Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

Nintendo says it is aware of the Metroid Dread “near the end” crash error and is working on a fix.

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Nintendo noticed a “near end” error Metroid dread This will force the software and game to quit.

We are working on a fix to prevent this and will be available later this month. So what’s the problem? Apparently, if the player destroys a door while the map marker for a particular door on the map is displayed, an error message will be displayed and the software will shut down.

This is a complete summary, courtesy Nintendo official support page:


Applies to: Nintendo Switch family, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite, Nintendo Switch-OLED models

The information in this article is Metroid dread The game will force the game to quit with the message “Software has exited due to an error”.

Recognizing the error Metroid dread A game that prevents a player from continuing when the following specific sequence is performed just before the end of the game. We are preparing a software update to prevent this error. It will be available in October 2021.

Just before the end of the game, if the player destroys the door while the map marker for a particular door is displayed on the map, the game is forced to end and “the software was closed due to an error”. A message is displayed.

We apologize for any inconvenience. If you encounter this error, follow these steps:

What should I do: 1. Restart the game and remove the door icon map marker before playing this sequence to prevent this error.

2. Once the October 2021 software update is available Update the game..


Have you ever encountered this bug yourself? So far, how have you found Metroid Dread in general? Please comment below.