Cuphead Players on Windows 10 Encountering Save Bug; Studio MDHR Working on a Patch

It's like the saying goes: don't try over spilt milk. That, and your lost Cuphead save files, according to this Windows 10 save bug.

October 2, 2017

The long-awaited Cuphead is finally out and available for players that want to take a colorful (and brutal) romp through 1930s-inspired platforming gameplay, while recently some players have encountered a potential bug that could erase your save, if you aren’t careful.

In a report from Polygon, several Cuphead players — specifically those on Windows 10 PCs — have been reporting on Reddit and Twitter a potential save bug in the game that can result in lost save progress, where save files are being lost/erased after using the Alt-Tab shortcut to exit out of the game into another program.


Specifically, one user on Reddit reported that “any time I exit the game, I seem to lose a good chunk of progress. … I’m constantly losing about 10% of my progress every time I exit the game.” He added that “it’s broken mess, and for such a difficult game it’s extremely frustrating.” Reviews for the game on the Microsoft Store have also been addressing similar complaints about losing progress due to exiting the game via Alt-Tab or other means, making it seem to be a fairly common occurrence.

In response to a query from Polygon, developer Studio MDHR stated that the save bug is indeed prevalent for the title on Windows 10, and that the studio is “working on a patch for it as we speak” which the team hopes to have “pushed out very soon.”

Cuphead is available now for Xbox One and PC.

Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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