“[Returnal] Patch 1.3.3 has been pulled and we are reverting back to 1.3.1 until it’s fixed” – Housemarque on Twitter

1 : Anonymous2021/05/05 21:23 ID: n5qzog
“[Returnal] Patch 1.3.3 has been pulled and we are reverting back to 1.3.1 until it's fixed” - Housemarque on Twitter
2 : Anonymous2021/05/05 21:52 ID: gx2ulqy

Wait, so I've downloaded the patch, should I even try and start the game?

ID: gx2utk2

The devs recommend not starting the game at all until the next patch is released in a few hours

ID: gx2v7y7

I'm happy it'll be released in a few hours, at least.

ID: gx3902u

For what it’s worth, I started and I’m fine.

Clearly I was rolling the dice though and ymmv.

3 : Anonymous2021/05/05 21:50 ID: gx2uf3z

Luckily because of updates ruining runs, I had updates off lmao.

ID: gx2xqza

ID: gx38s4c

Can you stop update on a specific game or is it just for all games (the later is what I see in the settings) ?

ID: gx3arce

Just all games.

4 : Anonymous2021/05/05 21:24 ID: gx2qto1

Full tweet:

Patch 1.3.3 has been pulled and we are reverting back to 1.3.1 until it's fixed.

We are fixing the issue now and a new patch will be published in a few hours

All users affected by the 1.3.3 need to re-download the game.

Our sincerest apologies.

Edit: Follow-up tweet(s):

Q: How do we know we are affected?

A: You'll get the CE-100028-1 error popup.

..Just wait for the next patch coming soon if you're not sure.

So to be safe, don't start the game before the upcoming patch is available and downloaded.

ID: gx3u38w

Just lost my entire Returnal save. This is so upsetting. The update corrupted my save and then overwrote my cloud save with the new save. I had just beat the game, unlocked all of the permanent unlocks, and they are now gone. Yeah, 30 hours of gameplay completely lost.

ID: gx3wbnx

Wow this is gut wrenching to hear. I just made it to the 5th biome and still haven’t installed today’s first patch. Damn I dodged a bullet with this update. Have this free award...I can’t even imagine. Really sorry to hear this.

ID: gx36qw4

so I had the save file thing popping up and re-launched the game after that run. Lost about an hour of progress but didn’t really do anything aside from change my suit. Should I still re download the game??

ID: gx3j8dc

The alternative is risking losing all your progress

ID: gx39mvn


5 : Anonymous2021/05/05 22:31 ID: gx2zubw

Went into first boss with dash malfunction and got to last phase with no pots. Got by far my best run so far and only boss remaining, like i was stacked. Only to find out that it won't matter if i kill the boss or not since the save is gone... Luckily it's only the first boss

ID: gx39pmt

As you get better, that boss will begin to feel easier than basic enemies later on. Since I've lost so many "stacked" runs to stupid crap, the save error isnt really that big a deal in the long run

6 : Anonymous2021/05/05 22:50 ID: gx329l5

This game just keeps finding new ways to hurt me.

ID: gx3o2rq

This was all part of the game experience

ID: gx3tat2

these are metal gear solid levels of game design 😮

7 : Anonymous2021/05/05 23:29 ID: gx379va

I was having a great run, had tripple my heath so kinda refused to quit despite the error. Ended up completing the game. Even did the final boss on the first attempt. Really loving the game but I dont know if I can be bothered doing that all again took about 3 hours got really lucky with gear and ended up maxing my weapon skill to 30.

8 : Anonymous2021/05/05 22:28 ID: gx2zdfw

Sucks, but good on them for pulling it. Hope they're able to get a patch out quick. Shit happens and it seems like console releases are becoming more and more like PC releases. This is somewhat par for the course in that realm.

ID: gx3pzjg

The difference being the pc community will typically fix a broken game themselves

ID: gx3u01s

Yeah the console community is so lazy waiting for the devs to fix it smh

9 : Anonymous2021/05/06 00:45 ID: gx3gllp

I don't get it. I have the error pop up, it doesn't save after I die but I can still play normally. Does this mean that my save file will never be able to save a run from now on even after they patch this? Like is it gone for good and I'm wasting my time if I redownload the game/wait for the fix and play in the same file?

