The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Receives Major Patch to Fix Bugs, Progression Blockers, and More

Daedalic Entertainment thanked players for their patience. "We sincerely hope these changes will help you enjoy The Lord of the Rings: Gollum."

Posted By | On 01st, Aug. 2023

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Daedalic Entertainment has released a major new patch for The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, which is live on all platforms. PC players can look forward to the default DLSS mode going from “off” to “auto”, which should help with performance when playing without the upscaling tech but with RTX enabled.

Otherwise, there are bug fixes for issues like quest markers disappearing, objects becoming non-interactable after restarting, progression blockers, loss of mouse focus, etc. Check out the full patch notes below for more details. The developer says at the end, “To all our players, thank you for your patience. We sincerely hope these changes will help you enjoy The Lord of the Rings: Gollum.”

Without mentioning any other upcoming updates and improvements, this could be the last patch that the game receives. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum was released on May 25th for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5 and PC after delays, and received several negative reviews. The developer apologized for the same, while Daedalic has confirmed it’s shifting away from development to focus on publishing.

As a result, the internal development team was laid off, and their rumored upcoming Lord of the Rings title cancelled. There’s still plenty to look forward to in the universe, at least for MMO players, with Amazon Games Orange County working on The Lord of the Rings MMO. It’s coming to PC and consoles with a release date to be announced.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum: Patch Notes 2.2

