Anthem is reportedly crashing and bricking PS4 consoles - Dexerto
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Anthem is reportedly crashing and bricking PS4 consoles

Published: 5/Mar/2019 13:05 Updated: 5/Mar/2019 13:11

by Matt Porter

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EA’s blockbuster release Anthem has had a difficult to start to life after middling reviews from critics and fans alike, and it seems things will get worse before they get better, as players who bought the game on PlayStation 4 are complaining about numerous game crashes – with some claiming the title has bricked their console.

Anthem officially released on Friday, February 22, with a number of complaints pouring in as fans discussed the final build of the game, which many believe is unfinished.

On Sunday, March 3, players on Reddit began to complain about the biggest issue in Anthem yet, as a number of major crashes began to affect those attempting to play the game, with some even complaining that the game had ‘bricked’ their consoles.

Players are complaining about a number of issues with the game.

The first post came from a Reddit user named /u/forthemasters, who complained that Anthem was the only game that caused his PS4 to turn off entirely when the it crashed.

In those comments, another user called /u/TheMadTitanGuantlet mentioned that the game had caused their console to shut down entirely and was unable to restart the console since then, posting on Reddit to warn players that this was a possibility.

A number of players have claimed that they have been forced to unplug their console to get it to start again, while others state that simply using the power button to reset the PS4 was enough to restart the console.

PSA to Playstation Anthem Players from r/AnthemTheGame

EA have asked Anthem players to send them information regarding the game’s crashes, in the hopes that they will be able to address the issues in the near future.

Some players have reported that Sony will gave players who have suffered from these problems on the console a refund for Anthem if they ask, however this has yet to be confirmed by Sony themselves.

Call of Duty

Game-breaking Warzone bug is teleporting players around Verdansk

Published: 25/Oct/2020 20:43

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone players are no strangers to bugs, but a new teleportation one is catching them by surprise and suddenly making them strangers in foreign lands across Verdansk.

It’s hard to iron out every single bug and issue in a game, and even harder when the game is periodically receiving massive updates with new cosmetics, modes, and locations. As such, it’s no surprise that Modern Warfare and Warzone’s developers at Infinity Ward have an extensive backlog of problems they’re still trying to fix.

Unlike some of the game’s earlier big bugs, like the frustrating Heartbeat Sensor glitch or “demon gun” nightmare, this teleportation one seems to have gone completely under the developers’ radar. 

In the clip below, a player is seen trying to break through a window in one section of the map before suddenly, practically instantaneously, being teleported across the map. It’s very surprising, very confusing, and, apparently, very new.

A sweet new teleportation feature… from CODWarzone

While Infinity Ward is typically very transparent with their tasks, piling known issues into a publicly available Trello Board, this teleportation bug has not cracked the list. This could very well mean that this is a recent issue that the encumbered developers remain unaware of.

As shown by Reddit’s ‘DandruffMuffin,’ they are in an attic in one of the houses atop Dam when they casually try to break through a window and escape toward the Fire Station. In what looks like a poorly spliced together series of clips, the window-breaking animation is delayed by a couple of seconds while the game’s surrounding landscape loads up.

warzone promenade
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Imagine, in one second, going from snowy Dam all the way to…Promenade?

Once those smooth textures turn into real graphics, it’s revealed that DandruffMuffin is not a horrible video editor, but the subject of a new fast travel system entirely unrelated to the new Verdansk subway line. Seconds after being in a house above Dam, they are teleported hundreds of meters away from their teammate to the middle of the road near Promenade and the Hills.

It’s as bizarre a bug as they get and you get that feeling very visibly from DandruffMuffin’s confused reactions. As of yet, Infinity Ward has not responded to this issue and no one seems certain about its causes.