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Original story (published on October 11, 2021) follows:

Metroid is a historical video game series that was initially released in 1986. Since then, there were several sequels released in this game lineup and the latest one is Metroid Dread.

Metroid Dread is a Nintendo Switch exclusive video game released on October 08. It is a single-player video game developed by MercurySteam and Nintendo EPD that involves action, adventure, and shooting.

In just a few days after its release, the nostalgia-inducing game was picked up by many gamers around the world. But not all is moonlight and roses as some are also reporting issues while playing Metroid Dread.


Some Metroid Dread players are having issues such as frame drops, stuttering, and crashing. According to reports (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), the game keeps crashing during the final stage or end of the game.


same. beat final boss three times on hard with 100% items, and each time it has crashed at the exact moment that the door melts. I’m so disappointed, I wanted to 100% complete hard mode…. (Source)

I did a reinstall, but game keeps crashing. I hope Nintendo / MercurySteam is aware of the issue and a patch is fothcoming.(Source)

Moreover, some are also facing frame drops and stuttering in the middle of the gameplay which makes it harder to play.

These sorts of issues often ruin the gaming experience and end up disappointing players, especially with a newly released game.

On the brighter side, these bugs are not affecting all Nintendo Switch players and many are having a great experience playing it.


Meanwhile, the support team of MercurySteam or Nintendo EPD has not yet acknowledged these problems and we hope that the devs should soon look into them and come up with an appropriate solution.

Till then, the affected players can play Metroid Dread at a low resolution that could possibly fix these frame drops and crashing issues.

Otherwise, a player also suggested removing all makers before entering the final fight to avoid crashing.

If the above-mentioned workarounds did not fix the issues then you will have to wait until devs take care of this. If you are also having such problems while playing Metroid Dread then do share your thoughts in the comments below.

That said, we will update you as and when anything new comes to our notice regarding these annoying issues, so stay tuned.

Update 1 (October 15)

IST 11:21 am: Nintendo has officially come out to acknowledge this issue, noting that a fix will be issued at the end of October.

fix has been issued nintento of marica

In the meantime, affected players are advised to restart the game and, before playing through this sequence, remove the door icon map marker to prevent this error from occurring.

Update 2 (October 21)

IST 06:46 pm: A new October update is now available for Metroid Dread users that brings general bug fixes and improves the overall gameplay experience.

According to a user, this update fixes crashing bug at the end of the game. Affected players can download this patch and see if the issue is fixed for them or not.


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