New PlayStation 4 Bug Reportedly Breaking Consoles

New PlayStation 4 Bug Reportedly Breaking Consoles

A growing number of owner are reporting this same problem, where a message is received and it forces the console to crash, in some cases even requiring a factory reset to fix. The role - spotted by ResetEra on career focused website LinkedIn - is looking for someone who can effectively liaise between product management and product marketing to bring the new system to stores. Huntstark writes, "It happened to me during Rainbow Six: Siege". The bug, in some instances, has been used during matches to cause the opposing team to crash and be unable to complete a match. Malicious gamers are sending out the post en masse via group chats, so be sure to set your settings to private as soon as possible.

It does seem that the exploit is purely text-based, so changing your PlayStation messenger privacy settings should prevent it from happening. Deleting the messages from a mobile app can also help you avoid a bricked PS4, rather than opening the messages on the console itself. You can opt to receive messages only from your friends, or you can turn off messaging altogether. Microsoft's official Xbox One updates have bricked my 2013 model console no less than four times now, and I've just about given up.

Buyer of Banksy Painting That Self-Destructed Plans to Keep It
The painting was the final item to be auctioned at Sotheby's in London, which was sold for just over £1 million (RM 5.45 million). In this undated photo provided by Sotheby's the spray-painted canvas " Girl with Balloon " by artist Banksy is pictured.

The messages contain certain specific characters, which somehow mess with the PS4's software, forcing it be factory reset in order to work again.

Before we go any further: To set you PlayStation account to private, fire up your console and head to the Settings menu. You can do this on your console, web browser, or smartphone app. You may want to think twice before you open it.