The Pokémon Company International said that there were will be a new patch for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet coming in February.
“Update Ver. 1.2.0, which will include bug fixes and add functionality, is planned to be released in late February. Please look forward to more details soon,” says The Pokémon Company in a statement on its official website.
Shortly after launch back in November, Patch 1.1.0 was pushed out and added features such as Ranked Battles and fixed some “select bugs” such as the music not being played correctly during battles against the Elite Four. However, the patch didn’t seem to address many of the various technical and performance issues that have been plaguing the games.
Unfortunately, The Pokémon Company hasn’t provided any specific details on whether the upcoming patch will alleviate performance problems. So far, it seems like it’ll just continue to fix more bugs and include additional features.
Despite how the numerous glitches and performance issues found in the games, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet set a brand new all-time sales record with 10 million combined units sold within its first three days of launch.
In IGN’s Pokemon Scarlet review, we said, “The open-world gameplay of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is a brilliant direction for the future of the franchise, but this promising shift is sabotaged by the numerous ways in which Scarlet and Violet feel deeply unfinished.”
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