to PlayStation 5, which, among other things we will tell you about below, adds support for Discord on the platform, something that has been eagerly awaited for a long time and was already available on Xbox consoles.

A Pretty Interesting Update

Let’s start with the most important thing, which is the first thing we have commented on, and that is that, from now on, all PlayStation 5 users can connect their Discord account and use this platform within the console. However, be aware that it is not as easy as it seems.

We say this because, unlike what we might think, we will have to start the call from a mobile or PC and then send it to our PS5. In other words, we will not be able to initiate calls from the console. Luckily, we have the precedent that this was the case in Xbox, but then they changed it to allow us to use it natively.

Beyond this, and avoiding the classic “resolution of all kinds of errors,” the next big addition would be VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) support for the 1440p resolution, which was added to the console in past updates.

Finally, and last but not least in terms of important additions, from now on, we will be able to transfer data from one PS5 to another, something that until now could only be done using PlayStation Plus, but now it will work similarly to how data is transferred from PS4 to PS5.

These are all the additions of this new firmware update, or at least the most notable ones, since the others are trivialities, which you can read about on the PlayStation Blog.