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 reported by users on Reddit. If restarting your console does not solve the issue, there are other solutions you can try.

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 following methods, including restarting your PS4, updating your console, etc.

Why Is Minecraft Not Loading On PS4?

The issue arises when you launch the Minecraft app. The game gets stuck on the loading screen and does not proceed to the game itself. It is also possible that the game loads up eventually, but the amount of time it takes to load up is surreal. In both cases, I’ve found the fixes that work to be the same.

Through careful analysis, I have found these to be the reasons:

  • An outdated software version of the PS4.
  • An overloaded cache of the PS4.
  • Glitches in your PS4.
  • Connectivity issues between PS and Minecraft.
  • Discord overlay.

How To Solve Minecraft Not Loading On PS4

Note: I advise you to follow the complete instructions to prevent any inconvenience, and please follow the solutions in chronological order, how I’ve listed them.

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 to remove any software faults.
  2. Restart your internet device.
  3. Restart your app multiple times.

Apart from that, here are the fixes you should implement:

  1. Reinstalling the game
  2. Disabling Discord overlay
  3. Checking for an update
  4. Clearing the cache of Minecraft

1. Reinstalling The Game

This solved the issue for me and many other users online. This is because many glitches in the game’s software can be removed in this manner, allowing the game to function correctly. The process is pretty simple:

  1. Navigate to the Minecraft app from your PS4’s main home screen.
  2. Press the “Options” button on your controller.
  3. Select the “Delete” option from this menu.
  4. Go to your PS4’s Play Store and search for Minecraft.
  5. Once the game is shown, select “download” to reinstall the Minecraft app on your console.
  6. Relaunch the Minecraft application to see if the problem has been repaired.

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. 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, and once it opens, proceed to “Options” > “Check for update.”
  3. Install it if an update is available.
  4. After installing the update, relaunch the game; hopefully, your game will load successfully.

4. Update Your PS4

Another issue that I found was an outdated system software. If this is the case, you need to update your console to the latest version. This is because newer apps are all optimized keeping 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. To do that, follow these steps:

  1. After opening Minecraft on your console, use the controller and press the following keys simultaneously: “L1 + L2 + R1 + R2 + Options + Touchpad”
  2. Do not stop pressing the buttons 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 center 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.

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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