Game breaking bug in Chapter 12, PC

Just after the reconstruction scene at the Harbour's Master office the protagonist and a possessed whaler respawn at the same spot, the whaler immediately attacks and the game saves, so no further progression can be made because the hero dies.

Can anything except replaying the game from the very beginning can be done about this? Like replaying a chapter, editing a save file, maybe a patch?... According to the internet, I'm not the only one encountered this issue.

Hey there, I have the exact same bug, the second I pop on the screen I immediately die, nothing I can do, not even a small move. That bug makes me want to stop playing, since I'm already this far in the game... can the devs work on something ?

Hello both,

Thank you for reporting this. We're currently aware of this issue, and it will be fixed in the next patch coming soon.