Messages might brick your PlayStation 4

New PlayStation 4 Bug Reportedly Breaking Consoles

Multiple users have discussed the issue on the r/PS4 Reddit forum, where they say they are receiving messages through with suspicious characters, that has locked them out of games, and eventually, off their PlayStation entirely.

Some PS4 owners are experiencing a frightening glitch that's forcing them to factory reset their consoles.

Reddit user ThatPissedOffDude said: "This just happened to me during Rocket League". It crashed my system until i rebuilt my system data through safe mode. This will stop you receiving messages from anyone who hasn't added you as a Friend or from receiving it in the middle of matches. This is done through the account management and privacy settings menus.

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Some users have claimed that doing a factory reset will delete the message and fix the problem, while others have claimed that the only way to fix the error is to delete the message using the PlayStation mobile app or by logging into the account from a browser and deleting the message that way. The power indicator will blink for a few moments before turning off. Interestingly, the platform holder's also recruiting a Senior Software Engineer, which will involve maintaining "momentum of PS4's tremendous success worldwide going over to [the] next generation".

Connect the DualShock 4 with the USB cable and press the PS button on the controller.

The offending messages apparently have the word "Juegas" and a odd symbol that can't be recognized by the PS4. Have any of you run into this issue? You can circumvent this by checking all messages via PlayStation.com or the PlayStation App, or setting your PSN account privacy to restrict all incoming messages.

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