A PlayStation 4 firmware update will be released in Europe via the PlayStation Blog on Thursday, giving early adopters the chance to bypass a sizable download and any potential PSN service hiccups when the console launches on November 29.

PlayStation Europe community manager Chris Owen revealed that the file weighs in at around 300MB, putting it on par with North America's pre-release firmware update. Players in Europe wanting to get their PS4s up and running as quickly as possible can follow these instructions to install the update via a USB memory stick.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.