Metroid Dread has had a very successful launch weekend, surpassing its predecessors to become the fastest-selling game in the franchise. Nintendo has been keen on pushing it to the forefront of the Switch this holiday season. With the Pokemon remakes set to launch in November, Metroid Dread is merely one part of their holiday release schedule. Now with the title finally released, many are discussing the merits of it in comparison to recent Metroidvania titles. Yet, with many comparisons and ideas of what Metroid is, some have discovered other such tactics. Whether it’s sequence breaking to get items earlier or defeating bosses quicker, fans have always looked for ways around the game’s boundaries. However, due to a bug, a Metroid Dread crash occurs before the final area. Yet, Nintendo has tweeted that an update for Metroid Dread containing the bug fix will be launched later this month.
A bug has been found in #MetroidDread that can prevent players from progressing under a certain condition. A patch will be released by the end of October to fix this. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Learn more, including how to avoid the bug:https://t.co/iy1dDmOcJ7
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 15, 2021
When Will Nintendo Patch the Metroid Dread Crash?
While the bug is certainly not a first for the series, it is a rather strange occurrence. Utilizing the map function, players can put down markers like most games with wide-open maps. These markers then show up on the minimap and generally help guide players through planet ZDR. Yet, having this placed and entering one of the final areas causes the game to just close itself. While Nintendo is firm that a patch is coming, later this month is somewhat concerning. Even though the fix might be a few weeks ahead, removing map markers will deter the bug. Yet, most people will be aware of the issues by now, it’s thankfully not a game-breaking bug. Be sure to check back for more of the latest news on Metroid Dread bugs and fixes.
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