Alan Wake 2's First 'Big Update' Fixes Audio Issues & More On Xbox Series X|S

Alan Wake 2's first update dropped earlier this week, fixing a few small issues, but developer Remedy is already back with another patch - and this one is a biggie. The team is calling patch its first "big update", and it fixes quite a few issues that fans have noticed since launch.

These include various audio problems that seem to have been quite widespread for Alan Wake 2 players so far. Anyway, we'll drop the full Alan Wake 2 update patch notes down below:

Alan Wake 2 Patch Notes - Version


  • Various localization fixes, such as improved subtitle timings for all languages
  • Improved localized audio for live-action cinematics
  • Various audio-related improvements and additional polish
  • Improved lip sync in some instances
  • Fixed various graphical issues in the environments
  • Fixed various minor issues in cinematics
  • Minor improvements to image aliasing in Performance mode and Xbox Series S
  • Improved lighting
  • Fixed lighting bugs in multiple locations
  • Various UI-related fixes and additional polish
  • Various gameplay fixes and improvements
  • Minor gameplay finetuning
  • Improved auto-aim for specific circumstances
  • Fixed rare player character animation issues
  • Fixed various issues in the Case Board
  • Fixed various map issues
  • Several conversations failing to trigger and thus blocking progress later have been fixed
  • Fixed Rose’s dialogue choices, sometimes not being selectable, blocking progress
  • Fixed a rare issue with Saga’s lines not playing when going to the Sheriff’s Station, blocking progress
  • Resolved a potential problem in the player getting stuck in a Case Board Tutorial
  • Fixed exploration rewards for Lighthouse

Mission specific


  • Fixed a bug where Saga could get stuck in the environment (“Crazy forest”)

  • Fixed potential issue with players able to get stuck when falling from ladders
  • Fixed potential issues with Dark Presence (it remains a threat)
  • Fixed a rare crash

  • Fixed a bug where Saga could fall through the world
  • Fixed a bug in where a gate could get locked after reloading a save game, causing the player to get blocked from progressing
  • Fixed an issue where, in rare circumstances, the player could end up outside of the game world when opening the map
  • Fixed an issue where, in rare cases, the Lighthouse key could not be picked up

    WE SING:
  • Fixed a bug where Alan could get stuck in the environment

    ROOM 665:
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Oceanview Hotel Lobby Echo not to align correctly (this one was really annoying; we apologize)

  • Fixed an issue where if the player performed specific tasks in an unpredictable order, the mission progress could get blocked

  • Fixed an issue (much to Rose’s chagrin) with physics-related props that could block the player in and halt progress

  • Fixed an issue where the player, in rare instances, could not exit the radio, TV, or manuscript interact modules.


  • Fixed a bug where Alan could fall through the environment

PC specific

  • Fixed a bug that could cause graphics settings to reset when launching the game
  • Improvements to PC Window handling logic
  • Fixed mouse cursor sometimes not appearing in menus

Do these patch notes fix any of your big issues with Alan Wake 2? Let us know if they should do the job down below.