Returnal Update 2.000.001 Patch Notes (PS5)

New modes arrive

by Damian Seeto


Update 2.000.001 has arrived for Returnal, and here’s the full list of changes and fixes added with this patch.

Update 2.000.001 or 2.0 has arrived for those that play Returnal on the PS5 console. The new patch is quite large as you will have to download over 10 GB of data to install it.

You can see what the update includes in the video down below.

In short, this update includes both Suspend Mode and Photo Mode. Suspend Mode is quite helpful as you can quit the game without losing too much progress. However, there are still some limitations to when you can suspend your game. Like you cannot suspend during boss battles and things like that. That being said, pausing the game and continuing at a later date is better for some players.

Another feature is the highly requested Photo Mode that allows you to capture lots of great pictures in the game. You can read the full features of the new update below.

Returnal Update 2.000.001 Patch Notes (PS5)

Suspend Cycle

“One of the main features of this update is the Suspend Cycle functionality, which will allow you to pause your cycle to be continued later, letting you exit the game and turn off your console without losing your progress in that session. The structure of the game remains unchanged, so this functionality is not a traditional mid-game “Save Game” option: by suspending the cycle, Returnal will simply create a single use suspend point, and once you resume playing the suspend point is deleted and cannot be used again. Your game will continue directly from the moment you left it, and if you want to suspend the cycle again, your progress will be captured from that new point onwards. There are some limitations in place – for example, players won’t be able to create a suspend point during Boss battles, cinematics, first-person sequences or during intense combat scenarios – as we felt there are certain moments in Returnal that are best experienced unfragmented to preserve the intended challenge and flow.

With this approach, we can keep the roguelike spirit and “high stakes” commitment to your run intact, while still providing some quality-of-life convenience for players who like to experience Returnal in shorter bursts. So next time you’re deep into a lengthy session on Atropos and life comes knocking at your door, you’ll be able to simply Suspend Cycle and jump back in at a more convenient time.”

Photo Mode

“Along with the Suspend functionality, we have also been working on another feature that’s been highly requested by the community and will also be included in this update: Photo Mode. Selene’s journey through Atropos is filled with many memorable moments that are worth cherishing; whether it’s dancing on the knife’s edge amidst intense bullet hell combat, or taking a fleeting moment of serenity to appreciate the eerie atmosphere and dark beauty of Atropos, our Photo Mode will allow you to immortalize these moments in all their glory.

At any point during the game (except some limited circumstances like our first-person sequences), you can simply pause the game and enter Photo Mode, which will put you in control of the camera. You can then use the analog sticks and the adaptive triggers to move the camera around and pick the perfect angle for your photo.

Once you’ve perfected your composition, you can then explore some optional settings like focal distance, aperture, saturation or contrast. You can also set different sources of light to highlight the scene, and choose from a variety of many different filters, effects, frames, coloring options, and much more to help bring that unique flair to your captures.When you’re happy with the result, just hit the Create button on your DualSense wireless controller to take the photo. Using the social features built directly into the PS5 console, you can also share and celebrate your most cherished Returnal moments with social media as well. We hope you have fun with the Photo Mode, and we are looking forward to seeing your creations!”

The info you see above was originally posted on the PlayStation Blog. Returnal is out now and it’s exclusive to the PS5 console.

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