Progress-Ending Bug Found In Metroid Dread, Nintendo Details How To Avoid It

Nintendo issued the following: warningMetroid Dread currently has a bug which prevents players moving forward. 

It can happen near Metroid Dread’s final section, which can make it very annoying. Nintendo claims that a patch for this bug will be available by October 31, so the fix should be in place within 16 days. 

Metroid Dread gamers might encounter it again between now and the end. Fortunately, Nintendo has detailed how to avoid it, or get rid of it if it’s already encountered. You’ll know you’ve hit the bug if you receive a message that says, “The software was closed because an error occurred” followed promptly by the game forcibly closing. 

Nintendo states that this bug can only occur under certain circumstances. 

“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 message above will appear on-screen],” Nintendo’s PSA about the bug reads. 

Sounds pretty devastating, right? It could be, especially if you’re gunning for the end, but fortunately, Nintendo has detailed exactly how to get around it or avoid it altogether. 

Here’s what you need to do if you encounter the bug, or have already begun the sequence of events that will lead to encountering the bug: 

  • To prevent the error from happening, restart the game.
  • Once the October 2021 software update is available, be sure to update Metroid Dread to avoid encountering this bug. 

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