  • Adjusted DLSS default mode from “off” to “auto” to prevent stuttering and performance issues when playing with RTX without DLSS.
  • Resolved a low reproducibility bug where parts of the environment could be missing.
  • Fixed an issue where quest markers could disappear after continuing from the main menu.
  • Fixed an issue where interactable objects become non interactable after restarting.
  • Fixed Bugs in the checkpoint system to improve the titles stability and clear annoying gameplay bugs
  • Corrected the issue of the Bird losing the player’s chosen color in the breeding mission.
  • Fixed the Bell in “Thranduil’s Halls – Cellars” being placed before the player placed it.
  • Resolved a malfunctioning interactable object in “Thranduil’s Halls – Cellars”.
  • Fixed a conditional blocker that caused Gollum to die if restarting during the beetle conflict.
  • Fixed an unresponsive situation where the Pause Menu overlapped with a Game Over screen.
  • Addressed the issue of losing mouse focus when opening settings.
  • Fixed a blocker in the tower of light where the guard could see the player after spawning.
  • Increased the chase radius for the “Cruel Woman” chase to prevent save games where the player cannot keep up anymore.
  • Fixed a locked camera issue in the cart sequence in the “Sewers”.
  • Improved Bird Training Spy Mission and Morning Visits, fixing several bugs.
  • Resolved missing environment issues in “Tower of Light”.
  • Fixed cog wheels spinning in random directions.
  • Fixed nervous hands achievement behavior.
  • Adjusting DLSS mode and sharpness when loading a save from a previous version.
  • Fixed background sequence causing blocker behavior in Sewers.
  • Overall fixes for background sequences.
  • Fixed a Game Over screen in the tutorial when restarting from the main menu during the chase sequence.
  • Fixed a possible bypass in Tower of Light Day 6 that caused a blocker.
  • Fixed a softlock in Shadow Mountains when jumping off a cliff during a checkpoint.
  • Added required checkpoint to Great Halls Low Day 1.
  • Fixed malfunctioning trigger in Beast Pits Day 3.
  • Fixed unresponsive menu issue after quitting from Gamma settings.
  • Unloaded sublevel issue in the Black Pits cart mission fixed.
  • Halls of Grond & Execution chambers – fixed and adjusted rotating wheels.
  • Fixed extra camera shakes.
  • Gollum Groom is now covered correctly by translucency while still respecting DOF and refraction.
  • Fixed possibility to end the Sewers without killing both orcs.
  • Fixed some localization issues.
  • Fix excessive camera rotation during frame drops.
  • Solved the issue of no sound in the cutscene of Cook’s death.
  • Fixed Kings Grove missing sublevel when the escape orcs quest started.
  • Resolved tutorial checkpoint issue in the chase mission.
  • Fixed German conflict menu choice being displayed as French.
  • Fixed several VO subtitle inconsistencies.
  • Fixed Pause Menu malfunctioning after initial load of the game.
  • Refresh animation state when Gollum is pushed by another character in crouch mode.
  • Added missing “Hold” to Food tutorial in German and both traditional and simplified Chinese.
  • Fixed a blocker in Mines Day 2 where the environment would unload before reaching the 3rd tunnel.
  • Redundant collectibles removed for ending levels.
  • Fixed unresponsive puzzle door in Ruins Outside when loading from Main Menu.
  • Fixed blocked progress after the throttle tutorial when restarting from a checkpoint.
  • Fixed Gollum floating at the beginning for Chapter 2.
  • Fixed a softlock in Outer Gardens where Gollum would be detected immediately after spawning.
  • Resolved Gollum staying in the shadow form even after exiting the shadow volume.
  • Fixed softlock in “Queen Cascades” where it’s possible to avoid quest dialog when loading checkpoint.
  • Fixed missing Mell water spot VFX when loading checkpoint.
  • Fixed missing Grashneg lantern issue when loading checkpoints in Shelob’s Lair.
  • Fixed unresponsive map / collectible screen when spamming open / close buttons.
  • Improved NPC navigation around Gollum.
  • Fixed a conditional blocker when returning from haze in Haze Gate.
  • Kings Grove – fixed incorrect quest marker when loading checkpoint.
  • Fixed wrong spawn location, direction, and missing quest marker on a specific checkpoint in the Finale.
  • Fix for wall running not always triggering correctly.
  • Riverpath fixed invisible 2 elves’ issue at the end of the level.
  • NorthTower flying platform room improved visual effects.
  • Fixed a conditional blocker in Breeding Hills when the spymission NPC group became immobile.
  • Added a missing intuition path and relocated a wrongly placed intuition path in Riverpath.
  • Fixed malfunctioning door hole in Ruins Outside when transitioning from the Main Menu.
  • Fixed incorrect visit number in Cells when returning with the lights to the cook.
  • Fixed NPCs in Tower of Light Day 9 not being aware of Gollum when returning from the Main Menu.
  • Fixed punctuation in Lore Compendium.
  • Resolved the issue of input hints flickering.
  • Fixed the title remaining unresponsive when opening the Pause Menu while selecting Gollum or Sméagol before the inner debate.
  • Synced data for DLSS Support, setting Fidelity fx2 to 0 when DLSS Support is false.
  • Fixed blockers in North Tower when reloading a checkpoint and trying to interact with the winch.
    Added missing localization files.
  • Fixed fluctuating groom when the game is paused.
  • Fixed an issue in Bird Breeding where the inquisitor wouldn’t move or play the dialogue when reloading a checkpoint.
  • Resolved an unresponsive door puzzle dialog blocker in Ruins Outside.
  • Fixed the issue where falling due to stamina loss while turning on a bar prevented Gollum from climbing afterward.
  • Fixed missing environment issue in Kings Garden on the 2nd visit.
  • Fixed misplaced damage volume in Kings Garden.
  • Discarded input when the controller disconnects.
  • Added an input to close the message window of the disconnected device.
  • Fixed the bush not restoring its state after reloading a checkpoint.
  • Resolved missing environment in Mirkwood Chase when loading a checkpoint.
  • Fixed a conditional blocker in Mines when restarting after picking up the last tag.
  • Fixed the delivery bridge environment in Sewers when reloading.
  • Adjusted the wrong Grashneg scale in Sewers.
  • Fixed infinite Game Over screen in Construction Low when sweeping through a specific checkpoint.
  • Fixed the wrong state of the door when transitioning from Tower of Light to Bird Breeding.
  • Resolved incorrect camera spline in Shelob’s Lair during the 2nd chase.

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