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Outlast 2 patch provides a more "balanced" experience to difficulty levels, smashes bugs, more

Outlast 2 has been patched on PC, and for those who play the game on Normal, once applied, it will be a more "balanced" experience.


According to the developers, the Outlast 2 patch introduces minor adjustments to the difficulty in key spots. Balancing has also been applied to Hard and Nightmare difficulties, while still maintaining their sadistic nature,

The patch also addresses a number of bug fixes and adds other small improvements.

Full patch notes are below.

  • Global rebalancing of the game difficulty.
  • Microphone no longer uses extra batteries.
  • Increased the size of subtitles.
  • Fixed an issue on Intel HD 4000 cards where most dynamic lights were missing.
  • Fixed an issue where flickering black squares appear in the center of the screen at some specific resolutions.
  • Fixed an issue with alternate controller mappings and the camcorder UI.
  • Fixed an issue with double doors where one of them is locked.
  • Fixed an issue causing lost save games when Steam somehow fails to initialize.
  • Fixed some heretic sound effects.
  • Fixed multiple minor gameplay issues (collisions, crawling, tutorials, etc.)
  • Fixed multiple rare crashes.
  • Added a "-refreshrate 60" command-line parameter to specify a preferred refresh rate (replace 60 by the desired refresh rate).
  • Added a "-notexturelimit" command-line parameter to remove texture size limits based on VRAM amount.
  • Added a "-borderless" command-line parameter to use borderless fullscreen and not have to edit INI files.

Consoles players will receive the patch soon, according to the studio.

Red Barrels also announced that in the first week of release, it has recouped development costs for Outlast 2. Congrats all around on that.

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