Metroid Dread

Surprisingly Nintendo and MercurySteam have released another update for Samus' latest adventure, Metroid Dread.

This latest update fixes an issue that would make Samus disappear under certain conditions. The development team says it's made the fix to keep the experience as it was intended. Apart from this, there are no other changes or fixes in this latest update.

Here are the full patch notes for Version 1.0.3, courtesy of the Nintendo website:

Ver. 1.0.3 (Released November 16, 2021)

General Fixes

Fixed an issue where Samus’ damage detection would disappear under certain conditions.

We made the decision to fix this issue because there is a possibility that it may occur unintentionally, and if it does, it will result in a play experience that is far different from the way Metroid Dread was originally intended to be experienced.

Nintendo Dataminer OatmealDome reveals how the note may have been directed at speedrunners:

This latest update follows on from Version 1.0.2, which included a final boss fix, and a number of other fixes. You can read more about this particular patch in our previous update.

If you haven't tried out Metroid Dread yet, what are you waiting for? You can learn more about it in our Nintendo Life review - where we awarded the game an outstanding 10 out of 10 stars. You can also download a free demo of the game from the Switch eShop.

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