Hellblade Patch 1.01 Released for PlayStation 4 & PC

17 Aug Hellblade Patch 1.01 Released for PlayStation 4 & PC

Today we’re happy to release a bug fixing patch for Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice on PlayStation 4 & PC that resolves a range of issues reported since launch. The patch includes fixes across potential progression stopping issues, audio, localisation, combat, gameplay and photo mode. In addition to bug fixes we have also made some small combat gameplay tweaks and added Russian subtitles to the Hellblade feature.

We are continuing to monitor reports of issues in Hellblade and will be working on additional fixes for future updates. In particular we are investigating performance issues that players with AMD GPUs are seeing and are working towards a fix as quickly as we can.

We’ll keep you updated on new patch news and thanks for all of the support so far! Please report any bugs to support@hellblade.com 

Full patch notes:

Patch 1.01 Release Notes

Summary: A bug fixing patch that addresses a range of bugs identified since launch. The patch fixes issues across general gameplay, combat, photo mode, localisation and audio. Notable issues resolved by the patch include:

  • Fixed a potential progression stopping bug in the Fenrir Cave by the ‘M’ rune door puzzle.
  • Fixed a potential progression stopping bug in Fenrir Cave due to check pointing after skipping a lit region.
  • Fixed potential progression stopping bug in Fenrir Cave if player fails to collect floor rune after combat and subsequently dies.
  • Fixed collision issues that could allow players to unintentionally exit the game world.
  • Various subtitle localisation fixes across a number of languages.
  • Fixed an issue where key bindings and run toggle were not being saved between game sessions on PC.
  • Fixed an issue where the menu would not load on start up on PC.

In addition to bug fixes, combat gameplay has been tweaked and Russian subtitles added to the Hellblade feature.

Full Patch Notes:

  • Fixed a crash that could happen if two Keep Guard enemies are standing close to each other and one dies.
  • Russian subtitles for the Hellblade feature have been added.
  • Fixed an issue where the audio would be out of sync with the Hellblade feature if it has been paused for an extended period of time.
  • Fixed an issue where the Baldr Masks in the Tower Shard level are white on the inside.
  • Fixed scenarios resulting in unlit geometry after reloading from checkpoint.
  • Fixed a potential progression stopping bug in the Fenrir Cave by the ‘M’ rune door puzzle.
  • Fixed potential progression stopping bug in Fenrir Cave due to check pointing after skipping a lit region.
  • Fixed potential progression stopping bug in Fenrir Cave if player fails to collect floor rune after combat and subsequently dies.
  • Fixed collision issues that could allow players to unintentionally exit the game world.
  • Fixed audio cut-out issues.
  • Added audio cues for hidden faces.
  • Fixed audio hard cut at the end of various cut scenes.
  • Fixes for audio lip sync issues.
  • Audio balancing fixes.
  • Various subtitle localisation fixes across a number of languages.
  • Combat tweaks:
    • Global
      • Adjusted automatic difficulty enemy health scaling and Senua’s damage taken/given modifiers.
    • Senua
      • Increased damage value of certain combo finisher attacks.
      • Adjusted rate of combat focus resource build-up in Hard difficulty mode or higher.
      • Fixed issue with stinger animated cameras popping if the same attack was repeated.
    • Warrior Enemy
      • Warriors now have an increased chance of evading certain heavy attacks.
      • Fixed missing sound effects on certain reactions.
    • Protector Enemy
      • Health values have been lowered.
      • Will now remain vulnerable for longer after his shield guard has been broken.
    • Keep Guard Enemy
      • Fixed a potential crash bug if Keep Guard enemies are standing close together and one of them dies.
      • Tweaked rotation rate during certain attack windups.
      • Fixed missing sound effects on certain attacks.
    • Surtr
      • Fixed an issue where Surtr was able to throw Senua outside of the arena.
    • Valravn
      • Fixed an issue where Valravn could not be damaged while in Focus for certain combos.
      • Parried projectiles will now remove shadow state on hit.
    • Fenrir
      • Health values have been adjusted.
      • Fixed issue where certain attack were not dealing damage correctly to Fenrir.
    • Revenant Enemy
      • Adjusted slide properties for certain attacks.
      • Adjusted cooldown for parry and evade defensive actions.
      • Parried projectiles will now remove shadow state on hit.
    • Photo Mode
      • Fixed an issue where motion blur is applied to object incorrectly during Photo Mode.
      • Removed the second slider that did nothing when cycling through the Effects tab.

PC Only fixes

  • Fixed an issue where altering master volume would cause no audio to be played during the intro.
  • Fixed the lack of vibration with the Steam Controller for the Blindness level
  • Fixed an issue where key bindings and run toggle were not being saved between game sessions
  • Fixed an issue where looking around with the mouse during the boat intro was not working.
  • Fixed an issue where Focus was not able to be assigned to another key.
  • Fixed an issue where tabbing out during cut scenes would cause audio to go out of sync.
  • Fixed an issue where the menu would not load on start up.

