Wild Hearts Network Connection Error Code 403 on PS5

Wild Hearts is an action-packed, game that offers an immersive gameplay experience on PS5. However, some players may encounter an error code 403 when trying to connect to the game’s online features.

This error can be frustrating for players, as it prevents them from accessing certain game modes and features that require an internet connection. In this response, we will provide more information about the Wild Hearts Network Connection Error Code 403 on PS5, as well as some troubleshooting tips to help resolve the issue.

Wild hearts 403 on PS5

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The CPU Guide brings you the best working solution to solve Wild Hearts Network Connection Error Code 403 on your PS5.

The Wild Hearts Network Connection Error Code 403 on PS5 can be caused by a few different factors. Here are some of the most common causes:

  1. Server issues: If the game’s servers are down or experiencing high traffic, you may encounter this error. This can happen if there are too many players trying to access the game at the same time.
  2. Internet connection problems: If your internet connection is weak or unstable, you may experience issues while playing online games. This can cause the Wild Hearts Network Error 403 to appear on your PS5.
  3. Game data corruption: If there is a problem with the game’s data on your PS5 console, you may encounter this error. This can happen if the game was not installed correctly or if there was an error during the download process.
  4. System software issues: If there are issues with the PS5’s system software, you may encounter this error. This can happen if the console’s software is outdated or if there are bugs that need to be fixed.

Solution 1: Restart PS5

Whenever you encounter Error Code: 403 on Wild Hearts 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 Wild Hearts
  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 2: Check EA Servers

When EA is down, it means that the company’s servers are not functioning properly or are undergoing maintenance. This can lead to players being unable to connect to the game’s servers, or experiencing lag and other issues while playing.

If EA is down on Wild Hearts, players may encounter the Wild Hearts Network Error on their PS5 console. This error can be frustrating, as it prevents players from accessing the game and continuing their progress. However, it is important to remember that EA downtime is usually temporary and the company is typically quick to resolve any issues that arise.

To check if EA is down on Wild Hearts, players can visit the company’s website or social media channels for updates on server status.

Read More: Does Wild Hearts have the ability for Cross-Platform and Crossplay Support?

Solution 2: Enable Automatic Game Updates on PS5

It’s possible that you might have missed the new update notification of Wild Hearts 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 Error Code: 403.

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 Wild Hearts

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 Network Connection Error 403

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 Wild Hearts will remain up-to-date.

A helpful video for you to never miss an update!

Solution 3: Power Cycle Your Router

If you’re still experiencing Wild Hearts Error Code: 403 on your PS5 after trying the previous solutions, power cycling your router could help you establish a better internet connection and potentially solve the problem.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Completely turn off your router by disconnecting the power cable from the power switch.
  2. Leave it turned off for 5 to 10 minutes before plugging it back in.
  3. Check if the Wi-Fi network is visible and properly connected to your devices.

It’s important to note that you should restart all devices affected by the power cycling process to ensure an accurate fix.

Solution 4: 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 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 Error Code: 403

Solution 5: Update Your PS5 Firmware

Sony releases new updates regularly to remain up-to-date with upcoming bugs and issues users face either while playing Wild Hearts 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 Wild Hearts to see if it’s still Network Connection Error 403.

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

Solution 6: Rebuild PS5 Database

Rebuilding 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 Wild Hearts
  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 7: Delete Saved Game Data

Sometimes, your game’s saved data can have some issues, and deleting it can resolve the Network Connection Error 403.

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 Wild Hearts.

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  Wild Hearts
  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’s Network Connection Error 403.
  7. Select your game and press the Delete button at the bottom of the right sidebar to delete saved data of Wild Hearts.
    deleting saved game data to fix Network Connection Error 403 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: Delete and Reinstall Wild Hearts

The game file itself can be a suspected issue too and we can only know by deleting and reinstalling it. You’d have to sacrifice your time and internet speed for a while but let’s hope you resolve Wild Hearts after this.

To reinstall Wild Hearts, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to PS5 settings.
  2. Scroll down to Select Storage.
    storage ps5
  3. Then select Console storage from the left sidebar and go to Games and Apps in the expanded menu.
    console storage games and apps
  4. Now you will see a list of installed games and applications where you will select Wild Hearts from the game list and press the Delete button at the bottom right.
    delete Wild Hearts on ps5
  5. Once your game is deleted, you need to reinstall it. If it’s a disc you own, you would directly insert it, else if you have purchased a digital edition, you need to go to Game Library (last option) from the Games home screengame library home page ps5
  6. Select Your Collection from the three options under Game Library to search for your game and download it.
    your collection games in ps5 game library

Some options can be difficult to navigate, so we have created a video for your ease where we delete a game and reinstall it.

Solution 9: Reset PS5

This is the final resort that you can take before you contact PlayStation and you have tried all other fixes to play Wild Hearts. Being a PlayStation Plus member would make this easy for you as you would be able to save all your game’s progress which is really necessary for the hours of work that have been put in.

CAUTION:

Resetting PS5 will completely wipe off everything from the console whether it’s a game, save data, or any other content.
So its best to backup data first on your cloud storage and here’s how you can do it:

  1. Go to Settings and then select Saved Data and Game/App Settings.
    Saved Data and Game:App Settings page on PS5 main settings page
  2. Now choose the type of data you want to backup:
    • PS5 Data:
      Select Saved Data (PS5) > Console Storage and in the next Screen Upload to Cloud Storage
      Saved Data and Game:App Settings Saved data for PS5 console storage to delete Wild Hearts
    • PS4 Data
      Select Saved Data (PS4) > Console Storage and in the next Screen Upload to Cloud Storage
      uplopad saved dataa to playstation plus
  3. And PS5 will upload your saved game data.

After backing up your data, now you can Reset your PS5:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Then go to System
    ps5-settings-menu-to-access-system-settings
  3. Select System Software from the left menu and Reset Options (the last item in the expanded menu)
    ps5 system software reset options
  4. Select Reset Your Console and follow the on-screen instructions. Wait until PS5 will restart and you are directed to the setup process.
    reset your PS5 to fix Error Code: 403

Here’s a video of this process.

If you have any queries or suggestions, feel free to share your experience with us in the comments section down below or you can reach us on our social handles.

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