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Medal of Honor: Warfighter day one patch comes highly recommended

Tuesday, 23rd October 2012 06:39 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Medal of Honor: Warfighter goes on sale in the US in just a few hours, and users are very strongly advised to download and install a substantial day one patch before leaping into the fray.

EA has released the patch notes, probably to help convince users to bite the bullet and grab the patch as soon as possible – Danger Close “heartily encourages” everyone to grab the patch, which is coming to both PC and consoles.

The full notes are much too long to be of interest to most of you, but contain fixes for a significant number of single- and multiplayer bugs, some of which sound quite serious.

Speculation has linked the patch to rumours that review copies have not been supplied in as timely a fashion as usual; we don’t review, so aren’t in any position to comment, but IGN reports a delay, and said EA wants reviewers to experience the patched version.

Medal of Honor: Warfighter lands in Europe on October 25 and the UK on October 26.

Thanks, Kotaku.

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13 Comments

  1. The_Red

    The reviewers MUST review the game based on what’s on the disk and without the patch. Sadly, we all know that’s not gonna happen and this will only encourage shipping unfinished and broken games where a day one patch is almost mandatory.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. G1GAHURTZ

    So the game is a buggy mess then.

    No surprises, really.

    Still, I’m sure the people whose consoles aren’t online, and who won’t get the patch aren’t going to be amused at being fooled into buying a game containing serious bugs by the post-patch reviews.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. f1r3storm

    “So the game is a buggy mess then.”

    Nope, running smoothly for me.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. G1GAHURTZ

    ^ Did you read the patch notes?

    •Fixed an issue related to progression loss if the user removes the storage device.
    •Fixed an issue where a player’s class was changing without their input.
    •Fixed an issue where, under certain circumstances, brand new players were forced to play with a placeholder weapon in multiplayer until
    their first death.

    And these are just a few of the issues.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Fin

    @4

    Well “an issue” gives no indication of how likely it is to occur. I played the beta for a few hours, didn’t encounter any problems.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. ps3fanboy

    i was actually gonna buy this game on day one… and now it have a day one patch. so it is broken mess of a game, sorry dice i will not buy an unfinished game. maybe i will pick it up in the bargain bin in a couple of years when it cost me a 10…

    #6 2 years ago
  7. freedoms_stain

    @6, Dice have nothing to do with this game.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. OrbitMonkey

    ^ maybe he meant “sorry no dice, I will not buy a unfinished game”?

    #8 2 years ago
  9. roadkill

    Wait, why is everyone complaining about downloading the patch again? I don’t see the problem here.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. The_Red

    @9
    The problem is this:
    You ship a BROKEN and unfinished game and release an almost essential patch day one. This is a horrible trend. These are not 5 to 10 dollar indie games. These are $60 games people pay in full only to get the half finished game.

    Publishers should STOP relying on day one patches and instead try to ship the full game. Online updates should be fore adding extra bonus content or making an already finished game better and NOT for fixing a broken product that they just rushed into the market.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Deacon

    as someone who doesn’t generally bother reading about new military FPS games, can anyone tell me how this differs from the rest of ‘em? – what’s new etc? I am curiously curious.

    @10 – I agree with you on this. It’s not end-of-the-world stuff, but it’s becoming all to commonplace.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. stretch215

    @11 I played the beta and thought it was okay. I feel like they’re trying to be somewhere between cod and bf, without being as good as either. IMO frostbite 2 is not a good engine for close quarters combat. It feels clunky to me, but again, it was a beta. Hopefully the final product is in better shape. I’ll be skipping this one. May be worth a rent later.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. roadkill

    @10 and 11 They can’t test if a game works properly with just their QA team anymore. The complexity of today’s games’ code is massive. Have you guys ever coded? It’s very hard! Also, downloading a patch is not so hard. You start your PC, you start Origin/Steam, the program downloads the patch (you don’t have to reboot) and then you can play. It takes.. 5 minutes. You’ve already waited a year for the game to be released. :)

    #13 2 years ago

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