Remedy Entertainment rolls out yet another Alan Wake 2 update that introduces a handful of helpful improvements across all versions of the game.
- Alan Wake 2 update 1.16 has rolled out to PC and console players on February 8.
- The update fixes random crashes on the Xbox Series X/S and resolves several cases of players being stuck in interactable notes and container menus.
- An annoying Cauldron Lake bug that prevented the Lighthouse keys from spawning in some instances has also been resolved, among other issues.
Alan Wake 2 update 1.16 is now available for download on PC and consoles. This release introduces a handful of improvements to Remedy Entertainment’s latest survival horror game and is the second update that Alan Wake 2 has received since the turn of the year.
The Finnish developer set quite a high bar with its last patch for the critically acclaimed title. Released in late January, Alan Wake 2 update 1.15 debuted a huge array of bug fixes and improvements. A few new features were also part of the package, including a useful Chapter Select menu and the ability to adjust the visual and audio intensity of horror flashes. The changelog attached to the late January patch included nearly 100 items in total.
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Remedy has now followed up on that release by rolling out the 1.16 update on February 8. This is a decisively smaller revision of the game, introducing just four changes in total, with one of those being exclusive to the Xbox Series X/S version of Alan Wake 2. Specifically, Xbox players should no longer encounter random crashes after the game has been suspended or while exiting it. Alan Wake 2 is far from the only title that’s been experiencing (in)stability issues related to the Xbox Series X/S Quick Resume feature. Even Microsoft’s recent first-party titles such as Starfield and Forza Motorsport have exhibited similar problems in the past.
The newest Alan Wake 2 update also resolves a bug that would sometimes prevent players from exiting container menus and interactable notes. Although Remedy did not elaborate on the cause of this issue, its changelog indicated there were numerous ways in which this broken state could have been triggered prior to the patch.
Alan Wake 2 Version 1.16 Fixes Annoying Cauldron Lake Bug
Players who got stuck in Cauldron Lake because the Lighthouse keys would not spawn after opening the last Cult Stash might want to give Alan Wake 2 another go now, as the game’s latest update fixes this bug as well. The final issue addressed in the 1.16 patch is a visual glitch that sometimes caused Saga Anderson’s crossbow to reappear on her back after being stored in the Shoebox.
While Remedy isn’t likely to be done patching Alan Wake 2, minor updates of this sort aren’t the only thing that the studio has in store for its highly rated game. Specifically, Alan Wake 2 will soon receive two paid expansions in the form of Night Springs and Lake House, both of which are planned for release sometime in 2024.
Alan Wake 2 Update 1.16 Patch Notes
PlayStation 5 (1.000.16)
Xbox Series (22.214.171.124)
- Xbox – Fixed random crashes on game exit or when the game is suspended.
- Fixed cases where players couldn’t exit interactable notes and containers (e.g. Nursery Rhymes or the Shotgun Puzzle in the Covenience Store).
- Fixed the missing Lighthouse keys after opening the last Cult Stash in Cauldron Lake.
- Fixed Saga’s magical crossbow so that it stays in the Shoebox if put in there and does not appear on her back anymore unless carried for real.
Alan Wake 2
Alan Wake 2 debuted in October 2023, nearly fifteen years after its predecessor first hit stores. Remedy’s survival-horror game tells a dual-protagonist story, with one part following the eponymous writer while the other revolving around an agent named Saga Anderson.
- alan wake
- October 27, 2023
- Survival Horror
- M For Mature 17+ Due To Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Strong Language
- How Long To Beat
- 17 Hours
- PS Plus Availability