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Nioh 2's latest patch fixes the previous update's crashes

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A new patch for Nioh 2 has fixed the incessant crashes and assorted other issues introduced by the game's previous update.

Earlier this month, patch 1.27 brought in some much-needed mouse and keyboard support to Nioh 2. Unfortunately, it also brought non-stop crashes to some players, along with odd behaviours when played at 120fps and an issue where text would disappear from the game's menus.

Last night, Team Ninja dropped update 1.27.1, hopefully bringing an end to most of these issues. According to patch notes posted on Twitter, it appears crashes were being caused by everything from opening the character page with DLSS enabled to simply loading up certain environments.

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Nioh 2 is a brilliant soulslike, a sequel our review reckoned "evolves what was already unique about Nioh into something that Team Ninja can very much call their own".  Hopefully, this week's patch means we can all get back to enjoying it without waiting for the game to crash out beneath us.

20 years ago, Nat played Jet Set Radio Future for the first time, and she's not stopped thinking about games since. Joining PC Gamer in 2020, she comes from three years of freelance reporting at Rock Paper Shotgun, Waypoint, VG247 and more. Embedded in the European indie scene and a part-time game developer herself, Nat is always looking for a new curiosity to scream about—whether it's the next best indie darling, or simply someone modding a Scotmid into Black Mesa. She also unofficially appears in Apex Legends under the pseudonym Horizon.