Far Cry 4 has a day 1 patch because of course it does

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Far Cry 4 is out tomorrow, and I’ll tell you this; it’s really damned good stuff if you’re a fan of sandboxes. Unfortunately, like every other game on the entire planet, it’s got a few issues that necessitate a day one patch. the Pc version, however, has a number of patches in place ready for day one deployment. Before you groan, they do seem to make the PC version more than your average console port, with things like FOV sliders put in place.

I’ve been playing Ubisoft latest open world shooter, and if you like that last one, you’ll love this. There’s a day one patch on the PlayStation 4 version that weighs in at just under 600MB, bringing the version number up to 1.01. Though unlike other Ubisoft open world games, Far Cry 4 didn’t really seem to have any major issues with frame rate or characters falling through the ground.   The PC version gets two patches though, bringing it right up to version 1.2, making it the obviously superior version for Master racers to lord over console-owning peasants.

Here are the patch notes:

  • Stability & Performance
    – Fixed some random crashes on all game modes
  • AI
    – Fixed various edge case animation issues
    – Fixed various edge case detection issues
    – Fixed missing VO for edge case reaction issues
  • Matchmaking, Connectivity & Replication
    – Fixed matchmaking edge case issues
    – Fixed host migration random & edge case issues
    – Fixed join-in-progress edge case issues
    – Fixed various replication issues between host and clients
    – Fixed edge case replication issues with systems
  • Menus and HUD
    – Fixed various edge case menus and pop-up overlap issues
    – Fixed Mission objectives & updates issues
    – Fixed Co-op specific pop-up updates issues
    – Fixed few localization issues (cut-off text, subtitles)
    – Fixed progression displaying 100% too early in progress tab
    – Polished tutorial images
  • Mission Tweaks (Campaign, Co-Op & Side Content)
    – Fixed various low repro walkthrough breaks
  • World & 3D
    – Fixed various texture issues
    – Deleted some rare floating objects
  • Rendering & Graphics Features (PC Only)
  • – Fixed rendering features not available under certain configurations
    – Fixed multi-monitor display issues
    – Fixed multiple visual artifacts; added SLI support
  • Inputs & Controls (PC Only)
    – Fixed mouse cursor and keyboard functionality
  • In-Game map editor
    – Fixed some graphical corruptions
    – Fixed some edge case issue with maps upload

Here are some more verbose patch notes specifically for the PC version:

Far Cry® 4 v1.1.0

  • Fixed crash in IGE.
  • Fixed an issue with incorrect characters in map naming.
  • Fixed screen tearing when performing a handgun takedown.
  • Fixed various controls issues
  • Fixed various Graphic issues
  • Fixed various IGE issues
  • Fixed various localization issues
  • Fixed various Multi-GPU issues
  • Fixed various Multi-Monitor issues
  • Fixed various multiplayer issues
  • Fixed various sound issues
  • Fixed various UI issues
  • Fixed various Uplay Actions issues
  • Fixed various Uplay Rewards issues
  • Saved maps from IGE and Downloaded now can be opened in the Editor from in-game.
  • Skills, Crafting and Progress Menu now cannot be accessed in Arena.
  • The game now boot if the game folder name contains Cyrillic characters.
  • The game now boot on Korean localization.

Far Cry® 4 v1.2.0

  • Added ability to change FOV scaling.
  • Added nVidia GeForce Experience support.
  • Fixed various controls issues
  • Fixed various Graphic issues
  • Fixed various IGE issues
  • Fixed various Multi-GPU issues
  • Fixed various Multi-Monitor issues
  • Fixed various UI issues
  • Playing a map from Map Browser two times now don’t trigger an Error.
  • Skills, Crafting and Progress Menu now cannot be accessed while playing a created map.

On the one hand, patches mean the developer cares about their game and wants it to be a great experience – but on the other, it means that just not enough time went in to quality assurance – and things have probably been rushed out to hit release date.  As a reminder, here’s the Far Cry 4 101 trailer. Are you picking the game up this week? Let us know!

Last Updated: November 17, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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