Lucid Games have quickly pushed out a small update to PlayStation 5 exclusive Destruction AllStars, addressing one of the main complaints that players have had about the game. That’s right, Hotfix 1.2.2’s main change is that it mutes multiplayer lobby voice chat by default.
🔷 Fixed several client crashes relating to Multiplayer Lobbies and UI.
— Lucid Games (@LucidGamesLtd) February 5, 2021
It’s just a quick little tweak to change the base level behaviour, and not much more at this point, with Lucid Games drawing in a lot of feedback from the game’s launch on Tuesday as one of three free games in February’s PlayStation Plus update, alongside Control: Ultimate Edition and Concrete Genie.
Lucid Games’ community manager has also taken to Reddit to acknowledge a bunch of other issues and how the team are going to advance the game going forward. This includes keeping an eye on balance, with Bluefang seemingly a standout character so far, monitoring server stability, which is likely to be tested as we head into the weekend, acknowledging that people would like to have the soundtrack playing while in a match, and more.
Once the dust has settled after launch, they have plans for game content updates to release through the year with new game modes, game mode remixes, new AllStars and more.
Here’s the Hotfix 1.2.2 patch notes:
- Disabled multiplayer lobby voice communications by default for all players.
- We are actively working on longer-term enhancements to the voice communications system.
- Fixed several client crashes relating to Multiplayer Lobbies and UI.
Our verdict on the game has dropped shortly after the game’s release. In our Destruction AllStars review, Jim wrote:
“The car combat genre has long been out of fashion and still has a way to go if it wants to take us back to its glory days of the 1990s. Destruction AllStars is a mostly satisfying modernisation that has some neat ideas and looks fantastic, though ultimately spins its tyres on repetitive rival-wrecking gameplay and a lack of truly worthwhile content at launch.”
Have you been enjoying the game? What would you like Lucid to change about it when they get to the first major update? Let us know.