The universe of Alan Wake 2 has been expanded further with the launch of its most recent update, version 1.16. This fresh wave of changes from Remedy Entertainment aims to enhance your gaming experience, addressing some known issues and adding stability to the game. This update is the second of its kind since the start of the year, following the substantial patch 1.15 that was rolled out in January. The initial patch brought with it a host of improvements and new features, setting a high benchmark for the developers.
In this new update, four key changes have been introduced to Alan Wake 2. One of these improvements is specifically designed for the Xbox Series X/S edition of the game to boost its stability. If you've been experiencing random crashes after suspending the game or during exit, this update should put an end to it. It's worth noting that Alan Wake 2 isn't the only game to have experienced instability issues with the Quick Resume feature on Xbox Series X/S. Even Microsoft's own first-party titles like Starfield and Forza Motorsport have had similar problems previously.
This update 1.16 also introduces a fix for a bug that was causing trouble for players trying to exit container menus and interactable notes. The developers didn't elaborate on what was causing this issue, but their patch notes indicate that there were several ways this broken state could have been triggered prior to the update. So, if you've been stuck in a loop with these menus, expect smoother gameplay with this update.
In addition to these fixes, the latest update also addresses a specific bug issue related to the Cauldron Lake level. Gamers who faced issues spawning Lighthouse keys after accessing the final Cult Stash will be pleased to know that this glitch has been fixed. The fourth and final change in the update relates to a visual glitch involving Saga Anderson's crossbow. The glitch, which caused the crossbow to reappear on Saga's back after being stored in the Shoebox, has now been rectified.
While this update may seem smaller in comparison to the previous one, rest assured that Remedy Entertainment isn't done with Alan Wake 2 yet. The studio has big plans for the game, including two paid expansions titled 'Night Springs' and 'Lake House', set to be released in 2024. So, if you're a fan of the survival horror game, watch this space for more exciting developments. For now, update 1.16 is here to offer an improved, more stable gaming experience, and we certainly can't wait to see what's next for Alan Wake 2.