We know Microsoft is readying the launch of Windows 10 April 2019 Update (version 1903), with next week being the likely release timeframe. However, a report suggests the company is willing to roll out the upgrade with a major bug attached.
Specifically, this bug potentially causes Windows 10 to crash with a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). It is worth noting this is only for some games running anti-cheat software. Yes, this is the same issue we discussed last week when Microsoft released a fix.
Microsoft has been blocking users with that anti-cheat software from updating to Windows 10 April 2019 Update previews on the Inside. With the fix last week, the company lifted that block allowing updates to commence.
Despite that, the situation comes with a significant caveat. Namely, Microsoft admits the fix does not work for some games. A bigger problem is the company has never said which games were affected and which ones remain at risk.
The block is being removed because the majority of games impacted by the issue have released updates for their games. So most gamers will no longer be impacted.
— Brandon LeBlanc (@brandonleblanc) April 3, 2019
Furthermore, because the fix needs to be implemented on third-party software, only companies Microsoft worked with have issued the fix. Many developers say they have yet to issue it. Microsoft admitted this situation when it lifted the block.
“The block is being removed because the majority of games impacted by the issue have released updates for their games. So most gamers will no longer be impacted,” Brandon LeBlanc, senior program manager on the Windows Insider Program Team, said.
In other words, Microsoft is sending out Windows 10 April 2019 Update knowing some machines will crash because of the anti-cheat software bug. LeBlanc was asked about this situation and admitted BSOD crashes are possible.
“If they haven't been fixed. A lot of this deals with third parties and I cannot speak on their behalf. The team on our side has told me a.) the majority of games that would hit this issue have issued a fix and b.) the block has been removed,” he explained.