Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is Leaving Some PS5 Consoles Bricked

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PlayStation 5 players are reporting a mysterious bug that bricks their consoles when playing Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Reports of PS5 consoles getting bricked surfaced online a week ago, and PS5 owners are extremely furious with Activision. Activision was not only criticized for publishing a game riddled with bugs, but also the potential to harm the device.

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Naturally, players are expressing their disappointment on social media platforms like Reddit and Twitter. But it is too early to claim whether it is Black Ops Cold War or a conflicting PlayStation 5 software that's causing the issue. Now, it isn't only PlayStation users who are experiencing major issues. Even Xbox Series X/S users have complained that playing Black Ops Cold War is causing their consoles to shut down. Though, Xbox users haven't shared any reports on console bricking.

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Black Ops Cold War Subreddit Hell Bent on Finding the Cause

Redditors have started brainstorming on the issue. One Redditor claimed that the game is currently incompatible with the PlayStation 5 hardware. Another Redditor claimed what Black Ops Cold War did on their PlayStation 5. After trying to load the game many times, their console no longer loads anything without crashing. The Redditor also stated that the console produced flickering pixels and would shut off itself. They even tried fixing the console. They re-installed the system software via a USB and factory reset the console. Yet none of the solutions fixed the problem.

While the culprit seems the Black Ops Cold War, nothing is certain until we receive an official update from Sony and Activision on the issue. A future firmware patch like the one we received in September may address the issue.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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