Ubisoft details 'critical' day-one Far Cry 3 PC patch

Patch 1.01 fixes range of multiplayer, co-op, PVP, map editor, and single-player issues with new action-shooter.

When the PC version of Far Cry 3 launches this week in Europe and next week in North America, players will need to download a "critical" patch to fix a number of issues with Ubisoft's new action-shooter. Patch 1.01 fixes a range of bugs across the game's single- and multiplayer modes, and more.

The update brings improved stability and performance to Far Cry 3's multiplayer mode, as well as added options to the game's online leaderboards. In addition, the patch fixes a voice chat issue that would mute players by default.

Concerning the game's cooperative mode, patch 1.01 for Far Cry 3 fixes graphical issues on loading screen hints and issues that would prevent maps from showing up the first time a user enters Public co-op. Additionally, the patch makes it so flare gun kills are not considered assist kills and that "health regeneration option no longer has inverted functionality."

Lastly, Far Cry 3's day-one patch for PC adds improved stability and performance for the game's single-player campaign and fixes issues related to "flickering" on certain water textures. Additionally, the update adds a new sound when players zoom in and out of the camera with the mouse scroll button.

For the full Far Cry 3 patch 1.01 notes, check out the official Far Cry 3 website. It is not clear if the same patch will be released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game. A Ubisoft representative was not immediately available to comment.

Far Cry 3 will cast players as Jason Brody, a man stranded on a strange tropical island similar to the setting of the first Far Cry. Gamers will head out into this "savage paradise" and "slash, sneak, and shoot" to survive in a world that has "lost all sense of morality."

The game was originally targeted to launch in September, but was delayed to December 4 in North America over the summer. It is due out across Europe this week. For more on Far Cry 3, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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mischiefmeerkat
mischiefmeerkat

with all the numerous patches these games need today, I wonder when some developer is gonna get the idea to charge money for them...

rosen22
rosen22

i didnt experience any issues with far cry 3 on pc except for random crash bug in the shop menu. Other than that considering the auto save was pretty consistant i had no issues

terminus
terminus

I don't even know how people play these ported titles, my favorite all time game was FARCRY, made from the PC, for the PC, this is just silly clunky garbage at best.

peterb2222
peterb2222

Im playing it on ps3,and the "mash"button doesnt work properly,when u get ambushed underwater on the nostalgia boat mission! Tried 50 damned times,even lowered difficulty level to easy.I cant get past this stage of the game.Feel like throwing the controller out the window-simular problem was in Quantum of solace in the occasional 3rd person fight scenes.I wish developers wldnt put these type of almost impossibble sequences.

paine2011
paine2011

Been playing on ps3 for a couple of days it real jerky jumpy graphics every thing works to slow like the health suringes takes forever to use sometimes relics and loot boxes dont show up where there supposed to be even tho thre shown on the map put a full clip of ak into a tiger once and he still got me then a dog bit me on the arm and i lost 3 full health bars a bit exsesive i think and the way the animals attack you whenever you need to stealthly approsch an enamy sucs 

hampton2003
hampton2003

by the time the game launches today in the US, we get 2 patches.

saudgamermalik
saudgamermalik

is it important to play far cry 1 and 2 before playing farcry 3????

KidsNDad
KidsNDad

The only patch that I feel is needed, is one which includes more HUD options, that obstructive oversized HUD and hand holding is really ruining the game. I even resorted to placing a cardboard cut-out over the damn mini-map, even then the constant pop ups, constant reminder to finish quests (when all you want to do is explore), and exploration is ruined with the objective marker. HUD options is what is needed in the next patch.

luizferrarezzi
luizferrarezzi

patchs on pc are no problem at all just 5 min and its over. and if u think patchs on a pc game is a new thing u must be new to pc gaming.and the game is pretty cool

aussiemuscle
aussiemuscle

and they couldn't fix these things BEFORE release because....?

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

Dang.. Quite a fair amount of hype surrounding the game. I am little disappointed with it. It could use some more polish, not even a ripple to see when you swim and it is quicker to swim when under water. Enemies shouting out "Dog" when it is a 'Deer', or enemies moving identical together in the same way. Graphics can be jarring at times when for example your in a cave and it is raining outside and just by entering the cave and exiting the cave like a light switch turns the rain off/on.. or being 10 meters away from a building that looks blank and taking steps back and forth turns the wall into the detailed area it should look. leaves don't move out of the way or at all. .. Oh well.. Surely another patch will be on it's way.

UltraredM
UltraredM

Wow, "critical" and "day-one patch" should not be in the same sentence. Don't ship out a game that is broken or unfinished. Period.

DAMSOG
DAMSOG

The xbox version needed a small download on day 1, so far it's superbly playable with great gameplay and everything seems solid. We Aussies got it on the 29th for consoles and so far no problem, the mulitplayer was suffering some horrendous lag but that can be put down to our p#ss poor broadband!

pidow
pidow

@wilson336 The game was originally due in September, its now due in December, I see "plenty" of time to make a finish product period.   I do not care if it takes years, that is years, to accomplish one's task to the point it is sellable period?.  All I have to know that when I put my money down, I am getting a product is playable....other's have came out with being patched and were playable...their are to many excuses for poor planning and workmanship.  You must work in sales for them.

pidow
pidow

 @sirnormanislost  I want a game that is functional...I did not pay with play money, so give me a finish product, workable, error-free as humanly possible, checked and rechecked, to insure that what one pay for is the "best" possible product, not junk.  Yes they will provide a patch, I still stand on what I stated above.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

Feels like this may have been a slip up and the wrong version of the game got sent to the presses similar to Dead Island.

