Some of you may have heard of the new Fortnite game, it’s called Anthem. BioWare’s attempt to cash in on the Fortnite craze that is only a month old. I’m sure there are a ton of game play vids on YouTube as well as new Twitch channels. Unfortunately, the game is having issues with some PlayStation 4 consoles. As in, it doesn’t like the PS4.
Some PlayStation 4 owners are reporting that the new game is forcing their consoles to shut down. In worse reports, it crashes and is “bricking” their consoles. No reports of this issue with Microsoft’s Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
For the last week, reports of this have been appearing on 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,” Reddit user forthemasters wrote. “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.”
In comments on Twitter or other social media, many players have taken jabs at Sony, indicating that people should switch – like that’s still a thing. Others indicate that it seems to be happening with older PS4 console, and not the slim or Pro versios.
“No other game causes my playstation to randomly turn off while playing,” wrote 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 tweeted out, via their EA Help Account, regarding Anthem:
We’re aware of a crashing issue some of you have been reporting for #AnthemGame. We’re investigating and ask that you share your crash data reports when prompted. If you have, we’ll be reaching out to gather info; if not, please reply to this thread on AHQ:https://t.co/36P21YFjYL
— EA Help (@EAHelp) March 4, 2019
Some people have been directly asking Sony for refunds since they can no longer (or no longer want) to play the game. According to Polygon, some players have received refunds, while others have not had so much luck.