The rumor Mighty No. 9 is bricking Wii U consoles is just that: a rumor.

Mighty No. 9 isn’t bricking Wii U consoles, stop freaking out

The rumor Mighty No. 9 is bricking Wii U consoles is just that: a rumor.

Everyone loves some good drama, but can we please take a step back right quick and think rationally in regards to Mighty No. 9?

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Most of the game’s reception points to it being a pile of lukewarm mush, but that does not mean helping propagate the rumor the game is bricking Wii U consoles is doing anyone any good — especially since the rumor is not true.

Mighty No. 9 has its issues on just about every platform right now, but Wii U owners especially are not only dealing with what may just be the most unwieldy version of the game in terms of overall performance, but also a rumor spreading like wildfire that the game bricks the console at specific sections.

What’s actually happening

Now let’s take a deep breath, because I know you want to find more things about the game to bitch about. It’s fun to wallow the misfortune of others sometimes, I know–but you’ve got to chill and not take rumors at face value.

What is actually happening with the Wii U version of Mighty No. 9 is the game is hardlocking the console and forcing users to unplug it, plug it back in, and turn it back on.

I’m not going to say the game hardlocking your console is okay, because it certainly is not. But I’d be lying if I didn’t say my Wii U has a bad habit of hardlocking in the YouTube, Hulu, and Netflix apps a few times a month. This is a process Wii U owners are unfortunately familiar with.

Mighty No. 9 hardlocking consoles is not an excusable issue, but it is a far cry from bricking them.

Comcept would do well to figure out the problem and patch it out ASAP to put out the rumor fire, but the game’s launch on every platform has its fair share of problems (with the Xbox 360 version even being delayed again). I guess you could say Mighty No. 9‘s release hasn’t been so mighty.


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