Killzone: Shadow Fall patch adds ability to lock campaign mode at 30 fps

Patch v1.09 implements more clan functionality, better checkpoints in the campaign, and a fix for a multiplayer exploit.

Developer Guerrilla released the v1.09 patch for Killzone: Shadow Fall, which allows you to lock to 30 frames per second in the game's campaign mode in order to guarantee a steady frame rate.

Our review of the game didn't find a problem with Killzone: Shadow Fall's frame rate, but the option to lock the game at 30 fps should help eagle-eyed players who mind the juddering.

The patch also improves the single player experience by adding more checkpoints and automatic saving points throughout the campaign.

For multiplayer, Guerrilla has fixed an exploit where the VC30 weapon equipped with a flashlight increased its range. In addition to various bug fixes and performance improvements, the patch also adds more clan functionality that was previously available only on the game's website, interface changes, and rids the game of some collision exploits in various maps.

You can find more details on patch v1.09 on Killzone's website.

Last month, Sony announced via Twitter that it sold 2.1 million units of the game.

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mazakou
mazakou

Well, this is certainly an interesting development.

Urizen316
Urizen316

All I read was PS4 cannot maintain 60fps

grandmaster1000
grandmaster1000

@Urizen316  
Multiplayer is 60fps. Single player is 30 - 45fps because it's more graphics intensive. 

megakick
megakick

30 FPS? that is not 60 FPS what is this SH#T SONY? SO WEAK!!!

rasterror
rasterror

So this would only be bad if it was on the Xbox One?

grandmaster1000
grandmaster1000

@rasterror  
Not really. It would be worse on Xbox One if multiplatform games are any indication. 

If it's 60fps MP and 30-45fps SP on PS4, it would probably be 45fps MP and under 30fps SP on Xbox One. Hypothetically speaking. 

Fabian85
Fabian85

Knew the 60 frames mp was a lie more like high 30 when it was tested and the sp also needs patching for 30. Way to go lying about frames pre release.

Fabian85
Fabian85

@grandmaster1000 @Fabian85 You are misinformed. You didnt know they lied about it. It was tested and barely ever did it hit 60 more like high 30 for the mp. Why would they need a stable 30 patch if what you are saying is true think ffs. . 

Patohua1
Patohua1

As someone who has put in a ton of hours into this game JUST for trophy hunting purposes, I have to say this game is kind of broken as shit, and that's coming from someone who plays BF4 on PC. There's about a 10% chance headshots will register, melee attacks are completely random in if they work on not, and the accuracy of most guns is abysmal. Seriously, getting 5 headshots to register with the Punt took 2 days and 150 kills. In the SP, collectable hunting is just plain moronic since you have to play through to the next section for it to save any collectables you've gotten along the way, so even if you just need 1 thing at the beginning of the level, you have to play all the way through. This is my first Killzone game and it will be my last. When Halo 2 is more mechanically sound, you know you've made a crappy game.

NbAlIvEr10000
NbAlIvEr10000

@Patohua1 Its already really been proven this game was your standard run-in-the-mill console exclusive that already didn't live up to expectation.  The PS4 has a great future ahead of it and we are bound to see better exclusives.....even next months Infamous is already looking to be rather extraordinary.  The future only looks brighter. 

grandmaster1000
grandmaster1000

@Patohua1  

The game doesn't have aim assist. The only thing "crappy" here is probably your skills. 

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

to all the Xbots whining about this, this is actually a good thing for users of Vita remote play.

PS4 games are always displayed on the Vita at 30fps, so if the game is actually running higher than that, it causes screen tearing. this is basically like getting vsync for Vita remote play.

RiKanKiDD
RiKanKiDD

This game is awesome. I preder the Mp more than Call of Dooky and Battlefield. Now that the clan system is in play, My Team and I (41 people) Are having tons of fun owning all the noobs lol. We run this game.

Jay2528
Jay2528

I just recently finished the campaign and never had a problem with the checkpoints. Perhaps better checkpoints will help with my hard difficulty play-through.

nixon45jm
nixon45jm

@Jay2528  im sure they said option it wasnt change to 30 completely and i bet u never played it either.

