Xbox 360 Homefront update mobilizes, DLC en route

THQ rolls out fixes for game freezes and hitching, multiplayer connectivity; Microsoft's console getting premium add-on first June 7.

Belying initial investor panic, Homefront has proven to be a noticeable success for THQ and developer Kaos Studios, as the game has shipped more than 2.6 million units. Those who have bought the game will be pleased to know that more content for the military shooter is on the way, by way of free updates and downloadable content.

Today, THQ announced that a title update for the Xbox 360 version of Homefront is now available, bringing with it fixes to the game as well as new abilities. Of those updates, Kaos has addressed "game freeze and hitching, max ping limits for server connections, party connectivity, and beacon errors," to name a few.

War continues to wage on the Homefront.

The title update also includes a number of additions to in-game abilities, the full details of which can be found below.

[UPDATE] Responding to a request for comment, THQ said that a PS3 version of the update has been delayed by the PlayStation Network outage saga. "Title update was created for the PS3 but due to the recent PSN network issues, the release of the update has been delayed," the representative told GameSpot. "[The PC version] had a patch addressing different issues, released yesterday."

On June 7, THQ will roll out Homefront's first DLC, the Fire Sale map pack. Available first for Xbox 360 gamers, the map pack will include two new competitive multiplayer arenas that are set deep within America's ruins. Pricing information has not yet been announced. Accompanying the release of that map pack will be a free download of the 870 express shotgun, as well as a gratis Homefront Xbox 360 theme.

For more information, check out GameSpot's review of Homefront.

Ability Pack updates:
Ice Cold: Invisible on thermal views and airstrike sensors
Situational Awareness: Enemy gamertag appears when shot
EMP Tactician: Deal more damage vs. EMP'd vehicles
Short Fuse: Reduced cook time on frag grenades
Bomb Suit: Take less damage from explosives

Xbox 360 title update fixes:
Assist points for vehicle kills
Rank resets
Game returns to MP menu instead of main menu after leaving a match
Max ping limits for server connections (prevent connections to distant servers)
Game freeze and hitching
Joining friends feature
Beacon errors
Party connectivity
Various other fixes

Written By

Want the latest news about Homefront?

Homefront

Homefront

Follow

Discussion

8 comments
Tarfang2
Tarfang2

@gobbo00 dude brinks been out less then a month and free dlc is comign out in june dont judge so harsh but with homefront i gotta agree usually dlc comes out inhumanly quick which is a load of bs but homefront dlc has been too long a wait in the FPS genre to keep up u gotta hit hard and fast

Dragdar
Dragdar

seemed to me like a generic shooter cashing in on the tried formula . the credits for buying resources on the fly is an interesting idea tho

jsvalmont
jsvalmont

I can't wait for this DLC! This game is way underrated because the campaign is short. The reality is the multiplayer is the true gem of this game, as it's the best out there right now IMO.

superman37931
superman37931

Glad that the developers are still supporting the game. Tried it out with the new patches yesterday and it was much better. Really enjoy the online portion of this game! Kudos to the developers for continuing to support their game instead of just cashing the checks.

gobbo00
gobbo00

Too little too late, just like Brink.

Phatjam98
Phatjam98

This game is so sick online, and so crappy single player. But I've spent a ton of time playing online and love it. I am gonna have to jump on and play again today.

Crash_WL
Crash_WL

The game's great, but the mistakes just seemed a bit amateurish. I'm glad that the 870 shotgun will become available, I always picked it up when I found it and it was great.

Metalshin0bi
Metalshin0bi

........ A little late but hey, at least the fix is here! I remember when I first bought this game when it came out... Bad move and one that I've learned from. WAIT A WHILE FOLKS. But I was late to that party I guess. But yeah, this game has soooooo many problems, it's ridiculous. Regardless, it was still fun and a fresh take (course I'm talking about the multiplayer, NOT the single player). Too bad I already traded in that game though...