RETURNAL PATCH 1.3.3 Patch Notes

1 : Anonymous2021/05/05 18:10 ID: n5mhiy
RETURNAL PATCH 1.3.3 Patch Notes
2 : Anonymous2021/05/05 23:17 ID: gx35nxo


Please be advised that this patch has been reverted and Housemarque is recommending everyone redownload the game. The new patch had an issue with corrupting saves.

3 : Anonymous2021/05/05 21:27 ID: gx2r7rg

They just pulled the update because of the save issue. Redownload if you already applied it

ID: gx2so7w

Get this post to the top!

ID: gx35jy5

So if the patch installed but we have no played yet are we fine?

4 : Anonymous2021/05/05 18:11 ID: gx1z9lg

Patch Notes:

Fixed an issue where certain Trophies might not unlock under specific gameplay conditions. Note: missing Trophies will need to be replayed to unlock.

Multiple stability fixes addressing rare crashes/hangs.

Fixed issue with pre-order suits occasionally blocking item collection and door opening.

Fixed incorrect healing behaviour when resting in Helios.

Configuration changes to increase the number of scout corpses available in all biomes.

Fixed issues with certain custom controller mappings.

Numerous minor fixes and improvements.

ID: gx2j70p

I honestly haven’t seen a single scout corpse in like 14 hours, glad that’s getting rebalanced.

ID: gx2mk29

I’ve never seen them yet, until just now. Two in a matter of minutes!

ID: gx2oce0

I didn’t know that was a thing.... and I’ve beaten the game

ID: gx2ltoq

25 hours in -- none

ID: gx2t3um

I finished the game.

What is a scout corpse? (For real)

ID: gx2m7fv

20+ hours in and I hadn't seen a single scout corpse. Now I've seen 6 in less than an hour. I didn't even know that was a feature, so was pretty surprised to see it the first time. I vaguely knew there was something to do with seeing other players die or something, but I didn't know the specifics. Kinda wild this didn't even work for almost a week.

ID: gx2vmhw

Crazy they listened to the controller mapping issue, I posted about it in the discord and didn’t expect to ever be fixed lol

5 : Anonymous2021/05/05 19:39 ID: gx2bqkk

Playing my first run after the patch, my 3rd run overall, and right outside of the ship I am interacting with some strange rock that she "can't scan". Twice within about a minute my ps5 has shown me an error screen that says "Save - Something went wrong. (CE-100028-1)" And then shows me my save data information.

I pressed OK the first time and it just popped up again. Should I be worried that my game is not saving or has anyone else encountered this post-patch?

EDIT - Tried going a little more and it seems to be popping up every time I interact with something

ID: gx2pl3e

Yeah, same for me. Beat the 4th Boss. Then in biome 5 always get this save Error Message when interacting with Something. I died. Back in Helios. Same... Always save Error when interacting with Something. Close Game. Get back in Game. now i need to kill the 4th Boss again. Progress was not saved.

6 : Anonymous2021/05/05 19:48 ID: gx2d3vd

Side the hell does the online work in this game i know you are supposed to avenge fallen players but i have yet to see a dead player.

ID: gx2h98q

Trust me, you don't want to see all the things you'd have to avenge for my past lives.... That'll be a full-time job!

7 : Anonymous2021/05/05 23:14 ID: gx35cms

Can't spoil my saves if I can't get past the first dome lol

8 : Anonymous2021/05/05 18:31 ID: gx220pz

Shoulda turned down the damage on those damn rocket drones lmao

ID: gx28igi


ID: gx29b2d

This. Someone in another thread mentioned this and its HUGE. I also started aggressively using grapple in biome 3 since it makes you invincible. Whip around the rooms and get position/I frames for crowded rooms. Helped so much rather than just standing there.

ID: gx2gtmn

Okay, so maybe I suck at the game, but how about those big manta ray bat guys in the first biome?

I try to kill them all before they can get close but it seems like one ALWAYS slips behind me and goes orange before I can get to him. Melee I assume is the way to go at this point, but they still just seem to fuck me over. And dashing away from them doesn't do ANYTHING. Ugh.

ID: gx24oe5

Hate those things. At least one of em is gonna get you.

ID: gx25ych

I died to those when I got a malfunction that all enemies countered attacks. They were impossible to dodge at that point

ID: gx28fnv

Christ that sounds like absolute hell

ID: gx2h95a

Yeah I once got a parasite that increased repairs by 33% I was stoked! But the con was unbearable... deals damage to self everytime you overload your weapon WHICH IS A WHOLE MECHANIC OF THE GAME

ID: gx2h4k4

I read an article that said "Don't be afraid to get some malfunctions". Yeah, fuck that. The counter attack one, the lack of overload one... no thanks.