DesertLynx83
DesertLynx83

Remember when games were shipped complete?

Unfallen_Satan
Unfallen_Satan

Additional info is needed. Are all the problems in the PC version also present for the console versions? It's bad news for Ubisoft either way, but at least those who have or will get Far Cry 3 for the PC will have a better experience. I'll wait until there is a Steam sale, by which time no doubt anything that needs patching will be patched.

IanNottinghamX
IanNottinghamX

As long as the patch stabilizes bugs or problems then thats fine...though patches I will admit can be annoying I dont see much of an issue so long as the game wasnt released with a bunch of ignored issues ala AC3.

abhijit_manj
abhijit_manj

Well...."day one patch" is still better than "day one dlc" like many others i guess

blackothh
blackothh

i guess its good they have fixes ready for a broken product, but i still think back to the days that a new game HAD to work out of the box....just sayin

petez34
petez34

I'm glad to see that Ubi is being proactive patching...not like the travesty that was

F1 2012

ZOD777
ZOD777

At least they are more on top of things then games like Skyrim and Diablo just to name a couple.  I would rather download a day one patch than play a broken game for 2-3 weeks.

Panda-Pat
Panda-Pat

Fuarrr ... 1st game in a couple of years in which my comp cant max out .... Sweetest graphics out ..... 

samcrow77
samcrow77

about 5 hrs into it F*CKING AWESOME one of the best games i've played all year

 

redder1111
redder1111

ubi should stop releasing these sh!tty ports on pc. first Ghost Recon, and since last week I'm waiting for a frame rate patch for AC3, and now this! FU UBI!

cephas90
cephas90

Anyone else NOT phased by this?  Good for them (I don't particularly like Ubisoft as a PC gamer anyway).  At least they're fessing up and doing it now.  Day one patches don't bother me (and shouldn't bother anyone).  Day one DLC should go BURN IN FIRE AND THEN HAVE THE ASHES EJECTED INTO SPACE.

Devil_wings00
Devil_wings00

Why is a PC game receiving a patch require an article? You don't PC game without an internet connection anymore since damn near every big release requires steam even if you buy a boxed copy. so ya you don't game without the internet. That and since steam auto patches everything you literally won't even notice the game was patched lol This is a non-story.  Way to drum people up about something that has been common place for more then a decade now gamespot lol

Mr_BillGates
Mr_BillGates

Look at dat whining already. A patch is better than no patch.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

I dont know how big this patch is (MB wise) but i can imagine that here and there patches are bigger then some complete indie games :)

FarQall
FarQall

So in a way they are selling a broken product but get away with it being software. What about the people who do not have an internet connection in remote areas who can not update games which are released without proper testing. This happens to often.

tagyhag
tagyhag

I'm glad they're taking swift action. Better to have a patch first day than a month from now.

Rohan233
Rohan233

Vaas for Best Fictional Character of 2012, and Far Cry 3  for Game of the Year

Falru
Falru

Only reason people are even remotely "surprised" by this happening is because on older games, bugs couldn't fixed after the game launched. Now with patches developers have a solution for those "oh shit how did we not notice this" moments. Design any piece of code, any piece of software, any piece of design, and you will notice mistakes with it the INSTANT you show it to someone else (in this case, shipping a video game to consumers).

wyan_
wyan_

This is why we can't have nice things!

Rivboets7
Rivboets7

Nice at least there is a patch to fix some of the bad bugs.  I would prefer that the game is shipped bug free but that will probably never happen with any game. 

jyml8582
jyml8582

I'll pass on Ubisoft. The story of AC3 confused the shit out of me, I had no idea wtf I was fighting for, not to mention a plethora of laughable bugs showing they copy-pasta'd the codes from the previous AC and didn't even bother to debug.

GunnyHath
GunnyHath

Please give the IP back to Crytek, Ubisoft..

henderson86
henderson86

its better than having to wait an extra month for the game to come out bug free. at least they got it patched day 1.

 

 

Ark1of712
Ark1of712

I'LL HAVE TO SPEND A WHOLE 5 MINUTES ON A PATCH THAT WILL HELP BRING TO LIGHT A GAME I'VE ALREADY BOUGHT AND PAID FOR AND INTEND TO ENJOY?

 

WHO HAS THAT KIND OF TIME?!

ravager1989
ravager1989

at least they patched it on Day 1...unlike Skyrim...

theend3r
theend3r

If they wanted to release it bug free, they would do some serious beta testing. They are either incompetent or they  just want to make it a bit more difficult for pirates.

DeanoFantasy
DeanoFantasy

I can see us buying patches in future before game releases.. 

DeanoFantasy
DeanoFantasy

Shouldn't this have been fixed before release? what the f**k is happening today with all these bugs and patches... couldn't have f**ked up back in the PS1 and PS2 days!