F1 23 PM65539 Error on PS5 “Can’t join Multiplayer”: Best Fixes

Players of F1 23 on PS5 have recently been reporting an error with the code PM65539 in the game’s multiplayer mode. Interestingly, this error seems to persist even in the latest version of the game, according to player reports.

To avoid encountering the F1 23 PM65539 error in multiplayer mode, it is crucial to ensure that you have a stable internet connection on your PS5. This step is essential as it helps mitigate any network-related issues that could potentially trigger the error.

How do I Fix the F1 23 multiplayer error PM65539 on PS5?

Here are some of the fixes you can try for multiplayer errors on PS5:

  1. Check your internet connection: Make sure your PS5 is connected to a stable and reliable internet connection. You can test the connection by running an internet speed test on another device.
  2. Restart your console and router: Sometimes, a simple restart can fix connectivity issues. Power off your PS5 and unplug your router/modem from the power source. Wait for a few minutes and then plug them back in. Power on your PS5 and check if the error persists.
  3. Update the game and console: Ensure that both your game and PS5 system software are up to date. Developers often release updates to address bugs and improve performance.
  4. Check for server status: If the error is occurring during online multiplayer, it’s possible that the game servers are experiencing issues. Visit the official website or social media channels of the game to check for any server status updates or maintenance announcements.
  5. Verify game licenses: If you’re experiencing an error with a specific game, try restoring the licenses.

Solution 1: Restart PS5

Whenever you encounter a PM65539 error on F1 23 or even if it’s a game bug/glitch, you should try restarting your PS5.

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 PS5:

  1. Press the PlayStation (PS) button on your controller.
    PS button on PS5
  2. From the menu shown, Select the Power option (right-most)
  3. From the small menu that will appear on the power icon, select the last option “Restart PS5
    restart ps5 dialog to fix  on F1 23
  4. While your PS5 restarts, don’t unplug any cord to avoid any hardware failure.
    Restarting PS5 Screen to fix

Here’s a supporting video to restart PS5 for your ease:

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Solution 2: Check if the PlayStation Network (PSN) is Down?

The first thing you need to do is check your PSN server status as the PS5  might be due to some undergoing maintenance.

So, all you can do is confirm that this problem exists.

How do I check my PSN status?

Here’s how you can check PSN status:

  1. Go to the PlayStation Network Service Status page.
  2. Check the service status and if there’s any issue all you have to do is wait
PSN Status can't join any multiplayer game

Solution 3: Power Cycle Your PS5

This technique will completely shut down your PS5 making sure all the stored power is drained as well. It will recreate all the configurations before starting up.

So here’s how to power cycle PS5:

  1. Tap and Hold the power button on the console for at least 10 seconds OR beeps twice until it turns off completely.
    press and hold the power button ps5
  2. Then, unplug the power plug from the back of the console.
  3. Wait 15 to 20 minutes and plug your power cable back into your PS5. Turn your PS5 on and check if the PM65539 error is still there on PS5.

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Solution 4: Enable Automatic Game Updates on PS5

It’s possible that you might have missed the new update notification of F1 23 and an older version of the game can be causing these issues.

To avoid such situations and besides updating each game manually, we can set PS5 to update games automatically.

Usually, they are set to automatic updates by default to avoid can’t join any multiplayer game.

Here are 8 steps you can follow to allow automatic game updates on PS5:

  1. From the PS5 Homepage, go to the gear icon located in the top right corner to access PS5 settings.settings ps5
  2. Select System
    system ps5
  3. In the System window, select Power Saving from the left sidebar and choose Features Available in Rest Mode from the expanded menu at the right.
    In the System window, Power Saving is in the left sidebar and Features Available in Rest Mode are in the expanded menu at the right.
  4. Toggle “Stay Connected to the Internet
     “Stay Connected to the Internet“ is toggleed in PS5 rest mode settings menu to enable automatic updates of F1 23

Halfway through, we have enabled PS5 to stay connected to the internet while in rest mode as games usually don’t update when the PS5 is actively being used. So, let’s enable automatic game updates.

  1. Go back to the main settings menu that you opened from the gear icon.
  2. Scroll down and select “Saved Data and Game/App Settings
    saved-gameapp-settings-screen-on-ps5
  3. In the Saved Data and Game/App Settings window, select Automatic Updates from the left sidebar
  4. Toggle both the “Auto-Download” and “Auto-Install in Rest Mode” options in the expanded menu at the right.
    In the Saved Data and Game/App Settings window, select Automatic Updates from the left sidebar to enable automatic game updates to avoid PM65539 error

Now, your PS5 will be able to download updates over your internet whenever they would be available. Even if your PS5 is in rest mode, your F1 23 will remain up-to-date.

