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Black Ops Cold War PS4 controller bug is turning off players' pads

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players on PS4 appear to be encountering a bug which switches off their DualShock 4 controller.

As picked up on earlier today by VG24/7 (opens in new tab), A number of Black Ops Cold War players are reporting that the third mission in the game's campaign, called Fractured Jaw, turns off their DualShock 4 controller. The only way they're able to get the controller turned back on and reconnected to the console is through a hard reset.

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That's... pretty inconvenient, to put it lightly. With huge online games like Call of Duty, you're always bound to see bugs and glitches during a worldwide simultaneous launch, and while plenty of the player base have reported connection issues on the Black Ops Cold War subreddit (opens in new tab), this is something entirely different.

Elsewhere in the game's campaign, players have already figured out how to unlock a secret grenade launcher. If you hammer the 'Order' button on the side of the Burger Town mascot during the Redlight, Greenlight mission, the mascot will poop out an M79 grenade launcher for you to use. How it ended up there, no one knows.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War might have only launched earlier today on November 13, but we've already powered our way through the game's campaign. For our full writeup, head over to our Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War campaign review.

To see where Black Ops Cold War might end of ranking in the entire franchise, check out our guide to the best Call of Duty games ever made.

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.