Hellblade Patch 1.02 Released

06 Sep Hellblade Patch 1.02 Released

Today we are releasing another bug fixing patch for Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice that resolves further issues reported since Patch 1.01. The patch includes fixes across subtitles, gameplay and audio. Mouse sensitivity options and Dualshock 4 support have also been added for PC.

Thank you for your continued support, and please continue send any bug reports to support@hellblade.com

Patch 1.02 Release Notes

Summary: A bug fixing patch that addresses a range of issues reported since Patch 1.01. The patch includes fixes across subtitles, gameplay and audio. In addition to bug fixes, mouse sensitivity options and DualShock4 support have been added for PC.

Full list of changes:

  • Various subtitle corrections across the game.
  • Fixed a potential progression stopping issue where the player couldn’t progress beyond the 4th shard Challenge after focusing on it.
  • Fixed an issue where quitting the game then reloading it during the Blindness shard challenge caused post FX to be lost.
  • Fixed an issue where Senua was stuck in the animation of ladder climbing.
  • Fixed multiple issues across the game where the player was able to bypass collision.
  • Fixed a rare issue where Senua would not revert from her combat stance after defeating the enemies at the Gate to Helheim
  • Fixed an issue where inverting Y-axis  in the options menu would not be saved.
  • Fixed a potential issue where activating photo mode as enemies are spawning would cause them to animate in slow-motion until struck.
  • Fixed an issue where quitting the game during cut scenes would cause audio to be lost after reloading.
  • Fixed potential progression stopping issue after finishing the Valravn boss fight.
  • Fixed potential issue in Beast cave where Senua’s torch would not be visible.
  • Fixed a potential issue where a brazier in the Fenrir Cave is missing.
  • Fixed a potential issue where lighting would disappear after completing Surtr.
  • Fixed a potential issue where some symbols in the Valravn section are not illuminated.
  • Fixed Senua occasionally missing her sword.
  • Fixed miscellaneous audio issues.
  • Fixed minor graphical issues.

PS4 Only Fixes

  • Fixed V-Sync functionality.

PC Only Fixes

  • Added mouse sensitivity to the options menu.
  • Added Dualshock 4 controller support.
  • Fixed a potential issue where the game would stay on a black screen for PCs with an AMD CPU.
  • Changed the default keys for left and right target switching when playing on mouse and keyboard to ‘Z’ and ‘C’.
  • Support for AMD VSR and Nvidia DSR.
66 Comments
  • Jen
    Posted at 15:48h, 06 September Reply

    Discovered an issue in the battle against Fenrir. He killed me and when I respawned Senua didnt draw her sword and no matter how many times Fenrir struck me she didnt die. Had to reset game.

    Also after switching off the game directly before Senua speaks with Dillion by the Gramr tree, the memory of her first meeting with him, the camera went completely out of sync.. not looking at Senua at all while Dillion spoke. Both quirks on PS4. Encountered last week on third runthrough.

    Thank you for an amazing game!

  • Ray
    Posted at 18:01h, 06 September Reply

    The subtitles on the PS4 version still contain typos and grammar mistakes.

  • Gary Newman
    Posted at 20:41h, 06 September Reply

    How about fixing the Lorestone bug where some won’t activate. I posted a video on my Twitter account where the final Lorestone (I’m assuming it’s the final one) won’t activate which also prevents me from getting the final trophies.

    • Ardwinna
      Posted at 23:46h, 06 September Reply

      @Gary – the Lorestores don’t seem to be broken. I was able to completely activate all of them and get the trophy. I got 100% trophies. Strange though.

      • Gary
        Posted at 12:56h, 18 September Reply

        I had the issue in both of my play throughs. The first was on one of the Lorestones about halfway through the game. Though I eventually got it to work after about three or four attempts at approaching it. The final one refused to work on my second play though.

  • Ardwinna
    Posted at 23:45h, 06 September Reply

    @Gary – the Lorestores don’t seem to be broken. I was able to completely activate all of them and get the trophy. I got 100% trophies. Strange though.

