Paradox issues patch for Magicka

Tuesday, 25th January 2011 21:25 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Paradox and Arrowhead’s Magicka is now available for download, and a patch has also been released for the game.

Earlier today, Steam users were reporting quite a few issues, with the game. Paradox promised a patch would be released “soon.”

Now, Blue has word the game has indeed been patched and the update fixes the following issues:

  • Characters will now clear any crossfading previously in progress when initializing.
  • Character network performance has been improved.
  • Servers will now properly clear pending clients when starting a game.
  • Some grapical improvement has been made to the tutorial level.
  • Burning grease is now working properly over network.
  • Grease network performance has been improved.
  • Physics Objects now update their orientations correctly over network.
  • Damageable Objects status effects now work properly over network.
  • Character status effects now work properly over network.
  • Fixed a dialog problem which prevented cutscenes from ending properly.
  • Wizard castle collision mesh has been adjusted.
  • Havindr Arena’s collision mesh has been adjusted.
  • Glade’s collision mesh has been adjusted.
  • Hyphen (-) has been added and other fixes have been made to the fonts.
  • Ruins script has been modified.
  • Ruins textures has been improved.
  • A few missing NPC name tags have been added.
  • A glitch when characters performed multiple move orders in sequence has been fixed.
  • Picking up items over network has been fixed.
  • Random teleport over network has been fixed.
  • Music will reset properly when restarting from checkpoints now.
  • NPC wizards now use the correct coloring for network clients.

Paradox said new patches will be appearing every 24 hours to address any other issues that may arise (Thanks, RPS).

Magicka landed on all major digital distribution channels today for $9.99, and you can watch the game’s launch trailer below.



  1. Hunam

    Why weren’t they fixed before release then?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    Actually a patch was just released. Updating the post now.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. DSB

    I can’t believe that Paradox can keep letting this happen.

    They’re basically synonymous with horrendously buggy releases at this point, and the fact that it seems to matter fuck all to the leadership is just mindboggling.

    Especially since they actually publish loads of enjoyable budget and niche titles.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. absolutezero

    Least its not Elemental eh.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. TheWulf

    Yep. Let’s pick on them for having a few rather cosmetic bugs and praise the saintly Activision for the flawless BLOPS.

    Ohhhh I hate gamers, sometimes. I really, really do. Sorry gamers, I know you aren’t all like this. Honestly I do. But it’s hard to not be disappointed when people are so hard on the little guy, but people beg to be the bitches of the big guy. It’s typical hierarchical nonsense.

    It just bothers me. I’m sorry.

    And these aren’t even really serious bugs. Sigh. Still, I know that the majority around here know better than this.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. DSB

    Or maybe the selfrighteous commissars among us should stop expecting everybody to fall in line and take the internet-chíc view that big business is always evil and small business can fuck up as much as it wants, because when they’re incompetent, it’s cute. All without even the slightest consideration for the product provided.

    To use your own example, people, including myself, are currently quite pissed that Activision are putting out severely buggy releases, but somehow you’re above criticism if you’re a smaller business? That’s about as hypocritical as it is gutless.

    If you propose to charge money for broken goods, you’re just as much of an incompetent, irregardless of how much money you rake in.

    I’m a lot more bothered by people who trade common sense and awareness as a consumer, in favor of easy, prepackaged viewpoints shared by a conglomerate of mindless groupthinking cunts on the web.

    #6 4 years ago

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