For those of you who have been enjoying the latest Metroid game, Metroid Dread, you may or may not have encountered a progression prevention bug that happens near the end of the game. Well, Nintendo has also noticed it and has issued an apology.
Nintendo went ahead and posted this in their support page.
“We are aware of an error in the Metroid Dread game that prevents the player from proceeding when the specific sequence below is followed near the end of the game. We are preparing a software update to prevent this error, which should be available in October 2021.”
“Near the end of the game, if the player destroys a door while a map marker for that specific door is displayed on the map, the game will forcibly close and the following message will appear: ‘The software was closed because an error occurred.'”
“We apologise for the inconvenience.”
Nintendo advises players to restart their game right before they play through the specific sequence and remove the door icon map marker in order to prevent the error from happening. They also advise players to update the game as soon as the October 2021 software update is available which might contain the bug fix needed to fix the game.
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