Hades released on Switch and PC earlier this month, but a bug reared its head for some Switch players and put a stop to their attempts at escape. The bug was a game-breaker, but thankfully it’s now been addressed in a patch.
In threads on Reddit, several players reported being unable to load their save files on Switch after several hours of play. The issue seemed to depend on which stats players had focused on in their mirror upgrades, but quite a few players reported seeing an issue.
Supergiant has addressed the bug in the past, saying that they were confident that they would be able to isolate and address it so that players could continue their journeys, and that has now happened. In a tweet, Supergiant announced that a new patch is available on Switch, and it fixes this issue while also containing “several other minor fixes and improvements.”
We just deployed a patch for Hades for Nintendo Switch that addresses a rare issue reported by some players where save data was not loading properly, plus several other minor fixes and improvements. Thank you very much for playing, and for your feedback and support.
— Supergiant Games 🔥 HADES v1.0 is Out!! (@SupergiantGames) September 28, 2020
Hades scored a 9/10 in GameSpot’s review. “I’m sure there’s a point where, after running through hell enough times, I’ll have seen all Hades has to offer, both in its clever and endless fights and its many alluring characters, intimate moments, and rewarding quests,” wrote reviewer Suriel Vazquez. “But what matters so much more are all the moments between the start and end of a story, and the people who help us see those climactic moments but also stick with us between them. They’re the reason we keep trying, and the reason we keep coming back.”
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