Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Game-Breaking Bug Addressed
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a highly-anticipated Metroidvania from Koji Igarashi and it released on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC, with the Switch version releasing on June 25.
Unfortunately, the game has a game-breaking bug that prevents some much-needed progress. If you start the game without updating it to version 1.02. this can cause chests to appear incorrectly. This means that many unopened chests have been opened, and will not include the items that you need.
The Bloodstained’s official Twitter account addressed this problem:
“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 investigate.
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 1.02 patch is delivered next week. Switch players who have a physical copy should download the 1.02 patch before playing.”
Hopefully, players won’t be experiencing this bug anytime soon as players who bought the game after updating it to 1.02. Unfortunately some players have already experienced this terrible glitch. Overall, players should update Bloodstained, and be able to play normally after the update.
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