    • Gary
      Posted at 12:56h, 18 September Reply

      I had the issue in both of my play throughs. The first was on one of the Lorestones about halfway through the game. Though I eventually got it to work after about three or four attempts at approaching it. The final one refused to work on my second play though.

  • Riley
    Posted at 04:43h, 07 September Reply

    On PS4 and keep getting errors when trying to download the patch. It gets about 2/3 of the way downloaded and it says:

    An error occurred on the server.
    (HTTP Status Code : 404)
    (CE-40852-9)

    • Riley
      Posted at 04:49h, 07 September Reply

      Annnnd it’s fixed.

  • Royce Johnson
    Posted at 05:56h, 07 September Reply

    PLEASE add HDR!!

    • Royce Johnson
      Posted at 05:57h, 07 September Reply

      PS4 Pro

  • bolec
    Posted at 06:30h, 07 September Reply

    Still no invert x-axis. F… great.

  • Ryler Grey
    Posted at 09:58h, 07 September Reply

    The only problem I’ve had is I could’ve sworn I got all of the lore stones but after completing the game it says I’m at 90 % and I need to find all of the lore stones which I did. Something just isn’t right and I want my d**m platinum trophy LMAO

    • Gary
      Posted at 12:58h, 18 September Reply

      I’ve had a similar issue, though I can’t get the last Lorestone to activate :\

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  • Casual Player
    Posted at 17:21h, 07 September Reply

    I would give anything for a load / save option. My kids have a habit of loading the game under my profile and dying causing me to lose precious second chances later on.,my kids are under the age of five, don’t ask. They play gta and car games in general sometimes unsupervised. Yeah yeah.

    • 12D3
      Posted at 11:04h, 09 September Reply

      Just put the game in the restricted list. I think it’s under parental control or something like that (assuming you are on console)

  • DSB
    Posted at 18:35h, 07 September Reply

    “Fixed potential progression stopping issue after finishing the Valravn boss fight.”

    Yay!

  • Gros Relou
    Posted at 19:55h, 07 September Reply

    It would be cool to add the voices on the surround channels for 5.1 systems

  • Gros Relou
    Posted at 20:17h, 07 September Reply

    some small graphic modifications would be welcome:
    -Screen Space Reflection must be remove and put Planar Reflection the truth reflection, I don’t understand the use of the SSR or even why does it exist, it’s a regression and cause disgusting effects with camera movement. the Planar Reflection has existed for a long time and has been well integrated with the evolution of video games so why SSR ? we have the power of PCs in constant increase for use PR.
    -the grass shadows are very strange and also disappear according the movements of camera and around the character . and the rest of shadows are very very blurry and lack definition.

  • Jek Tezak
    Posted at 21:12h, 07 September Reply

    You took out Valravn’s creepy chant! Put it back!

    • Ben Diaz
      Posted at 19:59h, 22 September Reply

      Nevermind, it there! Sorry!

  • Stig Praefcke
    Posted at 22:43h, 07 September Reply

    Thank you for adding mouse sensitivity to an already great game 🙂

  • jomarwd@gma.con
    Posted at 22:57h, 07 September Reply

    A tocha volta a aparecer mas não tem como coloca fogo nela (ainda continuo preso nessa parte)

  • Marcelo Candido Do Carmo
    Posted at 00:38h, 08 September Reply

    no pc o meu fica com erro LowLevelFatalError
    [File:E:\P4Workspaces\HellbladeRelease\UE4\Engine\Source\Runtime\Windows\
    D3D11RHI\Private\D3D11Util.cpp] [Line: 176]
    Unreal Engine is exiting due to D3D device being lost. (Error: 0x887A0006-
    ‘HUNG’)

  • Chase Leon
    Posted at 01:13h, 08 September Reply

    Hello everyone at Ninja Theory! Great job on Hellblade but unfortunately I can’t finish it due to bugs.

    Im on the PS4 Pro with setting set to 60hz and on hard difficulty with photo mode enabled. This is my first play through of the game.

    Glitch #1. At first puzzle for lining up the “ravens” (The symbol that looks like a triangle of waves) I pressed a bunch of buttons to see what controls were and the photo mode came up. Which is fine, only it wouldn’t let me leave. No buttons brought me back to the main game and no button brought up the hud. I had to shut the game off and turn it back on. Its worth noting that I pressed buttons so fast the when photo mode appeared the hud appeared for a millisecond and was gone. I had to look up how I did it and found the controls. Down on dpad again did nothing.

