Anthem PS4 Crash Issue Patch Coming Next Week, BioWare Says It Hasn’t Encountered Bricking Bug

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It’s been a busy week for BioWare and its recently released game Anthem, though not in a good way. Just this week, word got around that Anthem has apparently bricked a PS4 console! Not only that, but multiple reports have surfaced that Anthem has caused PS4 units to freeze and crash too.

We finally have some good news! According to BioWare Head of Live Services Chad Robertson, an Anthem PS4 crash issue patch will be deployed next week, and the studio has identified the problem! Unfortunately, the studio hasn’t been able to replicate the bricking issue, so that’s not going to be part of the fix it seems.

UPDATE: We’ve identified several causes for the temp power-down crash some PS4 users experienced. Fixes for the top issues are in patch next week. If you encounter a game crash where your PS4 console won’t respond, you can manually power down and restart it – no risk of damage.

After thorough review, we have not encountered an instance where Anthem has “bricked” a PS4 console. If you are experiencing anything different, please reach out to so we can track the incident and investigate. Thanks for your patience.

Let’s hope this gets sorted out soon, as I don’t think anyone would want to risk their consoles getting borked for any game, no?

In other Anthem news, go check out the complete map of World Events, Chests and more right here! We also posted what this week’s items are in the Anthem in-game store.