Red Faction Guerrilla Patch

Just over a week ago Volition announced that it was patching Red Faction Guerrilla. The patch contains a variety of changes, some of them based on community feedback with other features paving the way for future content like the first of three DLC packs that is forecast to land next week, 13th August, for 800 MS Points or 9.99 US Points.

We have been hawkishly watching the original announcement post for details of when the patch will be released as they said in the announcement that “the release date… information should be available very soon and this post will be updated at that point”.

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Only they did not.  They have put up a new post with release details.  The patch was due to go live on the 360 at 4AM PST which was midday here in the UK.  For the PS3 the patch “will go live sometime in the afternoon”.

Double XP

From when the patch goes live until midnight PST this Sunday 9th, which is actually 8AM Monday 10th here in Good ‘Ole Blighty, all games will be double XP.  So if your Martian arsenal is still short of an ostrich hammer now’s your chance.

Patch Details:

New Features:

  • New Wrecking Crew mode – Challenge Mode: There are 3 rounds of distinct submode/weapon/backpack settings per level. Each participant plays through all 3 rounds to try to get the highest score possible. Challenge Mode is the best way to enjoy WC by yourself, and we’re also allowing all modes to be played with a single player.
  • Wrecking Crew Leaderboards: Your scores for Challenge Mode only are automatically uploaded to leaderboards (1 per level) so you can compare how you’re doing against your friends and the world. Leaderboards are only available for Challenge Mode.
  • Bonus Wrecking Crew levels unlocked: The 4 pre-order bonus WC levels are now unlocked for everyone, giving you 10 levels in which to blow everything away.
  • Weapon and Backpack disabling in Multiplayer: Prevent any specific backpacks or weapons from spawning in a level within a custom match.
  • XP multiplier for matchmaking playlists: Double XP playlists are now possible (and will be used).
  • Ore Deposits on Minimap: Mining ore that hasn’t been mined will now show up as purple pulsing dots on the minimap. This will help players to obtain the “Working the Land” achievement/trophy.
  • Support for upcoming DLC: Demons of the Badlands, our first DLC pack, will be released on August 13th.

Other Fixes:

  • House Arrest icons now reflect their proper completion status after you finish the last mission.
  • Convoy spawning is now fixed after you finish the last mission. Previously some convoys would be prevented from spawning.
  • Scale of some icons on the full-screen map and minimap has been fixed.
  • Parties are no longer allowed to matchmake into Anarchy through the “Any Playlist” selection option.
  • Ties no longer count as losses on the MP leaderboards.
  • Various minor matchmaking fixes.

Source: Joystiq, Thanks: jonny_bolton

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