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Homefront: The Revolution’s day-one patch comes “strongly recommended”

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Homefront: The Revolution is, surprisingly, launching today in the United States of America, and on Friday around the rest of the world (that’s us too). The sequel to a game that didn’t exactly excite the first time around as certainly dialled it back on marketing, but the slivers of preview content that has come out so far is pretty positive. With an open-world approach Homefront: The Revolution is attempting to be more ambitious than its predecessor, but that comes with a cost.

With a lot more possibilities for play, Homefront also opens the door for many more issues to crop up while playing. This is normal for an open-world title, and we’ve now come to expect day-one patches that help alleviate issues that were found between going gold and shipping. But if you’re planning to play Homefront as soon as it hits shelves, you’ll do yourself a favour to download the patch first. otherwise, the game just might no work properly.

On the game’s official forums, the day-one patch is detailed as a necessary fix for many framerate issues and big fixes, and comes extremely recommended by developers Dambuster Studios.

“The Day 1 update includes a range of performance and framerate improvements as well as other fixes to enhance your playthrough experience. We strongly recommend you have the Day 1 update installed before starting your playthrough.”

How is this different to most day-one patches? Well it’s not really, but it’s something that you should be made aware of before playing. there’s no indication on the patch size just yet, but it’s often something that some people choose to gloss over when eagerly wanting to jump in and start playing. Dambuster isn’t saying Homefront is unplayable without it, but it seems he experience might be severely affected.

Homefront: The Revolution is out on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Reviews have not been especially positive. 

 

Last Updated: May 17, 2016

40 Comments

  1. RinceThis

    May 17, 2016 at 11:02

    Ahhh. the new day-1-patch. Say no to non-DRM! Am I doing this right?

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 17, 2016 at 11:03

      No, all wrong. You shouldn’t be talking.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Protector

        May 17, 2016 at 11:04

        OH SNAP!

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      • RinceThis

        May 17, 2016 at 11:07

        You shouldn’t BE!

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          May 17, 2016 at 11:10

          I’m always pleased to disappoint you!

          Reply

          • RinceThis

            May 17, 2016 at 11:27

            Then you must always be pleased!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 17, 2016 at 11:27

            Yes, because you’re not. 😀

          • RinceThis

            May 17, 2016 at 11:42

            Your happiness makes me happy!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 17, 2016 at 11:43

            I see what you’re trying to do!

          • RinceThis

            May 17, 2016 at 11:46

            Meeeeee?!

    • Dude_BrO-Anemia

      May 17, 2016 at 17:41

      If you’re trying to be the insecure,I can’t think on my own follow the leader type…then yep that’s exactly how it’s done. I think your IQ is higher than that though….I think you see the reasonable side to patches and drm in today’s world. Then again it’s hard to read people over the dummy net.

      Reply

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 17, 2016 at 11:03

    Is the patch reviewed better than the game?

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    • Dude_BrO-Anemia

      May 17, 2016 at 17:48

      Play the game and find out if it’s good. Or You can just take other people’s opinions and pretend like their your own. Let other people make your decisions for you. That’s life on the Internet though. Mindless automatons plugged into the virtual world. It’s the only place where everybody with double digit IQ’s can come together and pretend like using a search engine makes them smarter than people who actually retain information. What a world we live in. See you do wanna play the game. You do wanna make your own decisions. I knew you would!!

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      • Tyler Thompson

        May 19, 2016 at 04:01

        That’s a great idea. Throw your money at them to see if the game is good. That’s how EA makes its money back.

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        • Dude_BrO-Anemia

          May 19, 2016 at 04:36

          Yes actually play games to see if you like em. Thinking on your own. Weird premise for some people I guess. Unless your on welfare or struggle to buy games to begin with why wouldn’t you support the hobby you love? I buy every game I’m interested in,but maybe I’m more fortunate than most.

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          • Tyler Thompson

            May 19, 2016 at 21:52

            Not everyone still lives at home with mommy and daddy. Some people need to have Jobs with their college and pay rent. I can’t go spending $60 on every single game that comes out. Especially if it is a broken mess on my computer.

          • Dude_BrO-Anemia

            May 19, 2016 at 22:56

            Maybe I just work harder than you? Or have a better job? Probably both if you can’t afford 60$ on the only hobby your any good at. It’s not a broken mess on my computer. So I’d say your oblivious to the truth and just making stuff up at this point. Go ahead and project your insecurity onto me I don’t mind at all 🙂

          • Tyler Thompson

            May 20, 2016 at 07:28

            You’re right you got me. I just play videogames all day in my shack. I can barely afford food because I’m extremely lazy. I should just throw money at everything I want but I’m too poor to do so. How can I be more like you?

