Following the release of Balan Wonderworld, Square Enix has issued a warning to all players about a bug in the game that could potentially trigger photo-sensitive epilepsy.
As highlighted by YouTuber Bigdaddyjende, the bug occurs during the final boss battle, and appears as a bright white flashing light with strobe effects. According to Square Enix, this effect was not intentional and is actually fixed by downloading the game’s day one patch.
Please ensure that you install the Day 1 Patch before playing.
We have received reports of a photo-sensitive epilepsy risk from a potential flashing bug if playing the game un-patched.
The Day 1 Patch prevents this issue as well as enhances the overall play experience.
— Balan Wonderworld (@balanwworld) March 26, 2021
Indeed, other players who completed the same boss battle did not encounter this issue, presumably because they patched the game beforehand. Players who own the physical version of Balan Wonderworld would therefore be advised to download the patch as soon as possible to avoid encountering this potentially harmful bug.
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