God of War: Ascension update adds Elite Levels

Update 1.04 for action game raises level cap from 30 to 40, introduces new items, and promises audio fixes and matchmaking optimization.

God of War: Ascension's multiplayer mode is leveling up. Developer Sony Santa Monica detailed the game's 1.04 update on the PlayStation Blog, revealing it will introduce Elite Levels, meaning the game's allegiance level cap will jump from 30 to 40. With the 10 new levels, additional items, relics, and magic abilities will be added for every allegiance.

"For our Champions who have ascended to the highest levels, and for those on their way, now you have a new goal to reach. It will not be an easy journey," Sony said.

Additional information about Elite Levels will be divulged in the future, though Sony did not provide a release window for the update.

In addition to Elite Levels, update 1.04 will introduce Champion Stats to God of War: Ascension. This will allow players to access their accomplishments--kill/death ratio and win percentages--from the main menu.

Update 1.04 will also address bugs and other issues, Sony said, the first of which is related to audio problems. The developer said it is aware of audio drop issues and explained that this was a "critical fix" for the update. Sony is also addressing the shard issue preventing players from attaining the Spear of Destiny in the Barbarian Hammer with the new update.

On top of this, Sony said the God of War: Ascension update 1.04 will optimize matchmaking, so that players can get into matches as quickly as possible. Sony said players should see "marked improvements" in this area on a daily basis.

Lastly, Sony teased that it is "on the cusp" of announcing the first downloadable content for God of War: Ascension. "We've got some brutal new toys coming to assist you on the battlefield," the developer said.

For more on God of War: Ascension, check out GameSpot's review.

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23 comments
SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

Come out with the update already! 

MrS8tan
MrS8tan

Just curious how is gow multiplayer.

Sharon
Sharon

Ha ha, I read the headline "God of War: Ascension update adds Elite Levels" and for a moment thought it said "God of War: Ascension update adds Elvis Levels".  That would have been fun!

RO-nIn187
RO-nIn187

to be honest, i didnt have any audio issues with this game so far and this is the first time im hearing about it... and did anybody doubt that they will release Multiplayer DLCs? i would be surprised to see any additional single player content.... still waiting on the "extended ending" dlc for gow3 (and i guess i can wait for some god to show his face first...)

SmallSatsuma
SmallSatsuma

Maybe Gamespot would care to explain why it failed to mention the technical problems that are being addressed by this patch in their review.

Zzombielemur
Zzombielemur

It's shameful that it took them this long to address technical issues they should have had solved before releasing the game. It's a disturbing trend that developers are content to ship a broken game and only fix it later if people complain loud enough. Doesn't anyone play test the game before they drop it?

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

Unfortunately, the DLC is MP. And it's a shame this wasn't the 1.03 patch. That way, if I want the audio issues fixed, I gotta play with the 1.03 "make game easier" patch...

manoogian
manoogian

This would have been a much better multiplayer focused game... Just like all the other multiple mode games that should've had their resources funneled into making a complete experience

DARKKNIGHTPRABZ
DARKKNIGHTPRABZ

Glad to hear this, just as i was about to trade in. 

The campaign was disapointing. .. i went back to GOW3. and boy it does make ascension look bad at times. 

But atleast the MP was pretty good.

megaspiderweb09
megaspiderweb09

The multiplayer was a suprisingly good for a first attempt

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

Not interested. This game was shit. Definitely my biggest disappointment since Ninja Gaiden 3.

Syrlink
Syrlink

The multiplayer in this game was much better than I expected, but the campaign was pretty disappointing...never thought I would say that.

wdma
wdma

sweet, can't get enough of God of War

santinegrete
santinegrete

Interesting... but I have to apply the update that censor the "bros before hoes" trophy D:

visionedorange
visionedorange

its about time they fixed the fricken audio, and the addition of content to multiplayer is welcome, i can finally put that season pass to work soon it looks like. now if they would just nerf the super OP zeus AoE BS magic attacks will have us a properly functioning game!

IrishConnor94
IrishConnor94

@MrS8tan It's pretty good, if you like God of War games, you'll probably like this too

IrishConnor94
IrishConnor94

@Sharon Maybe the Elvis skin comes in the next patch ;)

They could call it "The God of Rock N' Roll"

IrishConnor94
IrishConnor94

@SmallSatsuma Probably because they are minor, I have been playing the multiplayer since the first week it came out, and I've never seen any technical issues

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

@x-2tha-z Wouldn't surprise me if you are lucky enough to shit once a month..