How to Fix Remnant 2 Screen Flickering/Stuttering on PS5

Screen flickering, tearing, and flashing on the PlayStation 5 (PS5) can be frustrating for gamers, significantly impacting their gaming experience. These issues, collectively known as Remnant II screen issues, can arise due to various reasons such as faulty HDMI cables, outdated firmware, incorrect video transfer rate, or even display settings. Many players on Reddit have also reported Remnant 2 screen flickering issues on PS5, which seems more of a bug issue in the game.

In this article, we will explore some potential solutions to help you tackle Remnant 2 Screen Flickering/Stuttering on PS5 and get back to enjoying your gaming sessions on the PS5 hassle-free.

Solution 1: Check Your HDMI Cables and HDMI Ports

Change your HDMI cables because the PlayStation 5 flashing display can be due to a hardware issue besides PS5 software.

Make sure you use 2.1 HDMI cables or sometimes labeled as High Speed.

Let’s check if your PlayStation 5 cables are faulty and if they are the cause of the flashing display

  1. Unplug your HDMI cables from the back of your both TV and PS5.
  2. If you are thinking of buying a new one, first try switching the ends of HDMI cables.
  3. Plugin the HDMI cable of your PS5 into your TV and vice versa.

And if this didn’t work then unplug the power cable of your TV from the switch for 1 minute and then plug it back in.

Also, check if your cable is worn out or broken at some point then buy a new one.

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Solution 2: Restart PS5

Whenever you encounter screen flickering on Remnant II or even if it’s a game bug/glitch, you should try restarting your PS5.


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 Remnant II
  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:

Solution 3: Update Your PS5 Firmware

Sony releases new updates regularly to remain up-to-date with upcoming bugs and issues users face either while playing Remnant 2 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 Remnant II to see if it’s still flashing display.

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

Solution 4: Adjust the 4K Video Transfer Rate

Inadequate 4K video transfer rate settings may also contribute to the screen flickering on Remnant 2. To address this problem, consider adjusting your 4K video transfer rate settings

Just follow the steps:

  1. Go to PS5 Settings
    settings ps5
  2. Select Screen and Video
    screen and video
  3. On the left tab select Video Output and on the right select 4K Video Transfer Rate.
    4k video transfer rate
  4. The 4K Video Transfer Rate default setting will be Automatic but you need to change it to -1 or -2.
  5. Test each option and see if it fixes your issue.

Solution 5: Disable HDR

Every PS5 comes equipped with 4K and HDR (High Dynamic Range) capabilities, which offer higher contrast and a broader range of colors and brightness compared to SDR (Standard Dynamic Range).

Nonetheless, the HDR feature may sometimes lead to the Remnant 2 screen flickering on the PS5. If you have activated this feature, follow the steps below to disable it

  1. Go to PS5 settings
  2. Then go to Screen and Video
  3. Select Video Output and Disable HDR
    disable HDR PS5

Solution 6: Lower PS5 Resolution

Incorrect resolution settings can also contribute to the PS5 flashing display. Some users have resolved this problem by reducing the console’s resolution. You might want to consider giving it a try as well.

  1. Go to PS5 Settings
    settings ps5
  2. Select Screen and Video
    screen and video
  3. On the left tab select Video Output and then go to Resolution
  4. Now select a lower resolution of your own choicelower resolution
Additional Tip: In the same Video Output settings you can also try changing the RGB range to either Full or Limited for the best fix

Solution 7: Switch to 60 FPS & Turn Off Performance Mode

While 120 FPS provides an enhanced gaming experience, there are instances when it’s more stable to opt for 60 FPS, especially if you experience a flashing display.

Here’s how to adjust your settings on PS5 for smoother gameplay:

  1. Launch PS5.
  2. Click the Gear icon on the top right of your PS5 home screen.
  3. Go to Save Data and Game/App Settings.
    saved data and game
  4. Scroll down to Game Presets.
  5. Click on Performance Mode or Resolution Mode and Choose game Default
  6. Now launch Remnant 2 and select the game mode in which you play.
  7. On the top right corner click on the menu icon.
  8. And select Settings > Video.
  9. TURN OFF 120FPS mode.
  10. Click Apply to stabilize your game on PS5.

