Fix for overheating PS4 systems with Rocket League found
Rocket League released on PS4 and PC yesterday and experienced a few hiccups. The game’s servers have been off most of the time and some PS4 users were seeing their systems overheat on the game’s menu screen after only 10 minutes or so.
It appears that this issue is due to all of the stuff going on in the background of the main menu.
While a long-term fix is surely in the works over at the developer of Rocket League, a temporary fix for those experiencing Rocket League overheating their PS4 systems is to use the right analog stick on the main menu to point the screen downwards towards your car. This stops the game from putting all of the background stuff on screen, thus decreasing the amount of fan intervention and heat in your system.
Psyonix released an official statement about the overheating issues, swearing that they will fix it soon.
We are aware of these reports and we are taking them very seriously. We have already taken measures to reduce fan noise in upcoming hot fixes and patches, and we are also investigating what kind of effect the excessive fan noise may have on the system itself. We’ll definitely keep everyone updated with what we find.
It looks like we won’t need this quick fix for long as Psyonix is on the case.
Users from across the web are reporting that this small tweak is working for them so if its happening to you, give it a shot. At least until Psyonix has a better fix.