Alan Wake 2 has been out for just a weekend, and Remedy has already put out a new patch. However, the patch notes aren’t terribly specific, with one amusing exception.
The full list of tweaks can be found on the game’s official website, and have different fixes for each platform. The PC and PlayStation 5 versions have general “bugfixes” and “localization fixes,” while the PC notes also mention adding a “significantly friendlier error message” if you have some third-party software that prevents Alan Wake 2 from booting up on your device.
-Significantly friendlier error message when third-party software stops the game from starting.
PlayStation 5 (1.00.05)
Xbox Series (184.108.40.206)
Fixed multiple visual issues
Fixed multiple UI-related issues
Fixed an issue where players could get stuck in interacts and not exit
If you never played the original Alan Wake and you’re hearing all the hubbub about Alan Wake 2 and are curious if you should jump in, the sequel does a lot to make its story accessible to new players. However, the first game is available on most modern devices thanks to the remaster that launched in 2021. If you decide to go that route, keep in mind that Alan Wake Remastered doesn’t include the 2012 spin-off Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, which is most easily accessed on PC.
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