You may want to postpone downloading today’s Returnal patch.
Housemarque announced that a new update will be coming soon Return later this day.The patch (not yet specified) has been released 12 pm US Eastern Time, 3 pm US Eastern Time, 8 pm UK.
While making the announcement, Housemarque also issued a warning to players that if players are playing games, please do not download the patch. The studio recommends turning off the PS5’s automatic update function, because any console in “rest” mode will automatically get the patch when it is available.
When this happens, the game will restart to apply the patch, which means that any position left from running while the Returnal is paused will disappear. This is an unfortunate result, because it does not have a proper runtime save system, because pausing Returnal is the only way to save the current run.
PSA: #Return Patches and patch notes will be available tomorrow (May 5) at 7 pm GMT (Pacific Standard Time).
Set your #PS5 Automatic updates are turned off to keep running.
-Housemarque (@Housemarque) May 4, 2021
The ability to save running progress has always been one of the most requested features of players. Although Housemarque is aware of this need, the developer did not disclose whether it plans to implement this feature.
In other words, Housemarque must see that asking players not to patch is not only a bit embarrassing, especially remember that this game has already crashed many players (including myself). There is another major error, which prevents the door and container from opening, causing the player to get stuck.
These are all issues that can be solved by applying a patch, and players who are running will have to postpone the implementation of the patch.
If you haven’t made enough progress during your run, our “backtrip” technique may highlight some things you haven’t considered yet. You should also check our recommendations on the best weapons for the “return journey.”
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