To solve the “Can’t Verify License” PSN error on PS5, players have these two fixes as possible options:

  1. Manually change the DNS of your PS5 Console
  2. Forget your current network from the PS5 Console settings and reconnect to it again
PlayStation Network Status PS5 PSN Can't Verify License Error

How to Manually Change Your PS5 Console DNS

On your PS5 console, follow these instructions:

  • Go to Settings by selecting the gear icon on the top right corner of the main menu screen
  • Select Network
  • Within Network, select Settings and then Set Up Internet Connection
PS5 Network Settings
  • Go to the Network that says “Connected” on the left side and press the Menu button on your controller to open a small sub-menu
  • From this sub-menu, select “Advanced Options”
  • Go to DNS Settings and select the “Manual” option
  • Proceed to enter the Primary and Secondary DNS; you can use any of the following Public DNS Servers:
    • Cloudflare
      • Primary DNS server address: 1.1.1.1
      • Secondary DNS server address: 1.0.0.1
    • OpenDNS
      • Primary DNS server address: 208.67.222.222
      • Secondary DNS server address: 208.67.220.220
    • Google Public DNS
      • Primary DNS server address: 8.8.8.8
      • Secondary DNS server address: 8.8.4.4
Manual DNS Settings PS5 Network Settings
  • Finally, save these changes by selecting the “Ok” button on the right side
  • Try launching your game again

If this solution does not fix the “Can’t Verify License” PSN error on your PSN, you can try to forget your current network. The steps for this solution are detailed in the next section.

How to Forget Your Current Network From the PS5 – Can’t Verify License Error Fix

Turn on your PS5 console and follow these instructions to forget your network and solve the Can’t Verify License PSN error:

  • Go to Settings by selecting the gear icon on the top right corner of the main menu screen
  • Select Network
  • Within Network, select Settings and then Set Up Internet Connection
PS5 Network Settings
  • Go to the Network that says “Connected” on the left side and press the Menu button on your controller to open a small sub-menu
  • From this sub-menu, select “Forget”
  • Confirm you want your PS5 to forget the network by selecting “Ok”
  • Right after this, to reconnect to your network, simply scroll down to the “Networks found” section below
Networks Found PS5 Network Menu Settings
  • Select the network you want your PS5 to connect to, enter the password, and confirm by selecting “Ok”
  • A prompt will state your console is trying to connect to this network and will shortly confirm a successful connection
  • Try launching your game again
Connecting to Internet PS5 Menu Settings

Any of these two solutions is a viable option to resolve the “Can’t Verify License” error on your PS5. Once all steps are completed, simply try launching your game again and enjoy!

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Cristian started his journey in gaming with an NES. Now, he works as a gaming journalist and enjoys the wonders of multi-platform gaming.