Free Ys 8 DLC Pulled from Switch eShop After Causing Game Crashes

Free Ys 8 DLC Pulled from Switch eShop After Causing Game Crashes

The hits keep on coming.

NIS America announced that it has temporarily pulled the free DLC for Ys 8: Lacrimosa of Dana after reports that it was crashing the game for some Nintendo Switch players.

On Reddit, some users reported that the launch day patch for Ys 8 meant to solve some of the game's localization and auto-sleep function appeared to be incompatible with a set of free DLC released for Ys 8 on Switch. One user reported that their copy of Ys 8 would "crash" during the "Checking DLC" screen after downloading the DLC and launch patch.

NIS America told USgamer that after confirming reports that some players on Ys 8 on Switch were receiving an error that prevented them from starting the game, NIS America has pulled all add-on content for the time being.

NIS America also says that it has discovered and isolated the issue and it will be fixed with patch 1.03 that's scheduled to go live a week after Ys 8's Switch launch. After the patch goes live, the add-on content will be restored in full.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

The free DLC were largely cosmetic, and none were story or expansion-related content so they were not crucial to playing the game. NIS America also provided a few resolutions to the Ys 8's DLC crashing problems should you have downloaded them before they were pulled from the store. NIS America suggests players:

  • 1. Remove game card, press "+" button on app icon > Manage Software > Delete Software to delete software and remove patches.
  • 2. Reinstall game card then re-download the patches.

This method does not affect Save Data for Ys 8, so progress should still be okay even after deleting the game software.

Ys 8 is the latest in Falcom's long-running Ys series that follows hero Adol Christin as he embarks on a new entry each game. When we played Ys8 on the PS4 last year we found the game to be a great entry into the Ys franchise and perfect for new players.

However, Ys 8 has suffered from a host of localization and translation issues both on the PS4 and Nintendo Switch versions. NIS America has since apologized for these issues and have announced a series of launch patches to remedy the problems.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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