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Mad Max patch lets you break vehicle physics in beautiful ways

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Mad Max car physics updated in new patch

Mad Max isn’t a bad game, but it isn’t a particularly good one either. While visually striking, it loses its way when you’re doing anything that doesn’t involve your car. Things like fighting, running and, well, drinking water all become mundane fairly quickly. Thankfully, vehicle combat is truly spectacular – and it’s getting a nice little addition thanks to a new patch.

So you’ve watched Fury Road and thought to yourself, “Man, I wish I could pull off some of that George Miller magic in the game”. If you haven’t, don’t stress – because clearly Avalanche Studios has and that’s why they’re making physics bend a little more than toy putty in an upcoming patch. The tweaked physics will allow you to pull off fantastic mid-air car rolls, so that you can capture them and the explosive glory behind for everyone else to see.

Of course, it’s not just reserved for wasteland photo ops either. The increased control over your Magnum Opus will open up some new possibilities in vehicular combat too, making it more like the film it has nothing to do with. There’s also some improvements to performance, some fixes for tri-monitor PC setups (yes, that’s a thing) and more.

General Updates for All Platforms:

  • Added optional “Vehicle roll” setting for more realistic in-air car physics.
  • General performance improvements.
  • Improved data streaming, enabling content to load faster and easier.
  • Improved auto-aim target prioritization.
  • Fixed various audio issues.
  • Made various GUI fixes and improvements.
  • Fixed several instances of the map not loading correctly.
  • Made various mission flow fixes and improvements. This includes retroactively resolving a conditional mission flow blocker that was happening to some players trying to install the Baby Bars during the Wasteland Classic mission after the mission flow had been interrupted.
  • General bug fixes.

Win64 Specific Updates:

  • Fixed instances of graphics options resetting to default upon the game loading for some users.
  • Fixed an issue which caused the Harpoon to not work correctly on triple monitor setups, and with larger aspect ratios.
  • Fixed several keyboard entry issues with the WBPlay Menu screen.
  • Made several Mouse & Keyboard Control improvements and fixes.

I still haven’t come close to finishing Mad Max, but so far I pretty much agree with the disappointment Darryn felt with many parts of the game. Still, it’s a romp and a half when you’re actually driving around, and this is only going to make it that much sweeter.

Last Updated: September 30, 2015


  1. Kromas untamed

    September 30, 2015 at 22:14

    “tri-monitor PC setups (yes, that’s a thing)” Me and my three monitors take offense to that!


  2. HairyEwok

    October 1, 2015 at 08:46

  3. Willie Roberts

    October 1, 2015 at 09:13

    I have been playing Mad Max on the PS4 for the last few days, and have to admit the mundane and repetitive stuff can be annoying after drinking your 3000th water or clearing out your 50th scrap location, I still find myself spending hours finding and clearing out every part of an area. I know the reviews for the game has not generally been great but it is definitely a worthwhile time kiler.


    • Nikola

      October 1, 2015 at 09:48

      Agreed feel the same average game not bad fun but nothing spectacular!


    • Bagel

      October 1, 2015 at 09:51

      “I know the reviews for the game has not generally been great”
      This is why i stand by my point. Reviews are merely an opinion, and customers should not base their purchases on someone’s opinion.

      I for one really enjoy the mundane time killing. Thats just me. Its a good game.


      • Willie Roberts

        October 1, 2015 at 09:54

        Agree on all points. I have often read bad reviews but then enjoy a particular game thoroughly myself. I play a lot of games from beginning to end, and it’s rare that I find a game I refuse to finish.

        The mundane is part of any open world game, and I love sandboxes so you tend to not notice after your 100th one. Even Batman’s Riddler trophies fall into the mundane category for me.


        • Bagel

          October 1, 2015 at 11:18

          I completely agree. Maybe it falls on the OCD spectrum. Ive never had it in other open world games. But in madmax. I NEED ALL THOSE DAMN SCRAP. And i feel i need to finish an area before progressing.

          The game never got good reviews, but i feel its an extremely good game.


    • 40 Insane Frogs

      October 7, 2015 at 14:07

      I find it an extremely calming game. Those moments when you drive around looking for scratch, I can actually feel the stress of the day washing off me..


  4. Nikola

    October 1, 2015 at 09:51

    I must say was expecting more from this game however it’ still fun get’s repetitive quick but a fun game to go around and destroy stuff! Very average game though but the car combat I agree it’s a load of fun!


  5. Mombasa69

    October 1, 2015 at 15:08

    Justl play GTA V. this is even more brainless than madmax fury road the movie lol


  6. 40 Insane Frogs

    October 7, 2015 at 14:06

    I still love you MAD MAX!!!


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