How to duplicate items in Demon’s Souls on PS5

Although the duplication glitch from the original PlayStation 3 version of Demon’s Souls has been removed in the Demon’s Souls on PlayStation 5, there is another method to duplicate items in the newer version.

You can find out how to do so in this guide at Seeking Tech.

Requirements

In order to duplicate items in the PlayStation 5 version of Demon’s Souls, you will need to play online cooperatively with another player.

The player that is holding the item you want to be duplicated also needs to be able to back up their save files, which can only be down by uploading to the cloud on the PlayStation 5.

In order to play online and back up save files to the cloud, you need to be subscribed to the PlayStation Plus. If you aren’t already a member, you can pick up a 1-year PS Plus subscription on Amazon with this link. (#CommissionsEarned).

What Can Be Duplicated in Demon’s Souls on PS5

The following can be duplicated in the PS5 version of Demon’s Souls:

  • Ammunition
  • Armor
  • Consumables
  • Projectiles
  • Shields
  • Stones
  • Weapons

What Can’t Be Duplicated in Demon’s Souls on PS5

The following can’t be duplicated in the remake:

  • Key Items
  • Rings
  • Spells
  • Souls

How to Play Online Co-Op in Demon’s Souls

Playing online co-op in Demon’s Souls is a little obtuse. First, both you and the other player have to play through the prologue and then beat the Boletarian Palace (1-1) world alone. Afterwards, you will get the Blue Eye Stone, an item that allows you to be summoned by another player while you are in soul form.

To play co-op, one of the players needs to be in body form while the other needs to be in soul form. We recommend the player holding the item you want to be duplicated to be in soul form to make the duplication process easier.

You will be in body form when your heatlh bar is completely full. You can get this from by defeating a boss, helping others beat a boss in soul form or by using the Stone of Ephemeral Eyes item.

You will be in soul form when your maximum health bar is reduced. You can get to this form by simply dying.

Normally, the two players need to be at a similar level in order to play online co-op. The remake bypasses this requirement when you set a password.

To do, you can head to the in-game menu and take the following steps:

1. Navigate to “Settings.”

2. Under “Settings,” select “Network” on the left tab and then “Password Requirement” on the right side. Set up your password and make sure the other player setup the same password on their side.

3. Once the above is done, the player in the body form and the player in the soul form need to be in the same area. The player in the soul form should then use the Blue Eye Stone to put down a marker. Afterwards, the player in body form can use the marker to summon the other player.

How to Duplicate Items in Demon’s Souls on PS5

To duplicate items in Demon’s Souls on PlayStation 5, you need to take the following steps:

1. Make sure the item or items you want to duplicated is in the inventory of the player who is in soul form. That player then needs to back up their save file to the cloud. To do so, you need to head to “Settings” from the main system menu and then select “Saved Data and Game/App Settings,” “Saved Data (PS5),” “Console Storage” and, finally, “Upload to Cloud Storage.”

2. Afterwards, the player in the body form can summon the player in soul form.

3. The player in soul form can then drop the item or items that they want to be duplicated for the player in body form to pick up.

4. The player in soul form can then exit the game and go back to the main menu. From there, they should go to “Settings,” “Saved Data and Game/App Settings,” “Saved Data (PS5), “Could Storage” and then “Download to Console Storage” in order to go back to their previous save file.

5. If done correctly, the player in human form will get the items while the player in soul form will revert back to their previous save file where the items are still in their possession. As a result, you have duplicate items.

6. You can repeat the same process over again to add more of the same item. Keep in mind that the player in human form can also drop items for the player soul form to pick up. Just make sure that the player in human form also back up their save file if they want to keep the same items.

How to Duplicate Ceramic Coins in Demon’s Souls

You can also duplicate the ceramic coin, which is a new item in the Demon’s Souls Remake.

To do so, take the following steps:

1. The player in soul form should have the ceramic coin in their inventory and then back up their save file to the cloud.

2. The player in body form need to summon the player in soul form at Shrine of Storms (4-1). In this level, they need to go to a tree with a giant crow nest sitting on top. There, you will encounter Sparkly the Crow.

3. The player in soul form needs to drop the ceramic coin next to the tree base. If done correctly, Sparkly will say “Sparkly, happy, happy!” If the ceramic coin is dropped in any other location, then it will be shattered.

