EA’s brand new shooter ‘Anthem’ is reportedly crashing and bricking PS4 consoles

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One player even says the game bricked their console.

That's incredibly concerning on its own, but at least one PS4 owner claims that Anthem actually bricked their console. One particular concerning report comes from a user that was playing on a Call of Duty: WWII limited edition PS4 and his console is completed bricked, meaning it is completely unplayable. Crashing instances seem random and can occur during matchmaking, in-game missions, quitting the application from the PS menu, or even during loading screens. "Took me five minutes", one redditor described.

Update, 3/4 3:50 p.m. PT: In a statement recently posted to the EA Help Twitter account, EA acknowledged it is aware of some crashing issues and directed players to the EA Answers website.

It's the latest issue for "Anthem", a highly-anticipated blockbuster game from EA's BioWare studio that's been beset by complaints from critics and fans alike since its confusing launch in mid February. PC owners and Xbox users have also reported similar issues, with the game suddenly forcing a hard reset.

"We are now in process of gathering information about the PS4 issues so we can determine the root cause", a message from EA support services reads.

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Have you experienced the crashing issues mentioned on Reddit?

The problem emerged when Anthem players on PS4 began reporting that their consoles were switching off, during the game, only to want of memory corruption when rebooting.

Successful Anthem refunds have also been reported via Sony's support phone line: 1-800-345-SONY (7669).

"Only disconnect the plug of the AC power cord from the electrical outlet when the power indicator is turned off".

BioWare is a talented team and has already shown their commitment to fixing the game, but will gamers and EA stand by Anthem long enough? "We're investigating and ask that you share your crash data reports when prompted".