Atomic Heart Keeps Crashing on PS4 [Fixed]

Atomic Heart is an upcoming action RPG game that has generated a lot of buzz and excitement among gamers since its announcement. However, some players on the PS4 platform have reported encountering crashing issues while playing the game.

These crashes can occur randomly, often resulting in players losing their progress and becoming frustrated with the game. In this article, we will explore some of the reasons why Atomic Heart might be crashing on your PS4 and provide some tips on how to fix these issues so you can enjoy a smoother gameplay experience.

There can be several reasons why Atomic Heart might be crashing on your PS4. Some of the most common causes include:

  1. Software Bugs: Like any other game, Atomic Heart can have bugs and glitches that can cause the game to crash. These bugs can be due to issues with the game code or the system software of your PS4.
  2. Overheating: Gaming can put a lot of strain on your PS4, causing it to overheat if it doesn’t have proper ventilation. If your PS4 is overheating, it might crash to prevent damage to the system.
  3. Corrupted Game Files: If the game files of Atomic Heart have become corrupted, the game might crash while loading or during gameplay.
  4. Outdated System Software: Your PS4 might crash while playing Atomic Heart if the system software is outdated. It’s important to keep your PS4 updated with the latest software to prevent crashes and other issues.
  5. Hardware Issues: If your PS4 is having hardware issues, such as a faulty hard drive or power supply, it might cause Atomic Heart to crash.

Identifying the cause of the crashing issue is the first step toward resolving the issue.

Solution 1: Restart PS4

Whenever you encounter Keeps Crashing on Atomic Heart or even if it’s a game bug/glitch, you should try restarting your PS4.

WHY?

Restarting the console will eliminate any temporary errors/glitches occurring due to the old/corrupted cache

So, here is how you can restart your PS4:

  1. Press and Hold down PlayStation (PS) button on your controller
    press the ps button
  2. From the menu shown, Select the Power option
    power option ps4
  3. From the screen that will appear on the power icon, select the last option “Restart PS4”restart ps4 option
  4. While your PS4 restarts, don’t unplug any cord to avoid any hardware failure
    PS4 restarting

Solution 2: Check For Game Updates

Sometimes the outdated version of the app can lead to Atomic Heart Keeps Crashing so, it’s best you update your game.

Here’s how to update Atomic Heart on PS4:

  1. Go to the home screen and highlight the game you want to check for updates.
  2. Press the Options button on your controller.
    press the options button
  3. Select “Check for Updates” from the menu that appears
    check for game update ps4
  4. If there is an available update, it will begin downloading automatically. If not, you will see a message that says “The latest version of this software is already installed”
    already updated

Solution 3: Private: Update Your PS4 Firmware

Sony releases new updates regularly to remain up-to-date with upcoming bugs and issues users face either while playing Atomic Heart or some random bugs.

It’s highly recommended to have updated PS4 firmware. You can enable automatic updates and check for them manually as well.

There are 2 ways to update PS4 firmware:

  1. Through USB
    This way you would need to download the update over the internet into a USB which is an inconvenient way than PlayStation updating itself.
  2. Through Internet
    PlayStation searches for an update itself, downloads it, and installs it for you.

By default, automatic updates are enabled, and in case you are not sure, here’s how you can check if there’s a new update available:

NOTE: Make sure the PS4 is connected to the internet.

  1. From the PS4 homepage, access Settings from the gear icon
    settings PS4
  2. Scroll down to System Software Update and select it
    system software update ps4
  3. If an update is available, select Next and then Update to start the download and installation process.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update.
  5. If it’s updating don’t try to turn off your PS4.
  6. And if there are no updates this means PS4 is already up-to-date
    up to date ps4

Your PS4 should be with its latest update by now, and you can try running Atomic Heart to see if it’s still Keeps Crashing.

Solution 4: Delete Saved Game Data on PS4

Sometimes, your game’s saved data can have some issues, and deleting it can resolve the Keeps Crashing.

PRECAUTIONS:
1. Before deleting the data, try running a new game and see if it works, then there’s a bug in your saved data.
2. If you are a PlayStation Plus member, backup your data or download it to a flash drive to restore it later and not lose your progress.
3. Saved data of PS4 games only can be uploaded to a flash drive.
3. Keep it as one of the final solutions before you erase the saved data of Atomic Heart.

