How To Fix Minecraft Error Code CE-38700-8?

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Here, we are going to discuss the error code CE-38700-8 with Minecraft on the Playstation Console.

As per our research, the error code CE-38700-8 mainly comes on the PlayStation console, and the error primarily crashes the game every time users try to enter their worlds.

One very strange thing about this error is that for different users the error occurs at different places. Here are a few examples to understand what we are talking about.

  • For some users, errors only come when they try to enter any specific world.
  • For some users they can enter their world but as any other player joins the game crashes.
  • Even for a few players the error occurs when they try to create a new world.

Our research also suggests that If there was any recent update for Minecraft or Playstation then this new update may also be triggering this error.


Fixes For Minecraft Error Code CE-38700-8


Fix 1: Check Update For Minecraft And PSN Console

The first thing you are required to do is to check if you are using the latest version of Minecraft and your PSN console. If not, then you should consider installing those pending updates and then should check for the error.

So, one by one check the update for Minecraft and your Playstation console, if you find any needed updates then you should install it right away, then check if the error continues or not.


Fix 2: Are You Playing with Remote Play?

During our research, we found a few users who were having this error while playing Minecraft on the remote play, and for them, the issue was their remote play. As they try to play on their TV, the error goes away.

So, if you are also trying to play on the Remote Play then try playing on your TV to check if this also works with you or not.

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Fix 3: Try Rebuilding Your System Database

Next, you can try rebuilding your database for your Playstation console. In case you don’t know how to do this, then you can follow the below-given steps.

For PlayStation 5

  • Power off your console but don’t disconnect it from the power source.
  • Then tap and hold your console’s power button for around seven seconds until you hear two beeps.
  • As you hear the second beep, leave the power button. Doing so will boot your console into the Safe Mode.
  • Then connect your DualSense controller to your console using a USB-C cable. 
  • Then tap the PS button.
  • Then scroll down using the D-pad and choose Clear Cache and Rebuild Database.
  • Then choose Rebuild Database.
  • Then tap OK.
  • Now wait till your console finishes the Database rebuilding process. Then it will automatically restart to normal.

For PlayStation 4

  • Power off your console but don’t disconnect it from the power source.
  • Then tap and hold your console’s power button for around seven seconds until you hear two beeps.
  •  As you hear the second beep sound, leave the power button. By doing so your console will boot into the Safe Mode.
  • Then connect your DualShock 4 controller to your console by using a micro-USB cable.
  • Then tap the PS button.
  • Then scroll down to the Rebuild Database option using the D-pad and select it.
  • Now wait till your console finishes the Database rebuilding process then it will automatically restart to normal.

Fix 4: Reach Out To The Minecraft And Playstation Support

As there is no official information available on this error we don’t know whether the error is coming from Minecraft or Playstation. So, we will advise you to reach out to Minecraft support as well as PlayStation support.

Once you’re connected with the support representative, report the issue and ask for the solutions.


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