BioWare’s latest action RPG, Anthem, had nothing but trouble since its release. Now, players are reporting bugs so severe they are not only crashing their PS4 consoles but completely “bricking” them as well.
A lot of players experiencing the problems took it to the Anthem subreddit.
“When encountering a crash or game error, sometimes I get booted to the main menu or out of the game completely to the PS4 dashboard. But twice now when trying to matchmake my PS4 has completely turned off. Don’t worry about the loot patch ffs, sort the bugs out first please.” a user forthemasters wrote.
“No other game causes my playstation to randomly turn off while playing,” said Reddit user TheMadTitanGuantlet. “My PS4 has been completely bricked to the point of not even turning on because of Anthem. I’m not looking for any sympathy or anything. This post is mainly being made to warn people that this could potentially damage your console to the dreaded point of no return.”
Electronic Arts hasn’t explained why these issues are happening, but they did say they are aware of them and are investigating the reports. In their tweet, they asked players with these problems to share their crash data on this forum thread.