 

66 Comments
  • Reverielle
    Posted at 11:54h, 17 August Reply

    Wonderful. Thank you. Time to begin a new game.

    • Luke Selph
      Posted at 17:18h, 19 October Reply

      I noticed there is a problem with the game where I start crying at some point and am full of elation at others. Is there a way this can be fixed?

      • Wayne Klinkenberg
        Posted at 18:53h, 14 August Reply

        Haha. only fix for that is to either have a rock for a heart or stop playing altogether. i dont recommend either.

  • Ninja Problem
    Posted at 11:59h, 17 August Reply

    Thank you but we want DLSs and a sequel already!

  • Adem
    Posted at 12:07h, 17 August Reply

    you guys are awesome!

  • Olve Askim
    Posted at 12:45h, 17 August Reply

    Have you also fixed the bugs in Valravn’s place?
    The level with the two Valravns. Had activated the gate but fell out of the game world (it actually looked like it should be possible to go there, not a very hidden place or anything). When I reloaded the world was as if I hadn’t focused on the gate. But I also couldn’t focus on the gate to progress. So I had to start all over.

    • Misa
      Posted at 22:05h, 25 August Reply

      me too.., same problem! is it fixed?

  • Stephen Bishop
    Posted at 12:58h, 17 August Reply

    there an issue where you fall off world in the illusion map I will upload this video so you can see

  • Michele Pastorino
    Posted at 13:07h, 17 August Reply

    Ok the application is in progress on my PS4 …thank you Ninja Theory…

  • Brandon
    Posted at 13:11h, 17 August Reply

    SLI support please, then I would be able to achieve 60@4K

    • Eric
      Posted at 14:52h, 17 August Reply

      Unreal Engine 4 uses deferred rendering and it is incompatible with SLI

    • Stephen Bishop
      Posted at 09:25h, 18 August Reply

      this will never be added to the engine even its possible and not that hard to implement would limit the hardware to nvidia technologies where epic is keeping the engine open to all graphics cards not just nvidia.

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  • Baby Cookie
    Posted at 13:21h, 17 August Reply

    Need a sequel already lol

  • Jon
    Posted at 14:17h, 17 August Reply

    Is it possible to have the light attacks hit harder, I do not know if my game was glitched but Fenrir and valraven seemed to be damage sponges. it took each fight about 25 minutes as even though I was hammering the with light attacks they would not go down. also it would be good to see some of the cheap shots the enemies get after forming into the arena. don’t know how many times the camera would be focused on them but only the sword would be visible and in front of senua so that I cannot see it in the camera so they get a cheap shot before I realize that they have loaded in

  • Robert
    Posted at 14:19h, 17 August Reply

    the subs neeed fixing too, in the sense that certain spoken words were missing from the subs as the character is seen talking, also certain words in the subs were written as 1. i.e: inthe morning….. so that needs fixing as well. if that’s included in the patch, kudos!

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  • Xavier
    Posted at 14:39h, 17 August Reply

    Please considering adding a lock to 30fps mode on ps4 in the future.

  • DryRoastedLemon
    Posted at 14:42h, 17 August Reply

    Super solid work, Team Ninja! I’m looking forward to seeing the AMD related patch 🙂

  • DePemy
    Posted at 14:43h, 17 August Reply

    The patch is very good ! But I am very dissapointed in the fact that the issue for AMD users regarding the bug when the FPS drops down to 20 starting from the shipwreck until the end game against Hela..

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  • SirWurst
    Posted at 17:33h, 17 August Reply

    Any chance of a collectors edition or maybe separate artbook, soundtrack etc? :O

  • Dylan
    Posted at 18:07h, 17 August Reply

    Have the AMD performance issues been corrected during the last half of the game(beach and tree area is where it starts after confronting Hela on the bridge) until entering Hela’s level? Or is this strictly an AMD issue to be correct with a driver update on their end?

    • Dylan
      Posted at 18:25h, 17 August Reply

      My bad I just read that at the top must have missed it. Found a temporary fix online though that worked for me.

  • Yary spada
    Posted at 18:55h, 17 August Reply

    Supporto hdr quando?

  • raitoringo
    Posted at 19:24h, 17 August Reply

    Do we’ll have a sequel for that wonderful/amazing game? 😀

  • David James
    Posted at 20:16h, 17 August Reply

    My save is still bugged after the patch. Am stuck in the Fenrir bit holding an invisible torch that I can’t light. This sucks.

  • Steve May
    Posted at 21:45h, 17 August Reply

    Please, please provide DLC. Just don’t want to stop playing it.

  • Francisco
    Posted at 21:55h, 17 August Reply

    How (and where) do I obtain and install the patch?