    Glitch 2: In one of the trials you are sent to a green hillside on the beach with a doorway and torch nearby. Inside this area she is looking for the blue light figure. I found him inside and lit nearly every torch. I then had to step out for a while so shut the game off. When I restarted the game put me at the last checkpoint which is just outside that doorway. The thing is Senua was still holding a torch but no light. The torch on the wall had respawned and was burning. I was able to grab the torch off the wall with the same hand I was already holding the torch. This made a really ugly clipping glitch and slowed frame rate. The out torch eventually disappeared and play resumed as normal.

    Glitch 3:
    At the cave where Senua drops the “head,” there is a bit where she must crawl through a small tunnel that has a small waterfall in it. I reached this point with a full sleeve of rot expecting to get game over at my next death. After I crawled through the waterfall and the torch went out the screen went 100% black with little red circles everywhere and I couldn’t see and died. The voices kept saying, “she doesn’t see the light.”
    But I didn’t get game over. Instead, my arm erased half the rot. Its now down at the elbow. This may possibly be a save data
    thing because I had just turned the game on from yesterday and pushed continue 20 minutes prior.

    Glitch 4:
    After continuing Senua no longer stands up after the torch goes out at that same waterfall. Instead there is moderate lighting (a blue haze hangs in the distance) and she tries to crawl. There is a lip though and she can not crawl over it. I have died thrice here now and my sleeve is back. This one is game breaking. Kinda sad.

    Other notes:

    At the first “raven” puzzle again (Same as before) there is a lot of audio of whispers.
    Great audio but unfortunately if you walk backward in game far enough (just outside the room before the 3 hanging ravens) it just cuts out instantly. Its like pushing pause on a track and its really ugly. If you step just a few feet back in towards the puzzle area it turns back on again instantly. As if to push play.

    At the beginning of the game there is the beach scene with the wooden dragon head in the background. Great scene. I decided to take a look around. I entered the water… and came out 100% dry. This was the first disappointment for such a pretty game. Maybe fix?

  • Marco
    Posted at 09:08h, 08 September Reply

    I found a bug during the surtr test where you have to open the door with three engraved runes. Once the puzzle has been resolved, the door does not open and can no longer interact with the surrounding environment. I tried to restart the game but it does not solve the problem, please fix the bug!

  • yannick
    Posted at 21:58h, 08 September Reply

    I am still stuck at the N Y gate, its a known bug i bough and DL the game on PSN store for PS4 September 8 and updated the game. i have written an email to ninja theory they need to fix this i cannot progress in the game and i paid 40$ for this.

    • Melanie
      Posted at 15:21h, 16 September Reply

      I had the same issue. Try just barely coming in contact with the gate and pressing x. Don’t press into ithe gate or touch it. That worked for me. I encountered the same problem at the TPD gate which is past the NY gate and that worked.

  • Paul Aris
    Posted at 09:54h, 09 September Reply

    Found a bug on ps4 after patch 1.02
    On second playthrough to collect 2 missed lorestones. Completed Valravn, started Surtr beaten enemies at first gate, focused gate to gain glyphs, focused both glyphs to unlock gate approached gate and lock disappears but cannot open the gate to progress.

    Had no issues in first playthrough before patch 1.02

    Loving the game, absolutely awesome

  • p_T_x
    Posted at 20:10h, 09 September Reply

    Where can I download the patch for PC

  • Vaeovis
    Posted at 00:20h, 10 September Reply

    I’ve solved the NY gate puzzle, but Senua doesn’t interact with the door to open it. I can’t progress at all. What the heck? This game has been out for a month and this hasn’t been resolved? Awful. After reading online about this, I find there are so many more bugs I’ve got to contend with later. Didn’t anyone do a playthrough of this before you released it? Just terrible. Waste of $40.

