BioWare issues workaround for Mass Effect 2 on PS3, patch coming soon

Thursday, 27th January 2011 16:41 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Earlier this week, Mass Effect 2 producer Jesse Houston asked players having save corruption issues with Mass Effect 2 to post their issues in the game’s error discussion thread. This was so the team could find out where the problems were occuring and start working on a fix. Today, BioWare has issued a workaround while the patch is being worked on.

According to a post over on the BioWare forums, the issue PS3 players are experiencing is being caused by a memory fragmentation crash, and the developers hope to have the patch finalized by Friday so it can get verified and distributed by Sony “ASAP.”

Here are the current patch notes:

  • 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.

Until the patch is released, Houston suggests folks shut down and restart their game every few hours so they will “not encounter the corrupted save issue.”



  1. Dralen

    I still haven’t encountered any of the issues, but that’s probably because I tend to only play for a few hours at a time anyway.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Aimless

    Hopefully they’re underplaying the load time improvements.

    Generally they’re fine — about on par with the 360 version, although I haven’t timed them or anything — but switching floors on the Normandy takes an age, especially loading up the CIC.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. themadjock

    Too late Bioware, mine is on ebay, shame I was enjoying it up until then

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Meghterb


    Me too, but I’m playing the game all the time and nothing has happened.

    The good thing is, they’re working on fixing the long loading times. The game needs to fix that.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Robo_1

    Really sorry to hear that themadjock. It’s a great game, but I totally appreciate your frustration over losing your progress. Give it another go in a year or so’s time when it’s all fresh.

    #5 4 years ago

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