Once you are sure, here are the steps to delete PS4 Saved Game Data.

  1. Go to Settings by pressing the X button on the gear icon in the top menu.
  2. Now scroll down to Application Saved Data Management and open it by pressing the X button.
    Application saved data management ps4
  3. Then select on Saved Data in System Storage
    Saved Data in System Storage ps4
  4. Now scroll down to the Delete option
    Delete ps4
  5. If you are a PlayStation Plus member, save your game data by uploading it from the first option.
  6. Select your game and press the Delete button at the bottom of the right sidebar to delete saved data of Atomic Heart .
    Delete button PS4
  7. Check if the game works and try restoring your game by using the Saved Data in Online Storage option visible in step 3.

A helpful and short video where we delete saved game data of a PS4 game.

Solution 5: Rebuild PS4 Database

PS4 rebuild database organizes your hard drive to make it easier and quicker for the system to access your files.

This can help in faster data loading, reduce ‘game crashing’, and boost the frame rates which in return will help you fix Atomic Heart crashing

  1. Turn off the PS4 completely by pressing and holding the power button on the front of the console until it beeps and turns off.
    restart PS4
  2. Press and hold the power button again until you hear a second beep, about seven seconds later. This will start the console in Safe Mode.
  3. Connect your DualShock 4 controller to the PS4 using a USB cable and press the PS button on the controller
    connect the PS4 controller using a usb cable
  4. Use the controller to select the 5th option Rebuild Database and press the X button to confirm.
    rebuild database ps4rebuild database ps4
  5. Wait for the process to complete. This may take some time, depending on the size of your hard drive and the amount of data on it.
  6. Once the process is complete, the PS4 will restart and you can use it as normal

Solution 6: Private: Initialize PS4 in Safe Mode

By initializing your console all the system settings will be restored to default or you can say factory reset to solve your Atomic Heart Keeps Crashing

Make sure the external USB drive should be large enough to store your PS4 data and should be formatted to FAT

How do I start my PS4 in Safe Mode?

The following steps will guide you to back up your PS4 first and then initialize it in safe mode.

  1. Connect your USB drive to your PS4
  2. Go to Settings from the PS4 homepage
    settings PS4
  3. In the Settings menu, scroll down and select “System.”
    system ps4
  4. Select Back Up and Restore
    bakup and restore ps4
  5. Then select Back Up PS4
    backup PS4
  6. Now select the data you want to backup and select Next
  7. Assign a name to your backup and choose Back Up
  8. Press the X button on your controller and your data will start backing up
  9. Unplug your USB drive from the console after your data is fully backed up
  10. Now go back to PS4 Settings and scroll down to choose Initialization
    initialization ps4
  11. Select Initialize PS4
    intialize PS4
  12. Choose Full initialization
    full
  13. Then follow on-screen instructions to complete the process
  14. Remember DO NOT turn your PS4 OFF during initialization as this will bring some irrecoverable damages to your PS4

Most users suggest using Safe Mode while initialization which is more effecting

And here’s how you can enable it

  1. Turn off the PS4 completely by pressing and holding the power button on the front of the console until it beeps and turns off.
    restart PS4
  2. Press and hold the power button again until you hear a second beep, about seven seconds later. This will start the console in Safe Mode.
  3. Connect your DualShock 4 controller to the PS4 using a USB cable and press the PS button on the controller
    connect the PS4 controller using a usb cable
  4. Use the controller to select the 5th option Initialize PS4 (Reinstall System Software) and press the X button to confirm.
    intialize in safe mode
  5. Wait for the process to complete. This may take some time, depending on the size of your hard drive and the amount of data on it.
  6. Once the process is complete, the PS4 will restart and you can use it as normal

Solution 7: Private: Contact PS4 Support

If none of the above solutions work for you then there might be a chance that your PS4 has issues.

You can visit the PlayStation Official Website to get it repaired and choose the relevant issue which in your case would be according to Keeps Crashing

contact PlayStation support

Make sure you tell all the solutions you have applied to your console and let them know the issue you are facing is due to Atomic Heart. This will help the support agent to identify the main reason for this error. They should reply to you ideally within 24 hours and if you don’t get any reply within 2-3 days, then you might need to make another support ticket.

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