Today Remedy Entertainment released a brand new update of its highly acclaimed survival horror game Alan Wake 2.
The update comes with over 100 fixes, including critical issue that could block players from progressing in the story in two different points of the game.
The update is numbered 1.0.10 on PC and 1.00.10 on both PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Here are the fill patch notes:
- General bugfixes and additional polish
- Fixed multiple localization issues
- Fixed banding present in certain cinematics
- Rebalanced the Taken Diver enemy to be more dangerous
- Added a few missing German and Spanish VO lines
- Increased ammo and health item drop rates from containers in the Cynthia boss fight
- Rebalanced Nightingale boss fight in Normal mode making player weapons more powerful
- HDR toggle in brightness calibration UI should now work as expected
- Tutorial texts should only appear in the right places
- Fixed the weather. It should not be raining indoors anymore
- Low health state visual effect intensity toned down
- Fixed an issue with the camera going wild in Saga’s weapon upgrade screen
- Fixed instances of Alex Casey t-posing menacingly
- All Pat Maine radio shows are now listenable
- Player progress should no longer be blocked by unruly furniture and props being in the wrong place
- Fixed an issue with audio missing or cutting out
- Fixed an issue where using Share Play would, in rare instances, crash the game
- Fixed several wrong audio states towards the end of the game
- Fixed an issue where players were unable to talk to Casey after the autopsy and thus being blocked from progressing in the mission
- Fixed an issue where in rare circumstances, Nightingale could get stuck in the scenery
- Opening the subway door during the escape from the Dark Presence has been made significantly easier by requiring far less button mashing, especially on keyboards
- Made Coffee World more fun. Fixed an issue where cups from Slow Roaster were not showing and where carriages from Espresso Express blocked player progress
- The clue about the Kalevala workshop now unlocks at the correct time
- A Manuscript page did not want to be found and has been taught a lesson
- The cursor should appear correctly on the Plot board during the mission.
- Fixed an issue where the key fob from Rose did not spawn correctly for players
- Fixed an issue where players were unable to trigger the call from Tor and place evidence on the Case Board + several related issues
- Fixed an issue where players could not enter the Overlap upon dying as the record player refused to play the hits and allow re-entry to the Overlap.
- Fixed an issue where the option to Profile Cynthia disappeared after reloading a save game
- Fixed an issue where players could get stuck in the Break Room
- The Echo will now respawn in the instance that the player doesn’t watch the video to the very end
- Fixed an issue where players were unable to talk to FBC agent Estevez and come up with a New Plan to progress the mission
- Saga should not end up in Dark Place after the point of no return
- Fixed an issue where players could get their progress blocked if changing to another case
- Tim Breaker’s map now properly reveals the Word of Power location behind the cinema
This is part of a series of patches announced by Remedy a couple of days ago. It’s likely to be followed by more updates.
Alan Wake 2 is currently available for PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PC exclusively via the Epic Games Store.
If you’re curious to learn why the game is so loved by critics, you can check out our review that awarded the game a 7 out of 10 mostly due to progression-breaking bugs, performance issues, and audio problems.
That being said, our Jason Rodriguez also defined the game as “one of the best survival horror games we’ve ever played,” praising the story, the performance of the cast, the investigative gameplay, the meaningful collectibles, and much more.
Considering that today’s update solves the progression bugs, you can pretty much remove that part from the picture and are left with a great game.
Incidentally, you can check out a video in which the developers discuss the personality and design of Alan Wake himself, alongside the Dark Place where he’s stuck.