rror in the Metroid Dread game

Nintendo Addresses Error Message Near End of Metroid Dread Gameplay

Nintendo notes that a bug has been found in Metroid Dread that can prevent players from progressing under a certain condition. A patch will be released by the end of October to fix this. We apologize for the inconvenience.

“The Software Was Closed Because an Error Occurred” Error

If, near the end of the Metroid Dread game you receive the message, “The software was closed because an error occurred,” and the game forcibly closes.

Metroid Dread Samus

I really hate doors sometimes..

Nintendo is aware of an error in the Metroid Dread game that prevents the player from proceeding when the specific sequence below is followed near the end of the game. They are preparing a software update to prevent this error, which should be available in October 2021.

Near the end of the game, if the player destroys a door while a map marker for that specific door is displayed on the map, the game will forcibly close and the following message will appear: “The software was closed because an error occurred.”

Nintendo did apologize for the inconvenience and provided some steps to work around the issue until a patch is released.

If you are experiencing this error, please follow the steps below.

What to do

  1. Restart the game and, before playing through this sequence, remove the door icon map marker to prevent this error from occurring.
  2. Once the October 2021 software update is available, update the game.
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