Monday Night Combat title update hits XBL

Uber Entertainment patches third-person shooter; rash of fixes, gameplay balance measures implemented; information on free DLC arriving in the coming weeks.

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Over the summer, Microsoft held its third annual Summer of Arcade promotion. Five new titles launched during the course of a couple months, and one of them was Uber Entertainment’s class-based shooter Monday Night Combat. Gamers who downloaded the title and have been irked by gameplay and balance issues can now rest easy, as the developer has now patched it.
Monday Night Combat is now all patched up and ready to go.

A patch for Monday Night Combat is now ready to download. The update brings a laundry list of changes to the shooter. Chief among them are fixes to networking issues, and the studio has also taken measures to increase the speed of said networking and matchmaking.

Gamers already in an Xbox Live party now won’t be split up upon entering the pre-game lobby. Additionally, the pre-game lobby timer now sits at 45 seconds, decidedly shorter than before. Addressing lag scenarios, Uber Entertainment has tweaked weapon hit detection in “high-lag” situations.

For those who haven’t yet purchased the title, the trial (downloadable from the Xbox Live Marketplace) has had its duration extended. Now, samplers will be able to try the title for 60 minutes instead of the previous 30.

Uber also teased downloadable content for Monday Night Combat. The developer said it will deliver information on the title’s first batch of free DLC in the coming weeks. Unfortunately, the developer provided nothing more specific than that.

For a full list of changes, check out the patch notes on the Uber Entertainment forums. For more on Monday Night Combat, check out GameSpot’s review.

Discussion

10 comments
killer690
killer690

It's a good game, it's fun and simple, wish it had more customization options, and that you didn't have to pay an awful lot of cash to unlock a new custom class, but it is fun, and crossfire matches are a blast, plus who doesn't love bacon? Well. vegetarians comes to mind though....

howie1926
howie1926

It's nice to see they are supporting their XBLA title with updates and DLC. More companies should follow suit. And I am not talking about Konami charging like 800 MP for 1 map in Castlevania HD

Taxonomy
Taxonomy

love of third person shooters great game, loved the arcade like feel, much like the grid the announcer is kick ass to boot

gamz95
gamz95

this is a good game for a new developer

Barighm
Barighm

It's a great game, it's just too bad it has to compete with the likes of Gears and Reach.

TheHappyCamper
TheHappyCamper

MNC is a great game, but it could use a few tweaks. Glad Uber is supporting this post launch. Easily the best 15 bucks Ive spent in a long time.

dkdk999
dkdk999

i am very much debating weither i should get it. It's a tough choice for me.

azureblade89
azureblade89

Yay, MNC is an amazing arcade game. Thanks for giving me a reason to go back to it after 200/200 chievos.