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There’s a Dragon Age: Inquisition patch coming today

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Dragon: Age Inquisition is a pretty good game, if you’re not the sort who prefers RPG’s featuring spiky pink-haired androgynous lead characters. Unfortunately, there are still a couple of issues that are preventing it from being a wholly incredible experience. It’s getting a patch today – but it unfortunately doesn’t fix the issue that’s making the game a little soulless for me right now.

The patch is coming to PC, PlayStation platforms and The Xbox 360 later today. The Xbox One gets no such patch yet, but Bioware says it’s on the way. Here’s what it fixes.

  • Stability – Various crashes, freezes, audio/voice glitches, and many stability improvements.
  • Gameplay – Conversations, quests, plot states, combat, UI, camera, controls, follower/enemy AI and path finding, exploits, radar, and search.
  • Multiplayer – In addition to some of the gameplay improvements listed above, multiplayer fixes also cover areas such as animations, game mode bugs, stat reporting, and stability/crash fixes.
  • PC – Numerous control & UI fixes, fixes to some hitching, improved Mantle performance, graphical glitches.

Unfortunately, I’ve been afflicted with that odd audio bug where companions become a little tight lipped, offering very little in the way of party banter. IT’s making it so that I’m traversing Thedas with a pack of mutes, severely eroding away at my enjoyment of the game. Bioware is aware of the silent party issue, and will be patching that up next. They’ve offered an explanation of how banter works for those not feeling any sort of connection to their party members.

Bioware has also said it’ll then start putting in features that didn’t make the cut due to time constraints. For free. Nice.

“As massive as Dragon Age: Inquisition already is, there were some things the team wanted to get in at launch, but we just ran out of time. We’ll be creating these new features and content and adding them into your game over time because we love our DAI players. Multiplayer will also be receiving regular content updates.”

I’ve been taking my time playing Dragon Age…and with The Witcher 3’s delay, I’ll be taking even longer.

Last Updated: December 9, 2014


  1. I'm really feeling it! (Umar)

    December 9, 2014 at 09:21



    • Hammersteyn

      December 9, 2014 at 09:22



    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      December 9, 2014 at 09:51

      I’m sorry there are no tentacles and loli in this game, bro.


      • I'm really feeling it! (Umar)

        December 9, 2014 at 10:09

        Elves X Qunari would’ve been good enough for me 🙁


        • Raptor Rants A Lot

          December 9, 2014 at 10:24



          • Admiral Chief BellatorMachina

            December 9, 2014 at 10:27


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        December 9, 2014 at 10:13

        I’m confused, is the first paragraph about Umar or Rince? O_o


  2. ToshZA

    December 9, 2014 at 09:22

    Hopefully that 2nd patch will be out before Christmas – this is my gift to myself come pay day. 🙂


  3. Hammersteyn

    December 9, 2014 at 09:28

    I’d rather give my cash to Eskom than to EA. I really want to play this but I’m a patient man. It will land in the secondhand bin eventually.


    • Xcalibersa

      December 9, 2014 at 09:36

      Its a great game. Rather support the devs.


      • Hammersteyn

        December 9, 2014 at 09:40

        Just as soon as I can EFT Bioware for a copy


    • GooseZA

      December 9, 2014 at 09:36

      The beauty of big single player games / RPGs (noone is really going to play the MP) is that you can pick them up whenever they’re on sale / 2nd hand. I used to do that all the time to help save a little cash.



    • Brady miaau

      December 9, 2014 at 12:41

      I gave my cash to both. Well, Microsoft and Eskom. EA got paid from MS, no idea how much. Do not care. I paid Xbox Live for my game, in Rands. Cheaper than shop.


  4. KingKappie

    December 9, 2014 at 09:38

    Got the game last night and i dare to say its better than Skyrim


    • Hammersteyn

      December 9, 2014 at 09:41

      Uh oh, tread carefully


      • KingKappie

        December 9, 2014 at 09:49

        I know! but its possible.


        • BacchusZA

          December 9, 2014 at 09:51

          If it turns out you can mod DAI half as well or much as SKyrim, you may well be justified in making that claim.

          The vanilla out of the box games, I’d say yes, DAI seems better to me so far. But the mod support for Skyrim makes it truly special.


          • KingKappie

            December 9, 2014 at 09:56

            Well that all good and well I had skyrim on my 360 and DAI on my ps4 (ya i use consuls) so no modding for me however game play and combat are better and seeing that DAI is on a better consul graphics are match better

          • Matthew Holliday

            December 9, 2014 at 10:11

            i only used the ENB and graphical mods when i played skyrim, dragon age looks better than Realvision + Climates of Tamriel + HD textures on steroids, so i was pretty happy.
            all it needs is a decent hair mod.

            bioware pls, gief good hair next time.

