[Update: Fixed] Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Challenge mode causing controls to freeze or lock up on PS5? Issue being looked into, confirms Insomniac Games

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…

Original story (published on June 15, 2021) follows:

Sony released Insomniac Games’ latest third-person shooter, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, the sixteenth installment in the Ratchet & Clank series last week as a PS5 exclusive.

Soon after its release, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart reportedly rose to the top of the charts, outperforming every other game in sales.

It is the 2nd biggest launch for the series behind only the 2016 remake of the original.

But all has not been good with the Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart launch as players who’ve got their hands on the game are reporting that a bug causes the controls to freeze or lock up on the PS5.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart freezing

The freezes are occurring at different points in the game like while previewing a particular weapon, after finishing a particular mission, or while playing in the Challenge mode.

These freezes aren’t limited to the game only and are also causing the PlayStation 5 as a whole to crash. Users are having to restart their PS5 causing all the progress made in the game to vanish.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Last year’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, an action-adventure game, also developed by Insomniac Games had similar issues at launch.

Naturally, this isn’t a good look for the developers and we hope the next big launch from the company does not follow the same path.

Luckily, Insomniac Games has acknowledged the issue and is working on a fix that they are claiming to deploy in an upcoming update.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart freezing

In case you too are affected by the Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Challenge mode bug that’s causing controls to freeze or lock up on the PS5, then you may have to wait a bit since there’s no ETA for the fix.

As usual, we will keep an eye on further developments related to the matter and keep you updated.

Update 1 (June 17)

06:07 pm (IST): The game has now received the 1.001.003 update and its Release Notes say that the issue has been fixed.

Addressed an issue where Rivet could become stuck after collecting Zurpstones in Challenge Mode

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