Metroid Dread released October 8, but it had a small problem with a bug that could lock your progress toward the end. Developer MercurySteam fixed that in the game's first update, Metroid Dread 1.0.1.
If a certain area toward the end of the game gets destroyed while you have a map marker over it, it will automatically close the game. The patch fixes the issue, along with some other, more general adjustments that MecurySteam didn't specify details on.
Here are the official Metroid Dread Update 1.0.1 Patch Notes:
Metroid Dread Ver. 1.0.1 Patch Notes
- Fixed an issue where, if a map marker is placed on a specific door on the map screen (the door destroyed with the beam obtained at the end of the game), destroying that door at the end of the game would cause the game to forcefully quit with the message "The software was closed because an error occurred”.
- Fixed several other issues to improve overall gameplay experience.
Metroid Dread is now regarded as the franchise's fastest-selling game in Japan and UK during its first week of release. It now also holds the title as the fourth best-selling Metroid game in Japan to date, and we called it one of Nintendo's best games in years in our Metroid Dread review.