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Nintendo Working to Fix Metroid Dread Bug that Prevents Progress Near the End of the Game

Nintendo Working to Fix Metroid Dread Bug that Prevents Progress Near the End of the Game - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 15 October 2021 / 1,447 Views

A bug has been discovered in Metroid Dread near the end of the game that prevents players from progressing. Nintendo is aware of the bug and is working on a fix

The bug occurs when a players destroys a door while a map marker for that specific door is displayed on the map. When this happens the game will close and display the following error message: "The software was closed because an error occurred."

To fix the issues Nintendo says to restart the game and before playing through the sequence to  remove the door icon map marker to prevent the bug from occurring. 

Nintendo Working to Fix Metroid Dread Bug that Prevents Progress Near the End of the Game

Metroid Dread is available now for the Nintendo Switch.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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