    • Vaeovis
      Posted at 01:49h, 12 September Reply

      After 20 minutes, I managed to get by it after backing up a bit and mashing interact. I then used this tactic at all the other gates. My apologies for the frustration, but I had just bought another game before yours that was littered with bugs and also just plain awful. I thought I had wasted more money. I’m glad I went back to it and tried again. It was well worth it.

      I managed to complete Hellblade and I was quite moved. It really is a fantastic game and beautifully made and executed. I work in health care and I have cared for those with mental health issues, but only a handful with psychosis. I’m glad this game was made to put a more human face on mental health, particularly those afflicted with psychosis. It has opened up my eyes even more. Well worth $40 🙂

  • BRANDON ABRAMS
    Posted at 02:34h, 10 September Reply

    I really need help, as I have climbed a ladder up on a watch tower to scan a glyph (like 30mins in game), I commence the action to climb down and instead of going down, she keeps climbing back up… I’m researching it only to find nothing but people talking about other bugs/glitches..!?

  • hamidrezs
    Posted at 09:24h, 10 September Reply

    add survival mode with new enemies please

  • Uryah Mingo
    Posted at 18:17h, 10 September Reply

    I love this game. Its amazing and ive been obsessed with it for a week. Now I have one request. You guys should do a survival game mode after you beat the game. Now i know this game isn’t meant to focus on combat (which is great) but is meant to focus on the effects of psychosis but if you add this feature it would make the game highly repayable. I would play a lot more and a lot longer instead if me having to replay the story. Thanks

  • Alberto
    Posted at 19:13h, 10 September Reply

    I can”t set fullscreen mode because resolution stuck in 1366×768, any patch soon?? Can add some graphic options in PC?? Like FoV, DoF, and better shadow quality???

  • PC player
    Posted at 20:57h, 10 September Reply

    Huge thank you for the patch!

    We (the fans) see that you guys are working on this masterpiece of a game to make it even better and we highly appreciate it!

    This is my 4th playthrough (I’m playing on hard difficulty) and this is the firs time I’ve encountered a progression stopping bug:

    If killed by Fenrir, Senua won’t draw her sward after respawning. She just reamains in her default walking/running stance.
    Weirdly enough restarting the game doesn’t seem to help.

    Hope you can figure this one out. :).

  • Carlos Laguna Palma
    Posted at 00:52h, 12 September Reply

    If you can’t open the door after the 3 engraved runes, restart the puzzel but DON’T FOCUS on the door before entering. If you do you cannot interact with the environment any longer. If you just walk through it without focusing on anything (after solving the puzzel), you’ll be fine and the story continues.

  • Michael Bunkin
    Posted at 03:07h, 12 September Reply

    I hope that after attending to more important issues, you will still have some time left to make Home key remappable, which would make me so much happier 🙂 Thank you for a superb game and your dedication to depth and quality. If you’re not getting any rewards for this achievement, it would only mean the reward system is crooked 🙂

  • B-Train11
    Posted at 23:25h, 13 September Reply

    Playing with the most recent patch and hit a game breaking bug – Fenrir doesn’t show up in the arena. First try there was just his model frozen with no option to interact. Reloaded and he doesn’t show up all now, tried about 10 times. Please help Ninja Theory!! I want to love your game but this just ruins it.

    • BLEMaine88
      Posted at 12:32h, 20 September Reply

      I got exactly the same… totally ruins the game :/

  • Rodrigo Pimentel
    Posted at 06:58h, 16 September Reply

    I have found online a few ini file tweaks, one of them changing for a wider FOV, which doesn’t look good really. Could a future patch address this by adding camera distance control instead of the FOV? Seeing the character from a bit further would make it more comfortable to acquaint with the surrounding.

  • HotHatchTV
    Posted at 20:27h, 17 September Reply

    Please add a level selector. If you get stuck, at least, you can select the level to start. Or if you finished the game and want to play a specific level again, you can.

  • Ben H.
    Posted at 10:17h, 18 September Reply

    4th Surt rune gate, (first 3 rune gate for Surt commonly referred to a TPD gate) will not open no matter what I do. I’ve tried to solve it in every order of rune but when I walk up to the door, I’m just stuck.

