How To Fix God of War Ragnarok Crashing on Startup on PS4 & PS5

Stuck with PS5 Error Code CE-108255-1 or CE-34878-0 and the game crashes. Here's the fix.

More and more posts are popping up on Reddit and other forums of God of War Ragnarok crashing. Surprisingly the game run just fine on PS4/PS5 and suddenly it crashed with error codes CE-10855-1 & CE-34878-0.

To counter the issue Santa Monica Studious has already released a patch still the many players are complaining that GOD Ragnarok crashes on startup.

Especially PS5 users are also experiencing an error message telling them that there’s “Something went wrong with this game or app,”.

So to fix the God of War Ragnarok crashing on PS4 and PS5 we have come up with the fixes. Apply them and get rid of crashing issues.

What Might Cause God of War Ragnarok Crashing with Error Code CE-10855-1 & CE-34878-0?

Once this error popped up we did some research and found the following are the cause that trigger Ragnarok crashing on PS5.

  • Game Data Corruption
  • Game Disc Problem
  • Software Issues
  • Hardware Issues
  • Outdated Console Firmware
  • Malfunction with the Hard Disk
  • Network Connectivity Issues

How To Fix God of War Ragnarok Crashing on PS4 & PS5

Apply the below fixes on PS5 and PS4 consoles.

Fix 1. Restart Your Console

God Of War Ragnarok not working on PS4/PS5 so try to restart your console.

  • Press the PlayStation button on the console to open the Quick Menu.
  • Use the D-pad to navigate to and select Restart Console.
  • Press X to confirm.

Fix 2. Shut Down Face Recognition

Did you attach the camera with PS4 and enabled face recognition? If yes, then it is a reason why you are experiencing Error CE-34878-0 along with crashing. Simply Disabling Face Recognition and then restart your PS4

Fix 3. Update Playstation Software

Those users who are dealing with God of war Ragnarok crashing with error code PS CE-108255-1. They should update their console to the most recent version (if) available

Fix 4. Clear PlayStation Cache

Clearing the PlayStation 4 cache can solve crashing with Error message CE-34878-0. The PS4 user can easily shut down their system by unplugging the cable and leaving it for 1 minute.

The PS5 user needs to dig a little deep to clear the cache.

  • Completely shut down your PlayStation 5 console
  • Boot your console into safe mode by pressing and holding the power button > Release on the second beep
  • Select Clear Cache and Rebuild Database
  • Now select the Clear System Software cache option > Press OK to confirm

Fix 5. Check the Status of the Game Disc (Disk Users)

If there are visible signs of wear, scratches, cracks, dust, or fingerprints on the game disk then first clean it and then reinsert it.

Fix 6. Adjust Console Display Settings

PS4 is 10-year-old hardware and running God of War Ragnarok can put some stress. Try to change the resolution.

How to adjust the resolution of your PS4?

  • Choose Sound and Display from the Settings menu.
  • Choose the Video Output Settings from here.
  • Click on Resolution.
  • Pick out a screen resolution that works for you.
  • If the issue persists after trying this fix, you can go back to your system’s factory settings (usually 1080p).

Fix 7. Change PS5 Graphics & Camera Settings

Another tip that is suggested to our reader is to make the following changes in the PS5 console to fix the God of War Ragnarok crashing on startup.

  • Keep Film Grain at 0.
  • Keep Motion Blur at 0.
  • Set Graphics Mode to Favour Performance
  • Set High Frame Rate Mode to On
  • Now scroll down a bit, and set Camera Shake to 0
  • Save the settings and restart your PS5.

Fix 8. Check if Hard Drive Has Enough Space

To check the hard drive space on your PlayStation, you will need to go to the Settings menu. From there, select Storage>Console Storage. You can see how much space is available on your PlayStation’s hard drive from here.

Fix 9. Rebuild Playstation Database

To fix God of War Ragnarok crashing on PS5 with Error Code CE-108255-1 you can also try to rebuild your Database on Playstation.

Follow these instructions:

  • Shut down your Playstation console.
  • Disconnect the power cord from the back of the console.
  • Wait for 30 seconds.
  • Reconnect the power cord to the back of the console.
  • Connect your controller using the USB Cable.
  • Turn on the console in Safe Mode: Press and Hold Power Button and release it after you hear the second beep.
  • Navigate to Rebuild Database and select it.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.

Fix10. Hard Reset Your Console

Another trick that you should have up your sleeves is to reset the Console to factory settings. This way all data will be erased so before resetting make sure the console’s software is updated.

Fix 11. Delete Saved Game Data (PS4/PS5)

Lastly, try to delete saved game data. Follow these steps.

  • Go to the Settings menu > Select Storage.
  • Choose Saved Data > Select God of War Ragnarok.
  • Press the Options button on the controller > Select the saved game data files (one or multiple).
  • Hit Delete and confirm the task to complete it.
  • Once done, make sure to reboot the console to apply changes.

Fix 12. Contact Sony Support

If you’re unable to fix the problem on your own, Sony’s customer service or a nearby Service Center can assist you.