Killzone: Shadow Fall gets 1.05 patch

New Killzone patch includes left-handed mode, general fixes, and slight changes to chapter 7 and 8 of the single-player campaign.

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PS4 launch shooter Killzone: Shadow Fall has received its 1.05 update.

The end of chapter 7 in the single-player campaign has been shortened, and chapter 8 has been made easier due to a raised collision ceiling. These two sequences had previously been criticized by players as being some of the more unenjoyable parts of the campaign.

The patch notes also say that 1.05 fixes "several" UI issues, produces clearer error messages in multiplayer, and fixes up the game's patching system as well as crashes due to the PS4's friends list.

Finally, the game now features left-handed support on the analog sticks, swapping the movement and aiming sticks. Triggers remain unaffected in left-handed mode.

The patch should download and install automatically, although in some cases users will be required to reset their PlayStation 4.

For more information, check out GameSpot's Killzone: Shadow Fall review.

Discussion

124 comments
isshiah
isshiah

I'm a leftie tthathas never changed controls. However, I would like to see more left handed characters, particularly in fps games. I remember a cheat code in king kong that allowed me to flip the screen. So far the only time ive been able to virtually be represented. No more rightism!!! Haha

uncha1n3d
uncha1n3d

This game really has me torn. I love the graphics and gameplay but it just feels like its missing something. Most of the campaign to me felt barren. Like, you shoot a few guys then walk around in nothingness until you come upon another story element or small shootout. Seemed like alot of the campaign was lacking substance. Dont you guys agree?

zowbaid89
zowbaid89

Can you add a patch that changes the ending please?...

chadwick1343
chadwick1343

Killzone Shadow Fall is an awesome game. I had completed these two levels before the patch, and I will say that this will only help the flow of the game. It doesn't necessarily remove difficulty.

maxpayne1940
maxpayne1940

killzone shadow full is a good game to play,but you cannot please every one but it is good to here what gamers have to say about the games like most 

Marky360
Marky360

Man everybody keeps talking about how Shadow Fall sucks and its mediocre at best. That sux to hear because it was the one game I wanted for PS4 now I'm thinking I don't need a PS4 anytime soon. Although those same ppl say the Killzone series as a whole is mediocre which is BS KZ2&3 at least are great agree that the first one sux though.

blazinpuertoroc
blazinpuertoroc

Best patch ever. Chapter 8 is actually fun and easy to get through now.

jdlr64
jdlr64

Too late, I already traded it in. The last two missions were annoyingly hard and multiplayer is slow and clunky.

Nintyfan95
Nintyfan95

Nobody likes Killzone, Halo is better.

Vinnvn
Vinnvn

Required to reset their PlayStation 4 wtf?

Max_160
Max_160

How did people get used to playing left handed in the first place? I though all controls were default for everyone .

Infinity_Gauntl
Infinity_Gauntl

Sucks that they shortened it and made it easier. I beat it on the hardest difficulty the first 2 days it was released and I wouldn't change a thing.

kerrman
kerrman

If only Killzone wasn't a garbage game series.

MOBS
MOBS

Now how about DLC that adds Jetpacks and Exoskeletons you stupidly removed from the game and it will be worth a damn again. As it is, getting this off EBay dirt cheap. Poor meta critic ratings lead to great deals, I guess.

DeanoFantasy
DeanoFantasy

This is why its a good idea to hold back a while instead of buying at launch

atticmonad
atticmonad

I am trying to decide between this game and Battlefield. I also want to play a game that resembles Counter Strike in one way or another. Do I choose Battlefield or Killzone? 

YukoAsho
YukoAsho

"The end of chapter 7 in the single-player campaign has been shortened, and chapter 8 has been made easier due to a raised collision ceiling. These two sequences had previously been criticized by players as being some of the more unenjoyable parts of the campaign."

Really?  That's where we are?  Now I gotta delete the patches when I wanna play SP?  I hope at the very least we're given the option to play the original versions of the chapters without that nonsense.

painpas
painpas

I'm playing this again on Hard so this patch is good news. I still prefer 2 and 3 because of the jet packs and mechs and stuff but I like that they keep things fresh. Good game. 

whatsazerg
whatsazerg

I wonder what sales were like in EU.

ButnMashr
ButnMashr

Looking for for some team players I mainly play support with spawn beacon add me: butnmshr

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

User reviews on Gameinformer.com have given it 8.25 overall. This is an excellent game, well worth the money.

thriftstoresofa
thriftstoresofa

@uncha1n3d I definitely agree. Although beautiful, it felt as if I was being pushed through the game with little to no opportunity to go off script. And you're right about shooting guys and having a barren area left to just wander around in until you alert the next group of guys to shoot. 

atticmonad
atticmonad

@Marky360 The first KZ wasn't even bad. You could play as three classes and sure the game lagged and what not… but it was a really interesting experience. IF you were a fan of killzone in the past, you will still be one with this game!

