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Game-breaking bug discovered in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Posted on June 20, 2019 by (@OnePunchMaz) in News, Switch

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will launch on Nintendo Switch on June 25, but it’s already been out for a couple of days on other platforms. However, this may actually be a blessing in disguise – a game-breaking bug has been discovered in the game that’s blocking players from progressing if they download the latest patch after already having started a playthrough. Here are the full details from the game’s official Facebook page:

We have been investigating a PS4/Xbox One issue that is blocking player progress in the game. We apologize for this bug and thank you for your patience while we investigated.

The issue occurs when a new game is started before downloading the 1.02 update. After the update, treasure chests will appear in the incorrect open/closed state.

Without the items from these chests, progress is blocked.

Players affected by this bug will be required to restart the game with a new save in order to properly progress.

We investigated a number of options to address this issue and each fix requires a new game to be started. Despite our efforts to provide a fix that preserves pre-1.02 progress, this is the best solution to avoid future issues.

Xbox One players will also be affected by this when the update (1.00x on Xbox) is delivered next week. Switch players who will receive a physical copy should download the 1.02 patch before playing.

So there you have it – if you buy a physical copy of the game, make sure to download the 1.02 patch first before starting a playthrough. If you get the game digitally, it should automatically download the latest version, so you shouldn’t have any issues.

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