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Theatrhythm Final Bar Line not working properly because of leap day

Posted on April 6, 2024 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Random, Switch

Theatrhythm Final Bar Line leap day bug

February 29: If you’ve been trying to play Theatrhythm Final Bar Line today but haven’t been able to do so, it seems that this is because leap day is causing issues.

When starting up the rhythm game, it’ll attempt to connect to Square Enix’s servers. However, it gets stuck in an endless loop and won’t progress to the main menu. Square Enix seems to not have accounted for leap day and that’s impacting the code in some manner.

There is at least a workaround. If you manually change your system’s date in the console settings, Theatrhythm Final Bar Line won’t need to account for leap day and everything should work as expected. Of course, you can also choose to simply wait for the day to pass.

Leap day won’t be coming around until 2028, so the problem won’t resurface in the near future. Square Enix may also offer up a patch with reports about the bug starting to make the rounds.


April 6: It took some time, but Square Enix has now addressed the bug – which should take care of things down the road. The latest Theatrhythm Final Bar Line update (which we believe is version 1.0.5), specifically addresses the leap day issue relating to starting up the game and the main menu.

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