PS5 Rest Mode Reportedly Causing Technical Issues

Several players have reported that the PS5's rest mode is causing manifold issues, from shutting down the console completely to wiping saves.


The PS5's Rest mode is supposed to make it easier for players to pick up where they left off, just like its PS4 incarnation. Unfortunately, several PS5 owners--including multiple GameSpot staffers--have reported the console's Rest mode appears to be causing a variety of technical issues, from persistent crashes to outright wiping saves.

Most users who have experienced these issues have been forced to rebuild their PS5's database, similar to what happens when you accidentally unplug the system or experience a power outage. However, there appears to be no solution to the save-wiping issue. Some users have even reported that Rest mode can brick your PS5, though it's not clear if that's actually the case. It seems the vast majority of these complaints involve Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which led Insomniac's James Stevenson to say that they're investigating the issue.

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We've reached out to Sony for comment. It's also worth noting that several GameSpot staffers have reported no issues with Rest mode. However, until Sony can acknowledge and look into these issues, it's probably best to turn off Rest Mode altogether. To do that, go to Settings, Power Saving, and then select the Set Time Until PS5 Enters Rest Mode option. From there, select Don't Put In Rest Mode.

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