Daily General Questions & Tech Support Megathread | March 08, 2021

1 : Anonymous2021/03/08 17:00 ID: m0k767

Following the recent rules update, the following threads are no longer allowed on /

and will be removed:

Tech Support questions ("I have a problem", "My controller doesn't work", "I can't connect to PSN"...) Game recommendation ("Which game should I get?", "Is this game good?") General questions ("Where can I get a PS4?", "What do you think of this controller?")

Those questions now have to be asked in this thread. It will be renewed at 12:00 PM EST every day.

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Also, don't forget to google your question first - you might find the answer before asking it here!

2 : Anonymous2021/03/08 17:22 ID: gq8bxjd

Looking for controller notches?

So basically for the game i play most. I want to be able to walk/face specifically in a certain direction. So if i want to for example go forward, i want to be able to go directly straight. With the normal controller thats essentially impossible, you'll always be slightly off.

3 : Anonymous2021/03/08 17:28 ID: gq8csc7

Any tips on how to make it not crunch like this?

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4 : Anonymous2021/03/08 17:29 ID: gq8ctmn

How to stop interference with bluetooth mic?

I’ve been using the same mic for several years now and all of a sudden i’ve been getting a buzzing noise in the left ear, after doing some research it’s down to interference, any idea how to remedy this?

5 : Anonymous2021/03/08 17:55 ID: gq8gr15

Buying a PS4 pro to jump into the Sony environment while I wait to buy a ps5. What games should I play? What are the PS4 must haves?

ID: gq8i8e1

Try some of these

ID: gq8lpgt

God of war, the last of us 2, Witcher 3, marvel's spider man and spider man miles morales, ratchet and clank, assassin's creed Valhalla, DEFINITELY grand theft auto 5 and red dead redemption 5. If you're interested in battle royale I'd recommend apex legends. Minecraft's also a great game if you haven’t played it before. I also forgot about uncharted 4 and horizon zero dawn or maybe final fantasy 7 remake which is free for ps plus right now. Ghost of Tsushima is also a MUST PLAY. Actually, these are ALL MUST PLAYS.

6 : Anonymous2021/03/08 18:00 ID: gq8hii2

Does anyone know or have a good idea when dead by daylight will be on sale/lower price? I heard it was free like 2 years ago, and i want to buy it and wanna know if its a game usually on sale/free

7 : Anonymous2021/03/08 18:03 ID: gq8hw4d

Does anyone know if ps plus goes on sale? I'm looking to start on the subscription but I think there might be a discount on some point.

ID: gq8i5ho

It goes on sale from time to time, but there are better places online to get it. Check out /

for any potential discounts.

8 : Anonymous2021/03/08 18:12 ID: gq8j7n0

My PS4 dosen't play any sounds. I tried turning it off and on and waiting, but nothing. It has happened before and idk how I fixed it

9 : Anonymous2021/03/08 18:13 ID: gq8ja51

Considering ps5, doesn’t have many exclusive games that PS4 doesn’t and most of game developers aren’t really using ps5's features to its max and the PS4 is still being supported, is upgrading to ps5 really worth it considering how rare it is, or is it better to just wait for ps5 slim which is probably coming in 2-3 years and buy then, ps5 is going to be so common you can just walk into a store at any time, and grab one?

ID: gq8m3zp

This early on its down to personal preference. If you don't have a 4KTV and aren't interested in the PS5's current library then its really not worth it.

Gen 1 PS5s could also have serious hardware issues that will get revised in future models. Plus the general increase in price that PS5 games have over PS4 games.

Being an early adopter is all about the fear of missing out. At the end of the day the PS5 will be sold in stores for the next decade at least so you can pick one up whenever as they will only get more common and yes be replaced by better models over time.

10 : Anonymous2021/03/08 18:26 ID: gq8l3wq

I have a serious problem. My Ps4 started extremely overheating put of the sudden.

I tired a game just fine couple hours ago, then I turned off the console and stored it. An hour later I had to check something fast. The only thing I can add as a cause which I doubt was 3 soft impacts the console had while I was plugging it. But the thing is, now the ps4 beeped once while flashing its blue light for a second and then nothing. Not even the fan started.

I panicked because I thought those hits might have moved something since the Ps4 was opened before like a year ago by my brother and I feared he might have left something badly placed and the impact caused it to move and malfunction.

After unscrewing and screwing everything back, the problem persisted, the ps4 would not turn on. With a tear in my eye I gave up and thought the console was done for.

After another hour, I decided to check the console again, just in case. And surprisingly, it turned on correctly. The problem is, I tested the game again but this time, while loading the game, the Ps4 sent the overheating message pretty fast and turned off.

And now that is the problem I'm having, the console can be turned on now but for some reason it now overheats way too much which has not happened before.

I must add the console is extremely old and also I bought it from someone 5 years ago, and it always worked fine, the only problem was a really loud fan which was the reason my brother opened it, to clean it up.

I don't know what to do, was is it me that while trying to fix the not turning on problem, moved something which now, while working improperly causes the extreme overheat? Or did something deteriorate and just now did it suddenly start showing sympthoms?

I'm really not familiar with heat sink and thermal paste so I don't know if the problem lies there and maybe I could readjust something there or change said paste but what if its not?

I never changed the thermal paste before and I've seen people say it dries. Maybe when I opened the console, while moving the pieces, the dried paste cracked and now the heat cannot be transfered?

I'll happily read your insights to what I should do now.

11 : Anonymous2021/03/08 18:36 ID: gq8mjkt

We have two consoles in our home, and two controllers. My ps4, and the family ps4. I want to be able to just connect my controller to the family ps4 so we can play two player games, then when I'm done just connect it to my own again until next time. But I try both options, syncing with bluetooth, and with cable in. And all my controller does, is turn on my ps4. How can I fix this?

ID: gq8mz6c

Try pushing the little pinhole button on the bottom of the controller to reset the sync.


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