​PSN Back Online Following Network Issues, Sony Release PlayStation Update 6.02

Following a period of downtime, Sony has apparently fixed a network problem that blocked PS4 users from connecting to the PlayStation Network.

According to the PSN status page yesterday, Account Management and Gaming and Social were the two areas facing major issues, which resulted in online access becoming temporarily unavailable.

Sony said: "You may have some difficulty launching games, applications, or online features. Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience."

If you head to the status page now, you can see that "All services are up and running," although you may still experience problems until you download Sony's new 6.02 update.

An official statement says the mandatory "system software update improves system performance," and it comes in at 447.4MB.

If you need help with downloading the update, or how to programme your device to automatically install new software, head to the PS4: System Software Update Information page.

Perhaps the new update will also resolve issues regarding the worrying viral message hack that swept PS4 inboxes last week.

Unfortunate players were sent a line of text which made their console freeze - and forced them to factory reset. The only way avoid your PS4 bricking was by turning messages to private.

Most times, the sender intended their message to stall gameplay long enough so they could illegally win an online game, like this FIFA 19 player underneath.

Credit: NordLon
Credit: NordLon

What do you think about this news? Was your PSN down? Have you got it up and running? Were you sent one of the infamous messages? Let us know on Twitter.

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Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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