  • Mark Knowles
    Posted at 22:30h, 17 August Reply

    Any chance you guys could make Surt faster or tougher. Valraven seems much harder to beat (in a good way). Otherwise a magnificent game guys….kudos

  • Brian Drysdale
    Posted at 22:33h, 17 August Reply

    Still stuck in one of the puzzle areas to get to Valravn. Can’t cross certain bridges and no glyphs in the sky.

    • Jeel
      Posted at 18:37h, 18 August Reply

      Why wasn’t this fixed? Having to restart just to get stuck again really takes the fun out of the game.

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  • Alex
    Posted at 04:50h, 18 August Reply

    Any idea how long until the patch shows up on GOG?

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  • a gamer
    Posted at 06:00h, 18 August Reply

    very well done game. nice audio and nice story that’s pretty touching.

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  • Kiwi-Hawk
    Posted at 08:51h, 18 August Reply

    Kia ora

    Is there a way to aid hearing impaired with some lore friendly on screen shape or colouring for warning that we maybe cant hear. I have an almost dead right ears so this game is out for me tho I wanted to love it and followed from the beginning. The Fight centric portions are out of my reach. With limited hearing I get ganged to much

  • Kiwi-Hawk
    Posted at 09:22h, 18 August Reply

    Make it an option toggle so elitists don’t have to see it even

  • borys
    Posted at 13:19h, 18 August Reply

    Now add invert X-axis option for ps4 so I could actually play the game.

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  • Lukasz
    Posted at 17:11h, 18 August Reply

    You forget to fix bugged saves for players with insvisible torch, the easiest way would be putting new torch next to M pattern doors which everybody can pick but what I know. I spent 25 pounds on the game which I cant complete because of game breaking bugs you promised to fix and left us with it. Thanks Ninja Theory. Give me my money back now on ps store for this bullshit.

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  • Anthony R Fedele Jr
    Posted at 02:00h, 19 August Reply

    I’m still blocked from being able to get the floor rune by the gate.

    How do I get around this?

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  • André Vila Franca
    Posted at 23:35h, 21 August Reply

    Please make a sequel. I want to know more about Senua’s life. We are all expecting a continuation. Let’s go Ninja Theory!

  • RoboticKoala
    Posted at 06:52h, 23 August Reply

    Thank you for the patch. (playing on PC, purchased from GOG)

    I’ve noticed that after the patch the vertical camera movement (while walking and running) has been unlocked. The only way to look up and down before being smoothly returned to the default position was to stop.

    In any other game I would appreciate that, but here I feel like it added a lot to the claustrophobic atmosphere. It gave the sense of depression and anxiety mixed with determination.

    Can we please have this back? At least as an option in the settings?

  • Bravo Rezende
    Posted at 15:53h, 23 August Reply

    The game is fantastic. It’s good to see the industry mature. Any update for HDR implementation on PS4 PRO?

  • miracle.flame
    Posted at 11:51h, 24 August Reply

    By Odin! You have removed the super annoying look-spring after all even though it’s not listed. Thank gods! I was so hoping this patch would address this number one issue I’ve had. We can finally fully enjoy these stunning visuals without struggling with camera controls.

    And you know what else would make the experience even more stunning? Smooth mouse movement. This is exactly that kind of game that would benefit from smooth camera – artistically focused, not fast-paced run, aim and shoot. Mouse smoothness just like Vanishing of Ethan Carter has. That would elevate this game to another level. The cut-scenes already have smooth camera so why keep the game-play choppy and shaky? It even fits perfectly for the hallucinogenic dizziness!

    But definitely the most lacking point of the game are the subtitles! They are made so badly that Loki’s wrath forced me to turn them off. They are causing more harm than good! I couldn’t stand how there are several long sentences displayed at single time for half a minute and I’ve read them five times already until the voice-over covers them all. Why for the love of Thor? That breaks immersion so heavily! Why not sync them with the narration as much as possible and display only parts at a time? And another subtitles’ failure. Not even a half(!) of all whispers are captioned. Maybe like three of voices are captioned and the rest of 5 or 10 speaking for another half a minute have no captions at all! All over the places! That’s just huge problem not so much for English players but for localizations most definitely. If I was annoyed by subtitles while understanding the voice-over how much annoyed would be anyone who can definitely hear they are missing something.. or that they are staring and a huge chunk of text for half a minute unable to match the sentences with spoken words. This is something that brings the experience way down below 50% for all non-English speakers. Please think about addressing this issue.

    And a cherry on top would be if you’d separate the various voices by special character like * or / or some special brackets. Because simple dots just make an impression of chronological continuation of single narrative and that is not the impression you’d aim for, right?

    Thank you for marvelous piece of art!

