Anthem is reportedly crashing and bricking PS4 consoles - Dexerto

Anthem is reportedly crashing and bricking PS4 consoles

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

by Matt Porter


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.


xQc slams Fortnite’s competitive changes as “unfair” in Season 5

Published: 4/Dec/2020 11:56

by Alex Garton


Twitch streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has slammed the current state of Fortnite’s competitive arena mode and the casual features it includes. 

The release of Fortnite’s Season 5 has brought a wealth of changes and new content for players to check out. These new features include new NPC’s, dialogue, and side missions which have been added to both the standard and competitive mode.

Epic’s decision to add these extra features to Fortnite’s competitive mode has displeased certain members of the community. Twitch personality xQc has voiced his opinion on the matter in a heated rant whilst streaming.

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Members of the Fortnite community argue unnecessary features ruin the competitive mode.

xQc criticizes Fortnite’s competitive mode in rant

Everybody enjoys checking out new features in games, especially when it’s as exciting as a new season in Fortnite. New dialogue, music, and NPC’s all assist in making gameplay more immersive and fun, but should they be added into a game’s competitive mode?

That’s the ongoing debate taking place in the Fortnite community as Epic has opted to add all of Season 5’s new features to the competitive mode. This had led to members of the community arguing that these features water down the competitive nature of arena matches.

Twitch personality xQc has expressed his view on the topic, slamming Fortnite’s competitive mode in a rant on stream: “how is that I queue for a competitive game mode and there is quests to do, there’s bots, there’s side missions… I queued to play against players.”

As you can see, it’s obvious xQc isn’t the biggest fan of the new features added to competitive.

A competitive mode should provide players with an environment in which skill determines a victor. Therefore, it’s easy to see why members of the Fortnite community are frustrated that these features are being added to arena matches.

A solution offered by xQc is to clearly establish a casual and competitive mode: “I feel a lot of the time this game tries to bridge competitive and casual at the same time… that’s unfair to people who only care about competitive.”

Currently, casual and competitive receive the same features so it’s difficult to establish a difference between the two.

This is certainly an issue Epic may have to address if the community continues to complain about the cluttered state of the game’s competitive mode.