Destruction AllStars 1.2.4 patch adds Australian servers after maintenance

A fresh update has arrived for PS5 exclusive Destruction AllStars, with version 1.2.4 being pushed live alongside a short period of server maintenance this afternoon.. The update is geared toward stamping out a handful of game crashes and glitches, as well as catering to players down under with new servers.

Servers are down at the time of writing, but should be back up shortly. The planned downtime is for an estimated 10 minutes, followed by background maintenance for a further hour, as Lucid Games spin up a new server region to cater to PlayStation 5 owners in Australia, New Zealand and other nearby countries. In order to support this, you’ll now be able to change your multiplayer region from the main menu.

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Elsewhere, this is a relatively minor update, fixing some server crashes related to matchmaking (which is never good for a multiplayer game!), and preventing crashes from players with incomplete game installs by blocking them from joining parties until the game download is complete.

The update follows quality of life patches shortly after the game’s release at the start of February. At the time, the main bone of contention for fans was the incessant voice chat and potential abuse, which Lucid were quick to cut off the issue with a small hotfix, and the following 1.2.3 update focussed on making quality of life changes throughout Destruction AllStars’ progression system.

Destruction AllStars 1.2.4 Patch Notes

 

  • Added a server region in Australia.
  • Players can change their multiplayer server via the options menu.
  • Fixed several server crashes relating to matchmaking.
  • Players now need to wait for the game to fully download before joining a party.
  • This prevents a crash whereby players could enter matchmaking before finishing their download.

Destruction AllStars Guide – 11 essential tips & tricks

While we judged that Destruction AllStars isn’t quite up there as a PS5 exclusive essential, scoring a 6 out of 10 in our review at launch, it’s still a blast to play and a great freebie for PlayStation Plus subscribers to dive into. 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, opting to bring the game to the widest possible audience by bundling it in for those with an active PlayStation Plus subscription.

Source: Twitter (@LucidGamesLtd)

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