A prank that started on the 4Chan website claims to show users a way to make their Xbox One play Xbox 360 games.
The message posted to 4Chan claims that Xbox One users can access the feature with a series of actions that turns the console into a tool for developers. The sequence was first discovered in December and shown in a YouTube video. However, without a proper ID the Xbox One will get stuck in an endless start-up loop that will render the console useless, reports BBC News.
The Xbox One, which is made by Microsoft (MSFT) and was released in the U.S. on Nov. 22, is unable to play Xbox 360 games. A Xbox One user that follows these instructions may “brick” their console. Brick is a term that is used to describe a console that has been made useless as a result of someone trying to hack or make changes to the device.
The prank has extended beyond 4Chan and an image containing the fake instructions –which can be seen in this article– is being passed around on social media websites.