On May 8th, the Returnal 1.3.6 patch went live to resolve a major issue that left players with corrupted save files due the the previous major update.
Patches and regular updates have provided a means for publishers to push their games through the door with a promise to fix any bugs that may crop up later. Unfortunately, Returnal’s 1.3.3 patch not only fixed up annoying bugs, but it also corrupted save files.
While losing a save file on any game can be disheartening, it’s even more so for the Returnal player. It’s no secret that you can’t save mid-run, and each run can take up to two hours of game play to complete. Even rest mode could be risky if an auto-update cycled through the game.
Hopefully the latest patch will keep players from getting discouraged and continue to play this visually outstanding rouge-like adventure!
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