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Alan Wake 2’s New Patch Guarantees Technical Fixes And ‘Friendlier’ Error Messages


Alan Wake is shown in a dark room with red light and having what seems to be a bad time.

Picture: Treatment Leisure

Alan Wake 2 has been out for only a weekend, and Treatment has already put out a brand new patch. Nonetheless, the patch notes aren’t terribly particular, with one amusing exception.

The total listing of tweaks could be discovered on the game’s official website, and have totally different fixes for every platform. The PC and PlayStation 5 variations have normal “bugfixes” and “localization fixes,” whereas the PC notes additionally point out including a “considerably friendlier error message” if in case you have some third-party software program that stops Alan Wake 2 from booting up in your system.

Out of context, I might have assumed this meant the sport beforehand led with a message that artistic director and Max Payne face mannequin Sam Lake was about to kick down gamers’ doorways for utilizing third-party software program. However apparently, the original message learn: “The sport failed to attach or authenticate along with your Epic account. Third-party overlays could stop the sport from resolving this situation. Please strive disabling third-party overlays briefly and restart the sport.”

Past that, the Xbox Sequence X/S model has just a few extra notes, primarily round technical troubles. However once more, they’re not too particular past noting visible, UI, and progress-blocking bugs. The total listing reads as follows:

PC (1.0.6)

  • Bugfixes
  • Localization fixes

-Considerably friendlier error message when third-party software program stops the sport from beginning.

PlayStation 5 (1.00.05)

  • Bugfixes
  • Localization fixes

Xbox Sequence (

  • Bugfixes
  • Mounted a number of visible points
  • Mounted a number of UI-related points
  • Mounted a problem the place gamers may get caught in interacts and never exit

In case you by no means performed the unique Alan Wake and also you’re listening to all of the hubbub about Alan Wake 2 and are curious should you ought to leap in, the sequel does so much to make its story accessible to new gamers. Nonetheless, the primary recreation is obtainable on most fashionable units because of the remaster that launched in 2021. In case you determine to go that route, take into account that Alan Wake Remastered doesn’t embrace the 2012 spin-off Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, which is most simply accessed on PC.