1GB patch to fix Pokémon Scarlet and Violet bugs

Nintendo has announced a new patch for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and apologises the many bugs and performance issues that plague the game.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have been out for a fortnight and are breaking all sales records. However, this success is partly tainted by the disastrous technical condition of the game. In addition to being far from the graphical standards one would expect from both the world's most lucrative licence and a Switch game, the title is also riddled with bugs of all kinds.

For some, these bugs create unexpected and hilarious situations. For others, it is a real nuisance that prevents them from properly enjoying the game. So much so that consumers have rightly demanded accountability from Nintendo as follows a refund of their purchase. This is quite rare for Nintendo, but the Japanese company has agreed to these requests. A story that is not reminiscent of the setbacks of Cyberpunk 2077 last year.

In an unprecedented move, Nintendo acknowledged in a statement that the last two Pokémon games suffered from performance issues and even apologised to players.

We are aware that players may experience issues that affect performance. Our goal is always to give players a positive experience with our games and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. We take player feedback seriously and are working to improve the games.

In parallel to this release, Nintendo has rolled out a patch of more than 1GB. If there is no detailed patch note as such, it nevertheless mentions the correction of some bugs, including duplication of objects and music that loops indefinitely. No doubt that other pages will come to correct the shooting in the weeks or months to come.

This patch also opens the game's first competitive season. The Classified Combat queue is now open to all those who are ready to get serious about strategic combat.