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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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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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

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

 @paine2011 Wow dude, really? Listen to AdaptorLive, everything he said was true. Those loot boxes, are underground, go find a cave and go spelunking. Syringes take that long to administer in real life, and if you hadn't noticed they were going for realism. Crash your jeep into something and see what I mean. (In game of course) 

philphil3353
philphil3353

 @paine2011       do something about your spelling. as the yanks say,  it sucks,,    yeah  play the game more,,use bigger guns or use  explosive on tigers, works fine..

AdaptorLive
AdaptorLive

 @paine2011 If you're going to criticize the game at least be fair and, no offense, learn to play it a little more. The fact that syringes and, when you run out of them, first aid take time is a choice by the developers to balance the game and not make it too easy. You can also make syringes to detect animals and, after only a couple of missions, you can make a syringe to make all animals flee from you. You can use both of these to help you when you need to be stealthy. I agree that tigers are a real pain. But shouldn't they be? I think it adds to the game that you are not the only stealthy and deadly creature in the jungle. About the loot icons: Ever heard of caves? ;)

jagcivtec
jagcivtec

 @hampton2003 Just 1.01 so far at 11pm eastern time, hopefully the next patch will include HUD options and balances the armored animals issue.

darkjediasanga
darkjediasanga

 @KidsNDad Seriously dude, we need an option to turn that annoying HUD and map markers off. 

gbyrd99
gbyrd99

 @aussiemuscle  because doing that delays it even more? It has to be shipped and mass produced, so for the time it took for it to go gold and release, they would have pushed it back even more. I'd be happy getting a day one patch instead of sitting around waiting. They saw that there was bugs in the game and they fixing it.

shruteshkumar
shruteshkumar

 @SIDEFX1 Haha, I agree with all of that, but this is a console first game, dont think the poor lil gaming machines could handle moving grass and water ripples... think they are barely running the game @30 FPS.. the AI is decent, but glaringly buggy in some situations.. ah well, still a good game :)

KidsNDad
KidsNDad

 @DAMSOG Only thing they really need to fix is to include a damn option for that obstructive and intrusive mini map, and that objective marker. The cinimatic sections look great, immeersive and the whole thing starts to feel special, and then up pops that marker and map and ruins the whole feel for me. If not a option in menu at the very least make it so there is no HUD for Warrior difficulty, I would much prefer the game, feel it ruins it a bit as it is.

Stonedwolfed
Stonedwolfed

 @DesertLynx83 Yes. They were about 60K games, the equivalent of low-res flash games with little in the way of graphical assets.

 

You turn coding from a a few thousand lines written by 1 guy to several hundred thousand lines, or even several million lines, written by several different teams, and then several amount of gigs of assets & design, errors will get through.

 

Don't like it? Download some of the simpler games from Xbox Live and revel in your nostalgia.

fakharakhtar362
fakharakhtar362

 @saudgamermalik ban ho jae ga agr ya pr pakistani games ki bat kime ek bar ho chuka hua hu 100 rupay wali cds ka bta kr yaha pr

 

zpluffy
zpluffy

@RGN07 @terminus Russia Russia Russia Russia Russia Russia Russia Russia Russia Russia Russia Russia Russia 

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

 @gbyrd99  That is irrelevant for a day 1 patch at 93mb, it is not as if it would take them another 2 months to create 93mb update fix. It would of been better to wait few more days for a more 'bug free' and complete game. Seems a bit rushed really. on another note, i hope next patch they add smoke to the fires at least, Farcry 2 fire flames are much more realistic to say the least..

Stonedwolfed
Stonedwolfed

 @SIDEFX1  @gbyrd99 The length of time between a compiled gold candidate (RC, release candidate) and publication (GA, general availability) is usually more than "a few days", it can be weeks, especially for larger games.

 

And that delay would have incurred major costs: not least putting back the PR, and the horrific, possibly franchise-ending, cost of missing the Christmas window. 

 

That's to say it might have been as far back as October they "stopped" development on it and sent the Gold candidate over. The devs then spent the month of November doing additional QA (quality assurance, i.e. bug-fixing) so it's as good as it can be on Day 1.

 

Nothing I read in the patch notes suggest it would have been reasonable to miss the Christmas window.

Iffy350
Iffy350

 @Stonedwolfed  @SugarFreeTurkey  @atisfire You don't get it. I was replying to the comment below stating that I didn't know they had high end PC gaming computers in pakistan and he responded by calling me an idiot. It was a serious question! But was saudgamermalik serious about far cry 3 being released in pakistan before it was out in the US. I don't know. I have FC3 installed from steam but I cannot play it. :(