Anthem has reportedly bricked some PS4 consoles for users due to crashes. We first reported about this issue here but this is still ongoing and has led to mass panic among the general public due to the nature of the crashes.
Anthem console bricking bug happens when the game suddenly crashes but this crash doesn’t stop at just returning back to the dashboard, it completely shuts down the console. The next time you try to turn on the console, it won’t power up or show any sign that the console is alive.
If you face this bug where Anthem shuts down your PS4 and are unable to start it again. Follow the steps listed below to solve it for good.
Please don’t mess with any other option like the “Initialize PS4” one which will wipe out your whole PS4 including its hard disk and any games or save data.
If you still can’t fix your PS4 with this method, you can try plug out your PS4 for a whole minute. Make sure it is completely removed from the power outlet and then try this method again. You also need to use the power button to boot into the safe mode and don’t use a controller.
EA has acknowledged that they have heard about the issue and are currently in the process of looking at it, and hopefully working on a fix that stops the game crashing and bricking any PS4.
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
In other news, Anthem’s launch so far has been a disaster for Bioware. It is getting slammed by critics, and it was noticeably downgraded from its initial reveal demo at E3 2017. The game is not doing that great with sales either in the UK.
Anthem can be bought on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The console bricking issues mostly seem to stem from PS4 version but the game crashing appears to be a universal trend across the PC and Xbox One.