This should consume fewer resources on your PS5, can potentially avoid overheating as well, and avoid screen flashing.

Solution 8: Rebuild PS5 Database

Rebuilding the Database on PS5 allows the PS5 to sort out any issues related to its drive that are causing issues with your game.

Rebuild PS5 Database instructions for precaution and following steps
  1. Press and hold the power button until you hear the second beep. This will boot your PS5 in Safe Mode.
  2. Connect the PS5 DualSense controller to a USB cable and press the PS button on the controller to pair it.
    Connect the PS5 DualSense controller to a USB cable and press the PS button on the controller to pair it.
  3. It may take a moment to display Safe Mode options. Select option 5: “Clear Cache and Rebuild Database
    Safe Mode options on ps5 with Selected option 5: “Clear Cache and Rebuild Database“
  4. Select the second option: “Rebuild Database
    second option: "Rebuild Database" selected to fix Remnant II
  5. Wait for the process to complete and your process will boot back.
    Rebuild PS5 Database progress halfway 61 seconds left

This usually doesn’t take much time and here’s a demo video where we rebuild the database on our PS5 taking less than a minute and making it feel faster too.

Solution 9: Disable VRR on PS5

If you have enabled VRR on your PlayStation 5, then it could be the main reason why you are experiencing THE GAME ERROR. Therefore, we recommend you disable VRR on PS5 to avoid any screen flickering or stuttering issues with Remnant 2 Screen by following these steps.

  1. Open Settings on your PS5.
  2. Go to Screen and Video.
  3. In Screen and Video, select the VRR option and switch it OFF.
    Disabling VRR on PS5

After disabling VRR, you won’t experience Remnant 2 Screen Flickering/Stuttering on PS5.

Solution 10: Restore Licenses

Every game is licensed to verify you as its correct owner, but a bug/glitch can cause an issue with your licenses, leading to Remnant 2 Screen Flickering/Stuttering on PS5.

These licenses are used to access the content on your PlayStation account and you can restore licenses if you are unable to make purchases, unable to find a game or your game has a padlock icon on it.

In case of damage to the licenses on PlayStation, the content may not work, leading to Remnant 2 Screen Flickering/Stuttering on PS5, but as long as you have purchased your game, you can restore its licenses pretty quickly.

So let’s Restore licenses PS5 in the coming steps:

  1. Select the Gear icon on the top right of your PlayStation 5 home screen to access PS5 Settings.
  2. Go to User and Accounts
    ps5 settings user and accounts
  3. In the Users and Accounts menu, select Other from the left sidebar and then choose to Restore Licenses by pressing X on your controller from the expanded menu.
    ps5 user settings to restore licenses OF error
  4. Select the Restore button. Make sure you have no game in progress, as they will all be closed.
    restore ps5 license to fix E2-8232CF60
  5. This process will take a few seconds, but you will get to fix the Remnant 2 Screen Flickering/Stuttering on PlayStation 5.
    restoring ps5 licenses progress

This has worked for a lot of users, and here’s a 48-second video guide to help you restore PS5 licenses.

Solution 11: Contact PlayStation 5 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 screen flashing.

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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 Remnant II. 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.


How do I fix my PS5 Game from Crashing?

Make sure to regularly install system updates and enable automatic updates for games to never miss out on any bug fixes.

How do I Clear the Cache on PS5?

Run your PS5 in the Safe Mode by pressing the power button until your hear the second beep. Press the PlayStation button and then using your controller, select Clear Cache and Rebuild Database option from the Safe Mode menu.

Final Thoughts

Remnant 2 Screen Flickering/Stuttering on PS5 can be a distressing situation for any gamer. However, by following the suggested solutions mentioned above, you can potentially troubleshoot and resolve these issues. Remember to ensure the HDMI cables and ports are in good condition, update the PS5 firmware regularly, adjust the 4K video transfer rate, disable HDR if necessary, and consider lowering the console’s resolution or switching to 60 FPS while disabling performance mode.


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