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Fix DOOM Eternal “Content still pending install, please wait” Error in PS4

Fix DOOM Eternal content still pending install, please wait Error

For fans who have waited nearly 4 years, the DOOM Eternal is out and it’s brought some of the same old errors. DOOM Eternal is the direct sequel of the game DOOM released in 2016. It’s the fifth game in the series with the initial launch dating back to 1993. This game is thought to be the inspiration of all today’s FPS games. If you have recently downloaded the game and get the error “Content still pending install, please wait”, don’t worry you are not the only one.

A lot of players have encountered this error with DOOM and recently with DOOM Eternal. Under most circumstances, the error is what it states. You are trying to play the game when it’s still downloading game files. With DOOM, even when only a portion of the game is installed, you can still play it. This indicates to users that the game is completed the installation and is ready to play, but after a few minutes of gameplay the error pops up.

So, the “content still pending install” actually means that the content is downloading and installing, wait for it to complete before you launch the game.

This error is more common with PS4 users, you can check the status of the game by hovering over the game icon and pressing the options button on the controller. Form the information tab, check the download status.

When the Installation is Complete

If the installation of DOOM Eternal is complete and you still encounter the “Content still pending install, please wait” Error. You need to delete the game from the game library, but not from your system. After you have deleted the game, reinstall the game. Ensure your internet connection works without interruption and let the game install completely before you try playing it.

As suggested by our reader Eric Rheaume, you can also set the language of the PS4 to English. It seems to fix the problem.

To Conclude

This should fix the error for you. If you still face the error, let us know in the comment with some background on what you did before the error.

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35 Comments

  1. thanks it worked

  2. can you suggest a new solution. These are not working anymore. Time to update the post.

  3. any new solutions for now

  4. ok, anything else

  5. How do you remove it from your PlayStation library, all that comes up when I hit the options button is to remove it from the purchased section?

  6. We have changed from UK English to US English in an attempt to get it working, but DAMN this is annoying

  7. Almost a year later and still the same problem. Just bought it and the DLC. I have tried everything stated(3 times now), and now just going to let the main menu run for a while and see if the background downloading thing works. Thanks for the idea Ahmed!

  8. Done all of the above and still no luck

  9. So i finally worked it out. After following all troubleshooting, reinstalling the game four times, clearing caches, nothing worked.

    I simply opened the game and left it idle on the main menu for 1 hour. I don’t know how long it takes but it seems as tho the game needs to install in the background.

    It’s now working fine.

  10. I tried the two options twice or more and I still get stuck when I try to open the game on ps4, I get stuck on a installation screen that does’nt Move , I have tried to wait for like one day and still doesnt do a thing.. 0MB/740MB

    1. Just found on another forum. Turn langage on your ps4 to English. I tried and it worked

      1. Thanks, Eric Rheaume.
        Users who are unable to resolve the issue using the above fixes can try the recommendation by the above user. It makes sense that changing language can help.

      2. Thanks man it Work !!

      3. It worked for me! Thanks!

  11. “Content still pending install. Please wait.” I fully downloaded the game. About 70% thru, I unplugged my internet and plugged it back in. Played till I got to the end of the first level. Got that message. Deleted all content from the library. Deleted the game. Redownloaded the game. Same thing…

    1. Same thing

      1. Did you try clearing the cache, maybe some elements of the game is still on the console. Try to clear the cache and repeat the process.

    2. hi I am having the same issue I have installed the game twice now and it still same after the first level needs to Content still pending install, please wait” Error. which is driving me insane i now deleted it again and changed the language to American English hopefully that might do something while I wait for it to install tomorrow morning as cba to do it now or let it run over night any suggestions please let me know

  12. Still getting the error, and I’ve reinstalled the game completely two times now

    1. hi I am having the same issue I have installed the game twice now and it still same after the first level needs to Content still pending install, please wait” Error. which is driving me insane i now deleted it again and changed the language to American English hopefully that might do something while I wait for it to install tomorrow morning as cba to do it now or let it run over night any suggestions please let me know

  13. I have download the game, let the game install completely and when I want to start the game, It stay at 0%

    1. Delete the game and reinstall it once more, but don’t delete it from the system memory, just the game library.

      1. Mine keeps getting stuck at the complete of the 1st level

        1. Just wait for it to download it takes only 5 to 10 Minutes

  14. it’s still poping

  15. I have a phsyical copy of the game. I’ve downloaded the update but after that, the installation page is stuck a 0%. No scratches on the disc. I’ve tried desinstalling and reinstalling, nothing works. My ps4 stayed on all night and the installation remain at 0%. It’s a 740 mb file.

    1. Did you try restarting the PS4? If not, do that, power cycle and perform the process all over again.

  16. I am getting pretty annoyed installed it updated it played it wanted to customize but says the same shit did it all over again same damn thing. What do I do I was looking forward to this game

    1. What does it say?

    2. hi I am having the same issue I have installed the game twice now and it still same after the first level needs to Content still pending install, please wait” Error. which is driving me insane i now deleted it again and changed the language to American English hopefully that might do something while I wait for it to install tomorrow morning as cba to do it now or let it run over night any suggestions please let me know

    3. Hey. The download on PS4 says 23GB. The actual game is 42GB. Go to options and then information. That will tell you how much is actually downloaded. That should help, Cheers

  17. I have an error, it’s “you don’t have permission to access this content” how i can solve this problem?

    1. Please ensure you have completely downloaded the campaign. If the problem still occurs, Restore Licenses on PS4.

      You can refer to this post- https://quoramarketing.com/fix-doom-eternal-errors-and-bugs/

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