  • Macon
    Posted at 16:44h, 18 September Reply

    1st/2nd Surt rune gate, the one with the H and Y like symbols, will not open after I find and focus on both the hidden images. I even went on to the next part and defeated the God of Illusion and tried to go back but that didn’t help. I just downloaded the game on Sept. 13 and read the last update should have fixed problems like this. Hopefully after deleting the game and re-downloading that game back to my PS4 last night I’ll be able to pass it tonight.

    Also, I heard that you have to download the patches separately. Is that a simple task?

    • Rodri. A
      Posted at 02:02h, 22 September Reply

      I had the same problem. Just spam WASD while also spamming the F key. To be more clear, stand facing the doors, right in the middle, as close as u can from the inbetween, then spam the F while moving around. (dont press for example D and then F and so, it wont work cause the point where u have to stand is very specific, just spam F every inch ur moving and eventually it will open, no need to reload the game or restart nor shit, just do as I say and it will work. Hope I helped 🙂

  • Maelstrom
    Posted at 00:13h, 20 September Reply

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    • Maelstrom
      Posted at 00:28h, 20 September Reply

      Sorry about the testing the previous comment, I tried several browsers and my comment will not show up.

      First of all, ever since this patch was introduced, my performance(fps) went downhill BIG time, on win 10 RS2 RTM Build, using 2 1080ti and a dual xeon 12 core cpu.

      First of all, Let me make it perfectly clear that I have gotten Sli to work but with some flickering issue, there is a way to get rid of the flickering problem, however, after this patch, even in single gpu mode, the performance is ALOT worse, and speaking about sli, you will need NVidia inspector to make it work.

      On my father’s pc(My old system), using win 8.1 + All updates, From what I can tell, both single and multi gpu runs perfect, runs smooth, and his system: 2 980ti hybrids, 1 intel 5820k @ 4.4ghz, 16gb ram, 1080w Revolution enermax psu.

      Using the same sli bits within inspector, win 8.1 ran Excellent, the win 10 rs2 Rtm build ran REAL BAD after this patch/update.

      Was running ALOT faster before. The specs I am using the win 10 build now:

      dual xeon 12 core cpu @ 2.9-3.5ghz, 2 1080ti hybrids overclocked w/XOC no power limit bios/ Dual psu configuration for added stability(and yes its a must if using XOC bios), 64gb of main ram.

      • Maelstrom
        Posted at 00:28h, 20 September Reply

        So on my 1080ti system using win 10 after patch, real bad performance, even in single gpu mode, but on win 8.1 using 2 980ti, Excellent.

        Dev @ Ninja Theory, could you please look into the situation whats causing the performance to go WAY down within win 10 x64 rs2 rtm build, Was running ALOT smoother before, now forget it.

        Pretty sad win 8.1 got it beat, but then again wasn’t surprised either.

        • Maelstrom
          Posted at 00:34h, 20 September Reply

          And just to let everyone now, made sure single and multi gpu mode is working with other games and it is working perfectly, so that’s out of the question.

  • floyt
    Posted at 22:07h, 20 September Reply

    Even afterh 1.01 update on AMD HD 7950 game is completely unplayable. I see that in 1.02 this is also not adressed. In earlier stages game easily run 30+FPS – 80FPS, now is completely trash worthy. If this shit came up earlier i would take a refund. Now im stuck with game that i cant play. Thanks Ninja Theory.

  • Annie S.
    Posted at 19:02h, 22 September Reply

    During my second playthrough I am unable to get through the final gate in Surt’s layer after finding the runes :\

    • Rodri. A
      Posted at 19:53h, 24 September Reply

      U mean the one with the H and Y symbols?

  • Maelstrom
    Posted at 17:11h, 25 September Reply

    Hello again, One thing I want to point out that I didn’t point out before.

    I tried lowering my cpu count to 6, so 3/3 configuration, same as my father’s pc, just to see if it will change anything because I know that uplay games like farcry 4, can only work with 8 cpu or lower count, so I gave this a try and it didn’t change squat.

    Its a great game fars I can tell, but man, they have got to fix this performance issue with with win 10, it went from Extremely fast to extremely slow, When I just tried the single gpu mode, I said man man it is WAAAAAAY worse, its Real Bad.

