Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is available now on PS4/XB1, but Switch owners have to wait one more week to get their time with the game. While that's certainly no fun, it gives us a chance to avoid a nasty bug plaguing players of the other versions. This is a game-killing bug, as it can block you from accessing treasure chests that have items needed to progress in the game. Check out full details below.
We have been investigating a PS4/Xbox One issue that is blocking player progress in the game. We apologize for this bug and thank you for your patience while we investigated.
The issue occurs when a new game is started before downloading the 1.02 update. After the update, treasure chests will appear in the incorrect open/closed state.
Without the items from these chests, progress is blocked.
Players affected by this bug will be required to restart the game with a new save in order to properly progress.
We investigated a number of options to address this issue and each fix requires a new game to be started. Despite our efforts to provide a fix that preserves pre-1.02 progress, this is the best solution to avoid future issues.
Xbox One players will also be affected by this when the update (1.00x on Xbox) is delivered next week. Switch players who will receive a physical copy should download the 1.02 patch before playing.
It seems that the real issue is the Version 1.02 fix causes problems for those who started a game with Version 1.00. Other bugs will be there if you choose not to update, so the best solution is to make sure you update to Version 1.02 before you start playing. With the digital release, you should be good-to-go from the start, but double-check the version number before you start. With the retail version, absolutely make sure the auto-update to Version 1.02 completes before you fire the game up.