The developer of Remnant 2 has promised to improve the game’s performance following its huge launch.
The well-received looter-shooter soulslike is currently the second best-selling game on Steam, up 14 places since last week. Remnant 2 has enjoyed a significant launch on Valve’s platform, with close to double the amount of concurrent players than Remnant: From the Ashes had at launch. At the time of publication, Remnant 2 was the 12th most-played game on Steam with 53,848 concurrent players and a peak today of 82,872.
Developer Gunfire Games said it was “humbled” and “grateful” for the overwhelmingly positive response from the community, while acknowledging a “small portion” of players have encountered some bugs.
“We know that encountering bugs and glitches can be frustrating and can hinder your excitement for the game,” development director Ben Gabbard said in a blog post. “We take these issues incredibly seriously, and our team is working to identify and address these issues as quickly as possible.
“Since we’ve launched, we’ve already addressed some early issues that have popped up such as progression blockers in the Labyrinth and Nightweaver’s Web and issues with the Waterharp Puzzle. We will continue to work to deliver fixes for remaining issues over the coming days and weeks.”
Gabbard outlined some of the issues Gunfire is currently looking at:
- Improving overall performance
- Addressing crashes and issues with higher end systems
- Addressing issues with the trait system
- Other Progression blockers and missing items
- And other fixes
Some of these fixes are coming in hot. In a tweet, Gunfire warned players not to use the Orb of Undoing if you have negative trait points, or the points will be gone forever.
⚠️ PSA regarding negative trait points ⚠️ pic.twitter.com/pfbbr2WOUP
— Remnant 2 – Europe (@Remnant_Game_EU) July 27, 2023
“Thank you for your support and understanding,” Gabbard continued. “We are determined to make Remnant 2 an unforgettable adventure for all players, and we will continue to refine and improve the game.”
Earlier this week, Gunfire said it was still working to address a PlayStation 5 friend invite issue that has blighted Remnant 2’s launch on the console. Remnant 2 is meant to let players invite friends from within the Friends menu under the System tab, but for some reason this screen was absent from the PS5 version of the game.
In a tweet, Gunfire issued an update on the PS5 co-op issues: “While it does work for some of you, others can't join or invite their friends. Rest assured that we're still working to get this fixed for everybody. Thank you for your patience!”
While the first Remnant did well enough to justify a sequel, it’s clear Remnant 2 has attracted a much larger audience across PC and console. IGN’s Remnant 2 review returned a 9/10: “Where Remnant: From The Ashes was a strong first draft, Remnant 2 is a revolutionary sequel and a sterling manifesto for the looter-shooter soulslike,” we said.
One of the most-requested features so far is crossplay. At launch, Remnant 2 does not have crossplay between PS5, Xbox Series X and S, and PC. Gunfire has yet to announce plans to add the feature.
If you’re playing the game, it’s worth bearing in mind Remnant 2 has a post-credits scene you won't want to miss.
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