While Anthem hasn’t received the warmest welcome critically, it seems to still have enough of a fan base to make the game hit the top spot in sales charts in some territories. Unfortunately though, the latest development from the game is dangerously scary, to the point that people are being told to NOT play Anthem.
Over on the official Anthem subreddit, multiple users have reported that they’ve experienced their consoles automatically shutting down due to Anthem. Think that’s scary? One user posted and mentioned that his console has been “completely bricked” to the point of not even turning on due to Anthem.
PSA to any Anthem players on Playstation that experience complete shut downs of their consoles: STOP PLAYING! Before I start I want to say that I love Anthem (I have criticized the game before but I genuinely enjoy playing it). I also own Anthem on both Xbox one and playstation 4 (Colossus main on Xbox and Interceptor on Playstation). No other game causes my playstation to randomly turn off while playing.
My playstation 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. I’ve been talking on the phone with Playstation support for a little over 2 hours now,but unfortunately theres nothing they can do (or nothing they’re willing to do). At this point I dont know if I’m going to continue playing on Xbox one (haven’t had any problems with the console shutting down while playing but problems may arrive in the future) or to stop playing all together until Bioware addresses this issue.
I adore my playstation for many exclusives and I’m extremely upset that it died playing a game I’ve come to love aside from all the bugs. The characters, story,graphics,voice acting,motion capture are just a few of the things that keep me coming back to this game. What makes me sad is that this game has SO much potential that’s over shadowed by numerous bugs and issues. I hope one day I can come back in the coming months and experience a better Anthem.
More users have chimed in with almost all of them saying that the game has caused their consoles to shutdown, and be greeted by the dreaded blue screen of (error) dread.
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. 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
More reports like the ones you see above can be seen here.
In other Anthem news, BioWare has seemingly perma-banned a YouTuber for apparently exploiting the economy! Read up on that here.