Xbox Series X Not Loading Games? Here’s Your Game Plan

Hello, dedicated gamers! The Xbox Series X has been a game-changer with its fantastic features and rapid load times. But what if the games aren’t loading at all?

Yes, it’s a highly frustrating issue many of you have been grappling with lately. But don’t fret, I’m always here to help.

Let’s explore some effective solutions together.

Understanding the Problem

The issue varies from games freezing at the load screen… to some not loading at all.

This could be due to several reasons such as software glitches, problems with the game disc, or issues with your game files or Xbox Live account.

Step-by-Step Solution

  1. Restart Your Xbox: A quick restart can sometimes fix minor glitches. Hold down the Xbox button on your console until it shuts off, wait a few seconds, then press the button again to restart.
  2. Check Your Game Disc: If you’re using a physical disc, ensure it’s clean and free from scratches. If possible, try it in a different Xbox console to rule out disc issues.
  3. Inspect Game Files: For digitally downloaded games, corrupt or incomplete files can cause loading issues. Uninstalling and reinstalling the game can often help (ensure you have your game data backed up before doing this!).
  4. Update Your Console: Ensure your Xbox Series X has the latest software update. Go to ‘Settings’ -> ‘System’ -> ‘Updates & downloads’ to check.
  5. Reset Your Console: If all else fails, you might need to reset your Xbox. Head to ‘Settings’ -> ‘System’ -> ‘Console info’ -> ‘Reset console’. You can choose to keep your games and apps installed while resetting the rest of the system.

Tips and Advice

If your game is running from an external drive, try moving it to the internal storage and see if it loads.

Also, for online games, ensure your Xbox Live account is in good standing and your internet connection is stable.

Final Thoughts

We understand how bothersome it can be when your much-awaited gaming session hits a snag. But with these troubleshooting steps, I hope you’ll be back in the game in no time.

Looking for more tips, reviews, or troubleshooting guides? Be sure to browse through all the helpful selections of Xbox articles here on

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John Hammer

Hi i'm John Hammer, Founder and Author of Gizbuyer Guide. Ever since the original Xbox, PlayStation, and iPhone I've purchased and worked on all kinds of consumer tech products, gaming gadgets and operating system softwares. To this day my curiosity has never left, and my aim is to guide and share my knowledge on technology as I continue to experience the latest of the consumer electronics industry.

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