4. Once that item has been correctly dropped, the player in body form needs to save and exit while the player in soul form is still present. From the main menu, the player in body form can then choose to continue to load back into the same spot. From there, you should be able to pick up the ceramic coin from the tree base.

5. The player in soul form can exit their game and then download their previous save file from the cloud to get their ceramic coin back.

6. Repeat the process until you have the required number of coins that will trigger Sparkly the Crow to give you a Rusted Key to unlock a secret area that was added in the Demon’s Souls Remake.

How to upload and download cloud save files on PS5

The PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition both allow you to back up your saved data to the cloud. If you are interested in doing so, then you can follow this guide at Seeking Tech.

PS5 Cloud Storage Requirement

Unlike the PlayStation 4, the only way to back up your save files for PlayStation 5 games is through cloud storage. In order to use cloud storage, you need to be a member of PlayStation Plus.

If you haven’t subscribed already, you can purchase a 1-year subscription to PS+ on Amazon with this link. (#CommissionsEarned).

How to manually upload save files to the cloud on PS5

In order to manually upload save files to the cloud on your PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, you can take the following steps:

1. From the Home Screen main menu, select “Settings.” The option is located on the upper right corner of the screen with the gear symbol.

2. Under the “Settings” menu, select the “Saved Data and Game/App Settings” option.

3. On the left tab in the “Saved Data and Game/App Settings” menu, select either “Saved Data (PS5)” if you are uploading saved data from a PlayStation 5 game or “Saved Data (PS4)” if you are uploading saved data from a PlayStation 4 game. Afterwards, select the “Console Storage.”

4. In the “Console Storage” menu, select “Upload to Cloud Storage.”

5. In the game selection screen, select the game or games in which you want to upload saved data for cloud storage. Once you make your selection, select the “Upload” option to the bottom right of the screen.

How to manually download backup save files from the cloud on PS5

 

To manually download save files from the cloud storage to your PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 5 Digital Edition system, you can take the following steps:

1. In the aforementioned “Settings” menu, go to “Saved Data and Game/App Settings.”

2. On the left tab in the “Saved Data and Game/App Settings” menu, go to either “Saved Data (PS5)” if you want to download the save file from a PlayStation 5 game or “Saved Data (PS4)” if you want to download a save file from a PlayStation 4 game. Afterwards, go to “Cloud Storage.”

3. In the “Cloud Storage” menu, select the “Download to Console Storage” option.

4. In the game selection screen, select the game or games in which you want to download the saved data that are stored on the cloud. Once you make your selection, select the “Download” option to the bottom right of the screen.

How to enable auto-sync save files on PS5 in rest mode

You can also setup your PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 5 Digital Edition to automatically upload save files to the cloud storage in rest mode. To do so, you need to take the following steps:

1. In the “Settings” menu, head to “System.”

2. In the “System” menu, head to “Power Saving” on the left tab and then select the “Features Available in Rest Mode.”

3. In the “Features Available in Rest Mode” menu, select “Stay Connected to the Internet.” The circle to the right of the wording should be solid white when this feature is enabled.

4. Afterwards, head back to the aforementioned “Saved Data and Game/App Settings” menu.

5. To enable automatic saved data uploads for PlayStation 5 games, select “Saved Data (PS5)” on the left tab and then “Sync Saved Data” on the right side. Afterwards, select “Auto-Sync Saved Data.” In the “Auto-Sync Saved Data” menu, select “Enable Auto Sync” to use this feature (it is enabled when the circle to the right of the wording is solid white). In the same menu, you can also select the PS5 games that you want to automatically upload save files to the cloud.

6. To enable automatic saved data uploads for PlayStation 4 games, select “Saved Data (PS4)” on the left tab and then “Auto-Upload” on the right side. In the “Auto-Upload” menu, select the “Automatically Upload Saved Data to Cloud Storage” option to turn this feature on (it is enabled when the circle to the right of the wording is solid white). In the same menu, you can also select the individual PS4 games that will take advantage of this feature.

How to fix Spider-Man Remastered and Miles Morales crashes on PS5

Both Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales can crash your PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 5 Digital Edition.

These issues can be soft crashes where you can still have access to the system menu.

