Sonic Colors Ultimate Gets its First Major Patch, Removes “Rainbow Glitch”

After reports of some bugs ranging from harmless to potentially seizure-inducing, SEGA and Blind Squirrel Entertainment began work on fixing up Sonic Colors Ultimate. The first patch has just dropped, and it’s made experiencing the game much safer for photosensitive players.

We’re not linking to a video right now, but this should give you an idea of what it’s like.

While it was extremely difficult to trigger, even deliberately, the “rainbow glitch” was a very real problem for some players, causing flashing lights of various colors to smear across the screen. This was thankfully patched out in the latest update.

SEGA promises that there’s more to come. It isn’t specifically stated what they plan on changing in future updates, but given the host of (minor, but noticeable) graphical errors and strange lighting differences in the Nintendo Switch version, we can safely say that Sonic Colors Ultimate is on track to looking the way it was supposed to.

We’ll keep you in the loop on the latest with Sonic Colors Ultimate! Stay tuned.

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  1. This makes me wonder if the Switch version first print will become a collector’s item should SEGA release a cartridge revision.

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