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Returnal Bugs and Other Issues Under Investigation by Housemarque

Returnal has quite a few issues but the good news is that the game’s developer is already on the case and has shared a list along with potential fixes.

One of the major criticism against the game is regarding the ability to save data. Due to the rogue-lite nature of the gameplay loop, it takes some time to save progress and there is no other way to do it in the game. This was already acknowledged by Housemarque but they are still looking into a solution for now.

One of the bugs in the game makes the player stuck in a room with the door not opening at all. We have already posted a fix for this issue and Housemarque appears to suggest that this fix should work.

The game launched with a new day one update but that didn’t appear to resolve all issues. While we have no idea of the next update, Housemarque has shared a list of issues that are under investigation and could be fixed in an upcoming update.

  • Game does not have a save option
    The game team is aware of the issue. There’s no need to bring it into our attention any more.
  • Not able to interact with the fabricators and not able to pass through doors
    If you are using a pre-order suit. Enter the pause menu and select “Restart your run”. Select the plain Selene suit in your spaceship. (Your run will be aborted, but any permanent progress and weapon upgrade progress is kept.)
  • Audio issues
    Audio may be too loud or cut off completely.
  • Barnacles not appearing visually
    Invisible barnacles may stalk the map and suck you up, even though you can’t see them.
  • After remapping controls, some interactions may not work
    Custom control mapping may prevent you from reading items in the house, cleansing chests or other interactions. To fix the issue (for now), use default controller settings.

Returnal is available now for the PS5.

Salal Awan

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