There are also hardware crashes that completely freezes the system or even force it to completely shut down. These are more harmful as you may end up having to rebuild your database.

In the worst case scenario, your PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition may end up being bricked, forcing you to send it in to Sony for repair.

If you are experiencing crashes from Spider-Man Remastered and Spider-Man: Miles Morales, then you can follow this guide at Seeking Tech to find some potential fixes.

Potential Fix #1: Download Latest PS5 Firmware Updates and Game Patch Files

The first step we recommend taking is to download the latest firmware update for your system as well as the latest game patch files for Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

If your PS5 is already connected to the PlayStation Network, then you will automatically get notifications to download these updates when they are available.

To update your PlayStation 5 system firmware manually, you can take the following steps:

1. From the Home Screen main menu, go to “Settings” (this is located on the upper right corner of the screen with the gear looking icon).

2. In the “Settings” menu, select “System.”

3. In the “System” menu, select “System Software” on the left tab and then “System Software Update and Settings.”

4. In the “System Software Update and Settings” menu, select the “Update System Software” option to start the update process.

To update Spider-Man Remastered and Spider-Man: Miles Morales to the latest versions, you can take the following steps:

1. From the Home Screen main menu, highlight the game you want to update.

2. Instead of pressing the X button to launch the game, press the Options button (the small button that has the three horizontal lines) to bring up a sub-menu.

3. In the sub-menu, select the “Check for Update” option to start the update process.

Potential Fix #2: Use Performance Mode

Both the Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales seem to crash less in Performance Graphics Mode than in Fidelity Graphics Mode.

To change the graphics settings for both PS5 Spider-Man games from the main menu, you can take the following steps:

1. After launching the game, press the X button to bring up the “Select Save Slot” menu.

2. In the “Select Save Slot” menu, select “Settings.”

3. In the “Settings” menu, go down to “Graphics Mode” and then toggle left or right to select “Performance.”

4. Press the Circle button, to return to the “Select Save Slot” menu and load your save file.

To change the graphics when you are already in the game, you can take the following steps:

1. Press the Options button on your DualSense to pause the game and bring up the in-game menu.

2. In the new menu, select “Settings.”

3. In the “Settings” menu, select “Visual.”

4. In the “Visual Settings,” go down to “Graphics Mode” and then toggle left or right to select “Performance.”

5. Press the Circle button to close the menu and you will be prompted to restart the last checkpoint to use the performance mode. Press the X button to apply to new visual settings and restart.

You can also set up your PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition to select performance mode by default for all games.

To do so, you can take the following steps:

1. From the Home Screen main menu, select “Settings.”

2. In the “Settings” menu, select “Saved Data and Game/App Settings.”

3. In the “Saved Data and Game/App Settings” menu, select “Game Presets” on the left tab and then select the “Performance Mode or Resolution Mode” option.

4. In the new sub-menu, select “Performance Mode.”

Potential Fix #3: Don’t Use Rest Mode

In general, a lot of PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 5 Digital Edition owners seem to be having issues with using rest mode.

So, we recommend that you don’t use this feature at all when playing either Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

To find out how to disable and avoid using rest mode on the PS5, you can check out this tutorial.

Potential Fix #4: Disconnect External Storage Drive

There also seems to be a lot of PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition that are having problems when an external storage drive is connected.

If you are experiencing crashes in Spider-Man Remastered and/or Spider-Man: Miles Morales, then we suggest disconnecting an external storage drive if you have one connected.

Of course, you should make sure your PS5 system is completely shut down before disconnecting the external storage drive to prevent any data corruption.

Potential Fix #5: Keep Your PS5 Well Ventilated

Spider-Man Remastered and Spider-Man: Miles Morales crashing on the PlayStation 5 could also be the result of your system overheating.

So, make sure that the back vents of your system is at least four inches away from any blockage.

You should also not place the console on any enclosed space as it will trap the heat.

To find out more, you can check out our PS5 overheating prevention guide.

Potential Fix #6: Don’t Run Other Processes

We also suggest not running any other processes when playing Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

If you are playing either game after using an app, such as Netflix or Spotify, make sure you close the app before launching the game.

To find out how to manually close an application, you can check out this guide.

You might also want to consider closing the game anytime you see a notification that your system is downloading and/or installing an update.

