You paid for your DLC, so you should have access to it at all times. Unfortunately, it seems that some PS4 players have had their DLC unexpectedly uninstalled, with no clear solution but to reinstall it. once again. Before resorting to reinstalling your games and losing all your save data, however, you should try this quick fix, a much less drastic approach to the problem.
DLC on PS4 usually doesn’t go that way. The problem stems from the recent firmware update 10.00, which itself comes with new features. However, an unintended consequence has been uninstalling DLC on some PS4 devices, especially when those PS4ss use an external hard drive to store this DLC.
Although Sony releases a patch whenever it fixes the problem, you don’t have to wait. SegaJAM Reddit User shared a patch on r/PS4, which saved many in the comments their DLC and their sanity. This is an easy four-step solution to restore DLC after firmware update.
- On the PS4 dashboard, press and hold the PS button on your controller.
- Go at Sounds/DevicesSo choose Stop using Remote Storage. You’ll see an alert telling you that you can unplug your external hard drive, but you don’t have to, so don’t bother.
- Hold down the PS button, then choose Power > Restart PS4.
- Wait for the PS4 to rescan the hard drive.
That’s it! DLC should reappear for titles on your external hard drive. Some have suggested, in the future, to disconnect your external hard drive from your PS4 before installing firmware updates. This might help prevent such a problem from happening the next time.
That said, it’s possible that the firmware update also affected the DLC on your internal drive, at least according to one of the comments on this Reddit thread. It is unclear if this fix would work in this case.