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Black Ops Cold War allegedly crashing PS5 consoles

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is reportedly crashing PS5 consoles, but right now, it appears that the issue is incredibly rare and Sony is replacing the consoles inflicted with the bug. The new COD has been available for almost a month, not just on PS5, but also on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC. And so far, you haven’t had many major problems or bugs. A content problem? Perhaps, but it is certainly not a big problem. However, it is apparently and occasionally crashing PS5 consoles, and it is unclear why.

Leading to the Cold War of Black Ops On the Reddit page, a gamer revealed that his console was recently outdated for the first-person shooter game. According to the Reddit user, the game has been messing up his PS5, and the last time it happened, the console was permanently crashed. Adding to this, they note Black Ops Cold War is the only game that has crashed their console, seemingly ruling out the possibility that it is a console-only issue rather than an issue involving both the game and the console.

Well, it’s official. Black Ops Cold War has officially locked my PS5, “said the user.” The game has crashed the entire console, the only game that had been crashing me on the PS5. Now when I turn it on, none of my games load without crashing, and when the games start to load, the screen fills with glittering, blinking pixels before the console shuts down.

On its own, this incident wouldn’t be all that noteworthy, however, many players have chimed in through responses confirming that they have had similar issues with the game, seemingly confirming that this is not a hoax or desperate attempt at attention.

The Reddit user adds that the console was shipped to Sony, which will provide a direct replacement within two weeks at no cost.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is available through PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC. To learn more about the game, all things COD, click here. In the meantime, as always, feel free to leave a comment or let us know what you think or, alternatively, reach out to me on Twitter.

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