If none of the aforementioned fixes resolve the crashing issues with the PlayStation 5 version of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, then you should consider contacting Sony about a potential hardware issue.

How to prevent your PS5 from overheating

The new PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition systems produce a lot of heat that can cause hardware problems. You can follow this guide at Seeking Tech for some tips that will help you prevent your PS5 system from overheating.

PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition Operating Temperature

Sony recommends that both the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition to be operated in a temperature range between 5°C to 35°C (which is 41°F to 95°F). When it comes to overheating, you should avoid playing your system at the upper temperature limit as much as possible.

How to maximize airflow for PS5

To maximize the airflow for your PlayStation 5 system, and thus prevent overheating issues, you should consider where you place your console.

Sony recommends that the vents located on the back of the PS5 should be at least 4 inches (or 10 cm) away from the wall. You should also avoid putting your system in narrow or closed spaces, such as cabinet compartments, as these will trap heat.

With the included stand, you can place your PS5 in a horizontal or vertical position. We recommend going with the vertical position as heat will build up at the bottom of the system. Less of your PlayStation 5 will be exposed to the heat from underneath when it stands vertically as opposed to the horizontal position.

If possible, we also suggest placing your PS5 on top of a desk or cabinet as you won’t have anything above the system to trap heat and prevent the heat from dissipating from the surrounding air. We don’t recommend placing the system on a floor, especially on a carpet or rug, as the dust and dirt from the flow would easily be sucked into the PS5.

You should also avoid putting your PlayStation 5 in a place where it is exposed to direct sunlight, high humidity and smoke residue.

How to avoid blocking your PS5 vents

You should also avoid blocking the vents of your PlayStation 5 as these are need to create airflow in order to cool the console. You should not be covering your system with cloth or any other materials during operation.

You should also clean any dust buildup on the vents as well as the inside of your console as the particles will keep the heat trapped inside.

Don’t use your PS5 with a voltage transformer or inverter

Sony also recommends that you don’t plug in the AC power cord of your PlayStation 5 into a voltage transformer or inverter as doing so could end up causing overheating components.

Don’t use rest mode on PS5

Our last suggestion to prevent your PlayStation 5 from getting heating issues is to not use the rest mode. Even in this low-powered state, the video game system is still using a lot of electricity and, thus, generating heat.

Not to mention that rest mode is currently causing other issues with the PlayStation 5, which leads to the system freezing and even bricking.

To find out how to disable and avoid using rest mode, you can check out our previous tutorial.

How to fix issues with PS5 padlocked games

When selecting a game to play on your PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, you may run into a game that has been locked, which is indicated with a white padlock icon on its image.

If you have this problem, then you can follow this guide from Seeking Tech for some potential fixes.

Why games are padlocked on PS5

When a game has a padlock, it means that you don’t have permission to launch and play the software.

This is due to several potential factors:

1. If you played a game via a physical disk on your PlayStation 4 (or PlayStation 4 Pro), the same game will show up as locked on your PlayStation 5 in your Games Library.

2. If you played a game that was purchased on a different user account, then the same game will show up as locked on your PlayStation 5 if you don’t enable “Console Sharing and Offline Play” on your system using the user account that is tied to the purchased game.

3. If you acquired a game through PlayStation Plus on a different user account, the same game will show up as locked on your PlayStation 5 if the account tied to the PS Plus game is no longer subscribed to the PlayStation Plus service.

4. If your PlayStation 5 has parental controls enabled, your parent or guardian may have put an age restriction on the game.

How to restore game license on PS5

The first step we recommend taking is restoring the game license on the PlayStation 5.

To do so, you can take the following steps:

1. Power on your PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 5 Digital Edition and then log in with the user account that was used to purchase the locked games.

2. From the Home Screen main menu, go to the “Settings” option. This is located on the upper tab on the right side of the screen. It is the gear symbol located to the left of your profile image.

3. In the “Settings” menu, select “Users and Accounts.”

4. In the “Users and Accounts” menu, select “Other” on the left tab and then “Restore Licenses.”

5. Afterwards, select “Restore” to restore the game licenses.

How to enable console sharing on PS5

Other option you can take to fixing the locked game issues is to enable console sharing.

You can do so with the following steps:

1. Turn on your PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 5 Digital Edition and then log in with the user account that was used to purchase the locked games.

