Fix God of War Ragnarok Crashing on PS5

One of the most anticipated games of 2022, and probably the biggest too, God of War Ragnarok, has finally arrived. The game is a PS5 exclusive, developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.

God of War Ragnarök is a third-person action-adventure title where you control the character Kratos and enjoy the combo-based combat and puzzle game elements.

It will be the 9th installment in the God of War series, the ninth chronologically, and the sequel to 2018’s God of War.

The game is one of the best adventure games I have played to date, and if you like God of War 2018, then you will love this 2022 version of God of War.

Unfortunately, not every PS5 owner who bought GOW Ragnarok 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.

God of War Ragnarok Crashing on PS5

Fix God of War Ragnarok Crashing on PS5

This reminds me of 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 to press the Options button on your PS5 controller, go to Settings, Select Graphics & Camera, and make the following changes:

  1. Keep ‘Film Grain’ at ‘0’.
  2. Keep ‘Motion Blur’ at ‘0’.
  3. Set ‘Graphics Mode’ to ‘Favour Performance’
  4. Set ‘High Frame Rate Mode’ to ‘On’
  5. Now scroll down a bit, and set ‘Camera Shake’ to ‘0’
  6. Save the settings and restart your PS5.

God of War Ragnarok Settings that can be used to fix crashes on PS5

If this doesn’t fix the issue, close God of War Ragnarok, and go to your PS5 settings. Select Storage > Console Storage > Saved Data > PS5 Games. Select the Data of GOW Ragnarok, and delete it.

God of War Ragnarok User Data Location

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.

What if the game is still crashing?

If the game still ends up crashing, then you can try rebuilding the database. Here is how to do it:

  • Go ahead and turn off the console [there should be no lights on the console. Take out the power plug from the back of the console]
  • Keep your PS5 unplugged for 5 minutes
  • This would cause the cached data to clear out
  • Now plug it back 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 God of War Ragnarok Guides, keep an eye on Frondtech. We will be covering every single technical issue and bug of the game. Good luck!


That’s all, folks!

Last Updated on November 9, 2022