Minecraft Not Loading On PS4 [COMPLETE FIX]

Restart your console or reinstall the game, or try these other fixes!

Minecraft has many issues attached to it, and players on every platform face them. One of the most frustrating issues is Minecraft not loading on PS4, which was described by users in this Minecraft forum post.

Key Takeaways

  • Minecraft sometimes does not load on PS4 for hours, which prevents users from accessing the game.
  • There are several reasons why this issue can take place, such as an overloaded cache.
  • The issue can be resolved by some very general methods.

Before implementing specific remedies, I recommend a few generic solutions you try. They may fix your problems because they are simple and do not require much explanation.

  1. Restart your PS4.
  2. Restart your internet device.
  3. Restart your app.

1. Reinstalling The Game

One fix that I had immediate success with was reinstalling the game. This is because many glitches in the game’s software can be removed in this manner, allowing the game to function correctly.

Other users online also found out that if you own a disc, reinserting it after deleting the game also helps. Our team tried it, and it worked splendidly!

The process is pretty simple:

  1. Navigate to the Minecraft app from your PS4’s main home screen.
  2. Press Options > Delete.
  3. Redownload the game, be it from a disc or from the Xbox Store.
  4. Relaunch Minecraft to see if the problem has been fixed.

2. Disabling Discord Overlay

Like me, you may be using Discord while playing games to communicate with your friends. I’ve found that loading the game simultaneously with a launched Discord application may be causing this issue. If this is the cause, it can be removed by turning off the Discord overlay.

This can be done by:

  1. Open the Discord application on your PS4.
  2. Go to Settings > User Settings > Overlay. 
    Minecraft not loading on PS4
    Overlay settings – Image Credits [Emopulse]
  3. Once there, move the slider to the appropriate position to enable or disable the in-game overlay.
  4. After this, launch the Minecraft application and check if it loads up successfully.

3. Checking For An Update

The issue can be solved by updating Minecraft if an update is available for it. This is because, like with many other games, companies only optimize their systems for the newer versions. This can cause those who don’t update their games often to face issues.

To check if there is a pending update to the game, do this:

  1. From the PS4 home screen, proceed to the Library.
  2. Search for Minecraft in there.
  3. Press Options on your controller > Check for updates.
  4. If there’s an update, install it.
  5. Then, relaunch the game; hopefully, your game will load successfully.

4. Update Your PS4

Another method I used to fix the error was to update my PlayStation OS. This can be because an older system can have synchronization issues with a newer game version.

If this is the case, you need to update your console to the latest version. This is because newer apps are all optimized with the newest system in mind, so previous versions can quickly become obsolete and unusable.

5. Clearing The Cache Of Minecraft

It is also worth a shot to clear your cache memory, as that might result in resolving your issue. Our team tested this on all kinds of consoles, and we found that this has a higher chance of working on consoles that are used more often.

To clear the cache, follow these steps:

  1. Launch Minecraft.
  2. Hold L1 + L2 + R1 + R2 + Options + Touchpad simultaneously until the Splash screen appears.
  3. Restart your console after this, and then relaunch the game.

6. Contact PS Support

There is a slight chance that we could still not resolve the issue despite following all the solutions. In this case, I advise you to contact PlayStation’s official facilitation centre through emails, calls, or by visiting them. They will be able to better guide you as to what you should do further. You can contact them here.

The Verdict

I’ve noted that newer versions of Minecraft tend to have more bugs than older ones, as weird as that is. I’ve also noted that the PlayStation port of the game specifically is ridden with them. Fortunately, most of these can be fixed with general troubleshooting methods

You can also check out our other guide on Netflix not working on PS4.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Minecraft not loading on my PS4?

There could be several reasons for Minecraft not loading on your PS4. It could be due to a software glitch, insufficient storage space, or a corrupted game file.

How can I fix Minecraft not loading on my PS4?

First, try restarting your PS4 and launching the game again. If that doesn't work, check if your console has enough free storage space for the game. You can also try deleting and reinstalling Minecraft. If the problem persists, consider updating your PS4 system software or contacting PlayStation Support for further assistance.

Is there anything else I can do if Minecraft is still not loading on my PS4?

If the previous steps didn't solve the issue, make sure your internet connection is stable and try connecting your PS4 directly to the router using an Ethernet cable.

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