2. From the Home Screen main menu, go to the aforementioned “Settings” menu.

3. In “Settings,” go to “Users and Accounts.”

4. In “Users and Accounts,” go to “Other” in the left tab and then select “Console Sharing and Offline Play.”

5. If the top message shows the following message: “You don’t have a PS5 with [Console Sharing and Offline Play] enabled,” then you need to select the “Enable” to turn this feature on.

You can find out more about PS5 game sharing with this tutorial.

Other Potential Fixes

If you believed that you are getting a locked game because you previously play the game on a physical disc on another system, you can try deleting the game data from storage (you can do so by going to the “Storage” menu from “Settings”) and then reinstall the same game (rather if you are using a physical disc or downloading from the PlayStation Store).

If you believed that you are getting a padlocked PlayStation Plus game, you need to resubscribe to the service using the same account that was used originally acquired the game through PS Plus.

If you believed that you are getting unintentionally locked out due to parental controls, then you can go to the “Family and Parental Controls” menu in “Settings” and change some of the settings there.

How to fix the DualSense input lag issues on PS5

When playing your PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, you may get noticeable input lag with the DualSense controller.

If you are experiencing latency issues, then you can follow this guide at Seeking Tech to find some potential fixes.

Potential Fix #1: Enable Game Mode on TV

The first step we recommend taking is to check if your television set has a game mode that is designed to reduce input lag.

Thus, you need to make sure you look in the menus of the TV to see if there is a game mode or something similar to it.

If there is one, then you need to enable it to reduce the input lag of your PlayStation 5 controller.

Potential Fix #2: Remove HDMI Passthrough

The latency you are experiencing with your DualSense may be due to the HDMI passthrough.

If you connect your PlayStation 5 to another device (like a sound system or video capture device) before connecting it you’re your television set, then that may be causing the input lag.

So, if you haven’t done so already, you should try connecting your PlayStation 5 system directly to your television set.

Potential Fix #3: Update the Firmware of TV, PS5 and DualSense

We also recommend updating the firmware of your television set. To do so, make sure you follow the steps provided to you by the TV’s manufacturer.

Furthermore, you should make sure the firmware of your PlayStation 5 and DualSense is up to date. Both the system and controller will automatically download and install updates when your PS5 logged into the PlayStation Network.

Potential Fix #4: Download Latest Patch for Affected Game

If your input lag issues are related to a single game, then you can also try downloading the latest patch for the software. If your PlayStation 5 console is already connected to the network, then it should automatically download the latest patch for the game.

You can also manually force a patch to download by first heading to the game from the Home Screen main menu.

Instead of launching it with the X button, press the Options button (which has three horizontal lines) on your DualSense instead. This will bring up a sub-menu where you can select the “Check for Update” option to see if you have the latest version of the game and will download the title update if you don’t.

Potential Fix #5: Enable Performance Mode

Furthermore, you may try enabling the performance/high frame rate mode from the in-game menu. Higher frame rates will usually reduce input lag by sacrificing visual fidelity.

You can also set up your performance mode preferences to be system wide. To do so, head to “Settings” from the Home Screen main menu (it is located on the upper tab with a gear icon).

In the “Settings” menu, select “Saved Data and Game/App Settings” and then “Game Presets.”

In the new menu, select “Performance Mode or Resolution Mode” and change that setting to “Performance Mode.”

Potential Fix #6: Restart PS5 and DualSense

If none of the aforementioned fixes do not work, then you can try restarting your PlayStation 5 system and DualSense controller.

To restart the system, press the PS button to bring up the Controls menu. Navigate down and then to the right until you see the “Power” option. Select “Power” and then “Restart PS5” to reboot the system.

To restart your DualSense, press the PS button to bring up the Controls menu. Afterwards, navigate down and then to the right until you see the “Acessories” option. Select “Accessories” and then “Wireless Controller.” In the new sub-menu, select “Turn Off.” After your controller is turned off, press the PS button to turn it back on.

Potential Fix #7: Use Wired Connection for DualSense

You can also try using your DualSense as a wired controller. Your PS5 controller normally uses Bluetooth for connection, which can result in input lag if the signal is hindered in any way.

