God of War Ragnarok- Game Crashing & CE-34878-0 Error Code | How to Fix

Is God of War Ragnarok crashing most of the time on your PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 console?

Here is the best guide that would help you fix any crash-related problems with God of War Ragnarok on your consoles.

God of War Ragnarok- Game Crashing & CE-34878-0 Error Code | How to Fix

The wait is finally over as Sony Interactive Entertainment finally releases God of War Ragnarok for the PS4 and the PS5 consoles.

Developed by Santa Monica Studio, God of War has always been the best PlayStation exclusive of all time. I do not see this God of War game being any different. The game looks fantastic and like the previous title, is single-player only.

It is so difficult for a game with no online mode to survive in such a competitive market. But then, if you get things right, people will spend their money on the game, even if it is only single-player. That is exactly why God of War games manage to stay on top.

How to Fix God of War Ragnarok Not Loading, Freezing, and Crashing:

Why does God of War Ragnarok Crash on your PlayStation console?

If in case the game is not loading up for you, or if it just freezes mid-game and then crashes, then you have come to the right place. There could be a lot of reasons why the game could crash. It could be either:

  • A software issue
  • An application issue
  • A database Issue

Software Issues :

An outdated PlayStation software could very well cause game crashes. Make sure that you have updated your PS4 or PS5 software to the latest version.

Also, if you are on PS4 and using the camera, you might also want to make sure that you have “Face Recognition” turned off.

  • Go to Settings
  • Now go to Login Settings
  • Now go down to Enable Face Recognition and uncheck it.

Keeping it checked interfered with gaming. The game would often crash with error codes.

Application Issues: 

The application in this case would be God of War Ragnarok. You need to make sure that the game is up to date. You might have to manually check for updates All you have to do is go to the game and press options on the controller. Then select Check for Updates and see if you have any pending updates.

Also, you might want to try and Re-install the game. This means you have to Delete it from the Hard drive and then download it back again.

For PS4 users, the saved data for a game could also be the reason. Corrupted saves could easily make the game crash with error codes. This is how you could fix:

  • Go to Settings
  • Then head to Storage
  • Then select Saved Data

Now select God of War Ragnarok and then press the Options button on the controller. Since you do not know which save file is the culprit you have to choose all the save files and press Delete. 

This will delete all the local save files and might fix the crash problem with God of War Ragnarok.

Database Issues:

There are users who are complaining about the game crashing on their consoles with an error code CE-34878-0. 

This error code normally means that the game cannot pull up the required data to run. Your PlayStation console has a database that allows applications to access the data in order to run.

Let’s say you have a cupboard full of randomly arranged books. Now, if you want to read a particular book, you might find it extremely difficult to find that book from the cupboard if you do not remember where you have kept it.

However, if you had arranged books by the name of authors or maybe by the genres, then it would become easier for you to look for them. This means you would require less time to look for the book.

Your console works in the same way. The database is the cupboard that keeps all your books. However, if the arrangement is not proper, performance might go down. Games like God of War Ragnarok are very demanding when it comes to resources.

The PlayStation consoles have a history of database errors. So if you are not re-arranging or rebuilding your database, chances are the game might crash very frequently. This is how you can fix database problems:

Clear Cache and Rebuild Database:

To Clear out the Cached data on the PS4 and PS5 you need to do these steps:

  • Turn Off the console completely. Make sure you see no lights on it. Unplug the power cable.
  • Keep it unplugged for 5 minutes.
  • Now plug it back.
  • This clears the Cached data from the PS4 users only.
  • Now press and hold the power button. You would hear a beep sound when you press it for the first time and one more after 7-8  seconds of holding it.
  • The PS4 and PS5 would now boot up in Safe Mode.
  • Connect the controller with the USB cable.
  • You will get a few options. PS5 users, you need to go ahead and select the Clear Cache and Rebuild Database option. Then select Clear System Software Cache and hit Ok. This will restart the PS5. To Rebuild Database follow the same steps again and this time select Rebuild Database instead of the one you picked before. This will take a while though.
  • PS4 users will only get the Rebuild Database option. Click on that and wait for the database to be rebuilt.
Restore License for God of War Ragnarok for PS5 users:

Once you Rebuild the Database on your PlayStation 5 some of the games in your library might get locked. To unlock the games again:

  • Go to Settings
  • Scroll Down to User and Account
  • Now select Other
  • Lastly, select the option Restore Licenses. 
  • This will restore the licenses of the content you have downloaded but cannot use. Since you have God of War Ragnarok downloaded and it is locked because of a licensing error, following this step will fix it immediately.

I am pretty these steps will be able to help you with any crash problems with God of War Ragnarok. If these do not work for you, it could be developer side issue. You might have to wait for an update if that is the case.

I hope the guide was helpful. Please let us know in the comments section below.

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