    Sucks that I can not revert back to an older version since I am on steam, ergh, I can play it in offline mode but the version I had is the latest, I can not revert back, I tried doing it but it doesn’t work.

    Hopefully they can fix this so we all can play, it is still playable yes, but can’t imagine on a lesser gpu system.

  • Lukas H.
    Posted at 01:16h, 29 September Reply

    I have to deal with a very nervy bug in the area of the fire god Surtr: After activating the runes “N” and the “Y” (the one near the burnt corpses), the first door just won’t open and I cannot interact with it. Please fix that bug!

    • Rodri. A
      Posted at 15:38h, 29 September Reply

      I already told someone up in the comments how to “fix” that, look up mate

      • Lukas H
        Posted at 00:38h, 27 October Reply

        I already tried that several times, as it’s an obvious thing to do, and I also read your post before posting mine. Unfortunately, it doesn’t help anyway. Restarting the level, the game and even doing the Surtr-part instead of Valravn first didn’t work either (tried all that countless times). I’ve never had such a shitty bug in any game (not even in Gothic 3 or Vampire Bloodlines). The support let me down either, no reaction so far. I’m done with Ninja Theory – how can one release such a buggy game!

  • Phillip Urban
    Posted at 19:32h, 07 October Reply

    I´m late I know. I already watched in Steam support for my problem and few other have the same issue without a solution. After the unreal engine 4 logo, sound completely disappears, like there is no sound at all. I checked for broken data, reinstalled directx etc.
    I wrote an e-mail and didnt become an answer yet.

  • Stuck!
    Posted at 21:06h, 15 October Reply

    Please fix the progression stopping bugs in the PS4 version. I solved a puzzle to open a gate but it won’t open and restarting the game doesn’t fix it.

  • Norm K
    Posted at 11:53h, 21 October Reply

    I discovered a game=ending issue today (PC version). In the battle with Surtr, at the point when he would have killed Senua she suddenly became invincible. She could still move but not strike, and Surtr’s strikes against her had no effect. I’d swear he looked confused as he kept trying to finish her off with his giant sword. I quit the game and continued, and now she’s on the path from the fire obelisk to Surtr, but neither the obelisk nor the door to Surtr is active, and she can walk through the closed gate half-way down the path. It seems all I can do is restart the game at this point.

    Until that point, the game has been very enjoyable, one of the best I’ve played in a very long time. But these bugs make it hard to get through the story and really appreciate everything the game has to offer.

  • Haiden Riley Ward
    Posted at 11:46h, 22 October Reply

    I’m playing on my PS4. At the first gate for Surt, (Runes Hagalaz and Algiz) I am unable to pass through the gate. I had no issues passing through the entire section for Valravn. When I first approached the gate, when unable to cross after finding both Runes, I closed out the game and then reopened. This did not help any. Then, I attempted again and still nothing. After trying for an extended period of time I completely restarted the game. Unfortunately, once I attempted to get through again, I was yet again unable to. I also ran back to the gate the Helheim and then back to the first gate of Surt and still nothing. I really really enjoy this game so far but I’m disappointed that I’m unable to continue it. I suppose I’ll have to wait for it to be fixed… :/

    • Haiden Riley Ward
      Posted at 11:49h, 22 October Reply

      Managed to find the right spot right after posting this, even though I had already attempted to spam X and □. -.- This always seems to happen to me. Right after I post about it it opens. -.-

  • Jorge lopez
    Posted at 19:53h, 09 November Reply

    I am facing a problem where I do the puzzle to get the door open going to fight the surt fire god(the puzzle looks like an X,P and another P or D looking symbol)….really annoying I was enjoying this game…

  • Jon B
    Posted at 20:56h, 10 November Reply

    ^ THIS!! I just got this bug and it grinded my experience to a halt. I even reloaded my game to see if it would fix the bug but no dice…

  • Nandir Cabolet
    Posted at 22:35h, 27 November Reply

    There is a bug in my game that completely stops my game!! When enter the fire god gate, i can’t open the first gate with the HY signs. after i find the signs i cant push the gate open!
    please fix this massive bug? i was really enjoying the game and want to finish it.

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