New World War Z Update Features Massive Stability Improvements For PC, Console

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World War Z has been out for just over two weeks now, but some players have already experienced some major issues when playing that has made them put the game on hold until these bugs are fixed. To aid in bringing players back to the fight against the zombie hordes, Saber Interactive is in the process of rolling out a new update to survival game that corrects many of these major issues.

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The development team behind World War Z explained that due to the timeline on the release, PS4 players would get the fixes before PC and Xbox One gamers:

“Due to slightly different procedures between platforms when certifying patches, the updates will be ready at different times. Instead of waiting to release them all at once (and holding on to a patch that is ready to go), we will release the updates as soon as they are ready. The first ones will be on PlayStation 4. The updates for Xbox One and PC will arrive soon!”

Check out all of the changes that are live on PS4 and coming soon to Xbox One and PC, via Focus Home Interactive’s forums:

Console Patch Notes

Stability:

  • Fixed an issue that caused save file corruption.
  • Fixed an issue with save backups restoring saves with 0 progression.
  • Fixed a large number of connectivity, matchmaking and party system issues.
  • Fixed a large number of gameplay crashes.
  • Fixed a large number of gameplay bugs that caused inability to progress in levels.

Gameplay:

  • You will now only gain XP toward weapon upgrades if you have purchased the prior upgrade for that weapon, i.e. level two must be purchased to be able to gain XP toward level 3.
  • Fixed an issue that caused excessive aim assist in PvPvZ.
  • Reduced Compact Shotgun damage in PvPvZ.
  • Increased cooldown of “Please Stand Up” perk to 60 seconds.
  • Marking items will now display its icon for your teammates.
  • Reduced AI bots effectiveness especially on easy and normal difficulties.
  • Increased objective timer to save friendly NPCs to 60 seconds on easy and normal difficulties.

UI:

  • Minor fixes in UI and localization.

Trophies:

  • Fixed an issue with “Strong immunity”, “High caution” and “The most effective way” trophies, which caused the goals to fail if you have failed them once during one game session.
  • Fixed an issue with the “Sport kills” trophy, which was harder than intended to get.

PC Patch Notes

Stability:

  • Fixed a large number of connectivity, matchmaking and party system issues.
  • Fixed a large number of gameplay crashes.
  • Fixed a large number of gameplay bugs that caused inability to progress in levels.

Performance:

  • Improved performance for both Vulkan and DirectX.
  • Game will now default to Vulkan on high end AMD GPUs.
  • Game will now revert to DirectX if player has outdated Vulkan drivers.

Gameplay:

  • You will now only gain XP toward weapon upgrades if you have purchased the prior upgrade for that weapon, i.e. level two must be purchased to be able to gain XP toward level 3.
  • Fixed an issue that caused excessive aim assist in PvPvZ.
  • Reduced Compact Shotgun damage in PvPvZ.
  • Increased cooldown of “Please Stand Up” perk to 60 seconds.
  • Marking items will now display its icon for your teammates.
  • Reduced AI bots effectiveness especially on easy and normal difficulties.
  • Increased objective timer to save friendly NPCs to 60 seconds on easy and normal difficulties.

UI:

  • Minor fixes in UI and localization.
  • Fixed issue with friend list not working for some of the players.

What do you think of all the changes that were deployed to World War Z? What else would you like to see fixed or enhanced in a future update? Sound off with your thoughts in the comment section below, and don’t forget to check out DFTG on Twitter for gaming and entertainment news live 24/7!

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