Here at Chaos Hour we have created A comprehensive guide to fix any and all issues with Little Nightmares not loading on your Nintendo Switch.
Little Nightmares Not Loading Fix Guide
It can be devastating and can happen at any moment of the game. However more often than not when games decide to cease loading data it’s during blank loading screens.
This will result in your game becoming completely unresponsive and ultimately crashing.
So if you’ve just picked up or downloaded Little Nightmares digitally and you’ve fired it up. But you’re having problems with your game not loading. We get you.
The most frustrating part about this for the majority of time. Your Save Data, Your Progress and your accomplishments will not be saved.
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It’s important to note for yourself when the game stops loading. The reason for this is – when and where it stops loading. Will give you insight into how to possibly fix the issue.
This guide for Little Nightmares Not Loading has been created with the experience and issues from similar games on the Platform.
Although over time to help with this Troubleshooting Guide. We will be sure to update this article with any User Submitted Issues you find.
We will then endeavour to try and fix those issues. Until then we’ve compiled a list of common fixes for most reasons why Little Nightmares may stop loading. These fixes are console specific so be sure to highlight the correct Console.
Little Nightmares Not Loading Fix Guide Contents :
S: Nintendo Switch Little Nightmares Not Loading Fixes
Switch: Little Nightmares Switch Not Loading Fixes
An issue which happens more than people may think is a Cartridge simply not booting or appearing on the Nintendo Switch main menu.
This can be incredibly frustrating and disheartening especially if your Game will not boot or display. There are a few quick fixes you can try to solve the situation.
1: Ensure your Little Nightmares Cartridge is clean or not damaged.
On the back of your game cartridge you will notice 5 gold strips of contacts.
Ensure that these are in mint condition. Make sure no blemishes, scratches or dents are present as this may hinder Little Nightmares from loading.
If the Game Cartridge is in great condition or you see no real issues then it maybe a hardware fault with your Nintendo Switch.
2: Is your Little Nightmares Cartridge the correct Region?
Most games these days have region locks. If your Copy of Little Nightmares is not from within your region then it may not work with your Nintendo Switch. Ensure that the Region code for both your Console and Game Match.
If you’re curious about this you can always reach out to Nintendo Support to help resolve the issue.
3: Update your Switch to the latest Firmware Update.
Before trying Little Nightmares again be sure to visit your system Settings and try to update your Switch Console to the latest Console Update.
Sometimes new games are released and may not support the older firmware.
If your console is running the latest update and it is still not recognising Little Nightmares then maybe a factory reset of the console maybe in order. Be warned though as if you factory reset your console then you will lose any and all data so be sure to back up all important information.
Most important data is saved to your Nintendo Link Account anyway so as long as you remember your e-mail and password details then you will be able to recover most details.
4: How to Perform a Factory Reset on the Switch :
Main Menu > System Settings > System > Formatting Options > Restore Factory Settings
**IMPORTANT** Remember this will put your Switch back to Day one settings and you will lose any and all data. Only proceed if you have tried all other previous fixes or resolutions to solve the problem.
If Little Nightmares continues to not load then simply return the game to your place of purchase for a replacement.
Most stores will have no issues in providing you with a replacement to resolve the issue.
5: “My Little Nightmares Software Closed While Playing”
If you ever Experience this fault then at some point the contacts on the Cartridge have lost contact with your Pins within your Nintendo Switch. This may present yourself with two separate hardware issues.
Firstly The Spring-load within the Nintendo Switch may be damaged.
Once you place your Little Nightmares Cartridge in the game card it self should click and be firmly placed within the console. You should then ensure that the Game cover is then closed to allow further security.
If your having no problems with the Game Loader then it may suggest that your Pins are damaged within your console.
6: **DAMAGED Nintendo Switch Pins**
As you can see from the picture your Nintendo Switch should feature 10 clearly visible gold pins. These pins are perfectly aligned with more pins featured behind those.
When inspecting your device if you find that some of your pins are broken, damaged or bent. This may suggest that your Pins are causing the fault with Little Nightmares.
Do not try to fix this yourself or simply bend the pins back into place.
In most cases if your Nintendo Switch or any console has bent pins or connectors then a Repair is most likely needed.
If the Pins are showing no visible damage then it maybe a case that there are dust particles which are creating a problem for your Switch.
Be sure to use some compressed air and spray lightly. This will allow for the dust to dislodge and may hopefully improve connectivity.
We have created an in-depth cleaning guide for your Nintendo Switch to ensure that your console overheating or crashing is causing your Little Nightmares to not load. It’s a good idea for all gamers to maintain cleanliness with their Nintendo Switch.
7: Little Nightmares wont load with Parental Locks?
The Nintendo Switch carries a pretty robust Parental Lock system. Which can either be activated via the Console itself or by using the Online Nintendo Link Account.
Usually Parental Locks are set for a reason to restrict younger audiences from accessing adult material.
In some cases though this can actually restrict you from playing certain games. If you find that you’re having problems with running Little Nightmares due to a parental lock then we can show you how to deactivate it.
Firstly you will not be able to remove the Parental Lock from the console or from Little Nightmares unless. You have the four pin digit that you saved when you created the parental lock.
This is why its important to use a set of numbers that you will remember. Maybe someone’s birthday or a significant date in your life.
8: How To Fix Parental Lock On Little Nightmares:
Main Menu > System Settings > Parental Controls
Here you can change your settings.
Once you have input your Parental Lock Password then it is highly advised to simply change the Restriction Level to None.
This will allow you access to any and all games on the Nintendo Switch in the future.
If you do not have access or do not remember your 4 Digit Pin Number then this can be resolved by doing the following :
Once you are prompted to enter your pin number click the + Key to enter the “Forgot Pin” Menu.
Here you will be issued with an Enquiry Number (e.g 11441-77579 ).
Use this number by getting in contact with Support.Nintendo.Com and they will provide you with a Master Key. Input this key and you will have the ability to retrieve your pin number and change your parental lock restrictions.