Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is one of the action role-playing video games that has been developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft in Nov 2020. Though the game is available for Xbox Series S/X, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Google Stadia, PC platforms. Now, several PlayStation console users are experiencing the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Error Code CE-34878-0 on their PS4/PS5 for some reason. If you’re also facing the same issue then check out this troubleshooting guide to fix it.
In most cases, rebooting your console should resolve the issue if there is any temporary cache present in the game or console’s system. But if the error occurs quite often or on a random basis which is literally ruining the gaming experience then you should check the guide below.
Table of Contents
- 1 How To Fix Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Error Code CE-34878-0
- 1.1 1. Reboot or Power Cycle Your Console
- 1.2 2. Update PS4/PS5 System
- 1.3 3. Update Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- 1.4 4. Rebuild Database on the Console
- 1.5 5. Delete the Saved Game Data
- 1.6 6. Reinstall Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- 1.7 7. Turn off Face Recognition
- 1.8 8. Reinstall Original HDD
- 1.9 9. Initialize PS4/PS5
How To Fix Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Error Code CE-34878-0
Before heading over to the possible workarounds below, make sure to check whether the game is crashing and throwing the particular error message in checkpoints or during the high-intensive gameplay or not. If yes, then it may be possible that the system is getting too much exhausted. Additionally, if your PS4/PS5 console seems slow or laggy in performance then you should follow steps to fix PlayStation Lagging or Slowing problems.
Meanwhile, if your machine isn’t capable of running most of the games like before anymore, then you can also change the PS4 video output settings to 1080P which will drastically improve your gaming experience by using the lower resources. Whereas disabling the Supersampling Mode can also increase the console’s performance. However, if these steps didn’t work for you, try following the methods below.
1. Reboot or Power Cycle Your Console
It’s highly recommended and one of the common ways to quickly resolve the issue. Simply restart or perform a power cycle to your gaming console to check if the problem is still alive or not. To do this:
- Press the power button on your console and turn it off.
- Remove the power cables from both the console and power source.
- Once done, hold the power button for around 30 seconds.
- Now, plug back the cables in and turn on the console.
2. Update PS4/PS5 System
Updating your console’s system version should fix most of the performance-related issues apart from the bugs, temporary cache, etc.
- Close the game and go to the PlayStation home screen.
- Press Options.
- Now, select Check for Update. You may have to wait for a couple of seconds or so and the system will start updating (if any).
- Then select Settings from the top of the screen > Choose System Software and wait for the process to complete.
- Once all done, restart your PlayStation console and you’ll be good to go.
3. Update Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Just like the console’s firmware, it’s also necessary to update the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla game. Developers always try to push the latest patch fixes that include improvements, new additions, etc. To do that, just go to the ‘Game Library’ from your main menu > Hover over the ‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’ > Press ‘Options’ on the controller > Select ‘Check for updates’ from the menu. If there is an update available, it’ll start downloading and installing the update.
4. Rebuild Database on the Console
It’s known to all that corrupted or missing cache can cause multiple issues with the console’s performance or gameplay. To enhance the performance of the game, you’ll need to clear the cache of your console first. Then you can rebuild the database of your console.
- First of all, turn off the console > Unplug the power cable from the console.
- Wait for at least 30 seconds > Connect the power cable back to the console.
- Now, you’ll have to press & hold down the power button for at least 10 seconds.
- Once you hear the 2nd beep sound after 7-8 seconds, release the power button.
- This will basically clear the console’s cache completely.
- Next, you’ll need to connect the controller to your console > Press the PS button.
- Select ‘Rebuild Database’ from the menu > Choose ‘OK’.
- Wait for the process to complete > Once all done, simply restart your console from the power menu.
5. Delete the Saved Game Data
Deleting the saved game data becomes quite necessary sometimes if the saved game data has some issues with the loading or crashing. A corrupted or missing saved game data can cause multiple problems during gameplay. To do that:
- Go to the ‘Settings’ menu from the main menu.
- Select ‘Storage’ > Choose ‘Saved Data’ > Select the ‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’ game from the list.
- Press ‘Options’ > Select ‘Delete’ to remove all the saved game data.
- Once done, restart your console.
6. Reinstall Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
If there is a problem with the game launching or gaming performance after doing all the possible steps, we’ll recommend you to uninstall and reinstall the game to see if the problem gets fixed or not.
- Go to the main menu on your console > Select ‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’.
- Choose ‘Options’ > Select ‘Delete’ from the options > Press ‘OK’.
- Now, restart your console to remove any cache or leftover residuals.
- Then go to the ‘Library’ > Select ‘Purchased’ > Choose ‘Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla’.
- Select ‘Download’ and wait for the process to complete.
- Once done, reboot your console and try running the game again.
7. Turn off Face Recognition
If updating the game as well as the PS4/PS5 didn’t manage to correct your error, then you probably have to disable the face recognition feature. To do so, follow the below instructions:
- Head over to the Play Station home-screen and select Settings.
- Then from the Setting menu, select User.
- Next up, select Login Settings and look out for the Enable Face Recognition option.
- Disable the toggle next to it.
Fixed the Error Code CE-34878-0? If not, then try the next fix which we have mentioned below.
8. Reinstall Original HDD
Have you recently upgraded your Hard Disk Drive in PlayStation 4? If yes, then that might also be the cause of the above-mentioned error code. Therefore, it is recommended to reinstall the original HDD. After doing the same, you should be able to deal with the PS4/PS5 Error CE-34878-0 and henceforth fix it. if not, try the next method mentioned below.
9. Initialize PS4/PS5
If none of the above methods managed to fix the PlayStation error, then it’s time to initialize your PS4/PS5. But before you do so, make sure to make a backup of all the data. once done, follow the below steps:
- Head over to the PlayStation console home screen and select Settings.
- Next up, click on Initialization.
- Finally, select the Initialize PS4/PS5 option.
- Wait for the process to get completed.
- Once done, try running the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla game again.
So with that, we conclude this guide on how to fix the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Error Code CE-34878-0 in your PS4/PS5. Let us know which of the above methods managed to fix your issue. However, if the error still persists and as soon as you launch any application you get greeted with this error, then please contact PlayStation Support to help you out.