          • Dude_BrO-Anemia

            May 20, 2016 at 07:59

            Well all I can tell you is where to start……College….

  3. Original Heretic

    May 17, 2016 at 11:05

    We’re pretty much at the point now where news about a day 1 patch for a game isn’t really news.

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    • Admiral Chief Protector

      May 17, 2016 at 11:05

      I weep for the current status of things

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    • RinceThis

      May 17, 2016 at 11:09

      True that.

      Reply

    • Ottokie

      May 17, 2016 at 11:11

      It’s mostly just a reminder that you are not going to play as long as you thought you where on day one.

      Reply

  4. Admiral Chief Protector

    May 17, 2016 at 11:05

    Ahhhhhh HYPE+AAA+D1P=PROFIT

    Reply

  5. Greylingad[He Charges!]

    May 17, 2016 at 11:20

    No patch size indication, hmmmm…… As long as they’re not in the run to beat Quantum Break with regards to the size of the thing… the latter being 27GBs, TWENTY SEVEN!? What do you replace in an update that size?! The whole thing?! GAAAAAAARRRRGHHHH!!!!

    Sorry, now I’m calm.

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    • Original Heretic

      May 17, 2016 at 11:25

      Yeah, that’s a whole game. In fact, I have games a 10th that size which I’d enjoy playing more than Homefront.

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    • Strawman Jim

      May 17, 2016 at 12:46

      Seriously? Was Quantum Break really 27gigs? That’s insane! I’ve been waiting for the game’s price to drop. There’s no way in hell, I’m paying R1000 for a game (I know the future is looking grim, but I’d rather sail the seven seas of torrent if R1000+ per game becomes the norm).

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      • Greylingad[He Charges!]

        May 17, 2016 at 13:13

        Oh, you haven’t heard the worst of it, it only runs on that stupid Windows Store platform, which installs to wherever your main windows folder is, so when you download the game, say to your OS drive and you try to run it, the game stutters like mad, secondly, the 27GBs is only the patch size, the total game size is something around the regions of 68 GB upon initial download…Like I said, what on this planet do they replace if they need to replace almost 40 percent of the games’ files?

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        • Strawman Jim

          May 17, 2016 at 15:59

          Good grief…. there is no hope, you can only put your PC out of its misery by setting it alight 🙁

          Reply

  6. oVg whippersnapper

    May 17, 2016 at 11:24

    Sorry AAA developers, but I have no room left on my 500gig PS4 because SONY never expected developers to be so lazy. I have 60gigs left and we all know what that is for dont we? DONT WE?

    ‘The Witcher 3: Blood And Wine’ DLC Release Date News: New DLC Going To Be Launched On May 31

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    • Original Heretic

      May 17, 2016 at 11:25

      There’ll probably be a patch for that, too. So add an extra 5gig or so.

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      • oVg whippersnapper

        May 17, 2016 at 11:29

        I have keepers, well… we are forced to have keepers so there is more incentive of buying the upgraded PS4.

        Lets say I have no room left and I want to make space to play another disk. When you delete the game that was installed by the disk you also end up deleting all the patches and DLC.

        So, thanks to the Witchers 15 gig patch, that type of gave has to remain on the HD.

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        • Original Heretic

          May 17, 2016 at 11:32

          I did something completely sacrilegious and deleted Witcher 3 from my PS4. Suddenly I had a whole lot more space. There’s just too many games out there for a mere 500Gig HDD to handle.

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 17, 2016 at 11:34

            Someone fetch the silver sword, there’s a monster around.

          • oVg whippersnapper

            May 17, 2016 at 11:36

            Ill give you 5 Orens, that is all this peasant can afford.

          • Original Heretic

            May 17, 2016 at 11:54

            Yes, monstrous I am. And evil to boot.

            But I got the point where I realized, “I’m not playing this anymore. I’d rather get new games than get DLC.”

    • RinceThis

      May 17, 2016 at 11:27

      Damn straight!

      Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 17, 2016 at 11:29

      Only 2 weeks away!

      Or in my case, 2 weeks plus however long it takes to download.

      Reply

    • Strawman Jim

      May 17, 2016 at 12:47

      Listen to this man, kids… he speaks the DAMN truth!

      Reply

  7. Strawman Jim

    May 17, 2016 at 12:45

    Imagine giving birth to a kid, and then hearing your doc mumble, “All right, let’s apply that day one cognitive patch”

    Reply

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