Neowiz doesn't have a hotfix ready yet, but they have announced a workaround that players can use to get around the issue as long as they haven't gone past a certain encounter in the game. There will be light spoilers for a Chapter 2 encounter below, so stop reading if you don't want to be spoiled. However, you may run into the game-breaking bug if you don't follow these steps, so it's probably worth spoiling a boss name.
In its update about the bug, Neowiz says, "Before defeating the Chapter 2 Boss the "Scrapped Watchman,' if the players attempt to enter locked rooms within Hotel Krat, a game-breaking bug may occur preventing further game progression." Basically, don't try any of the locked doors in Hotel Krat until you take down the Scrapped Watchman. If you do that, you should be able to get around the issue, but if you've already hit the bug it looks like you'll need to wait for Neowiz to announce a fix. There's currently no information about when that might be coming, but it's already working on it, so it shouldn't be too long of a wait.
Whether it is brimming with lies or purely the truth, once a tale has been told, it can never be silenced. What will be within the pages of your story? #LiesofP— Lies of P (@Liesofp) September 19, 2023
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Just a few days before launch, Lies of P developers added the controversial Denuvo DRM technology. Of course, it's unlikely that this game-breaking bug has anything to do with the tech, but some fans are speculating exactly that on the game's Steam page, with one saying, "The curse of Denuvo strikes again." Again, it's highly unlikely that the two things are related, but it isn't surprising to see fans angry about Neowiz adding Denuvo.
The DRM tech is used to combat piracy in various ways, which is something most developers want to do. However, Denuvo has often been associated with games that have poor technical performance partly because of the resources needed to run the technology. Seeing Neowiz after Denuvo after reviews for Lies of P went live only makes the situation appear worse to fans hoping to play smooth, Souls-like combat. It remains to be seen if Denuvo will impact performance on a wide level, but it is an ongoing concern for many in the community. This new game-breaking bug has only made those worries more pronounced for that same group.
Lies of P is out now on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC platforms. Remember, if you're a Game Pass subscriber, you can get the game at no extra cost.
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