Bloodstained's next massive patch push includes much-needed Switch version fixes


Map improvements incoming too

While the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions have bugs of their own, the Switch edition of Bloodstained is a complete mess. Input lag, texture muddling, massive slowdown, longer load times (including when zoning between areas): it's all bad, and the powers that be are trying to fix it with incremental updates.

As per the latest Kickstarter post, that process is still happening. The Switch version's first big fix (which includes the "dreaded "chest bug") is "still being tested" due to a "graphical bug that has reemerged," and the current ETA is July 15. Other Switch calamities that are on the current radar include the HD rumble bug, crashes, and input delay. The team is currently working to eliminate the chest bug problem from the PS4 edition and the Xbox One patch is incoming any day now.

As for other business, the map is improving, with alterations to the marker, better scroll speed, a button to show your trail, better zoom, and an auto-center function. In case you were wondering where the heck the "IGA Back Pack DLC" was (where you can fight IGA), it's "being tested" on Xbox One, submitted on PS4, and "releasing imminently" on Switch. The PC version already has it.

So yeah, patches! The team crafted an incredible follow-up to Castlevania in theory, but they still have work to do in terms of getting this thing up to par on consoles, especially Switch.

Development Bonus Update: Console DLC, bug fixes, and improvements [Kickstarter]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up


Chris Carter
Chris CarterReviews Director, Co-EIC   gamer profile

Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! ------------------- T... more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night   (189)   From our database:

  • You can get even more mileage out of Bloodstained with the 1986 variant of Classic Mode - Jordan Devore
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night mobile updates bring new modes and IGA boss - Chris Moyse
  • Bloodstained's Classic Mode is fun for an afternoon - Jordan Devore
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night's Classic Mode brings retro Castlevania action January 14 - Chris Moyse
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is crossing over with Kingdom Two Crowns next week - Chris Moyse
  • Whatcha been playing this week, Destructoid? - Chris Moyse
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night's Classic Mode should please old-school Castlevania fans - Chris Moyse
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is now available for iOS and Android - Chris Moyse
  • Whatcha been playing this week, Destructoid? - Chris Moyse
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Bloodstained #indie #Metroidvania #Nintendo Switch #PC #Platform games #PS4 #Xbox One



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!