Alan Wake 2 Releases Update 08

Highlights

  • Alan Wake 2 update 08 is now live, bringing over 200 fixes and improvements to the game, including localization, graphical, and gameplay enhancements.
  • The patch notes detail specific mission fixes, addressing issues like characters getting stuck and players falling through the environment.
  • PC players will also benefit from bug fixes, such as resolving graphical settings resetting and ensuring the mouse cursor appears in menus.

Update 08 for Alan Wake 2 is now live on all platforms, and it comes with a number of notable changes and improvements. Alan Wake 2 is a sequel to the original game from 2010, signifying a massive 13-year gap between the two titles.

Alan Wake 2 received positive reviews upon its launch, as it has an average critic score of 89 on Metacritic at the time of writing. While the user score is also very high at an 87, it looks like Alan Wake 2 has been well-received by the player base as well. Now, the development team has released a new update for Alan Wake 2 that comes with a number of useful changes and other fixes.

RELATED: Alan Wake 2 Update Patch Notes Revealed

According to the patch notes, update 08 for Alan Wake 2 makes over 200 improvements and fixes to the game, with some changes specific to certain missions. Starting with some global fixes, the new update contains localization improvements, in addition to better localized audio for Alan Wake 2’s live-action cinematics. It also solves various graphical issues, along with improvements to lighting and some minor gameplay fine-tuning. Furthermore, update 08 for Alan Wake 2 fixes various issues related to the map, in addition to resolving a potential bug that could result in players getting stuck.

The next section in the patch notes detail all the changes and improvements made to specific missions in Alan Wake 2, such as fixing a bug which caused Saga to get stuck in the environment, or another instances where Alan could fall through the world. Situations where users could end up outside the game’s world upon opening the map have also been fixed in update 08, along with fixes for other circumstances that could prevent gamers from progressing through the story.

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The final section of the patch notes makes note of fixes for the PC version of Alan Wake 2. It confirms that a bug that caused graphical settings to reset after launching the game has been resolved, while also implementing a fix for cases where the mouse curser didn’t appear in the menus.

Overall, looks like update 08 for Alan Wake 2 comes with a variety of notable changes that aim to improve the user experience. This new patch offers a ton of bug fixes that are applicable to all areas of Alan Wake 2, in addition to some mission-specific improvements and a few other fixes for bugs that were causing issues on PC version of the game.

Alan Wake 2 Update 08 Patch Notes

Global

-Various localization fixes, such as improved subtitle timings for all languages

–Improved localized audio for live-action cinematics

–Various audio-related improvements and additional polish

–Improved lip sync in some instances

–Fixed various graphical issues in the environments

–Fixed various minor issues in cinematics

–Minor improvements to image aliasing in Performance mode and Xbox Series S

–Improved lighting

-Fixed lighting bugs in multiple locations

–Various UI-related fixes and additional polish

–Various gameplay fixes and improvements

–Minor gameplay finetuning

–Improved auto-aim for specific circumstances

–Fixed rare player character animation issues

–Fixed various issues in the Case Board

–Fixed various map issues

–Several conversations failing to trigger and thus blocking progress later have been fixed

-Fixed Rose’s dialogue choices, sometimes not being selectable, blocking progress

–Fixed a rare issue with Saga’s lines not playing when going to the Sheriff’s Station, blocking progress

–Resolved a potential problem in the player getting stuck in a Case Board Tutorial

–Fixed exploration rewards for Lighthouse

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Mission specific

INVITATION:

-Fixed a bug where Saga could get stuck in the environment (“Crazy forest”)

CASEY:

-Fixed potential issue with players able to get stuck when falling from ladders

-Fixed potential issues with Dark Presence (it remains a threat)

-Fixed a rare crash

ZANE’S FILM:

-Fixed a bug where Alan could fall through the environment

SCRATCH:

-Fixed a bug where Saga could fall through the world

-Fixed a bug in where a gate could get locked after reloading a save game, causing the player to get blocked from progressing

-Fixed an issue where, in rare circumstances, the player could end up outside of the game world when opening the map

-Fixed an issue where, in rare cases, the Lighthouse key could not be picked up

WE SING:

-Fixed a bug where Alan could get stuck in the environment

ROOM 665:

-Fixed an issue that caused the Oceanview Hotel Lobby Echo not to align correctly (this one was really annoying; we apologize)

MASKS:

-Fixed an issue where if the player performed specific tasks in an unpredictable order, the mission progress could get blocked

DEERFEST:

-Fixed an issue (much to Rose’s chagrin) with physics-related props that could block the player in and halt progress

COME HOME:

-Fixed an issue where the player, in rare instances, could not exit the radio, TV, or manuscript interact modules.

PC specific

–Fixed a bug that could cause graphics settings to reset when launching the game

–Improvements to PC Window handling logic

–Fixed mouse cursor sometimes not appearing in menus

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Alan Wake 2

Alan Wake 2 is scheduled to release in 2023, thirteen years after its predecessor first hit stores. 

The original Alan Wake captivated audiences with its Stephen King-inspired psychological horror story. According to Remedy Entertainment’s Sam Lake, the game will be survival horror, unlike the first game, which he described as “an action game with horror elements.” 

Franchise Alan Wake Platform(s) PC, PS5, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X Released October 27, 2023 Developer(s) Remedy Entertainment Publisher(s) Epic Games Genre(s) Survival Horror Metascore 89

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