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BioWare Readying Fix For Mass Effect 2 PS3 Save File Bug

The mission must go on! Shepard would want it that way.

You’re not the only victim with a corrupted save file in Mass Effect 2 for the PS3. A handful of other unlucky souls have been reporting the problem since the game’s release earlier this month, and it looks like, thankfully, a patch is hitting soon. Over on the game’s official forums, BioWare acknowledged the problem, used user-submitted data to help investigate, and then announced that a patch will soon be submitted to Sony for approval after its own testing concludes.

But what’s causing the bug? Some sort of “memory fragmentation” that occurs, presumably, as you play the game over the course of several consecutive hours. The simple fix before this patch, if you’re worried, is to save the game and then reset it “every couple of hours.”  

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== TEASER ==In addition to fixing this nasty problem, the patch will also address slower-than-normal load times and bad level streaming and even address some spelling mistakes. Check out the full list here:

  • Fixed a crash related to memory fragmentation. This fix will also resolve the crashing that corrupted Save Games.
  • Slightly improved load times and level streaming.
  • Added some telemetry to better improve future titles.
  • Updated some strings to fix spelling mistakes.
  • Fixed the picture frame in Shepard’s Cabin to accurately reflect your love interest choices in Mass Effect: Genesis.
  • Fixed a rare crash in the PSN version in Shepard’s Cabin.

I can’t even imagine the pain I’d feel if I were to lose a Mass Effect 2 save file. I applaud those who have the stomach to start all over again and backtrack all those long, long hours.