Madden 24 Keeps Crashing On PS5/PS4

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This guide will cover effective methods for resolving issues related to Madden NFL 24, such as being stuck on the loading screen, encountering loading failures, facing problems with the game’s startup on the PS5, and experiencing difficulties where Madden 24 won’t load properly.

This American football game allows players to manage their team and franchise, and enjoy matches with their favorite NFL players. However, the excitement can quickly disappear if Madden 24 is crashing, repeatedly gets stuck on the loading screen, or fails to load altogether on your PS5 console.

Participating in league matches with your selected athletes offers great enjoyment, particularly when getting successful passes and achieving those famous NFL touchdowns. Fortunately, you can take steps to fix these issues, including instances where Madden NFL 24 refuses to load, presents errors, or fails to start the game as expected on your PS5 or PS4 console.

Fix Madden 24 stuck on loading screen/crashing

Below I have listed methods for you to try and fix Madden 24 crashing and not loading, and also errors such as the “failed to start the game” error on your PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.

  1. Check server/PSN

    If there is an issue with the Madden 24 servers and they are down or maybe undergoing some maintenance, then you will not be able to play the game online and it will get stuck on the loading/connecting screen.
    Also, if the PlayStation Network is down then you won’t be able to connect and the game will keep crashing.

    Check the PSN Network Status here
    Check Madden Server Status on their Twitter page here

  2. Turn off console

    Completely shut down your PlayStation console and unplug the power cable for 60 seconds.

    Then plug it back in and turn your PS5/PS4 back on and launch Madden 24 and see if it works.

  3. Update PlayStation Console

    Make sure you have no pending updates as these could fix the loading and crashing issues you are having with the Madden game.

    PlayStation 4:

    First, go to the home screen
    Go to Settings > System Software Update
    Install any updates that are available

    PlayStation 5:

    Go to Settings and then System
    Select System Software then “System Software Update and Settings
    Then go to Update System Software

    PS5 system software and update settings.

  4. Update Madden 24

    Wondering why Madden 24 keeps crashing? Ensure there are no new updates for the game.

    Go to the Madden 24 game icon on the home screen
    Next press the Options button on your PS controller (3 lines)
    Now select “Check for update

    PS5 game icon menu to check for updates

  5. Check Storage

    When your available storage space is running low, it can give rise to a range of issues. To fix this, make sure you’re not running low on storage, and if you are, take action to create more space.

    Go to Settings > Storage
    See how much space you have

    PS5 amount of console storage used and free space available

  6. Heat

    Ensure that there is ample space around your console and that it is not experiencing overheating.

    An overheating PlayStation console can result in problems like crashes or failure to start in games like Madden 24. Also, continuous overheating might potentially harm your console which is not cheap!

  7. Reinstall game

    If the previously mentioned methods have not successfully resolved the crashing issues and errors with Madden 24, the next recommended step is to consider reinstalling the game. This action might be necessary if there is a potential problem related to the game’s installation.

    Go to the Madden NFL 24 icon on your PS5 or PS4 home screen
    Press the Options button on your controller and then Delete
    Reinstall the game and try launching it

    PS5 controller options button game list

Final thoughts

In conclusion, encountering persistent crashes while playing Madden NFL 24 on the PS5 or PS4 can be a frustrating experience for any gamer. The thrill of playing American football, managing teams, and engaging in fun matches is soon diminished when faced with disrupted gameplay because of technical issues.

However, by following the troubleshooting steps outlined in this guide, including addressing storage space concerns, ensuring proper ventilation, and considering reinstallation if necessary, players can take measures to resolve the crashing and loading screen problems.

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