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The Ascent Update for Today August 4 - Patch Notes, File Size, Improvements

A new update improves UI and adds Difficulty Settings.

By Mehrdad Khayyat

August 4, 2021

Today, The Ascent received a new update across all platforms. The official patch notes for the update are yet to be shared, but it brings some significant new features and improvements such as the Difficulty Settings.

Since its launch, The Ascent has been praised by many players who would love to have an action-packed experience in a dystopian, cyberpunk world. The Ascent easily nails it in environment design and turns into one of the greatest games of Xbox Game Pass in the recent month.

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Despite providing a relatively smooth experience on Xbox Series X|S consoles, the game has had some serious problems and bugs on Xbox One since its launch. The first hotfix resolved some of the issues, but it still needs more updates to get rid of all the annoying technical issues.

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The Ascent Update for August 4 – File Size and Patch Notes

The file size of the new update varies from 2.5 GB to 5.7 GB based on your platform. While there are rumors that the update on PC fixes Ray Tracing and DLSS issues for Nvidia graphics cards, nothing official has been shared about the update.

That being said, some of the players who have already installed the update have spotted some significant changes in UI and new additions for the gameplay. As per a Reddit user, the game now features Difficulty settings that allow players to adjust the toughness of their experience.

*This post will be updated with official patch notes as soon as the developer shares them.

Unfortunately, as some players have reported, the new update doesn’t fix the bug with the Rescue Ubi mission, and players are still unable to finish this quest.

The Ascent is now available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC. It’s worth noting that the game is included in the Xbox Game Pass library for both PC and Console subscribers.

The developer, Neon Giant, has not revealed any plans for releasing the game on other platforms such as PlayStation consoles.

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Mehrdad Khayyat

Mehrdad is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He started writing about video games since he was a high-school student. He's probably one of those rare Rainbow Six Siege fans that have the game installed and updated on every available platform.

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