Psychonauts 2 freezing issue when looking at unique items gets acknowledged (temporary workaround inside)

The recently released successor to the action-adventure platform game Psychonauts has been widely praised by the gaming community.

Psychonauts 2 was officially released on August 25, 2021, with gamers already going gaga over the video game. Similar to Psychonauts, the game also has a point of no return.

Fans of the original game have waited years for Psychonauts 2, and it looks like their patience has paid off. The majority of players are already in love with the story and the mechanics of the game.

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But like every modern title, Psychonauts 2 is plagued by various bugs and issues that ruin the players’ experience. While some bugs make the game stutter, others prevent players from progressing.

And if you thought that would be the end of it, we hate to tell you that you are wrong. Psychonauts 2 players have reported an issue that leads to the game freezing whenever users try to look at unique items.

Initially, reports indicated that the issue lied with the intern card in the journal, but it turns out that the game is freezing whenever players interact with any unique item.

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Be warned. Psychonauts 2 has a bug we’re if you look at an item in your journal it will soft freeze and you’ll have to close the game
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I think there are multiple softlock issues with the intern journal. I haven’t experienced the one during the intern journal tutorial. However, I consistently get the issue where clicking on any of the “Unique Items” to open their description causes a softlock of the journal UI. This issue happens no matter where my character is located.(Source)

It is really frustrating since the game literally freezes if players even attempt to read the unique item’s description. Players have tried closing and reopening the journal but it does not seem to work.

Fortunately, the developers at Double Fine Productions have acknowledged the Psychonauts 2 unique items freezing issue and also come up with a temporary workaround.

In case your game is freezing when interacting with unique items in the journal, try the alt+tab combo a couple of times to go in and out of the game.

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The temporary workaround seems to be working for the majority of players. The developers also said that they will be fixing the bug asap.

We will update this space when the Psychonauts 2 unique items freezing issue is fixed, so make sure to check for updates.

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Featured image source: Double Fine Productions

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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.