  • PC player
    Posted at 04:53h, 26 August Reply

    Ninja Theory, what have you done?
    A masterpiece of a game and the most horrific patch I’ve ever seen!
    I encountered one single bug on my first play through (a minor one).

    Now After the patch I can’t walk more than 15- 20 steps before being greeted by:
    – Movement bugs
    – Visual glitches in the environment and character(s)
    – Animation glitches
    – Combat bugs and glitches
    – Puzzles (half of them) breaking in the middle of doing them (solved by restarting the game every time)
    – Audio bugs (disappearing sounds and voices, overlapping narrative, distorted environmental sounds (especially the sea wave audio)

    Just download the game from GOG and play it yourselves. It’s jaw-droppingly bad now. And there is no option to undo the update.
    Why guys? You created by far my favourite game of all time (been gaming since 9 y/o – currently 29). Please, at least give us the option to undo this horrific mess if you don’t plan on releasing a new patch. Please!

  • Rafael Haas
    Posted at 04:12h, 02 September Reply

    I can’t play the game yet, the game stuck in ninja theory screen

  • hamid
    Posted at 08:28h, 02 September Reply

    amazing game please add harder difficulty

  • Haryo
    Posted at 18:12h, 02 September Reply

    I still encountered some bugs. I downloaded, played and finished the game at the same day today. Here’s the list:
    – Hellblade Feature’s audio still out of sync.
    – Subtitles not match with the actual voice.
    – Subtitles still have typos.
    – Sometimes, subtitles don’t show properly at some time in the game. Although this can be fixed by pausing the game and play it again, I find it quite annoying.
    – Mouse sensitivity, can’t be adjusted manually? Really?! Because I find it too slow and uncomfortable.
    – When the inner voice of Senua still speaking and you interact with the rune/lore, sometimes the lore won’t be played or only fractions of the lore would be played.
    – Alright, here’s what I think is weird. I set the game to play on full resolution. It played really well — too well, even — that I think the game doesn’t run at actual 4K UHD. So, I set it to Windowed Borderless and I think it played at actual 4K UHD. But actually, why this issue exists in the first place? Also, when I already commit a setting configuration in the Option from the Main Menu, the game always prompts me to confirm my selection, albeit I didn’t change anything. It’s a weird and annoying issue.

    Advice on Improvement:
    – Progression, maybe? This game doesn’t offer level-up or characters progression at all. I know this isn’t the main point of the game, but still….
    – Improved audio for PC speakers, as I prefer using speakers to headphones.
    – Faster running. Really, Senua runs really slow, I’d be bored if not for the — fortunately — astonishing view of the game itself.
    – Brighter at the part when you’re in the dark and you have to forge Gramr sword (The Story of Odin). Even at the Game Mode of my monitor — which actually very bright compared to actual sRGB, which is really helpful on almost all games I’ve played but not this one, unfortunately — this part gets annoyingly too dark.
    – Improved PC performance, if possible.
    – Save Games. This is really important; the idea that I’ll have to restart the whole game is nonsense albeit the enemies will be easier to kill. This sounds more like a developers’ laziness than challenge.
    – Hints. I have to admit, with the Senua’s running speed and the difficulty of the puzzle, I think you should dedicate a button or function to help gamers like me to be able to play this easily. I haven’t checked whether this function is available yet, but if it has, ignore this. At least, give us a tutorial about all the buttons we’re going to use in the game itself.

    Overall, this game is beautiful and worth the price. But please, fix these issues I mentioned. Thank you.

  • Uryah Mingo
    Posted at 03:18h, 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 isnt ment to focus on combat (which is great) but is ment to focus onnthe effects of psychosis but if you add this feature it would add great replayability. I would play a lot more and a lot longer instesd if me having to replay the story. Thanks

  • Murello
    Posted at 12:07h, 15 May Reply

    Im still stuck in the photomode everytime i play, maybe because i redirected evade from X to Circle, but this is ridiculous…. I still love the game tho

  • polen erc
    Posted at 22:33h, 27 May Reply

    I have a game halting bug. At the level with the green muddy atmosphere, where we chase Dillion to a house. My Senua won’t climb the ladder after I’ve solved the puzzle and revealed the ladder. I watched gameplays to make sure I wasn’t doing anything wrong.
    I loved this game and bought it 6 months ago. I come back to it every now and then & cannot play any further. I don’t want to start from the beginning. If the same bug happens again, I’ll lose lots of time.
    Please help me. I play it on a PS4 and sent you a detailed bug report some months ago. Can do it again, anything to help this game.
    It’s just ruined for me now and remained as a bad memory. Please fix this 🙁

  • João Correia
    Posted at 01:42h, 28 August Reply

    I find it impossible to play without inverting the x-axis, please add this option.
    I can still hear the voices in her head:
    Invert the x-axis….
    Invert the x-axis….
    Invert the x-axis….
    Invert the x-axis….

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