[PS4/PS5][Latest][Gameplay] the game is unplayable

I am currently out at the moment and wanted to share some of the generalised issues that i have found on console that have either cropped up recently , or even been there for a year at least since i have been playing it.

I play primarily on multiplayer with my niece and we really enjoy thr egame however we had a 6-12 month break because it was unplayable. We recently revisited the game hoping it was playable but it isnt.

  • Sections of building unsnap and move out of line with the rest of the building after saving / crashing and reloading.

  • shelves would sink through the floor or a foundation, or slide through the walls and poke out after a reload. Sometimes also desyncing and would also fall through the bottom on the other player’s screen.

  • Very often we will not be able to interact with anything with an inventory including your own, forcing a reload

  • regardless if everything is in crates / piles or not , the more islands you visit, and the more you build on one island, the higher chances of crashing and super low frame rates.

  • in one instance, i removed a rudder to be replaced with a motor but it wouldnt allow me to place it. I could place it on other tiles but not on the original, almost like the original rudder existed but it doesnt, even after reload.

I can provide it when i am back from work.

No settings are changed, nor are there any custom islands.

Unfortunately i only know that the interactions with inventories being blocked can alot of the time happen when emptying a pile but are not exlusive to it and can happen seeming randomly.

Many of the issues with buildings, or placeables slide, moving, slipping , and falling through other objects seem mostly to happen after a reload. However the desyncing of placeables can happen at runtime when playing. It does seem to get worse , there more that has been explored, and the more that is built.


Sometimes to just get the save to load without crashing we have to reload the game or console multiple times.

Clearing the cache also doesnt work, we have also started a new save on my niece’s console and that worked until it didnt.

All methods of rebooting have been used but ha s not fixed the problem. World seed does not aeem to bave an impact either.

if there is any additional info needed please let me know and i will try and get it for you as soon as i can.

Hi ChadlyMasterson, welcome to the forums,

I am sorry for the extended delay in responding to your report and I am sorry to hear you are experiencing these issues in your game. Thank you for taking the time to report them.

I have a few additional questions and I will respond to each of the points you made below…

Sections of buildings snap and move out of line

  • Would these building sections be pieces that Player 2 placed, or is it a mixture of pieces placed by both players?

Shelves not staying in position

  • Can you confirm if these are the storage shelves for crates, or if they are wall mounted single shelves?
  • Would this issue occur in a similar fashion to the building pieces moving out of line, affecting only shelves player 2 has created?
  • You mentioned the shelf falling through the bottom of the other player’s screen. Did you actively witness this drift/fall occurring? Did it occur on both screens or just the affected one player’s version of the game?

Not being able to interact with inventory

  • Are you referring to crates as well as your own inventory in this instance?
  • When this occurs, would you have been playing a long gameplay session, or would it have been something that could happen early into a gameplay session?
  • You mentioned it can occur after emptying a pile, as well as with other triggers. Does the issue occur for the host and player 2 at the same time, different times, or only one of the players?

Replacing the rudder

  • When this occurred, did it deconstruct the base where the rudder would have been, replace it and then try placing the motor?

Please also let me know:

  • Does the number 2130 appear in the bottom left of the main menu?
  • Are you and your niece playing in the same household on the same connection, or in separate households?
  • What is the NAT type of the host console?
  • What in-game day are you on?
  • If you have a specific base island where you find performance has dropped, can you describe what you have on your island including buildings, crafting stations and resources etc.
  • If you played following the update to 2130, do you feel like any of these issues are unique following that update?

Again I apologize for my delay in responding to you, I understand that these issues can be frustrating when playing and will pass this information onto the dev team for investigation. They may have additional questions, if so, I will respond here again and add them.