If you are interested in using the wired method, go to “Settings” from the Home Screen. In the “Settings” menu, select “Accessories” and then “Controllers” on the left tab. Afterwards, select “Communication Method” and change it to “Use USB Cable.”

Potential Fix #8: Disable PS4 Tone Mapping

If your input lag is only occurring when you are playing PS4 games on a PlayStation 5 system, you can try disabling HDR tone mapping. This features automatically converts non-HDR games to HDR,which may cause issues with latency.

To disable tone mapping, you need to go to “Settings” and then “Screen and Video.” From there, select “Video Output” on the left tab and then “HDR.” In the submenu, select “Off.”

Potential Fix #9: Use DualShock 4 for PS4 Games

If changing the HDR settings did not help reduce the input lag while playing PS4 games on the PlayStation 5, you can try using a DualShock 4 controller with the system to see if it helps.

You can sync your DualShock 4 to the PS5 system by using the USB cable that came with the PS4 console. Once everything is connected, you can press the PS button on the DualShock 4 to sync.

Keep in mind that you can only use the DualShock 4 to play PS4 games on the PS5 system. You will need the DualSense to play PS5 games.

Demon’s Souls not loading on PS5? Here’s how you can fix this error

When you try to launch the Demon’s Souls remake on the PlayStation 5, you may run into an error in which the game may be stuck in the starting screen.

If you are encountering this issue, you can check out this guide at Seeking Tech to find some potential fixes.

How to safely close Demon’s Souls when it isn’t launching

Before trying to shut down or reset your PlayStation 5 due to Demon’s Souls freezing at startup, we recommend manually closing the game as a safety precaution so that you won’t damage your system as Sony doesn’t recommend turning off the console when the internal storage drive is either loading or saving data.

To manually close the game, hold the PS button on your DualSense to bring up the Home Screen main menu.

From there, navigate to the Demon’s Souls icon and then press the Options button on your controller to bring up a sub-menu.

The first option available should be “Close Game.”

Once you manually closed Demon’s Souls, you can check out the following potential fixes.

Potential Fix #1: Resetting the PlayStation 5

The most successful fix for this issue is by simply restarting your PS5 system.

To do it with your controller, press the PS button on your DualSense to bring up the Control Center quick menu.

From here, navigate down to the Controls section at the bottom and then go right to the “Power” option. Select “Power” and then “Restart PS5” to reset the PS5.

Afterwards, try launching the game to see if it will go past the initial splash screen.

Potential Fix #2: Resuming via Activities Card

If the aforementioned fix did not work, try rebooting your PS5 again.

Instead of launching Demon’s Souls from the main menu, press down twice to access the activities cards.

Choose one the cards and then press the square button on your PS5 controller to launch the game.

Potential Fix #3

If you have another game aside from Demon’s Souls in your Game Library, you can also try launching that game to see if it boots up correctly.

If it does, you can manually close the other game and then try launching Demon’s Souls again to see if that works.

Potential Fix #4

If none of the above fixes work, you can try completely shutting down the PlayStation 5 system.

To do so with your game controller, press the PS button to bring up the Control Center quick menu and then press down to go to the Controls section.

From there, go right until you see the “Power” option. Select “Power” and then “Turn Off PS5” to power down the system.

If you are playing Demon’s Souls on disc, you might want to eject it from the disc drive before powering the system off. You can then put the disc back into the system when turning it back on.

Once you power your PS5 back on, you can try testing to see if Demon’s Souls will load past the starting screen.

Potential Fix #5

If the game still won’t start up properly, then you can try deleting and reinstalling the game.

To delete, go to the game from the Home Screen main menu and then press the options button on your DualSense.

Doing so will bring up a sub-menu where one of the options is to delete the game.

After deletion, you can insert the game disc to start the installation process. If you have a digital copy, you can re-download the game from your Game Library menu.

After the game is done installing, press the option button to being up the aforementioned sub-menu and then select “Check for Update” to download the latest patch if there is any available.

Once all of the above is accomplished, try relaunching the game to see if it still flocks up during the initial boot up.

If none of the solutions work, you can try contacting Sony about a potential hardware issue with your PlayStation 5 system.

How to stop PS5 from turning on by itself

If you have a PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, you may run into to an issue where the system will seemingly turn on by itself.

