God of War Ragnarok gets a day-one patch that makes around 160 fixes and the developers “strongly encourages” you to download it.
Day-one patches are the norm nowadays. A day-one patch is released to fix previously unforeseen issues to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible.
Hopefully, Ragnarok will have a smooth launch
Even for a game as critically acclaimed as God of War Ragnarok, Santa Monica Studio has to roll out a meaty patch to fix known bugs. However, we’re sure other issues will no doubt crop up in the coming weeks, as with the vast majority of video games, no matter how polished.
While Santa Monica Studio is encouraging everyone to download the patch, I think it’s a given that most with an internet connection will apply the fixes with or without the added encouragement. Well, I assume so anyway.
Be wary of God of War Ragnarok spoilers
Without giving anything, and just a heads up, spoilers are in the wild. The day-one patch is a lot about making the game as stable as possible. Yet, there are fixes related to story progression which reveal details you might want to avoid in the patch notes.
Having access to a review copy myself, I have encountered a number of PS5 hard crashes while playing Ragnarok. Among the patch notes is a fix for crashes, so fingers crossed that problem will be corrected.
Additionally, fixes have been made to quests, dialogue, gameplay and more. Moreover, there are some console-specific fixes too. For PS5, “additional tuning and coverage for DualSense controller haptics” has been implemented.
Furthermore, for PS4, fixes have been made to correct “loading hitches”, a crash when loading a save file as well as “cases where the world would load in slowly causing temporarily degraded graphics.”
You can read the patch notes here or by clicking the link via the tweet above. However, again, please be advised that the patch notes do contain some spoilers.
Have you picked up God of War Ragnarok?
In our review of God of War Ragnarok, we said it’s: “everything you loved about the previous title, but amplified. The longer story and expanded worlds give way for characters to develop in meaningful ways, making the whole game feel very much like a sequel worthy of its predecessor.”
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