PS4 gamers report messaging bug that bricks consoles

CNET | 10/15/2018 | Sean Keane
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A messaging bug is reportedly bricking PS4s.

Some Sony PlayStation 4 players are reporting they're getting messages that are bricking their consoles, forcing them to factory reset.

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Gamers set up several threads on the PS4 subreddit over the weekend outlining the glitch, which was linked to a specific string of characters -- like the text that once crashed people's iPhones.

Some reported that the messages caused their consoles to crash when opened, while others said the message notification popping up on the screen was enough to cause the problem.

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Sony didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. There also wasn't any solution offered on its @AskPlayStation Twitter help account.

One person said their team got the malicious message while playing Rainbow Six: Siege.

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"A player from the other team used a dummy account to send the message and crashed my entire team," they...
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