          • Kromas, Guardian of Cenarius

            December 9, 2014 at 14:57

            Mantle support but no TresFX … whats up AMD/EA? 😛

    • oVg elfroot slayer

      December 9, 2014 at 10:55

      I said it first 😉 SKYRIM KILLER.
      80hours in at level 20. Not bothered with the new patch. It should be called an update.


    • Charl van der Merwe

      December 9, 2014 at 13:05

      It IS better than Skyrim


  5. oVg elfroot slayer

    December 9, 2014 at 09:50

    Is it a Skyhold upgrade for the garden?


  6. oVg elfroot slayer

    December 9, 2014 at 09:59

    My party is Sera, Blackwall, Iron Bull and female British Inquisiter. NO AMERICAN ACCENTS IN OLD AGE FANTASY.

    The banter is always there, If one can assume Sera is making conversation without farting noises 😉

    I have the odd freeze up, floating enemies and such but nothing frustrating. Compared to Skyrim on 11 11 11. The QA is actually very good.


    • Brady miaau

      December 9, 2014 at 12:26

      I LOVE the British accents. It is awesome.


      • oVg elfroot slayer

        December 9, 2014 at 12:28

        innit? 😛


        • Brady miaau

          December 9, 2014 at 12:30

          Hah. The first time I heard that I nearly fell off the couch. It really, really helped with the immersion and feeling the characters. Not that I like her.

          I was a bit mean to Zoe (not on purpose) about Iron Bull, but now that I play the game, I find him to be not at all like the others of his ilk. He is funny, rough, tough and ready to rumble. I like him. I get it now. So, sorry Zoe, hope you read this,


          • oVg elfroot slayer

            December 9, 2014 at 12:35

            I love the childish banter between Bull and Sera while Blackwall gets shown up all of the time.
            Also, the sound effects are not getting much due appraisal. Those dragons and rift closing sound great. The sound effect for the invisible blade of the Knight enchanter path is so sick.

            Make sure you unlock the extra training once you get to Skyhold ASAP and do the fetch quests. You get three options to choose from depending on what class you chose. So choose wisely.

            I restarted the game once I found this out, you have to be a mage to get the Knight enchanter.

          • Brady miaau

            December 9, 2014 at 12:38

            I am a mage and I read about the Knight Enchanter, with much appreciation. I have no idea how far away Skyhold is. I am trying to clear everything (Hinterlands, Sword Coast and Swamp) before I start on Champions of Just missions. But I am not strong enough for certain areas of the Hinterlands, for example. Level 9 at the moment.

            Also ignoring Shard place for now.

          • oVg elfroot slayer

            December 9, 2014 at 12:50

            I cleared Hinterlands first, left the EAST 😉
            I was level 9 when I started the Inquisitor path. Save it for an uninterrupted 4hour session. You have to be level 10 to unlock the trainers on the new war board.

            Then a good starting point after starting the Knight Encharter path is to go to the Western Approach to get the minerals required for the sword hilt.

            Once you get the skill buy the clear skills belt, equip it and then re-allocate your skills to barrier and sword.

            Also, you get the extra specialization skill, if you do not see the option on your players it is because their skill points have not all been allocated. It will pop up once you change to the party members.


          • Brady miaau

            December 9, 2014 at 12:52

            Thanks. I leave for the Cape on Sunday, so must play, play, play now. So I must not ignore the Shard place (Western Approach) for too long.

            Will try tonight, in between some soccer.

          • Matthew Holliday

            December 10, 2014 at 10:01

            ignore nothing.
            do everything.

          • oVg elfroot slayer

            December 9, 2014 at 13:03

            The shard place is for unlocking the 3 elemental perks. Ice, Fire and electricity. There are three doors in each elemental room. To open them you need to collect shards. I unlocked all the fire doors and got Fire Resistance up to 20.

          • Brady miaau

            December 9, 2014 at 13:17

            Ah, have not even been. So much to see, so much to do still

            Thanks for telling me

    • seventhbeacon

      December 18, 2014 at 20:50

      I personally love the american accent for my male inquisitor, it’s a refreshing change and I’m glad the option was there.


  7. Wayne Bossenger

    December 9, 2014 at 10:58

    I had a similar issue with the audio in multiplayer (couldn’t hear other players with mic’s) and i fixed it by changing audio settings from headphones to speakers. Probably something you’ve already tried but if not, maybe that could help?


  8. Nikola

    December 9, 2014 at 11:52

    What more to say about this game it’s really brilliant definitely the best game this year hence why it won game of the year;)


  9. Brady miaau

    December 9, 2014 at 12:25

    I play on Xbox One. I have had one problem: game froze on a conversation.

    Not once have I got stuck climbing a mountain and falling into a non get out place, as I have in many other games, notably Skyrim. I find that impressive.

    Also took a look at some of the bugs: I have not seen any, but am finding the game slow going. It is rather large, after all. Perhaps there are bugs waiting to hit me.

    Also, this is me, no multi-player.


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