Rain World bugs: game won’t launch, graphics glitches, and more

By: Madeleine Dean
3 minute read

Rain World is a game that brings forth an interesting concept: you are a nomadic slugcat, both predator and prey in a broken ecosystem. Surviving in this hostile environment is not an easy task, as you must brave the industrial wastes, hunt enough food to survive, while keeping an eye on predators. You know what they say: predators can become prey.

As it often happens with newly launched games, Rain World is affected by a few technical issues.

Rain World reported bugs

  • Graphics issues

Players report that Rain World is affected by a strange shadow issue. More specifically, gamers can’t see the characters, but only their shadows.

I just installed the game and booted it up. I’m psyched that steam released it a bit earlier than expected but unfortunetly it’s unplayable on my pc at the moment. There seems to be an odd bug that is affecting the characters in the game, you can only see their shadows. Is anyone else experiencing this?

  • Area transition issues

When the slugcat walks into another area, somehow the screen does not always follow it. As a result, gamers are stuck looking at the old area.

I’m having an issue where once the slugcat walks to another area (not using a pipe) the screen does not always follow slugcat […] You can still move about but the only way to remedy this is to press Back and then wait for the screen to come up and then resume the game. Poor slugcat has met his end a few time due to this error.

  • The controller always pushes left

Other players have encountered various controller-related issues. They report that the Xbox controller always pushes them to the left, preventing them from properly controlling the slugcat.

I’m using a wired Xbox controller that works on multiple other games, but it immediately tries to push left at all times. It’s impossible to do anything but go left (the opposite direction/flow of the game). In settings, it’s impossible to solve this by moving to keyboard and mouse, as all of the settings are on the right side, thus rendering the entire game unplayable no matter what I do.

  • Launch issues

Many players also report that Rain World often loads in a loop and then suddently freezes. As a result, they can’t actually launch the game. Running the title in windowed mode doesn’t fix this problem.

The game loads extremely slow (Several minutes from ‘new game’ to the intro video. Either freezes or takes even longer to load after the intro video). During the several minute long loading, the game “srops responding”. I have not been able to progress further than the “grey cloud” screen that appears after the intro video.

The bad news is that there aren’t any specific workarounds to fix the issues listed above. Most likely, these bugs will get fixed with the next game update.

You can buy Rain World for $17.72 from GamesDeal.

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