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How to fix Dying Light on PS4

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Dying Light is, in some capacity, available for purchase worldwide now. I’ve been having good and bad times with it over the past few days, and hope to have my review out fairly soon. Some PS4 owners, however, are struggling to even get the game to download. It seems like the PS4 gets confused, but thankfully there’s a neat little workaround already.

Some players are experiencing a bug with Dying Light on the PS4, which is preventing the game from even downloading from the store. The PS4 thinks that the game is installed, which prevents players from reinitializing another download to actually get the files. The workaround right now doesn’t allow you to download the update, but at least you can get the game up and running.

The fix, funnily enough, doesn’t involve the PS4 at all. Simply sign into the PSN Store from another device, like a phone or PC, and you should see the option to download the game remotely. As soon as you start it, the PS4 should receive a ping and add Dying Light to the download queue, even though you can’t do it from the console itself.

It’s worked for most cases, but some users are still reporting the bug after attempting the fix. Considering Dying Light is only available digitally for anyone outside the USA, this is a fairly major issue. Hopefully Techland launches a hotfix for it soon, as it only adds to the growing launch woes that their parkour survival horror has picked up over the past few weeks.

Last Updated: January 29, 2015

14 Comments

  1. Lol spot the engineer. Only they would call it a hotfix 😛

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  2. Tosh MA

    January 29, 2015 at 14:34

    Step 1: wait a year after release.

    Unless you’re outside the USA. Then just wait until release.

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  3. Morne Nell

    January 29, 2015 at 14:48

    Actually the problem is not just with dying light all games are like that when you pre-order. Also seems to be a problem when you have more than one system because your primary console will download fine if it is online. Your secondary will not so you need to make it primary, then do the process above. The problem is the store refresh from date of pre-order till release date. Because pre-orders have additional contend. So there is a very small window to get everything working perfectly.

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  4. Rock789

    January 29, 2015 at 14:50

    Dear USA. Thank you for beta testing this for us. We really appreciate it. Regards – The Rest of the World. 😉 🙂

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  5. Hammersteyn

    January 29, 2015 at 14:57

    They should have tested this in a “stable” environment before.
    (Get it? Stable? Sony ponies……)
    *Abandons thread

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  6. Marius Nell

    January 29, 2015 at 15:05

    Had the same issue but the above mentioned fix worked perfectly. luckily I could release my rage by smashing zombie heads. Puny Zombies

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  7. HairyEwok

    January 29, 2015 at 15:16

    They had to run to the Master Race to fix their problem. Go figure.

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    • JacoZAB

      January 29, 2015 at 15:20

      Shots fired 🙂

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 29, 2015 at 15:49

      Huehuehue

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  8. Admiral Chief

    January 29, 2015 at 15:48

    A GAME NOT WORKING ON RELEASE? SAY IT ISN’T SO!!!

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  9. Raptor Rants A Lot:Original #7

    January 29, 2015 at 15:49

    Buy the PC version?

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  10. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    January 29, 2015 at 21:19

    Step 1: Wait for physical copy. 😛

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  12. Brady miaau

    January 30, 2015 at 07:53

    But, but I thought on Console you fixed ALL games in one step.

    1. Switch on Console.

    Right? Must be

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