How to fix “Elden Ring DLC not working on PS5” error

Elden Ring: Troubleshooting Shadow of the Erdtree DLC Issue on PS5

If you’re encountering difficulties trying to access the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree DLC on your PS5, you’re not alone. Many players have reported issues with the DLC not being recognized despite being installed. Here are some tips to help you resolve the problem:

One common reason for the Elden Ring DLC not working on PS5 is purchasing the DLC in a different region from the base game. It’s essential to ensure that you have bought both the base game and the DLC from the same region.

For instance, a Reddit user shared their experience of receiving a message stating “Main data not installed in this storage space” after purchasing the base game from the US region and the DLC from the EU region.

If you have confirmed that both the game and DLC are from the same region, here are some troubleshooting steps you can try:

  • Restart PS5: Try restarting your PS5 after installing the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree DLC. Turn off the console completely, wait for a minute, and then turn it back on.
  • Reinstall DLC: Consider uninstalling and reinstalling the DLC (not the base game). You can do this by selecting Elden Ring, pressing the Options button, choosing “Manage Game Content,” and then selecting “Delete” next to the DLC.
  • Complete Prerequisites: Ensure that you have met all prerequisites for unlocking the new area in the DLC. This includes defeating both Mohg and Radahn. Additionally, make sure to visit the cocoon area, but be prepared for a possible error.

Based on discussions on Reddit, it appears that the primary issue causing the DLC to not work is purchasing it from a different region than the base game. If this is the case, consider refunding the DLC and repurchasing it from the correct region to resolve the problem. Once you successfully access the DLC, you can start exploring the new content.