[2016-02-23] Day 1 Patch Notes - HEADER

Day One Patch

02/23/2016 09:00 AM

Far Cry Primal is launched into the wild, and we’re really excited to see all of you start your adventures in the savage land of Oros!

With such exhilarating times ahead of us, we’d like to take this opportunity to tell everyone about our Day One Patch and how it will not only enhance your playing experience, but strive to challenge you even further!

We’re happy to introduce a new difficulty setting to Far Cry Primal - Expert Mode - which will go all out and push you to the limits of your ability! Not only will enemies be more challenging, but Takkar will be more vulnerable to attacks, making every hostile encounter a more tense battle for survival.

Expert Mode brings a bunch of changes to how the games works, which will truly test even the most hardcore player. From reduced player aim assists to smarter enemy AI, you’ll definitely need to be on top of your game to handle what Oros has to offer.

Expert Mode Changes:

• Players’ health has been halved compared to Hard difficulty.
• Reduced players aim assist.
• AI shoots faster by 1/3
• Enemies in combat are not shown on mini map by default (they appear only if they are tagged).
• It takes the AI a longer time to “forget” you when you hide
• The aim assist box is reduced for several weapon types (bow, club, spear)
• The player damage is reduced

Alongside the addition of the new Expert Mode, we’re also making sure to offer the best game experience possible for launch. As such, we’re providing small tweaks and changes through the Day One Patch, to ensure that your time saving the Wenja tribe goes as smoothly as possible.

Other Fixes:

• Stability & Performance
    o Optimization and stability have been improved
    o Improved lighting
• Weapons & HUD
    o Improved reticle display
• Wildlife & AI
    o Improved beast companion behavior
    o Fixed rare animation issues
    o Improved visual of the mammoth when it destroys objects
    o Improved animal fighting behavior when triggering a fight
• Design & progression
    o Tweaked and balanced XP rewards
    o Tweaked the damage ratio of certain recipes
    o Improved overall balancing
• Gameplay
    o Improved animations of weapons on fire
    o Fixed issues with lit weapons during cinematics at night
    o Improved player navigation and small collision issues
    o Improved camera transition and minor collision issues on cinematics


PS4 : 564MB

And that’s it! With everything that you can do in Far Cry Primal, from exploring the beautifully ferocious land of Oros, to riding a Woolly Mammoth and pummeling your enemies into the ground, we hope you enjoy your time fighting for survival!

If you’d like to discuss the game further, you can do so on our Far Cry Primal Forums, or catch us on Facebook and Twitter.

Thanks again and happy hunting!