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A fix for Batman’s Switch save issue is on the way

Having save issues with Batman: The Telltale Series on Nintendo Switch? It looks like a fix is on the way.

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Having save issues with Batman: The Telltale Series on Nintendo Switch? It looks like a fix is incoming.

The complete first season of Batman: The Telltale Series was released on Nintendo Switch last month. It’s a game I’ve long been looking forward to playing, and I was fortunate enough to receive a review code from Telltale. However, one month on, our review remains unpublished.

And the reason? A save data issue that plagues some episodes of the game. In our experience both Episodes 3 and 4 are affected, with progress not being saved, despite the appearance of multiple save icons throughout each episode.

It’s not that each episode of Batman is particularly long, but having to play a 90 minute stretch multiple times is not ideal, and is certainly frustrating.

We’re not sure if the issue affects all copies of the game, but there is a support thread on the Nintendo website with multiple users reporting the same problem.

Fortunately, according to a post on this Reddit thread, it appears that TellTale are working on a patch. In the meantime a workaround has been outlined that has fixed the issue with our copy of the game.

Here’s what to do.

Batman: The TellTale Series – Nintendo Switch save fix

  1. Copy your save to another save slot.
  2. From the copied save slot the start the episode AFTER the one where you encountered the issue.
  3. Progress through that episode to the first auto save checkpoint. This is usually right after the opening cutscene.
  4. Quit back to the main menu.
  5. Restart the episode where you first encountered the issue.

Although we’re pleased that a patch is on its way, it’s disappointing that a year-old game has been released with such an infuriating bug. We’ll post our review shortly.


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