It may be hurting me in the long run, but I steer clear of malfunctions now if possible. Sure, many are easy to clear, but some are just a bitch. I had one that said I had to collect one artifact to clear it. No artifacts to be found.

ID: gx2eg8e

Are those the things that are completely shutting me down whenever I get to biome 3?

ID: gx28aup

Seriously though - the amount of rockets, the fact that they are homing and their insane damage is a bit too much from such a “normal” enemy, especially when compared to other enemies which are meant to be harder. At least if the rockets weren’t homing.

ID: gx2b0vw

Honestly the rockets are fine, it's the suicide dives once you take one out that get me

9 : Anonymous2021/05/05 21:18 ID: gx2pzt4

I wish they'd nerf he drones. It's actively killing my desire to keep playing.

Going through biome 1 and 2 to power up before going in and taking 2 volleys from them and dying.

ID: gx2tyk5

Just arrived in third biome after carefully collecting everything in first. Had astronaut figurine and health upgraded 50% from original. Six of them spawned right on my head one minute in... one suicide bombed me and seconds later after astronaut figurine brought me back I was killed for good. They really need to nerf it or just not spawn so many at the same time.

ID: gx2ujca

It's so infuriating and it feels super cheap. Every other enemy that's difficult that I've died to I thought to myself that was a fair death no complaints. But the drones spawn in such high numbers its ridiculous.

10 : Anonymous2021/05/05 18:12 ID: gx1zh18

I had not noticed any "bugs" when resting in the Helios, hopefully "Fixed incorrect healing behaviour when resting in Helios" doesn't mean they're nerfing its current usage

ID: gx20s0k

I'm hoping it just fully heals you now, instead of requiring you to do it multiple times if you're low

ID: gx21dth

dev said it's only intended to be used once

11 : Anonymous2021/05/05 19:53 ID: gx2drln

Warning: dont play patch yet. It corrupted my save file. i lost 30 hours of progress

ID: gx2w0d1

me too, i was about to do the ending

12 : Anonymous2021/05/05 18:11 ID: gx1z9yl

damn. was hoping for a rng buff for the ciphers and scout logs. theyre a pain to collect as of now.

ID: gx22sls

At least now you dont risk not getting the trophy collecting them. Now THAT'S a pain

ID: gx23krh

true I guess.. what's also a pain is all my survey activity cards are blank so can't know what I miss in each biome lol

13 : Anonymous2021/05/05 20:25 ID: gx2idds

What sucks is I immediately ran into the door glitch after installing the patch. Ruined a really good run.

14 : Anonymous2021/05/05 21:57 ID: gx2vaga


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15 : Anonymous2021/05/05 18:28 ID: gx21oue

If they were to add a save feature, they should make those replicator pods act as a checkpoint that lets you turn the game off. I'm not a game designer but that seems like it'd be a fair and easy solution without compromising the difficulty too much.

ID: gx25r2e

There's plenty of ways they could do that without compromising the difficulty, such as only having a save and quit option where continuing automatically deletes the save.

ID: gx2kv0e

Dead cell does it perfectly, save upon exit- simple as that

ID: gx286py

I did not expect a save feature to come out this quick...and I assume they did not predict that missing this feature is the negative most people are talking about in an otherwise very well reviewed game.

Having said that once they add the save feature I will get it. I just can not expect to sit and play for 2-3 hours straight anymore...and the rest mode thing is not a good work around as other games get played.

ID: gx2ghlz

I agree. There are too many demands on my time to be able consistently dedicate a solid 2-3 hour play session. Having said that, i took the plunge and i've been having a blast. I suck.... like reallllly suck, but i'm still having fun with it. The good news is that I die so freaking much it is rare for a run to be longer than an hour. The bad news is that I still haven't got past the first boss.

16 : Anonymous2021/05/05 18:53 ID: gx256yb

So I have to go and fight ixion AGAIN?!... bring it!

17 : Anonymous2021/05/05 19:34 ID: gx2azh9

I'm really sad about the helios rest feature. I enjoy this game a ton but I suck and I haven't even gotten past the first boss.

ID: gx2w6ag

To add on - strafing avoids most of Phrike's attacks. Jump the ring and dodge melee. Depending on position, trying to dodge through ring may make it so you can't dodge his melee right after.

Also, oddly, he was the hardest boss for me. only boss I needed a few attempts at.


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