Fix Hitman 3 Error Code CE-34878-0 & CE-108255-1 on PS4 and PS5

You may encounter the Hitman 2 error code CE-34878-0 & CE-108255-1 on PS4 and PS5 respectively. The error message accompanying the code on PS4 reads, “An error has occurred with the application,” while on PS5, the message is slightly different and reads, “An error occurred in the application.” Both the errors codes happen after the game has crashed and are one and the same except on different generation of PlayStation. Keep scrolling and we will share some solutions that can resolve the error.   

Fix Hitman 3 Error Code CE-34878-0 on PS4

The moment the crash happens could be an indication of the problem. You should observe if it’s random or when you load scenes or reach a part of the game that’s resource demanding such as a crowded scene with a lot of people. If the crash occurs when you are loading specific checkpoints in the game, it could indicate the system is over-exhausting its horsepower which could be resulting in the Hitman 3 Crashing on PS4 Error Code CE-34878-0.

Since the game is pre-optimized for consoles and there is little you can do if there is a performance problem with the game, the only permanent fix for such a problem is to wait for the developers to resolve the issue in a patch. However, you can tweak some settings on the PS4 to ensure that game performs better. Change the PS4 Video Output Settings to 1080p. Reducing the video output will consume less resources and therefore, it will prevent the crash from happening. Also disable the Supersampling Mode in the Video Output Settings to further enhance the performance of the device.  Additionally, you can also try and avoid any visually demanding scenes.

For crashes that happen at random, these are some solutions you can try.

Restart the console

To restart the PS4, press the power button and allow it to power down. Remove the power cords and hold the power button again for 10 seconds. Allow the PS4 to rest for a while and connect the power cords. Fire it up and launch the game. Most people will eliminate the error simply by this step.

Update Hitman 3

Hitman 3 has a day-one patch for all platforms, while the download should start automatically, ensure that you do not stop the process. At a later date if you encounter the error, check for new updates. Here is how you can check for updates. From the game library, hover over Hitman 3 and press the Options button on the controller. In the menu, click on Check for update. If there is an update for the game, download it.   

Clear Cache on PS4 and Rebuild Database

Corrupt cache files on the console can lead to the Hitman 3 crashing with error code CE-34878-0. Cache are temporary files on the PS4 that enhance the performance of games. You need to clear cache, but there is no way to do it on the PS4 from the settings. Instead, you have to hard reset the PS4 to clear cache. Turn off the PS4 completely and disconnect the power cords. Let the PS4 rest for 30 seconds. Now, connect the power cord and hold the power button for 10 seconds. After you hear the second beep around 8 seconds, let go off the power button. Your cache is cleared and the PS4 will boot up in Safe Mode. Now, you can rebuild the database. Here are the steps you can follow:

  1. Connect the controller to the console and press the PS button.
  2. Select Rebuild Database from the options on the screen and hit Ok.
  3. Wait for the process to complete.

Delete the Saved Data (Game crashes when saving or loading save)

Deleting the saved data is a longshot, but has worked in the past to resolve the crashing problem on PS4. If the Hitman 3 error code CE-34878-0 occurs when you try to save the game or while loading the auto-save, the reason could be corruption of the game’s saved files. The game crashing on startup is also a symptom of a corrupt save as the files of the game fail to load. You will have to delete the saved data of the game in order to resolve the error. But, there is a caveat as you must have guessed, you would lose your progress in the game. So, if there is no other option, here is how you can delete the game’s save.

  1. From the Menu, go to Settings and select Storage.
  2. From the storage options, select Saved Data and then Hitman 3.
  3. Press on the Options Menu button.
  4. Delete all the saved data one at a time. 

Disable Face Recognition

At the time of writing the post, we have not seen the use of face recognition in the game. The face recognition feature is known to crash games, so, you must disable it. Disable it and check if the Hitman 3 crashing on PS4 issue is resolved. To perform the steps, go to Settings > Login Settings > Uncheck Enable Face Recognition > Reboot.

Reinstall the Game

If there was problem with the game that could have occurred when you download it or overtime the game files became corrupted, it can lead to crash. The only way to fix such problems is to reinstall the game. Reinstalling is also the most effective solution when the game is crashing randomly with no clear signs of the problem. To reinstall the game, you will have to delete the current game and download afresh. Here are the steps to reinstall Hitman 3.

  1. Select the game and click on the Options Menu button.
  2. Select Delete from the options and press OK.
  3. Now, go to Library > Purchased > Hitman 3 > Download.

Install the Original Hard Drive

If you have upgraded the hard drive or removed the original that came with the PS4 for some reasons, you need to reinstall it to fix the Hitman 3 Error Code CE-34878-0.

Initialize the PS4

Initializing the PS4 is a drastic step and should be your last resort when nothing has worked. When it’s confirmed that the problem is at your end and others are not facing the same issue. You should not try this step in the first few weeks of the game’s release. Wait for a few patches from the developers and confirm on various forums that the issue is at your end. The process resets the PS4 OS software and completely resets the device. All your data will be lost in the process. Therefore, we advise that you take a backup of your saved games before you proceed with the solution. Here is how you can take a backup.

Go to Settings > Application Saved Data Management > Saved Data in System Storage > Upload to Online Storage > Hit the Options button > Select Multiple Applications > Select All > Upload > Apply to All > Yes.

By following the above process the saved data of the games will be stored on the cloud. Now, let’s initiate initializing the PS4.

Go to Settings > Initialization > select Full. It usually takes a few hours for the process to complete so be patient.

Once the initialization is complete, you need to get back the game’s saved files from the cloud. But, before that go to Library > Purchased and download the game. Once the game is download, follow the below steps to get back the saved files. Go to Settings > Application Saved Data Management > Saved Data in Online Storage > Download to System Storage > Hitman 3 > select the data and hit Download.

We hope the post was helpful in resolving the Hitman 3 crashing on PS4 with Error Code CE-34878-0. But, if you still have the error, your only option is to get in touch with the PlayStation Support.

Fix Hitman 3 Error Code CE-108255-1 on PS5 | Game Crashing

The Hitman 3 Error Code CE-108255-1 is an identical issue to the above, but on the PS5. Therefore, the same solutions we used on the PS4 can be used by PS5 users as well. Here are the solutions you can try to fix the error.

  1. Update the system software and the game – the most likely cause of the error is an outdated system software or the game. Hence, you should first perform this fix and if the error still occurs proceed to the next solution.
  2. Reinstall the game – In order to reinstall the game, go to Settings > Storage, and delete Hitman 3. Once the game is deleted, download and install it afresh.
  3. Rebuild database – To perform the Rebuild Database, you need to start the PS5 in safe mode and you will see the option.
  4. Reset the PS5 – Before you perform a reset, ensure that you have taken a backup of the data on the PS5. Then, go to Settings > System > System Software > Reset PS5.

Finally, if nothing has worked, get in touch with support to fix Hitman 3 Error Code CE-108255-1 on PS5.

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