Sony has released an update for a major PlayStation 5 bug that forces games to be queued for download in eternity. The bug was discovered a few days ago following the next-gen console’s successful launch, which saw the system so high in demand that it frequently crashed online seller websites.
The bug, most usually encountered with titles such as Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, caused games to start queuing for download but is never making any progress at all. Players were perplexed and disappointed, and some developers such as Activision suggested a total factory reset to fix the issue.
No new machine is without bugs, and the PlayStation 5 is absolutely proving that it is no exception. Countless problems have been reported, not just with the machine, but with the DualSense controllers as well.
If you’ve experienced issues downloading games with “Queued for Download” or “View Details” messages on PS5, please update the system software to the latest version, start your PS5 in safe mode then rebuild the database. See "PS5:safe mode options" at https://t.co/BfgPSMafxd. pic.twitter.com/Vq7m0dXA23
— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) November 19, 2020
Players are reporting that the next-gen controller doesn’t charge when the PlayStation 5 is in rest mode. Actually, rest mode has been the root of a lot of issues with Sony’s next-gen console, to the point that several owners are simply choosing to toggle the entire feature off until Sony comes up with a fix that will make the console more functional when at rest.
Sony is currently working to address these problems; a few days ago the tech giant finally fixed the infamous endless “Queued For Download” bug that has been plaguing owners since the next-gen console’s release.
Sony revealed the hotfix on the Ask PlayStation Twitter account and explained to players the process of fixing their console. After updating the PlayStation 5’s software, all players have to do is reboot the console in Safe Mode. After that, players should choose the Rebuild Database option from the Safe Mode menu to remove the bug and get their consoles back in action.
Hype for the PlayStation 5 has been extreme for the past few months. Sony promised a lot of interesting next-gen enhancements including better visuals, smoother gameplay, and significantly shorter load times.
It’s difficult to imagine how disastrous it must be to face the issues of retail and appear as one of the lucky individuals who are in actual possession of the envied PlayStation 5, only to discover that the system is unusable due to a bug.
It’s great to know that Sony is already addressing these problems. There are already too many issues surrounding the release of the PlayStation 5, such as Amazon UK players getting swindled out of their new PlayStation 5, opening their package to receive random items such as a box of cat food or an air fryer rather than the next-gen console they actually paid for.
In the midst of such ridiculous problems, addressing bugs and glitches is the least Sony can do for now. Hopefully, this is the first step to a more functional and convenient PlayStation 5 experience for everybody.