A helpful video for you to never miss an update!

Solution 5: How to Change Your DNS Settings On PS5?

There are some faulty DNS servers that may cause WiFi issues.

So, let’s change the DNS Settings:

  1. Go to Settings from the PS5 homepage
    settings ps5
  2. Scroll down to Network and click on it to access Network Settings
    NETWORK
  3. Choose Settings from the left sidebar and scroll down to Set up Internet Connection from the expanded menu
    set up internet connection on ps5
  4. Now, press the options button on the Connected Network to access Advanced settings as shown in the image.
    press the options button on the Connected Network
  5. Scroll down in the Advanced Settings menu to access DNS Settings. Click on it and the small menu, select Manual.
    dns settings of a network on ps5 to change it to manual from automatic
  6. More Settings would appear:
    • For Primary settings enter 8.8.8.8
    • For Secondary 8.8.4.4 to match the Google DNS.
      dns-settings-ps5
  7. Then click OK to save the changes.
  8. And Reboot your PS5 to check if the error is gone.

Solution 6: Update Your PS5 Firmware

Sony releases new updates regularly to remain up-to-date with upcoming bugs and issues users face either while playing F1 23 or some random bugs.

It’s highly recommended to have updated PS5 firmware. You can enable automatic updates and check for them manually as well.

There are 2 ways to update PS5 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 and how to enable automatic updates on PS5 too using PS5 UI.

NOTE: Make sure the PS5 is connected to the internet.

  1. From the PS5 homepage, access Settings from the gear icon in the top right corner.
  2.  Go to System
  3. Click on System Software from the left menu and choose the second option: System Software Update and Settings
  4. From the 2 options, select Update Using Internet.
  5. Now, wait for the system to check for updates and if it’s updating don’t try to turn off your PS5. In this case, the PS5 was already up-to-date.
5 steps to Update Your PS5 Firmware

Your PS5 should be with its latest update by now, and you can try running F1 23 to see if it’s still can’t join any multiplayer game.

And if you want a video guide, here’s a quick video to update your PS5:

Solution 7: Delete Saved Game Data

Sometimes, your game’s saved data can have some issues, and deleting it can resolve the PM65539 error.

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 PS5 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 F1 23.

Once you are sure, here are the steps to delete PS5 Saved Game Data on PS5.

  1. Go to Settings by pressing the X button on the gear icon in the top menu.
  2. Now scroll down to Saved Data and Game/App Settings and open it by pressing the X button.
    Saved Data and Game:App Settings page on PS5 main settings page
  3. Then click on Saved Data (PS5) for PS5 Games OR Saved Data (PS4) for PS4 Games.
  4. Open Console Storage from the expanded menu of your selected option.
    Saved Data and Game:App Settings Saved data for PS5 console storage to delete  F1 23
  5. If you are a PlayStation Plus member, save your game data by uploading it from the first option.
  6. Go to Delete from the top 2 tabs and then find your game that can’t join any multiplayer game.
  7. Select your game and press the Delete button at the bottom of the right sidebar to delete the saved data of F1 23.
    deleting saved game data to fix can't join any multiplayer game on PS5
  8. Check if the game works and try restoring your game by using the Sync Saved Data option visible in step 4.
    sync saved games data on ps5

A helpful and short video where we delete saved game data of a PS4 game on PS5.

Solution 8: Call Your ISP

If changing DNS couldn’t help you solve the can’t join any multiplayer game on PS5 then contact your Internet Service Provider(ISP).

They will access that data that you can’t and will know what’s going wrong with your internet connection.

Moreover, tell your ISP to open the following ports:

  1. TCP: 80, 4433478, 3479
  2. UDP: 3478, 3479, 49152 ~ 65535

And if the situation is worse then they will be sending a professional and make it work for you.

Solution 9: Contact PS5 Support

If none of the above solutions work for you then there might be a chance that your PS5 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 can’t join any multiplayer game.

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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 F1 23. 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.

FAQs

Q: What does the F1 23 PM65539 error on PS5 in F1 23 “Can’t join Multiplayer” mean?

The F1 23 PM65539 error is an issue that prevents players from joining the multiplayer mode in F1 23 on PS5. It indicates a problem related to joining online races.

Are there any specific fixes provided by the game’s developer for the F1 23 PM65539 error?

As of now, there are no specific fixes available from the game’s developer for the F1 23 PM65539 error. It is recommended to follow general troubleshooting steps and stay updated with any official announcements or patches released by the developer.

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