Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

By Patrick Garratt
29 January 2015 08:39 GMT

If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug.


Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads.

A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed it, but, in reality, the download didn’t even start. Dying Light appears in your Library, but when you select it you’re told the application can’t be found. If, as the UI suggests, you go over to the PlayStation Store to take a look, you’re told you’ve already downloaded it if you retry. Tricky. But there is a workaround.

As per this post from EU PlayStation community poster tankspeed12, the fix is relatively easy. Just access PSN through another device, such as via the mobile companion app or a browser. Go to the Dying Light page and you should see there’s an option to download the game to your PS4. Hit it, and you should instantly see a message ping on your console saying it’s been added to your download queue. Once the download’s complete, the game should behave normally.

I tried it this morning and it worked. Well, it’s downloading. I’m assuming it’ll boot when it’s finished. Get going.

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