Fix: Evil West Crashing / Not Loading on PS4 or PS5 Consoles

Evil West is a third-person shooter video game developed by Flying Wild Hog and published by Focus Entertainment. The game is now available for the PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. As this game is just launched, somehow the startup crashing issue or the game not launching issue is bothering a lot of players. If you’re facing Evil West crashing or not working on PS4 or PS5 Consoles, then you’re not alone here.

Almost every new game does come with several issues like crashes, black screen, lags, FPS drops, and other bugs & glitches whatsoever. The chances are high that even the console device may have some issue that can eventually trigger or conflict glitches with the games. Luckily, a couple of possible workarounds mentioned below should help you out. If you’re also one of the victims, then you can follow this troubleshooting guide to fix it.

Fix: Evil West Crashing / Not Working on PS4 or PS5 Consoles

Fix: Evil West Crashing / Not Working on PS4 or PS5 Consoles

Sometimes issues with the game version, outdated system version, or any system glitch may cause startup crashing with games no matter which device you’re using. As we’ve mentioned all methods, you should jump into it without wasting any more time.

1. Check System Updates

Before getting into other workarounds, checking for system updates on the PlayStation or Xbox console is recommended. Sometimes an outdated system build can cause several issues.

  • Go to the Settings menu on the PlayStation console.
  • Select System Software Update > Make sure to check for available updates and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update process.
  • Once done, reboot the system to apply changes.

2. Delete Saved Game Data (PS4/PS5)

Well, corrupted or missing game data can also cause multiple issues with the crashing on the PlayStation console. We recommend you delete the saved game data on the PS4/PS5 console to check for the issue.

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  • Go to the Settings menu > Select Storage.
  • Choose Saved Data > Select Evil West.
  • Press the Options button on the controller > Select the saved game data files (one or multiple).
  • Hit Delete and confirm the task to complete it.
  • Once done, make sure to reboot the console to apply changes.

All the game files which are locally saved will be deleted from your PlayStation console. But don’t worry. Since you’re online, all saved game data will be there. This should fix the Evil West Crashing issue on PS4 or PS5 Consoles.

3. Rebuild Database (PS4/PS5)

Rebuilding the database on your PlayStation console can quickly resolve potential issues or errors. To do so:

  • Switch off your console completely. Unplug the power cable from the console and wait for around 2-3 minutes.
  • Now, plug in the power cable, and turn it on to clear the Cached Data automatically from the system.

Check whether or not this issue has been fixed with the Evil West game. If not, follow the next steps below.

  • Now, press and hold the Power button on the PlayStation console until you hear 2 beeps. [The second beep will sound after seven seconds]
  • The console will boot in Safe Mode > Connect the controller to the USB with the console and press the PS Button on the controller.
  • Next, you’ll get an option called ‘Rebuild Database’.
  • Select Rebuild Database and confirm the task.
  • It may take some time, depending on the hard drive data size. Have some patience.
  • Once done, reboot the system normally.

4. Reinstall Evil West

If in case, the crashing problem persists with the Evil West game, then make sure to uninstall and reinstall the game on the console. It should gonna fix the issue. To do so:

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  • Go to Settings > Select Storage.
  • Select Evil West game from the list and then Hit Delete.
  • Once the game is deleted, download and install it from the respective store.

5. Reset the Console

If none of the workarounds come in handy for you, try performing the factory reset to your console to check for the issue.

  • Go to the Settings menu on the PlayStation console.
  • Select the ‘Initialization’ tab > Initialize PS4’ or ‘Initialize PS5’.
  • From the next page, choose ‘Full’.
  • Your PlayStation 4/5 will automatically start wiping itself to restore the factory defaults. This process may take a couple of hours depending on the installed data on the storage.
  • Let the process be completed. Once done, make sure to reboot the system.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For additional queries, you can comment below.

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