Microsoft issue warning to hack that will break your Xbox One

9 December 2013

Gamers love a good hack, but there's one doing the rounds that Xbox One owners should be very wary of. Microsoft have put out a warning after the hack in question actually disables your next-gen console... and it could be permanent.

The image is an official-looking affair, called "Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility Unlock" which promises gamers they can play Xbox 360 games on their new device (which of course, you can't).

Here's the fake hack that will brick your console.

fake hack

This is similar to the fake iOS 7 hack which said your iPhone would become waterproof with the new software. It seems both of these pranks came from the infamous 4chan.

Xbox Live's director of programming - Larry Hryb - tweeted: "To be clear, there is no way to make your Xbox One backwards compatible & performing steps to attempt this could make your console inoperable."

Best to leave your console well alone for a while if you're thinking of customising it. In fact, it might be worth leaving it for a couple of weeks until Microsoft send out a software update to fix all the bugs that have been so frequently complained about. Or, just buy a PS4.

TOPICS:   Games   Gadgets


  • HowDareYouBlockMyComments
    Like with the story about a guy that bought a picture of an XB1 from Ebay, this story is last week's news.
  • Alexis
    Since when have MS used Apple's Myriad as their font?

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