If you are playing, or about to get playing Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on console, you will want to check what version of the game you are running, as it seems to really matter.
If you started the game before installing the patch for 1.02 on PS4, you might be in for a nasty surprise. On Xbox One there is a bigger issue: patch 1.02 isn’t available for download yet. PC players are lucky here because the game has always been version 1.02 for them. What is happening is that sometimes, certain chests are in the incorrect state, meaning chests you need to loot for specific items are already open, and this being a video game, you can’t loot an open chest. Sadly these items are linked to progression, meaning you might reach a point where you just can’t work out how to progress and it isn’t you, it is the game.
So if you started Bloodstained before getting patch 1.02, know that you run the risk of hitting a wall at some point, so you might want to restart the game from scratch now instead of much, much later. On Xbox One? Well, you can either wait for the patch or roll the dice, it seems.
Hopefully, the Switch version will launch next week with patch 1.02 already applied to avoid any issues. The post about the chest bug is over here.