The vexing house customisation bug preventing some Disney Dreamlight Valley players from accessing the game has now been temporarily resolved, developers Gameloft confirmed. While work continues on a permanent fix, reverting affected accounts allows all players to again enjoy the popular life sim.
The issues emerged following September’s Enchanted Adventure update, which added a Haunted Mansion bundle to the in-game store. Priced at 3,750 moonstones, the pack included two themed House Dream Styles. However, players equipping either exterior skin quickly encountered game initialisation error 201 when trying to log in.
Developers Rolled Back Affected Accounts as Temporary Fix
Via social media website Twitter, Gameloft said the trouble was traced back to the Haunted Mansion skins. As a temporary solution, the developer reverted affected accounts to default house designs, allowing entry again. The bundle was also removed from the store for the time being, though players retaining the content in their inventory are advised not to re-apply the problematic skins.
Meanwhile, Gameloft promised compensation by Tuesday the 19th to those who purchased the defective product. While details were scarce initially, reports suggest affected users received full moonstone refunds, essentially obtaining the content for free once patched.
Some may consider this meager amends for losing launch week access. But luckier players who bought the bundle yet didn’t equip the skins before issues emerged also received refunds. They now have free Halloween content awaiting the permanent fix.
Gameloft Working on 201 Error In The Meantime
In the meantime, Gameloft continues working to pinpoint the root cause of error 201 and deliver robust repairs. It’s an understandable nuisance, but the developer alleviated frustrations by swiftly resolving the login issues through interim rollbacks. Remaining focused on long-term solutions while restoring playability was the right call.
These troubling technical hiccups marred an otherwise celebrated update introducing fresh festive fun to the mushrooming magical valley. Recent months has seen the addition of the Fairy Godmother and frequent Twitch drops. As the game rapidly expands, oversights are inevitable, especially when balancing deeply integrated new systems like housing customisation.
Still, Gameloft deserves plaudits for its transparent, decisive response. Rapidly investigating, communicating and implementing temporary relief demonstrated laudable commitment to the community. Compensating affected players also helped restore goodwill, pacifying inevitability disgruntled fans.
With the early access period extended, there’s ample time to smooth out teething troubles and unveil more magic. For now, restoring the valley’s harmony and ensuring fans can daily craft new stories is what matters most.
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Looking ahead, Gameloft must balance diligently optimising systems like housing decoration with delivering the steady content that makes the game so enchanting. If they can achieve that ambitious balancing act, this budding fantasy kingdom could blossom into the ultimate virtual Disney retreat.
Disney Dreamlight Valley is out now in early access on Windows PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Source – Twitter
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