You can follow this guide at Seeking Tech to find some potential fixes.

Why your PS5 is turning on by itself

Your PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 5 Digital Edition is turning off by itself due to several reasons.

The first potential reason is that HDMI-CEC is enabled. HDMI Consumer Electronics Control lets you control your PlayStation 5 with a different device.

If your PS5 is connected directly to your TV, you could be accidentally turning on your video game console anytime you turn on your television set.

If your system is connected to your TV via a passthrough device (such as a speaker system), then it could be the other device.

Another reason that your PS5 is powering on by itself is rest mode. For the uninformed, your game system is in rest mode when the light is displaying an orange glow. In this low-powered state, you can turn on the system over the Internet by using the PlayStation App or Remote Play.

The PS5 can also turn itself on to download update files in addition to uploading saved data to the cloud storage in rest mode.

How to disable HDMI-CEC on PS5

If you believed that your PlayStation 5 system is turning on by itself due to HDMI-CEC, you can try disabling that feature on the system.

To do so, you can take the following steps:

1. Turn on the PlayStation 5 and the select a user profile to go to the Home Screen main menu.

2. Once you are there, select “Settings.” You can find this option on the upper tab with the gear icon (it is located to the left of your user profile picture).

3. In the “Settings” menu, select “System.”

4. In the “System” menu select “HDMI” on the left tab.

5. Here, you will see the “Enable HDMI Device Link” option. This option is enabled if you see the circle to the right of the wording is solid white.

If it is, select “Enable HDMI Device Link” to make the circle transparent and, thus, disabling this feature.

Update: In a recent firmware update, Sony added the One-Touch Play and Power Off Link features under “Enable HDMI Device Link.” To see what these features are, you can check out this tutorial at Seeking Tech.

How to turn off Remote Play on PS5

If you think a device is powering your PlayStation 5 on via the Remote Play, you can try disabling that feature.

You can take the following steps if you are interested in doing so:

1. From the aforementioned “System” menu in “Settings,” select “Remote Play” on the left tab.

2. From there, you will see the “Enable Remote Play” option. If the circle to the right of the wording is solid white, it means that this featured is enabled.

If it is, you need to select “Enable Remote Play” to turn the circle transparent and disable this feature.

How to disable turning on your PS5 over the Internet

You can also disable turning on your PlayStation 5 over the Internet, whether by the aforementioned Remote Play feature or with the PlayStation App.

If you are interested in doing so, you can take the following steps:

1. From the aforementioned “System” menu in “Settings,” select “Power Saving” on the left tab.

2. From there, you need to select “Features Available in Rest Mode.”

3. In the “Features Available in Rest Mode” menu, you have two relevant options: “Stay Connected to the Internet” and “Enable Turning On PS5 from Network.”

4. “Stay Connected to the Internet” is a Rest Mode feature that allows the PS5 to turn itself on to download updates or upload saved data to the cloud. If you see a white circle to the right of the wording, you need to select this feature to disable it (the white circle will then turn transparent).

5. “Enable Turning On PS5 from Network” is a Rest Mode feature that allows you to power on your PlayStation 5 via the PlayStation App or Remote Play. This is enabled if you see a white circle located to the right of the wording.

To disable the “Enable Turning On PS5 from Network” feature, select that option (the circle will turn transparent, indicating that the feature has been disabled).

6. If you already disabled the aforementioned “Stay Connected to the Internet” feature, then the “Enable Turning On PS5 from Network” should automatically be disabled as well.

DualSense not recharging? Here are some potential fixes

The DualSense is a new controller made specifically for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition.

If you are having issues trying to recharge the battery of this gamepad, you can follow this guide at Seeking Tech for some potential fixes.

How to tell if your DualSense battery is charging

There are two ways to tell if your DualSense is currently charging.

The first of which is by simply looking at the controller.

If the light bar is blinking orange, this indicates that the gamepad is correctly recharging its battery.

Once the battery is full, the light bar of the controller will turn off.

How to find the DualSense battery indicator on PS5

The other way is by looking in the menu on your PS5.

If you are recharging your controller with the PlayStation 5 console while it its powered on, you can press the PS button on the controller.

If done correctly, this will bring up the Control Center quick menu.

