Padlock in PS4 games: Solution to this problem with a license
The presence of PlayStation 4 in the market is one of the most successful and is that, in the years it has been available, has achieved high figures in its sales. Of course, counting on the way with the arrival of a Pro model to adjust a little more to the needs of the players and guarantee, in this way, a much more satisfying experience. Or even a simpler one like Slim, a much simpler version for the less demanding player.
The success of the console comes, above all, before the good amount of games that are available in their catalog and among which we find more than one interesting exclusive or multiplatform such as Death Stranding, FIFA 20 or even the successful Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
But while its extensive catalog may be satisfactory, there is a problem that many users have faced. And no, we don’t talk about possible problems we encounter with DualShock 4, but of the dreaded padlock. But, Did you know that it is possible to remove the padlock from PS4 games?
Possible solutions to unlock your PS4 games
Many are unaware of the true reason for this error, although it is almost always linked to an error with the license purchased from the PS Store. In such a way that, at an unexpected moment, you find that your game has been blocked and, in the lower right corner, a small padlock appears. It is not a matter of buying digital PS4 games
Solution One: Restore Game Licenses and Additional Content
In order to carry out this first and simplest solution, you will have to follow these steps:
Access the PSN account from which the content offering the error was purchased.
Then go to Settings> Accounts administration.
Select Restore licenses.
Enter the PS4 library and select the option Purchased.
Click on the game in question and press the Download button.
Once the download is complete, the game will appear on the home screen of the console.
Second Solution for Padlocked Games on PS4: Disable Console as Primary
In the event that the previous solution has not worked, then we will move on to a second solution. In this case, with the deactivation of the PS4 as the main one to activate it again. For this process you have to:
Go into Settings and select Account management.
Then click Activate as primary PS4 and disable this option.
Without leaving the window, re-enable the option.
Access the game or digital content that had the padlock again.