Anthem Has Been Causing Some PS4 Consoles To Crash

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Anthem is causing PS4 consoles to 'brick'. Where does EA go from here?
Anthem is causing PS4 consoles to 'brick'. Where does EA go from here? Electronic Arts

Reports are coming in that Anthem, the latest title from BioWare, is causing serious problems on PS4 consoles. This includes errors that cause gaming systems to completely crash.

While most were quick to dismiss the problem as simple heating issues, more and more players began to report hard crashing, and in some extreme cases, even total bricking. Discussions between users who experienced the issue have been on-going in the game’s official bugs and errors megathread on Reddit.

Although the developers at BioWare and Electronic Arts are conducting an investigation into the matter, some users on Reddit started several threads about Anthem causing consoles to crash and malfunction. In order to address the issue, EA has issued a statement asking for help from the player community, specifically by providing them with information that might help to identify the root causes. Players who experienced crashing issues on consoles could submit a report directly to EA via the EA Answers HQ .

Hey Freelancers,

We are currently in process of gathering information about the PS4 issues so we can determine the root cause. If you are experiencing hard crashes of your console please reply with the following information:

  • PlayStation Console: (PS4, Slim, Pro)

  • PSN ID:

  • Crash Info:When does the crash take place? Are you having to take specific steps to get your PlayStation going again?

  • Have you reported your crash data when prompted? (Y/N)

Thanks for your help.

Source: Electronic Arts

Hopefully, BioWare will be able to contain and address the issue before the problem affects more of the game’s dedicated community. After some mixed reviews from fans, BioWare has stood its ground on Anthem with the help of the players who actually enjoy the game.

Since the game’s launch less than two weeks ago, Anthem has been met with some unsettling reviews. Despite the hype and interest BioWare and EA were able to generate for the title prior to launch, the release was less than spectacular. Players have expressed some disappointment and frustration over Anthem’s many bugs, imbalances, and its overall unpolished experience.

We’ve also heard some noise that Sony might be giving refunds to the unfortunate Anthem players whose consoles were bricked, which is good news for any unhappy gamer. Either way, Electronic Arts might have to answer these concerns or risking losing the trust of their community. If you own Anthem on PS4, have you been experiencing the same issues? What do you think EA should do to combat this crisis and make the necessary reparations to its fanbase? Let us know in the comments section below.

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