How To Fix Ghost Of Tsushima Crashing Or Won’t Load | PS4

Sony just released its latest epic exclusive and so far, the reviews are overwhelmingly positive. But just like any other game, some gamers are reporting some issues with it right away. If your Ghost of Tsushima game is crashing and you have no idea how to fix it, this article should help.

Possible causes for Ghost Of Tsushima crashing issue

There can be several factors that might cause a PS4 game to crash. Listed below are some of the common reasons why your Ghost Of Tsushima game may be crashing.

Game error or progression bug.

There’s been a growing discussion in Reddit hours after the game was launched that some players are experiencing failures to continue the game due to progression bugs. I haven’t personally encountered a bug that prevents me from continuing the game based on my experience (I’ve already played the game for about 10 hours at the time of this writing) so these experiences may be isolated. 

Still, we’re not totally discounting the possibility that this issue may be a game glitch. It’s possible that i may be lucky and haven’t triggered the glitch yet. 

New games need constant refinements and known bugs are addressed by developers over time.

Game requires a patch.

Newly discovered game glitches are fixed by updates or patches. Make sure that you keep Ghost of Tsushima updated all the time. If your console is always connected to the internet, getting updates should be automatic but you can still try to manually check for game updates from time to time.

PS4 software error.

Software-related bugs can interfere with some games. If Game of Tsushima is fully updated but you seem to be encountering bugs and the game is crashing, make sure that you update your PS4 firmware.

Corrupted game data.

A PS4 game uses a set of files in order to work properly or load quickly. If any of these files gets corrupted, there’s a potential that it may affect the game. Some cases of game data corruption are so severe that there may be a need to just simply delete and reinstall the game.

Hard disc drive issue.

In some cases, an issue with the PS4’s hard drive can cause games to not load or work properly. If your games seem to be stuttering most of the time, even when in offline mode, that can be an indication of a bad hard drive. Crashing is also a known sign of a bad storage device. If you experience crashing issue on more than one game, you may have to consider checking for a possible hard drive problem.

Game disc is scratched or cracked.

If you have the physical game, you want to check if the disc is clean before inserting it to the console. While your PS4 can tolerate a degree of scratches, a cracked disc can make the game totally unreadable.

How to fix crashing issue for Ghost of Tsushima

To know what be causing the problem, you’ll need to do a series of troubleshooting steps. Find out how to fix a PS4 crashing game issue below.

  1. Load previously saved game.

    If there’s indeed a progression bug that causes the game to crash and not allowing you to continue (I can’t confirm this yet), you better play it safe. Make sure that you manually save your games at regular intervals to avoid wasting time and effort. It’s practical to make it a habit of manually saving Ghost of Tsushima progress once every hour.
    If you run out of save slots, simply overwrite the old ones.

  2. Check for game updates.

    As mentioned above, teething problems for new games can occur from time to time. Make sure that you keep Ghost of Tsushima updated.
    To manually check for updates, just go to your PS4 Home screen, select the game icon, press the Options button on the controller, and select check for updates.

  3. Update PS4 software.

    You also need to make sure that you check for PS4 firmware updates after updating games. To do that, just go to Home screen>Settings>System Software Update.

  4. Inspect game disc.

    Always make it a habit to clean your game disc before it’s inserted to the PS4. For additional tips on how to fix a possible issue with your game disc, try to visit this article:
    Easy Ways To Fix A PS4 Not Reading Discs | Unrecognized Disc Error

  5. Check for overheating.

    Some crashing issues are caused by hardware issues like component malfunction or overheating. If your Ghost of Tsushima game keeps crashing and the console is getting hot, it may be overheating. 
    Make sure that you keep the console in a cool place and away from sources of direct heat. 
    If your console continues to overheat even when it’s well ventilated, it may be caused by a hardware malfunction. Contact Sony to have your console checked or repaired.

  6. Clear system cache.

    A corrupted system cache can interfere with the system and games. To refresh this cache, follow the steps below:
    -Turn off your PlayStation 4. Do not enter Rest Mode.
    -Once the indicator light on top of your PS4 is off and has stopped blinking, unplug the power cord from the back of your console.
    -Wait at least 30 seconds.
    -Plug the power cord back into your PS4 and turn it on.

  7. Fix Ghost Of Tsushima crashing by re-installing.

    If none of the solutions above help, you have no other choice than to delete and reinstall the game. 
    Keep in mind that this solution will also delete your game progress so you’ll have to play the game again.

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