GTA V PS5 Black Screen Error – How To Fix It

GTA V is now out on current-generation consoles, which means players can carry their online characters over and enjoy higher resolutions and better performance on either Xbox Series X/S or PlayStation 5. However, there are already issues with character porting which is leading to multiple GTA V PS5 Black Screen Error reports.

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GTA V PS5 Black Screen Error
Credit: Rockstar

GTA V PS5 Black Screen Error – What is it?

As players transfer their Grand Theft Auto V online character from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, they are greeted with a black screen with background music. Some players have tried to let the screen run out in hopes that it’s a terrible loading screen, but that hasn’t helped. In fact, going to a hardware store and asking for a “long weight” would be more productive. Yes, we do terrible dad jokes too.

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Normally, PlayStation 5 can black screen by doing one of the following actions:

  • Changing the PS5 resolution up higher than the TV can handle
  • Changing the TV
  • Loose or faulty HDMI cable
  • Faulty HDMI port on the PS5 or TV

It can also display a black screen because it’s not turned on, but we assume that our readers did so in the first place, right?

GTA V PS5 Black Screen Error
Credit: Rockstar

How To Fix The Black Screen Error

GTA V PS5 black screen errors are happening when users transfer their GTA V Online character from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5. It’s a worry that users will lose their character and progress when this error happens, but don’t worry – there’s a simple solution.

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First, make sure the character transfer has been completed on the GTA Online app. Then restart the app and PlayStation 5 to cure the black screen error. Providi the transfer has been completed, players should have their character ported over with no issues.

If players aren’t able to successfully transfer characters overdue to the black screen error, we would recommend getting in touch with Rockstar Support here.

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[Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games]