Redfall Players Can’t Stop Counting Bugs

Redfall Players Can’t Stop Counting Bugs

Arkane’s new multiplayer vampire-killing looter shooter Redfall is off to a terrible start. It’s Arkane’s lowest-rated game by a mile with mostly negative reviews on Steam. A large part of that boils down to terrible technical performance on all platforms, with poor visuals and bad framerates as the key complaints. Throw in abysmal AI that can’t figure out how to get around a wooden box, and you can see why fans are upset.

On top of that, there are some truly hilarious bugs being discovered that provide us with a glimpse at just how unpolished Redfall is.

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Take this screenshot from Reddit user TrueOni. They’re on a roof, attempting to infiltrate a home in order to murder some vampires, cultists, or both, and they thought that they could pull a Santa Claus and dive in through the chimney. Little did they know that chimneys in Redfall are just for show. When they’re not literally floating off the houses they’re supposed to be attached to, that is.


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window.arrayOfEmbeds[“1653509485363855361”] = {‘twitter’ : ‘"n<blockquote class="twitter-tweet">Literally can't remember the last AAA game that was released that wasn't buggy as fuck. This Redfall chimney isn't a gamebreaking bug, but it's embarrassing how far AAA gaming has fallen over time. Maybe I have rose-tinted glasses, but I feel like polish isn't important anymore. <a href=""></a>n&mdash; Nandre (@Nan_dre_) <a href="">May 2, 2023</a></blockquote>nn"’}; window.arrayOfEmbedScripts[“twitter”] = “"<script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>"”;

Or how about this post from user Aequitas123? They’re trying to scope out an apartment complex using their sniper, but they can’t actually see through the scope. It looks like the rifle is coming up in the player’s view like a regular gun instead of presenting them with a view through a clear scope. No sniping for you, Aequitas123.

And then there’s this one from user Leymour where they spot the exact same corpse spawned ten seconds away from each other. Same shirt, same hat, same shoes, same strangely oversized hands, and same twin puncture marks on the neck. The only difference between these two corpses is the blood-spatter texture beneath them. They could be twins, but it’s more likely that Arkane didn’t have time to ensure corpses wouldn’t spawn duplicates.

Here’s a screen that showed even the localization teams might have been rushed. The text all runs into everything else, so you have no idea what it’s supposed to say.

window.arrayOfEmbeds[“1653187797107503105”] = {‘twitter’ : ‘"n<blockquote class="twitter-tweet">SO. Redfall. Where to begin. I'm sad to say the game clearly needed more time in the oven.n30fps is the least of the games problems on Xbox unfortunately. Bugs like the one below are not isolated incidents. <a href=""></a>n&mdash; ud83cudff4udb40udc67udb40udc62udb40udc73udb40udc63udb40udc74udb40udc7f Pure Dead Gaming (@PureDeadGaming) <a href="">May 2, 2023</a></blockquote>nn"’}; window.arrayOfEmbedScripts[“twitter”] = “"<script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>"”;

There are more mundane bugs as well. Here we have a case of either a texture failing to load or a texture that didn’t exist in its high-fidelity form. Here we have a case of the AI failing to recognize its own death (although it did eventually recognize its own physics), and here we have a bizarre case where a player should have died, but actually took a solid ten seconds to finally croak. Note that they were actually dead the whole time as they were unable to fire their assault rifle, they just hadn’t keeled over yet.

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All of these examples taken together are pretty damning. Just like Cyberpunk 2077 a few years ago, Redfall appears to have launched in a pretty poor state that will likely take months or possibly even years to fix. Arkane has remained silent since Redfall’s launch yesterday, so we don’t know if there’s a plan to get Redfall back on track.

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