How To Fix Octopath Traveler Crashing In Xbox Series X

The Octopath Traveler crashing in Xbox Series X can be caused by several factors. This could be due to a bug in the game, a corrupted cached file, or an outdated console software. To fix this you need to perform a series of troubleshooting steps.

Octopath Traveler is an RPG made by Square Enix which is available on the Game Pass subscription service of the Xbox Series X. It’s best known for its HD 2D graphics with character sprites reminiscent of the Super NES era but with polygonal environments. You choose from one of eight characters each with their own unique adventures.

What to do when your Octopath Traveler Xbox game keeps on crashing

One issue that you might encounter when playing this game on your Xbox Series X is when it crashes. This can happen anytime during the game. Here’s what you need to do to fix this.


  • Make sure to update the Xbox software.
  • Make sure to update Octopath Traveler to eliminate the possibility of a bug causing this problem.

Solution 1: Restart Octopath Traveler

The first troubleshooting step you should do is to restart the game while it is running. This will remove any corrupted cached data that could be causing the freezing or crashing issue.

Time needed: 3 minutes.

Restarting the game

  1. Press the Xbox button.

    You can find this on your controller.Fix Octopath Traveler Crashing In Xbox Series X

  2. Highlight the title.

    This will select the game.What to do when your Octopath Traveler Xbox game keeps on crashing

  3. Press Menu.

    This allows you to access the game system menu button

  4. Select Quit.

    This will stop the game from quit

  5. Start Octopath Traveler.

    This will start the game.Start octopath traveler

Try checking if the problem still occurs.

Solution 2: Restart the console

One possible cause of this problem is corrupted cached data stored in the RAM of the console. You can easily fix this by performing a power cycle.  Press the Xbox button on the console for 10 seconds or until it turns off. Unplug the power cord then wait for a minute before plugging it back in. Turn on the Xbox after a few seconds then try running  Octopath Traveler again then check if it still crashes.

Solution 3: Use a different profile

Another possible factor that can cause this problem is if the Xbox profile you are using is corrupted. You can check if this is the culprit by using a different profile.

  • Press the Xbox button on the controller.
  • Select Profile & System.
  • Select Add or switch.
  • Try using a different profile. If only one profile is available then select the Add new option to add another profile that you can use for checking.

If the problem does not occur when using this new profile then you will need to remove your original profile from the Xbox then add it again.

Solution 4: Delete the game save file

One of the factors that can cause this issue is a corrupted game save file. If this is what’s causing the problem then you will need to delete this file then resync with the cloud.

  • Press the Xbox button on your controller.
  • At the Home tab open My games & apps.
  • Select See all
  • Highlight Octopath Traveler then press the menu button on the controller.
  • Select Manage game and add-ons.
  • Select Saved data.
  • Select Delete all to remove the local save data.

After performing these steps try checking if the problem still occurs.

Solution 5: Reinstall the game

If after performing the troubleshooting steps we have provided the issue still occurs then you should try to uninstall the game then reinstall it again.

Having the Octopath Traveler crashing on Xbox Series X can be a frustrating experience. Hopefully, this solution will help you fix the problem.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone. Contact me at Email

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