Fix: Minecraft Legends Crashing On Xbox/PS/PC/Switch

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If Minecraft Legends keeps crashing on your PC, Xbox, PlayStation, or Switch don’t panic just yet as there are a few things you can do to fix this, as I explain in this guide. Minecraft Legends is an action strategy game.

You need to explore a land with all sorts of resources and some pretty cool biomes, and just like the original Minecraft the world is still made of brick.

You will then need to battle and defend against hordes of enemies, while creating an empire that you will need to defend.

Why is Minecraft Legends crashing?

Minecraft Legends crashes can be caused by many different issues, it could be a hardware problem or even software conflicts. You might not have the latest version of the game installed or the latest system updates installed for your PC or console.

Regardless luckily it is usually nothing serious and the below methods will help you figure out the cause of the crash and how to fix it, so you can resolve the issue and get back to playing Minecraft Legends.

How to fix Minecraft Legends crashing

Below are different ways you can fix crashing, freezing, or not loading issues with Minecraft Legends on a Windows 10/11 PC or laptop, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS5, PS4, or Switch.

Minecraft Legends Crashing Xbox

Fix 1: Update Xbox system software

Press the Xbox button on your controller and open Settings

Go to System then Updates

Xbox One system updates checking for updates

Fix 2: Cache

Turn off your Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S > Unplug from the mains

Leave for around 60 seconds

Plug back into the mains and turn on

Fix 3: Saved data

Backup your saved data before doing this!

Open My Games & Apps and find Minecraft Legends > Select More Options by pressing the Menu button on your controller (3 lines)

Choose Manage game and add-ons and then Saved Data

Now select your profile > Select “Delete from console

Xbox One saved data setting.

Fix 4: Update game

Open My games and apps from the home screen > Go to Manage

Select Updates then install the latest update if available

Xbox One select Updates in My games and apps

Fix 5: Reinstall

Open My games and apps and then select Games

Now go to Minecraft Legends > Open More options

Choose Uninstall and then select Uninstall All

Xbox one game icon menu selecting uninstall game

Minecraft Legends Crashing PS4/PS5

Fix 1: Update PlayStation system software

Open Settings and then System Software Update

Now install any updates available for your PlayStation

PS5 system software and update settings.

Fix 2: Cache


Turn off your PlayStation 4, unplug the power cable, and leave it for 60 seconds

Now plug it back in and turn it back on and the cache will be cleared


First, turn off your PS5

You now need to boot into safe mode by pressing and holding the power button and releasing on the second beep

Choose Clear Cache and Rebuild Database and then Clear System Software cache > Press OK

PS5 safe mode selecting clear system software cache

Fix 3: Saved data

Make sure you back up the saved data before doing this!

The first thing you need to do is open Settings then go to Saved Data and Game/App Settings

Then go to Saved Data and select Console Storage

Select Minecraft Legends and then press Delete

Selecting console storage for PS5 saved data

Fix 4: Update game

Go to the Minecraft Legends game icon on your PS home screen

Press the Options button on your PS controller (3 lines to the right of the touchpad)

Select the Check for Update option

PS5 game icon menu to check for updates

Fix 5: Reinstall

Press the Options button on your PlayStation controller when you hover over the Minecraft Legends game icon

You can now choose Delete

PS5 controller options button game list

Minecraft Legends Crashing PC

Fix 1: System requirements

Below are the minimum requirements to be able to play Minecraft Legends.

  • OS: Windows 10 (May 2020 Update or higher) or Windows 11 must be 64-bit
  • Processor: Core i5 2.8GHz / equivalent
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 / AMD Radeon 285 or Intel HD 520
  • DirectX: Version 12

Fix 2: Update Windows

Right click the Windows start menu and go to Settings

Then select Windows Update and click on the Check for updates button (On Windows 10 choose Update and Security then Check for updates)

Windows Update check for updates button in Windows 11.

Fix 3: Update GPU driver PC

Ensure you have the latest driver installed for your graphics card, the links below will help guide you on how you can do this if you are unsure how.

Fix 4: Corrupted data

Steam version of Minecraft Legends:

Open Steam and find Minecraft Legends in the game Library

Right-click on the game and then go to Properties

Click on Local Files from the left menu > Then select Verify integrity of game files…..

Verify integrity of game files in Steam.

MS Store version of Minecraft Legends:

Right click the start menu and chose App and Features

In the search text box type “Minecraft Legends” > Select Minecraft Legends and click Advanced options

Now scroll down and click the Repair button underneath Reset

Repair a Microsoft app in apps and features

Fix 5: Reinstall

If none of the above methods have helped you fix Minecraft Legends keeps crashing on your Windows computer, then the next thing to try is uninstalling the game and then install it again.

If you do have the option to install it to a different drive within your system, then do this as it could be a problem with the hard drive that you had the game installed onto.

Minecraft Legends Crashing Switch

Fix 1: Update your Switch

Open System Settings from the home screen then select System

Now go to System Update and install any available updates

Nintendo Switch System Ssettings selecting System Update

Fix 2: Clear your user cache

Go to System settings and then select System

You now need to choose Formatting Options then select Clear cache

Choose your user Profile > Press Reset

Nintendo Switch clear cache option

Fix 3: Remove your saved data

Make a backup of your saved data before doing this!

Open System Settings > Data Management

Now select Delete Save Data and then select Minecraft Legends

Choose either Delete Save Data for a user or Delete All Save Data for This Software

Now select Delete Save Data

Nintendo Switch delete save data for a game.

Fix 4: Scan for corrupted data

Open the System settings > Click on Data management then choose Software

Find Minecraft Legends and select Check for corrupted data

Nintendo Switch Check for corrupted data

Fix 5: Reinstall Minecraft Legends

On your Switch go to System settings > Select Data management

Now choose Software and then find Minecraft Legends then select it

Choose Delete Software

nintendo switch delete software for a game

Final thoughts

So as you can see there are several things that can cause Minecraft Legends to crash, such as having problems with your computer’s hardware, not having the latest updates installed, or if the methods did not help then a problem with the game itself, and you will need to just wait until a patch is released.

I hope you liked the above guide and it helped get you back into Minecraft Legends, if you did enjoy reading this guide then I am sure you would like our other gaming guides.

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