The Last of Us PS4 Live Update 1.01.012 Released; Naughty Dog Completely Rewriting Code to Fix Multiplayer (UPDATED)

The last of Us Remastered launched on PS4 and was met by cries of joy and almost universal praise, but the multiplayer experience has been a rather bumpy ride for many, affected by extremely long matchmaking times in multiplayer.

Today the game received another patch live update, numbered 1.01.012, as announced by Multiplayer Designer Quentin Cobb on the PlayStation forums, even if he stressed on the fact that it’s not yet a full fix:

We’ve just pushed a live update that should improve matchmaking times. While this is a not a full fix, our update should hopefully reduce matchmaking times. We are still working on a patch which should dramatically improve matchmaking times and we’ll get into more detail about that a bit later. Also, in this live update is a fix to the Flamethrower damage. The PS4 Flamethrower should now output damage at the same speed as the PS3 Flamethrower.

Please back out of Factions and re-enter and you should be on version 1.01.012. Also, if you could describe your matchmaking times here it would greatly help us determine how our changes are doing. Thank you!

Earlier today Cobb went into more detail on the future patch that should finally fix the issue for good, explaining that the solution isn’t simple and the good folks at Naughty Dog are rewriting some very complex code from scratch in order to finally squash the hated bug.

Our programmers are working extremely hard on a patch that should help with matchmaking times significantly. This is not a simple fix or something that can be fixed through a live update. They are completely re-writing some very complex code that has to be implemented into a patch which takes time to test and go through submission. We are working as fast as possible to get this patch out to you guys so I want to thank you all ahead of time for being patient. I’ll update you guys as soon as I learn about a timeline for release. Thanks.

Cobb finally mentioned that the fact that the flamethrower uses fuel during special executions is another bug, and is into the list of issues to be fixed in a future patch.

Update: The live update (which means it’s server side and doesn’t require the download of a patch) was initially named a “patch” in this article. That mistake has now been fixed.

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  • Guest

    ND my brah!

    • Budgiecat

      her face looks so derpy in this pic

  • JP

    I haven’t gotten to test out the MP yet on TLOU should I hold off on playing it until the patch?

    • Craig Sloan


  • Shunan Soap Xu

    Naughty Dog keeps up the good work!

    • Sumyung

      Wow? Ban please?

      • They Call Me Senpai


        • Budgiecat

          bad word

          • heeerrreaarrhrha


          • MnFnGamer

            It’s 2014 learn new words

          • Budgiecat

            enjoy your alt ban, alt Senpai…

          • Sucka Free

            Why do you think that’s Senpai?

          • Budgiecat

            because 4 days later and the post is still up

            Good job modders….-_-

      • Shunan Soap Xu

        Chill dude, no racism intended at all. It’s a joke

    • DarthDiggler

      I am a big Naughty Dog fan, but they could avoided much of this with some beta testing. The fact that these problems so closely resemble the same problems PS3 had on launch is unacceptable, especially for the price of the product which I didn’t bitch about until MP didn’t work.

  • TheLastGuardian

    The speed in which they have patched the game has me impressed. Same with Titanfall – patches came rather quick.

  • Craig Sloan

    Yeah the waiting times for matchmaking really got to me last night, I was nearly finished my second playthrough with the Fireflies to get my second Gold trophy for completing the factions survival of 12 weeks. However it took forever because for most of the day I was waiting for 10 to 15 mins each time to find a match in any mode with or without parties.

    Also when I was invited to join a party and I accepted it would not let me, This happened a few times and when I invited others they said they had the same problem.

    All in all though I’ve put a hell of a lot of time into the MP and I have gotten all the online trophies now 🙂

  • CervantesPR

    hm havent really had problems after the first patch matchmaking is pretty quick post first patch

  • IH8YH

    DICE should read this and take a hint at how shitty their “fixes” for battlefield have been / still are. All Hail Naughty Dog

    • Russell Gorall

      They both release a broken game, but when Naughty Dog does it they get good feedback?

      I don’t understand.

  • Haytham

    the match making was ok, Didn’t really notice any problems after the first patch and Played over 13 Weeks (1Match=1Day)

  • Craig Martin

    Without parties any mode is an absolute horror show=/ i haven’t tried today but I’m going to after I finish single player…again=)

  • Budgiecat

    why cant you play as a kid in MP?

  • I’m having an issue here. At the end of every round it doesn’t add up my collected resources. Is this normal?

  • Thinkaboutit

    10/10 games shouldnt need anything fixed….just sayin.

  • MnFnGamer

    What the hell is wrong with multiplayer!? It seen fine not to long ago?

  • Joel Marston

    “Cobb finally mentioned that the fact that the flamethrower uses fuel during special executions” Imagine if your flamethrower would run out of fuel and the execution animation would stop and the guy being killed kills you.–XTHKoxWj–/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/amcvholkwbcguuxpflo9.gif

    • Budgiecat

      PedoJoel confirmed

      • Skeeter49

        Maybe this is what happens if David becomes infected, and bites and infects Joel.

  • Russell Gorall

    No wonder they are releasing DLC for a year old game, they are finally writing net code.

    • Jecht_Sin

      Blah-blah-blah.. Always trolling the PS4 articles.

      • Russell Gorall

        And you are always fanboying anything Sony. We are equaling each other out.

  • You are flat out wrong

    Had the game for three days, matchmaking only didn’t work on the second. Is this a widespread problem?

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  • Jecht_Sin

    I’ll never understand this, It’s on the server side, it was working on PS3. Why the heck should it be that much different (and bugged) changing platform? o.0

    • Russell Gorall

      Troll harder.

  • lowye_243

    tlou ftw!!!

  • lowye_243

    i literally cannot wait to get this game – i’m getting it this Friday!!!! never owned a ps3 so for me, its my first time playing it!

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  • Russell Gorall

    What do you expect from PVP on a year old game with a 95 Metacritic score… to work?

  • OH yessss,

  • Travoz Wood

    Stop complaining about multiplayer.the game is patient, i was on a level 19 day 3 so thats not bad at all.