God of War Ragnarok Not Downloading, How to Fix?

Santa Monica Studio has recently released God of War Ragnarök as an action-adventure video game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment in November 2022. This title has already received plenty of positive reviews among players, apart from several bugs or errors that most players encounter on PS4/PS5. Meanwhile, the God of War Ragnarok not downloading issue becomes common.

According to several reports by the affected God of War Ragnarok players, the “Stuck on queued for copying” error appears on the screen whenever they try downloading the title on the PlayStation console. This particular error prevents players from getting into the game. Now, if you’re one of the victims to encounter such an issue, then make sure to follow this troubleshooting guide to fix it. Here we’ve shared possible reasons in brief that can cause it.

God of War Ragnarok Not Downloading, How to Fix?

God of War Ragnarok Not Downloading, How to Fix?

It seems that issues with the temporary system glitch, outdated game version, outdated system software version, issues with the internet connectivity, and more can be possible reasons behind the game not downloading issue on the PS4 or PS5 consoles. So, it’s time to jump into the troubleshooting methods below. Now, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into it.

1. Reboot the PS4/PS5 Console

First of all, you should try rebooting the PS4/PS5 console to check whether the problem has been fixed or not. Sometimes issues with the temporary cache or system glitches can trouble you a lot.

2. Check for Internet Network

It’s highly recommended to check for network connectivity manually on your PlayStation console so that you can understand whether there is an issue with the internet network or not. To do so:

For PS5 Console:

  • Go to the home screen > Hit Settings.
  • Select Network > Choose Connection Status.
  • Select Internet connection.

For PS4 Console:

  • Head over to the home screen menu > Go to Settings.
  • Select Network > Ensure that the Connect to the Internet option is selected.
  • You can also check by going to Test Internet Connection.
  • Then select Internet Connection or PlayStation Network Sign-In.

3. Update PlayStation Firmware

You should also check for the software update on the PS4/PS5 console to avoid game crashes, bugs, not downloading-related issues, etc. To do so:

  • Go to Settings from the home screen > Hit System.
  • Select System Software > Hit System Software Update and Settings.
  • Select Update System Software > Select Update Using Internet.

4. Free Up Storage Space

You can free up the storage space on your PlayStation console by following the steps below to avoid game download issues due to low storage.

For PS4:

  • Go to Settings > Head over to Application Saved Data Management.
  • If you would like to access a GOWR PlayStation Plus online storage save data from the content launcher or Library and highlight the game.
  • Press the OPTIONS button > Select Upload/Download.

If in case, you want to delete/uninstall any installed program from your PS4/PS5 console to free up some storage space then you can follow the steps below.

  • Highlight the God of War Ragnarok game in the content launcher or Library.
  • Press the OPTIONS button > Delete.

If you don’t want to delete the existing games in PS4/PS5 system storage, you can download the new game using an external HDD, or upgrade the existing PS4/PS5 HDD.

5. Update God of War Ragnarok

If you haven’t updated the God of War Ragnarok game on your PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 console for a while then make sure to update it by following the steps below:

  • Turn on your PS4/PS5 console > Go to the Home screen.
  • Now, navigate to the main menu on top.
  • Head over to the Games tab.
  • Scroll down to God of War Ragnarok and highlight it.
  • Press the Options button on your controller.
  • Finally, choose to Check for Update from the drop-down menu.

6. Power Cycle your PS4/PS5

It seems that sometimes any system glitch or cache issue can cause errors, crashes, lags, screen flickering, etc. By power cycling your console, you can simply clear the temporary cache or glitch to improve the performance.

  • First, shut down your console completely.
  • Next, remove the power cable from the console.
  • Wait for around 30 seconds and plug the cable back in.
  • Finally, turn on the PS4/PS5 console and check for the issue again.

7. Eject the Game Disc and Gently Clean It

If in case, you’re using the disc edition of the PlayStation console, then keeping and using the physical discs are quite a tough job because any scratches or physical damage, or even dust particles can easily ruin the disc and your gaming experience too. So, it’s suggested to eject the game disc and gently clean it using a microfiber cloth to remove smudges, and dirt, then try inserting the disc again to check for the issue.

8. Delete Saved Game Data

Make sure to delete the saved game data on your PlayStation console by following the steps below.

  • Go to  Settings  > Application Saved Data Management.
  • Choose either System StorageOnline Storage, or USB Storage.
  • Select Delete > Choose the God of War Ragnarok game.
  • Checkmark next to the files you wish to delete or Select All.
  • Select Delete and then select OK to confirm your decision.

9. Don’t Put in Rest Mode

Try not to put your PS4/PS5 console in rest mode because it may cause the system to have glitches or fully goes into rest mode. So, during the gameplay sessions, don’t put in the rest mode. To do so:

  • Go to the Settings menu > Open the Power Saving tab.
  • Select Set Time Until PS4/PS5 Enter Rest Mode.
  • Set to Don’t Put in Rest Mode > Restart the console to apply changes.

10. Rebuild the Database

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 this issue has been fixed with the God of War Ragnarok game or not. 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.

11. Hard Reset your Console

In most cases, performing the hard reset of your console can fix system glitches or cache data issues from the game itself. To do so:

  • Switch off your PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 console first.
  • Once the console is turned off, press and hold the Power button on the console until you hear two beep sounds within a couple of seconds.
  • Here you’ll see two reset options to choose from.
  • Select the necessary option to reset your PlayStation console.
  • Wait for the process to complete and then make sure to sign in to the PlayStation account.
  • Finally, install the God of War Ragnarok game, and try running it.

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

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