New Beta Update for PS5 brings Discord Calls and 1440p VRR Support

Sony PlayStation 5 is a great console that was released back in 2020. Even though it’s 2023, the console never did really get support for Discord. If you don’t know what Discord is, Discord is a social platform that is used by a lot of gamers. With Discord, users are able to text and even have audio and video calls on different servers, either public or private. Discord is currently available on PC and mobile devices.

Last year, we saw Discord slowly make itself available on the Xbox gaming console with a limited set of features. This time, it’s finally good news for the owners of the PlayStation 5. Users who are part of the PS5 beta program are now getting a massive new update. Yes, this is a big update that brings in new features such as support for Discord. The new PS5 beta update comes with features that you can check below.

New Social Features

  • Join a Discord Voice Chat on Your PS5 Console
  • Manually Upload Game Captures to PlayStation App
  • New “Friends Who Play” Tile
  • New “Join Game” Icon in Party Chats
  • Start or Request a Share Screen from Your Friend’s Profile
PS5 update for Discord and 1440p VRR Support

Gameplay and Personalization Options

  • Game Presets for Multiplayer Session Preferences
  • Sort and filter games when adding games to a gamelist
  • Use filters in your library to easily find PS VR games, as well as PS VR2 titles
  • Variable Refresh Rate support for 1440p resolution
PS5 update for Discord and 1440p VRR Support

New Accessibility and Ease of Use Features

  • PS4 to PS5 Saved Data Migration
  • PS5 to PS5 Data Transfer
  • Screen Reader Improvements
  • Wireless Device Update for DualSense Wireless Controller
  • Game Capture using voice commands
PS5 update for Discord and 1440p VRR Support

You can check out more details about the changelog for the PS5 beta update by heading over to the official PlayStation Blog using this link.

This new update is now rolling out to select users of the PS5 beta program. Once the beta testing has been done, we can expect all users of the PS5 console will be getting this new feature-rich update which includes Discord calls and PS VRR support for 1440p. If you’re someone looking to get these new features for the PS5, you might want to join the beta program for your PS5. Or you can wait for the stable update which will roll out soon.

How To Join PS5 Beta Program

The beta program for the PS5 is only available in the following regions

  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

All you need to do to join the beta program for your PS5 is simply visit this Beta Program registration page on your PC or mobile device, and fill in the required information as well as your valid PlayStation network account. Once you have registered and have been allowed to join the beta program, the update for the beta program will appear on your PlayStation. Download and install the update to test and enjoy the new features.

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