Posted on Thursday 27th Jan 2011 at 4:17 PM UTC

BioWare details Mass Effect 2 patch for PS3 save bug

Developer also issues a workaround for problems with the game

BioWare has released the first details of an upcoming patch designed to combat save bugs and game freezes experienced by some Mass Effect 2 PS3 players.

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"First, we are sorry some of you have had problems playing Mass Effect 2 on the Playstation 3 and want to thank you all for providing feedback on our forums on both the freezing and resulting save game issue that some of you have experienced," community chief Chris Priestly said.

"The information and support you have provided has helped the development team to build the latest patch. We're currently testing the patch thoroughly, we expect to be finished our quality passes on Friday.

"This patch is then being delivered to Sony ASAP for verification and distribution. We will announce as soon the patch is available. Please see the below patch notes for a complete list of what will be included."

Patch Notes

-Fixed a crash related to memory fragmentation. This fix will also resolve the crashing that corrupted Save Games.

-Slightly improved load times and level streaming.

-Added some telemetry to better improve future titles.

-Updated some strings to fix spelling mistakes (Sorry Kaidan!)

-Fixed the picture frame in Shepard's Cabin to accurately reflect your love interest choices in Mass Effect: Genesis.

-Fixed a rare crash in the PSN version in Shepard's Cabin.

BioWare also offered the following workaround for the problems in the meantime:

"We want you to be able to continue playing while you wait for the patch. While data and telemetry have shown that very few people have seen this issue, we know a few of you here have experienced this problem.

"There is a very simple work around to ensure the freezing and corruption issues are minimized. Simply restart your game every few hours. By shutting down and restarting your game, you will not encounter the corrupted save issue."

[ Source: BioWare ]

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5 comments so far...

  1. thebigfud on 27 Jan '11 said:

    this is good news for me i completed it yesterday and noticed that when i turn it off the save goes but my progress in the game doesnt anyone else expirience this. i havent had any crashes so far and what does it mean Added some telemetry to better improve future titles.

  2. Very_Silver_Ownz on 27 Jan '11 said:

    good thing i didn't fall for the hype. i'll definitely pick it up once ME3 releases and I'll pick up the bargain for 10 :P

  3. budge on 27 Jan '11 said:

    I've not had any of these bugs but a lot of the cut scenes seem to fall out of sync. Anybody else having these sound problems? :?

  4. Terranova1 on 28 Jan '11 said:

    good to see they have sped up load times a bit, the wait in the Normandy elevator to change floors is a pain.

  5. Terranova1 on 28 Jan '11 said:

    I've not had any of these bugs but a lot of the cut scenes seem to fall out of sync. Anybody else having these sound problems? :?

    Yeah there have been a couple of cut scenes where the audio is a second behind the action, It's not constant or every scene so i can live with it.