Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is turning off PlayStation controllers in strange bug

By Patrick Dane, Friday, 13 November 2020 11:41 GMT

A bug in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War appears to be causing PlayStation controllers serious trouble.

With the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, players are excited to hop into this year’s iteration of the game. However, be careful if you are a PlayStation user as a strange bug appears to be causing major issues.

Teething problems on launch day for online games are almost expected at this point. Servers are always going to be hit hard by players rushing to get in, and unforeseen bugs will occur. There appears to be one fairly worrying bug gaining steam, however.

Black Ops Cold War Fractured Jaw controller bug

The bug was noticed by a player on Reddit, who said that during the game’s third campaign mission on PS4, Fractured Jaw, their DualShock 4 would turn off and refuse to turn back on. To get it working again, they had to hard reset the console where they ran into hard drive trouble. A cursory search on Twitter and Reddit shows that this doesn’t appear to be an isolated case.

The biggest culprit appears to be that third mission but some are reporting the same problem in other modes, including multiplayer.

There does appear to be a temporary fix for the issue that some users are reporting remedies the situation. The leading suggestions is that players plug their controllers into their console, go to Settings, Devices, Controller and then Communication Method. Once in here, change the setting from Bluetooth to USB wired.

This bug was also said to have caused issues for players in the beta, but hopefully, a fix is on the way.

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