It's time to buckle up, gamers, because Alan Wake 2 is back with another update that's sure to light up your gaming experience! Remedy Entertainment, the Finnish developer known for their critically acclaimed survival horror game, has just released update 1.16, available for download on PC and consoles. This update marks the second patch for the game in the new year, and while it may not be as extensive as its predecessor, it still brings some exciting improvements to the table.
Let's take a trip down memory lane, shall we? In late January, Remedy dropped the bombshell that was update 1.15, packed to the brim with bug fixes, enhancements, and even a few new features. It was a patch that set the bar high, leaving players ecstatic and the critics singing praises. With a Chapter Select menu and the ability to adjust the intensity of horror flashes, players were fully equipped to dive headfirst into the nightmarish world of Alan Wake 2. The changelog for that update was longer than a CVS receipt, boasting nearly 100 items in total. Impressive, to say the least!
Now, fast forward to February 8, and Remedy is at it again, this time with update 1.16. This update may be smaller in size, but it still packs a punch. With just four changes in total, one of which is exclusive to the Xbox Series X/S version, Alan Wake 2 is receiving some much-needed TLC. Xbox players can rejoice as random crashes after suspending or exiting the game will now be a thing of the past. It seems like even the mighty Xbox Series X/S Quick Resume feature has been causing some instability issues for multiple titles, including Remedy's latest masterpiece and other Microsoft first-party games like Starfield and Forza Motorsport. It's a relief to see those crashes being chased away like pesky demons.
But that's not all, folks! Remedy has also fixed a pesky bug that prevented players from exiting container menus and interactable notes. They didn't spill the beans on what exactly caused this glitch, but they made it clear that there were numerous ways players could fall victim to this broken state before the patch. Ah, the joys of gaming!
Speaking of joys, those poor souls who found themselves stuck in Cauldron Lake due to the elusive Lighthouse keys failing to make an appearance can finally breathe a sigh of relief. The 1.16 update has banished this bug to the depths of despair, allowing players to continue their thrilling journey through Alan Wake 2. And let's not forget the visual glitch that haunted Saga Anderson, where her crossbow would mysteriously reappear on her back after being stored away in the Shoebox. Well, fear not, for that glitch is now but a distant memory. Saga can finally carry her weapons without any supernatural surprises.
While these updates are undoubtedly a cause for celebration, Remedy isn't stopping there. They have exciting plans in store for Alan Wake 2, including two paid expansions: Night Springs and Lake House. Prepare yourselves for more heart-pounding adventures and spine-chilling mysteries as these expansions are set to release sometime in 2024. Remedy is keeping their cards close to their chest, but we can already feel the excitement building.
So, fellow gamers, grab your flashlights, brace yourselves for the unknown, and embrace the darkness that lies ahead. Alan Wake 2 is an ever-evolving nightmare, constantly improving and expanding. With Remedy Entertainment at the helm, there's no doubt that this game will continue to captivate and terrify players for years to come. Stay tuned for more updates, more patches, and more mind-bending tales from the twisted world of Alan Wake 2.