10 : Anonymous2021/05/06 02:32 ID: gx3tivl

New PS5 games are now $102 in Canada since the PS Store just added sales tax. These kinds of issues are not acceptable if people are paying this much

11 : Anonymous2021/05/06 02:23 ID: gx3sexi

My version days 1.003.001... so am I OK to play or not?

12 : Anonymous2021/05/05 21:59 ID: gx2vlqd


ID: gx2y2xh

If it did end up updating: DON'T START IT! Your save file is safe as long as you don't open the game.

ID: gx2ysx0

Good call. Definitely won't be doing that if that's the case.

ID: gx38hbx

Phew. This is good to know.

ID: gx2whoe

The only major glitch I had was the sound going to shit in the fourth boss, but that was it so far.

ID: gx31k3n

Same here, and my headphone was pretty loud haha.

ID: gx34bec

Happened to me on the last boss. I missed the entire god damn ending and boss fight

ID: gx34qrq

I was really hoping this would be their breakout moment and their success with Returnal would pave the way for future AAA titles by them.

Huh? So you're saying it's not?! That's a bit insane imo. You're acting like this is cyberpunk levels of fucking up. This game and housemarque will be fine. No need to mourn them.

ID: gx35m07

Right? The game is still getting great reception.

ID: gx2y443

This is a way bigger deal in the Reddit bubble, meanwhile most people in the real world are enjoying the game. Reddit/twitter does not represent most peoples experience most of the time.

13 : Anonymous2021/05/05 21:41 ID: gx2t4wt

Just encountered this issue, which eventually lead to a crash and loss of process pertaining to that run. Luckily I didn’t lose my complete save like others have reported

14 : Anonymous2021/05/05 21:56 ID: gx2v8vy

Oh. So that's why my game crashed at the very end of my final run. I hope I didn't just lose my save.

15 : Anonymous2021/05/06 00:30 ID: gx3etmm

I'm glad I'm waiting on this game, at least until a save system is added. Although I may get 2 new games very soon so it may be even longer...

16 : Anonymous2021/05/06 01:44 ID: gx3nrgk

I lost my entire save file. I was literally finding the last sun fragment on Biome 6 to complete the game's story, and the game crashed and notified me the save was corrupted and had been deleted. I've never encountered something as ridiculous as that.

17 : Anonymous2021/05/06 02:06 ID: gx3qhln

This might push Sony to the brink with USB Save options now...

18 : Anonymous2021/05/06 02:41 ID: gx3ukvc

This shit makes me nervous to keep playing. I loved what I played so far and haven’t ran into issues, but a mid save feature would be nice to have and for these bugs to be properly ironed out before I lose a ton of progress.

19 : Anonymous2021/05/05 22:10 ID: gx2x0st

"Redownload the game"??

How about, you know, just making a new 1.3.4 patch with the 1.3.1 code so that we don't have to do that?

ID: gx32aa3

They’re only recommending that if you were affected by the save file bug.

ID: gx36kjk

So I had the save file thing popping up while playing. Should I re download the game or just wait for the patch? Both?

ID: gx2zxb3

Pretty sure they mean redownload if you already updated and want to play it before the next fix.

20 : Anonymous2021/05/06 00:21 ID: gx3dooh

I'm kinda glad I didn't get this game on launch. While it looks super fun it also looks like it wasn't quite ready to ship with all the bugs and crashes. That paired with the no quick save... Yeah, waiting was probably a good call. Can't wait to play it when all the kinks are ironed out.

ID: gx3t9ls

Have about 30-40 hours in and haven’t had so much as a serious frame rate drop, let alone crashes

ID: gx3hi23

I don't think there's quite as many bugs as it seems. I've got about 25 hours in and the only bug I had was the doors not opening once and it was at the very start of a run. It's definitely not a buggy game. The lack of a save feature, however, is terrible.

ID: gx3hwyk

Obviously today's hiccup is an issue, but a buddy and I have put about 30 hours each into the game, and neither of us has had a crash. I did suffer an audio bug late into one of my runs, but I kept playing. The game has crashed less on me than literally every PS5 game I've played except Sackboy.

Not being able to save is a design decision, not a bug. If you're waiting for that to get "fixed", I wouldn't hold your breath. The game is great right now, and it's gonna be in my GotY for sure.


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