Jay2528
Jay2528

@nixon45jm @Jay2528I did not say anything about the frame rate, I was talking about the checkpoints. I just got the game last week along with my PS4 so maybe I did download this update when I started it up.

jameston80
jameston80

oh see when a ps4 game runs at 30 fps you guys all say oh well they tried or something like that, but if its on xbox you guys say ha the ps4 is more powerful and stuff like that, the truth is, both systems were rushed systems, both systems are very close for power, xbox one does alot more than what the ps4 does, ps4 is touted as a gaming machine only, well in todays age of gaming I want an all in one system, like the xbox, and it is a great system!!!

jameston80
jameston80

@Warlord_Irochi @jameston80no, that's why it's so sad, i love my xbox one, it has alot better games right now that the ps4, thats for sure, who cares if some are upscaled to 1080p, they sure do look great on my 1080p tv, and fun, dead rising 3, killer instinct, forza 5, ryse son of rome, amazing, plus more!!

nixon45jm
nixon45jm

@jameston80   im sure they said option... it wasnt change to 30 completely and i bet u never played it either i played it and I didnt have a prob wit the fps its really no different from playin a pc game that has fram drop at some points durin game play it was anywhere from 60-30

jameston80
jameston80

@nixon45jm @jameston80which allows you to lock to 30 frames per second in the game's campaign mode in order to guarantee a steady frame rate.Is what they said, supposedly the game was dropping below 30 fps before now it is locked at 30 fps with update, i was not complaining about any game being at 30 fps, i have played many games in my life, what i am complaining about is there is negativity about a ps4 game like this ans the sony fanboys knock at it like it's nothing, but if it were a game on xbox one, they would be jumping all over it and being so harsh with it. 

Darkeus
Darkeus

@jameston80 @nixon45jm  Actually that is not it.  It was not dropping below 30.  That is not what a FPS lock is for at all.  What this actually means is the FPS was not staying consistent OVER 30 FPS.

Basically, the game runs at 30 FPS or higher but doesn't keep the same FPS all the time.  So you can lock it at 30 so it stays stable.  Probably more for the remote play people.

This has NOTHING to do with it dropping below 30.  In fact, I believe this game runs at about 40 to 50 FPS on average. 

Shango4
Shango4

Killzone Shadow fall is the first person shooter on current gen systems.

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

The checkpoint improvement will be nice when I eventually buy a ps4, and play this game.

unreal101
unreal101

30 fps, wow.


Much smooth.


So next gen.


Wow.

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

Dude you could have just said that in one sentence.

billlabowski
billlabowski

hahaha!!!! omg....an actual, real life peasant setting! Do you go into options, scroll down to video and click "Peasant"? I need to know more, this is amazing.

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

I don't know what's so funny. All PC games have high to low quality settings depending on your hardwares abilities.

Vozlov
Vozlov

@canuckbiker  The only thing that is funny is the fact his computer specs actually contribute to his own view of self worth and importance.


He's a pathetic loser, pay no attention to these people.

majere613
majere613

I'm actually more interested in how strapping a torch to a gun was increasing the range. Did the game think it was a barrel extension? Inquiring minds want to know!

DawnBlue
DawnBlue

@majere613  Maybe the game had altered perception due to drugs or something and thought it was a barrel extension :D

TERMINATOR-SSD
TERMINATOR-SSD

ahhh but does this patch automatically turn Voice Chat ON.....instead of the default OFF.


not all the time i play with my friends. mostly i play with randoms. But im getting sick of the ENDLESS Rambos running around in  multiplayer and there is no way to talk to them to help or im covering you etc etc because voice chat is OFF by default and no one knows about it

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

why is it that everyone with commonsense had to move to ign XC its like my brains cells are literally exploding to the idiocy of some of these comments.

Balderick1974
Balderick1974

I noticed tearing etc on Kill-zone so have not played it so will give it another try now.  Just make all games on console 30fps.   and 720 or 1080P depending what they can get out of the machine.  At the end of the day I think the human eye can only see 25 or 30fps anyway anything else you don't notice?  As I have run Need for speed etc at 60fps and 30fps on PC and can't tell the difference I can't tell the difference between 1080P from 720P either.  I don't think you would notice much difference on a small TV probably on notice the 720P vs 1080P if you have a 55" or bigger TV.  I may be wrong but I have run games on 360 at 1080P  paused it asked mates to have a look and then swap back to 720P and they can't tell the difference.  So I'd imagine only 1% of the population with a mutation can see any benefit :-)  

guitarpete462
guitarpete462

You can't seriously believe the eye is incapable of distinguishing between 30 and 60 frames per second. Do you try to validate your thoughts at all or do you routinely present random statements as facts?