There is a new console breaking glitch that could brick your PS4. A number of reports have surfaced after a Reddit post went viral. Users reported the issue to Sony in hopes of getting a response and proper action against these players. However, at the time of this writing, Sony is yet to acknowledge the issue.
In fact, players who sent the PS4 console breaking glitch to others used exploits to reach Platinum on Rainbow Six Siege. It is common knowledge that Sony’s online structure is weak and often issues go unnoticed but this situation is surprising, to say the least. Sony’s anti-cheat measures, as well as Ubisoft’s, should be put into question here.
Still, the primary issue, for now, is the console breaking bug that is affecting many. The good news is that you can protect your gaming machine through a few simple steps. All you need to do is to set your message to private.
Go to Settings > Account Management > Privacy Settings > Enter your password > Personal Info | Messaging, and set Messages to either Friends (if you trust them) or No One.
For now, this is the best way to protect your console from the bug. But what if you are already affected by it? There are some steps you can take to bring your console back to life. You can start your console in Safe Mode and Rebuild Database.
- Turn off the PS4 system by pressing the power button on the front panel. The power indicator will blink for a few moments before turning off.
- Once the PS4 system is off, press and hold the power button again. Release it after you hear the second beep: one beep will sound when you first press, and another seven seconds later.
- Connect the DUALSHOCK 4 with the USB cable and press the PS button on the controller.
Let’s see how long it takes for Sony take action against the players as well as release a hotfix to deal with the problem.