Are my fellow PS3 loving, Killzone 3 playing gamers having some difficulties with the multiplayer? Do you experience random network errors, parties being disbanded for no reason, and certain hit detection issues? Well Guerrilla Games hears you and is working on a patch that will come out (most likely) within 14 days. What’s cool about the 1.04 patch is it tweaks a few gameplay mechanics for the better and makes you question why it wasn’t implemented beforehand. Check all fixes and changes after the break.
CHANGES & NEW FUNCTIONALITY
Network – Lag fixes and fixes for network errors 10002, 8001 and 8013
Gameplay – Players now have more stamina by default. Sprint length is increased but the recharge timer has been adjusted to compensate
Gameplay – Mortally wounded players no longer have collision. Alive players should now be able to traverse the levels without getting stuck on mortally wounded players
Gameplay – Medic’s revive cool-down reduced from 25 to 10 seconds
Gameplay – Increased range from where friendly players can be revived – player can be revived from 20 meters now
Gameplay – Guerrilla Warfare games now last 15 minutes and it takes 100 kills instead of 50 to win
Performance – Improvements to party creation server load
Menu – Show envelope icon to indicate that player has received message
Menu – Rewards panel in post game screen now auto-scrolls
Menu – Botzone is now paused when player goes to start menu
Menu – Single click squad invite
Menu – Enhanced idle detection code in menu, the player isn’t spawned if he’s still pressing buttons
Security – Several security, anti hack and cheat fixes
Stability – Fix for an occasional crash bug when in the Credits screen and transitioning straight into Multiplayer via a Invite
Stability – Fix for potential hang when players migrate between maps
Gameplay – Player can retain crouched collision after deploying jetpack
Gameplay – The Assassination Executioner medals only count Deadly Assassin kills, not Executioner kills
Gameplay – Cloak kills with weapons that break cloak now count towards medal for Cloak levels 1 and 2.
Gameplay – Global – Medic’s Triage droids now disappear when player quits out of game
Gameplay – Cloak/Disguise cannot be removed manually by accident anymore
Gameplay – Fix for rumble in Exo being over-powered and out of sync
Gameplay – Fix for Silent Footsteps remaining active after choosing other skill and removed from the personal stats menu
Exploit – Akmir Snowdrift – Player can reach the boat by using an ammo box to exit the intended boundaries
Functionality – Disc eject now handled more gracefully
Trophies – DLC 1 ‘Little Big Weapons’ Trophy does now counts rocket launcher and StA2
Clan functionality – Fix for player quitting and re-joining a tournament, they may re-enter a tournament alone.
Menu – Find game – Operations – Mode description – Spelling issue fixed
Menu – Friends: Fix for Clan tags being displayed for a max of nine players despite the number of player that are in the clan
Menu – Fix for incorrect message given when attempting to join a Clan Game that an online friend is taking place in
Menu – Spawn-screen – Fix for when the extra Primary Weapon skill is equipped, the weapon description goes out of sync
Menu – Accolades do now show subsequently
Menu – When receiving a squad invite from a player in another match, there is now a warning that the player will leave his current game.
Menu – Scramble detailed range and in-game range now match properly
Menu – The Spot and Mark description in the unlock menu is now correct
Menu – Fix for when the player presses the SQUARE button when a player that is in their game is highlighted in the squad lobby menu they receive the message ‘You cannot join a play that is not in a game.’
Menu – Turn off animations for the squad list to avoid it becoming unreadable every time a rebuild occurs when voice chat is activated
Menu – Fix for when trying to join a friend without the required DLC pack, the message will tell the player they are part of a squad.
Menu – Fix for the message informing the player they are attempting to join a DLC game without the required DLC content installed reading better
Menu – Increased Accuracy & Faster Reload Ribbons now update in the personal statistics screen.