DarthStryphe
DarthStryphe

@Marky360 don't let a few fanboys and haters sway you. buy it or try it and judge for youself.

KiriharaZro
KiriharaZro

@Nintyfan95  

wow, you ask millions of gamers if they like Killzone and all tell you "no, we don't like that" LOL

DarthStryphe
DarthStryphe

@Nintyfan95 that's a matter of opinion. because for me Halo is boring as hell. so much so i gave the game away.

Marky360
Marky360

Nintyfan95

I like em both. Does that make me weird?

ForceSkin
ForceSkin

@Infinity_Gauntl I finished it just before this patch on hard. People having a cry about Chapter 7 and 8 when they weren't that hard. The train level in Killzone 2(3?), now that was some broken shit. Like all Killzone games, Shadowfall is thoroughly mediocre with a terrible inconsistent story and bucket loads of style over substance. Multiplayer's ok but they should allow you to custom map the buttons. I hate having melee as the R3 button but there is absolutely no way of swapping it. Also why the hell isn't there any in-game chat?! Warzone is supposed to be a tactical affair but how the fuck am I supposed to coordinate anything when I can't speak to anyone. I have no friends with a PS4 so I can't roll with a posse and often just get loaded with shit cunts on my team. Are you Australian? Will you be my friend? So lonely  

1nUrF4c3
1nUrF4c3

@MOBS actually the metacritis are good and it's one of the best next gen games overall

IncisionX
IncisionX

@DeanoFantasy Day of the Ps4 launch in the Uk and it got patched? How could that possibly get any quicker?

MOBS
MOBS

Get both. Get Battlefield new, it's worth it. Takes a long time to level up and be awesome at Battlefield, so get Killzone ShadowF for instant fun MP. It's dirt cheap used on EBay, as low as $30 .

blazinpuertoroc
blazinpuertoroc

@YukoAsho Are you kidding? Those two parts in the game were absolute trash and broken. The end of chapter 7 is glitched for most people and the beginning of Chapter 8 controls like an absolute joke. They made the game better. If you'd rather play with out the patch then you're kinda stupid.

NettoSaito
NettoSaito

@YukoAsho They shortened it by changing one part of the level. Apparently they originally made it longer by doing a wave battle thing. Enemy waves come over and over and over and over and over again. It isn't hard, it is just extremely repetitive, and didn't need to be like that in the first place. Can't say for sure what they changed about the final chapter though, but I heard it wasn't hard, just extremely boring and everytime you got close to the end and died, you had to do it all over again.

Albelnox0
Albelnox0

@YukoAsho Well that's the new generations of gamers for you. When something really hard pops up in something they cry like no tomorrow.  If they were around during the old days of gaming (NES, atari, exc.) they would be screaming there lungs out and pulling out all their hair off.

CrouchingWeasel
CrouchingWeasel

@YukoAsho  

I was thinking the same thing myself. EAWare refused to change the Mass Effect 3 ending regardless of the level of nerdrage or how justifiable it was to do so but Guerilla fundamentally alters the gameplay of 2 levels because a few people say "it's too haaard when I play it on hard"? Some people need to harden the fuck up.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@spartanx169x I wouldn't call it excellent but a really good game your 8.25 seems like a fair score for it. 

thegroscon
thegroscon

@DarthStryphe @Marky360  Right to the point, these young players now are too picky, they dont know s*** about gaming since they never lived gaming from the 8 bits to now machines, all they want is michael bay's movies and gta games. I had a blast with this killzone and will probably replay it again, thing that I rarely do.

Marky360
Marky360

Force skin

No in-game chat man that sounds like some crap. Why in the hell did they not include in-game chat?

wexorian
wexorian

@1nUrF4c3 @MOBS how can you call 1st game of "next gen" trough it's generic shooter nothing new except mid range graphics, BEST game ye...

garyhove
garyhove

It is selling second hand well here for £35-40 which is a bugger as I wanted to pick it up cheap!

DarthStryphe
DarthStryphe

@Marky360 because so no one will have to listen to all the racism like in call of duty.

ForceSkin
ForceSkin

@Marky360 I have no idea it seems like a massive oversight. You need to be in a party with party chat to talk to team mates. Problem is I have a grand total of 4 friends on PSN and only one of them has a PS4 (I was mostly Xbox last-gen)

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@atticmonad @BamaGoatt @spartanx169x I have both BF and KZ, so I would suggest both. However If I could only choose one, I would have to say BF.  Obliteration with 32 players in BF is awesome. Its like rugby with guns and vehicles. And then they have the 64 player Conquest mode. 32 vs 32. I love the big team games that BF offers. If you prefer the SCIFI shooters then you might be more satisfied with KZ , but the multiplayer is much smaller , but if you prefer that then you will be well pleased with that as well.