Returnal’s latest patch aims to address corrupted save files in the game
After Returnals’s recent Major update which resulted in various players having their save files corrupted, developer Housemarque already acknowledged this issue and announced about an upcoming patch that will solve this problem.
Housemarque announced on Twitter. “The Returnal 1.3.6 patch will go live on May 8 at 11 AM GMT/4 AM PDT”, but warned players to still disable the auto-update feature on their PlayStation 5 in the meantime.
-Fixed issue with corrupted save game.
Reminder: To keep active runs, turn off auto-update.
— Housemarque (@Housemarque) May 7, 2021
Though Returnal received quite a lot of positive reviews on their blend of action along with roguelike progression. Though a common criticism that was received was that Returnal’s single-life runs could take around two hours. The issue here lies is the fact that your game isn’t savable while you are amidst the run. The only way to save your progress here is to put your PlayStation 5 in the rest mode, but also here if any auto-update has been applied to Returnal, it will result in your current run being erased from drive.
Housemarque released the Returnal’s 1.3.3 Patch on Wednesday, which included various bug fixes but yet this patch resulted in generating another bug that resulted in players not being able to save, while their save files were getting corrupt. Before the patch, the only way to fix the issue was to redownload the entire copy of Returnal. Though, the developers Housemarque quickly released a patch that reverted the state of the game back to the Patch 1.3.1.
Returnal is a third-person shooter, that is developed by Housemarque and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Which was released exclusively for PlayStation 5 on April 30th 2021. This game follows Selene, an Astra scout who arrives on the planet Atropos looking for some mysteries to solve, while she finds herself trapped in a time loop.