Update Your PlayStation 4 Now So It Doesn’t Get Bricked

A few days ago, it emerged that PlayStation 4 users were having their consoles bricked through seemingly innocuous messages sent to their accounts. As it turned out, the messages – which were simply text, and emoji and some sort of non-compatible symbol showing up as a question mark – were rather dangerous and were making PlayStation systems inoperable.

The messages looked like this one below:

PlayStation has now issued a fix. A software update, 6.02, dropped last night in response to these issues, preventing the crash loop triggered by these malevolent messages. You should update your console as soon as possible so you don’t risk losing your console prior to Red Dead dropping.