Star Wars Battlefront’s Ultimate edition on PS4 doesn’t work

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Star Wars: Battlefront is out today in the US, with a local release this Friday. Thanks to the IP it’s attached to, it has fans of the franchise in a fervour. Some may have even been excited enough to digitally pre-purchase the game on their PlayStation 4’s. Some may have even thrown down the $120 (R1399 on the local PSN store) necessary to get the complete, deluxe version of the game.

And those are the people who’ve been screwed. According to numerous reports, the Ultimate, expensive edition of the game just doesn’t work. It’s not that it’s struggling to connect to servers, it just won’t run at all. According to reports, the Ultimate edition keeps saying it needs the newest update to run. The problem is that there are no updates.

“To use this application, you must update it. To check the download status of the update file, select [Notifications] > [Downloads]. (CE-34623-8),” says the error.

It’s even affected folks like IGN’s Max Scoville.

Others on Reddit are reporting similar problems.

“I bought the deluxe edition, it does not work, telling me to get the update.

My buddy bought the regular $60 version, had it pre-downloaded, played the moment the clock turned.

At this point, the only thing that could be the case is that the deluxe and ultimate edition downloads are pointed at an old download file for the game. This lines up with people re-downloading the game and it still not working. Our editions are just pointed at an old version of the game data. Once they update what download these editions are associated with, we will get the update pushed out to our machines.”

The regular edition seems to run fine, so those who’ve paid less money can play the game – though there are reports that the game’s servers are perpetually falling over, or that players are just unable to find games. We’ve tried ourselves, and just can;t seem to join any games at the moment. And because Battlefront is a multiplayer game, that makes it very nearly worthless for the time being.

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Presumably, this is the sort of thing that can be fixed up with a patch. EA is aware of the issue, and is trying to get to the bottom of it.

Last Updated: November 17, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I hope they get their servers sorted out quickly, nothing worse than wanting to play your game & you just get booted around by servers.

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

      Have you ever had login issues with our favourite game?

      • Hammersteyn


        • Loftus

          Nah not DOTA, they jam that Kardashian game! 🙂

        • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

          Dat Online Trolling Arena?
          Nope, try again

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Once or twice, it’s usually resolved pretty quickly.

    • ElNicko

      Error 37 all over again

  • Hammersteyn
  • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    So a 9/10 for IGN then?

  • oVg

    • Hammersteyn


      • oVg

        Pre-Ordering, you might as well throw your money in the air and hope the wind does not blow it away.

      • Loftus

        It is so profound. It changed my whole outlook on everything. i’m off to start my own cult!

        • oVg

          you get good tax breaks from forming a cult. You have my approval. Just make sure only 18 year old girls are allowed to join and Ill meet you at the ranch 😛

  • Pieter Kruger

    This is a gift from the Heavens, get your $ back and rather bay something else….

  • Brendan C. Campbell

    Been trying every day. Keeps telling me to go to the Store and Repurchase the game. Tried every possible piece of advice that was given to me from EA and Sony, but still the same result. A lot of money to spend on this too #Sadface

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