Sony PS5 Rest Mode Causing Issues, Crashing the Console and Wiping Save Data

Yet another PS5 bug is here, but this one could mess with your game progress


Launch day bugs are not entirely uncommon. Especially when there is a generational leap, with it come issues that need to be sorted post-release. The latest one has to do with Sony’s next-gen console, the PS5. We have previously discussed Xbox Series X and S launch day issues. Following that, we have seen an issue with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on the new console, which could deliver the PS4 version as the default on your next-gen PS5.

Now, there are reports of a new PS5 bug. This new bug is with the PS5 Rest Mode. Apparently, it can cause the console to reboot, and even wipe your game save data.

Sony PS5 Rest Mode Bug Can Crash the Console, Wipe Game Save Data

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Several PS5 users have reported this bug. When you put your PS5 into the Rest Mode, it can trigger a crash, leading to database rebuild. The latter usually happens when the console gets cut off from power. That’s still fine, but apparently, this bug can lead to game save files being permanently lost.

Many of these complaints have been from PS5 players playing Spider-Man: Miles Morales. With the PS5 not allowing save game data backups to USB thumb drives anymore, one would need a PS Plus subscription to back up game saves. However, this bug adds an extra layer of complication to this issue, leading to many players losing their game progress.

Insomniac’s James Stevenson even responded to this issue on Twitter, saying they’re looking into it:

On the other hand, there has been no official response on this issue from Sony yet. The issue seems to affect a significant number of issues, so we can expect a fix soon.

The Sony PS5 got a major update today, so the issue could have been fixed with this latest update. However, the release notes just said “improve system performance”, according to The Verge’s Tom Warren.

Well, are you facing the issue on your PS5? Let us know in the comments, down below!