In the quick menu, navigate downwards to the Controls section that contains various symbols. You should see the controller symbol, which represents “Accessories” and shows the battery life for the current DualSense controller.

The battery symbol will also become animated when the gamepad is being recharged.

If you have more than one DualSense, you can select “Accessories” to show the battery life of other connected controllers. You can connect up to four DaulSense gamepads to the PlayStation 5 at the same time.

You can identify which controller is which by looking at the white LED light on your DualSense. Controller #1 will have one light, Controller #2 will have two lights, Controller #3 will have three lights and Controller #4 will have four lights.

Potential Fix #1

If your DualSense is not recharging, the first step you can try is by using a different USB port.

There have been some reports that the front-facing USB port of the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition is having issues with recharging the internal battery of the PS5 controller.

So, you should try one of the two USB ports located on the back of the system.

If the USB ports in the back aren’t recharging the DualSense’s battery either, then you may try using a USB charger or other USB charging devices you may have lying around your house.

Potential Fix #2

If the DualSense recharging problems are still occurring after using different USB ports, you can try using a different USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable.

The controller is compatible with USB cables that are either “charge and sync” or “charging and data.” It is not compatible with “charge only” cables.

Potential Fix #3

If you are charging your DualSense while the PlayStation 5 is in rest mode, there are also a few potential fixes that you can try.

The first is to make sure that your system is actually in rest mode. You can tell that your PS5 is in a low powered state when the console’s lighting is displaying orange.

Even if your console is in rest mode, it may not be recharging the internal battery of your DualSense.

To make sure it is, first head to the “Settings” menu from the Home Screen, which is the main menu you see when booting up the system. If you are having a hard time finding it, “Settings” is the gear symbol located to the left of your profile picture in the upper section of the menu.

In “Settings,” select “System,” the “Power Saving” and finally “Features Available in Rest Mode.”

In the “Features Available in Rest Mode” menu, select “Supply Power to USB ports.” Doing so will give your three options “Always,” “After 3 Hours” or “Off.” If the setting has already been set to “Off,” you need to change it to either “Always” or “After 3 Hours.”

If none of the aforementioned solutions fix your DualSense recharging issues, then you can try contacting PlayStation Support about a potential faulty PS5 controller.

How to fix the PS5 flickering issues

When you are using the PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 5 Digital Edition with your television set, you may encounter flickering issues.

If you are experiencing these problems, you can follow this guide at Seeking Tech for some potential fixes.

Potential Fix #1

The first step you can take is to see if your HDMI cable is connected securely on your PlayStation 5 console as well as the HDMI port on your television. If both ends are connected, then you can try using a different HDMI port on your TV to see if the flicker problems persist.

You can also try using a different HDMI cable. If you don’t have another one lying around in your house, then you can check out our guide for HDMI cables that are compatible with the PlayStation 5 (as well as the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S).

Potential Fix #2

Another potential fix is to try updating the firmware on your television set. TV manufactures will sometime release new firmware updates to fix issues in addition improve compatibility with new connected hardware such as the PlayStation 5.

The process of updating the firmware of your television set depends on your TV model. It is best that you visit the website of your TV manufacture to find out more on how to update to the latest firmware of your TV.

Potential Fix #3

If the aforementioned fixes did not solve the flickering issues, you can try adjusting the video transfer rate of your PlayStation 5 system. To do so, you can take the following steps:

From the Home Screen main menu, navigate upward and then right until you see “Settings,” which has a gear symbol. Press the X button on your DualSense to bring up the “Settings” menu.

In “Settings,” select “Screen and Video.”

In the “Screen and Video” menu select “Video Output” on the left tab and then “4K Video Transfer Rate” to the right.

The “4K Video Transfer Rate” is set to “Automatic” be default. You can try changing this to “-1” or “-2” in order to limit transfer rate to potentially stop your display from flickering when playing PS5 games.

Potential Fix #4

If none of the above solutions fix the screen flickers, you can try changing other display settings.

To do so, head back to the aforementioned “Video Output” section of the “Screen and Video.” In here, you can change the resolution of your display, enable/disable HDR and more. Try to change these settings and then test your TV to see if changing any of them will get rid of the flickering.

If none of the above fixes stop your TV from flickering when playing PlayStation 5 games, then you may have to contact PlayStation Support about a potential faulty system.