Fix PS5 Games Won’t Update | Problem Downloading Update Returnal and Outriders

Lately, a lot of players of the Sony’s next gen console PS5 are running into the issue where the PS5 does not download or update games such as Outriders, Returnal, and Cold War. The problem occurs with other games as well. The error codes users get is mixed such as Code CE-107938-8, Code CE-100009-0, and Code CE-100028-1. If you can’t download game update on PS5, there are certain things you can do.

Usually, the issue impacts multiple games, so it should not just one game that’s going through the problem. Here are the solutions for PS5 Games Won’t Update for Returnal, Outriders, Black Ops Cold War, and other games.  

Fix Can’t Download Game Update on PS5 Code CE-107938-8, Code CE-100009-0, and Code CE-100028-1

While the error can occur for both the users if digital or physical copy, it seems to emerge more for players who have the physical copy of the disc. Here are some solutions you can try to fix PS5 games won’t update issue.

Start from Scratch

  1. Delete the game from your PS5
  2. Restore Licenses
  3. Settings > Users and Accounts > Other > Restore Licenses
  4. Rebuild Database
  5. Reboot in safe mode and select rebuild database
  6. Disable internet connection
  7. Settings > Network > Settings > Turn off internet
  8. Insert the disc and stat copy
  9. After the game copy is done, turn the internet back on
  10. Check for update
  11. Go to Home Screen > Options button > Check for Update

While this fix is known to fix the issue in some cases, there is a possibility it may not work as such you must try some other solutions shared on various forums.

Insert the Disc and Do Something Else

If you didn’t know this already, you don’t have to manually copy and update a physical disc. After inserting, it goes through the install and update process on its own. Doing so has fixed the PS5 games won’t update issue for a lot of users. It’s takes a different amount of time from a few minutes to over 15 minutes, but be patient after inserting the disc and process should start.

If you have the game installed, delete the game before attempting the fix.

Hopefully, the two solutions should help you update your game and get past the – can’t download game update on PS5. If something has worked for you and you would like to share with the community, let us know in the comments.   

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