Destruction AllStars update 1.2.3 comes crashing in

Rival-wrecking PS5 exclusive, Destruction AllStars, has entered the pitstop for a new update, Lucid Games having launched their latest patch. Available to download now on PS5, you will need to install update 1.2.3 in order to access online features, including network multiplayer. One big change fans will notice right away is the increased rewards for completing daily and weekly challenges. Daily challenges pay out a far greater amount of experience points now whereas weekly challenges will offer AC currency instead of XP.

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Here are the patch notes for the new update.

  • Weekly Reset time has been set to Wednesday 3pm UTC
    Small blue diamond Weekly Challenges now award AllStar Coins instead of XP
    Small blue diamond XP rewards for Daily Challenges have been increased from 3k to 25k
  • Fixed several issues preventing successful matchmaking
    Small blue diamond Reduced the frequency of parties being split into different games at the end of a match
    Large blue diamond Fixed an instance of the UI incorrectly reverting player level
  • Fixed several server crashes relating to Gridfall
    Large blue diamond Fixed several client crashes
    Large blue diamond Improved some error message descriptions

Destruction AllStars isn’t quite on par with Sony’s other PS5 exclusives, scoring a 6 out of 10 in our review at launch. While fun in short frenzied blasts, like most car combat games it can get repetitive and is let down by an overall lack of engaging content. Here’s what we had to say:

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.

The manic multiplayer exclusive was originally meant to launch alongside the PS5 in November 2020 alongside Demon’s Souls, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Godfall, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, and other day one titles. However, Sony and Lucid Games made the decision to delay Destruction AllStars to February 2021, also making it a freebie for those with an active PlayStation Plus subscription.

Source: Twitter (@LucidGamesLtd)


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