Fix FF16 Crashing on PS5

One of the most anticipated games of 2023, Final Fantasy 16, has finally arrived. The game is a times PS5 exclusive, developed and published by Square Enix.

FF16 is a third-person ARPG title where you control the character Clive Rosfield and a bunch of rotating AI-controlled companions through segmented open world regions across Valisthea, the place where the game is set.

Now, the game runs good for the most part. But unfortunately, not every PS5 owner who bought FF16 is getting to enjoy the game at the moment. Believe it or not, the game is crashing for many users. For some, it crashes at the end of cutscenes, while for some, certain boss levels are the reason behind the crashes. And most of them are getting the error CE-108255-1 after the crash.

Fix Final Fantasy 16 Crashing on PS5

This reminds me of Gow Ragnarok and Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart and how the game crashed left and right for many users on its launch. Posts have already started popping up on Reddit and other forums. The strange thing is the game is running completely fine for most PS5 users. This would have made sense among PC users, where the hardware differs between users. But the PS5 is the same for everyone.

Anyway, the first thing I would suggest you do is, if you are playing the game on “Graphics Mode” then try changing it to “Frame Rate” mode, as the latter is more stable. We have an article explaining the difference. What you need to do is:

  1. On your controller, press the options button.
  2. Press the R2 button to now navigate toward the System Tab.
  3. There, you’ll see an option for “Game Performance Mode”.
  4. Once you’ve found the option, all you need to do is to switch to Frame Rate mode.
  5. Restart the game once.

If this doesn’t do the job, then close Final Fantasy 16, and go to your PS5 settings. Select Storage > Console Storage > Saved Data > PS5 Games. Select the Data of Final Fantasy XVI, and delete it.

How to delete FF16 Data on PS5

Yes, unfortunately, you will have to delete the data, as the data might have gone corrupted. I know this is not the most convenient way, but we have to use what we have in our hands.

FF16 is still crashing; what to do?

If the game still ends up crashing, then you have no other choice but to rebuild the database. Here is how to do it:

  • Turn off your PS5 [Take out the power plug from the back of the console to make sure there are no lights on the console.]
  • Keep your PS5 unplugged for 5 minutes
  • This would cause the cached data to clear out
  • Now plug it back in and press and hold the power button
  • You will hear a beep sound when you press it. Do not release the button until you hear the second beep [takes around 10 seconds]
  • Your console will be booted in Safe Mode.
  • Now connect your controller to the USB port.
  • Press the PS button on the controller.
  • A list of options should appear on your screen
  • Select option 5 or Rebuild Database
  • Be patient and wait until the process is complete

If these steps do not fix the issue for you, then you might have to wait for a patch, as it could very well be a problem from the end of Santa Monica Studio.

If you think this guide has helped, then let us know in the comment section below. And for more FF16 Guides, keep an eye on Frondtech. Good luck!

That’s all, folks!

Last Updated on June 21, 2023

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