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Just Cause 3 is primed to receive Patch 1.02 on all platforms this week and, along with some minor tweaks and adjustments, the team at Avalanche aims to tackle some of the most common complaints leveled at the game.
The consensus about Just Cause 3 seems to be that the game is a hell of a lot of fun. You get to drive, fly and glide around a huge island, fire all kinds of cool weapons at pesky terrorists and blow up just about everything in sight. Good times.
What’s not so good, though, are a handful of bugs that affect gameplay and long load times, especially on the console versions of the game.
While Just Cause 3 only launched a couple of weeks ago and had a day-one patch in tow, the team at Avalanche has been quick to address additional concerns and are primed to roll out Patch 1.02 this week on consoles and PC. As soon as the patch has approval for the various platforms, it should go live. According to the official announcement, this first batch of fixes is all due to player feedback.
Since launch we’ve been pouring through your reviews and comments to help us prioritize our fixes accordingly. We know many of you have been patiently awaiting today’s patch, and this update is part of a much larger plan to optimize and improve the game. Thanks for your patience here.
Here’s a rundown of what’s being offered in Patch 1.02:
-Significantly improved load times.
-Optimized online stats.
-General stability fixes.
-Fixed an issue related to challenges, wherein vehicles sometimes disappeared.
-Fixed issues related to screen resizing and closing the game window before the game fully started up on PC.
That sounds like a great start, and the post goes on to explain that the team at Avalanche wants the feedback to keep rolling in, as it will help guide the decisions being made in future patches.
The team also took this opportunity to address a few issues players are having with the game that, according to them, aren’t issues or were in the game intentionally.
For instance, if you’re upset you can’t skip cutscenes, you’re just not trying hard enough. In Just Cause 3, all you have to do is hold down the B/O button during the scene or hit Pause, then select to skip the scene.
If you’re put off by Rico’s limited movement, it’s because he was built a certain way to encourage specific types of play. For instance, he can’t sprint because the team wants you to rely more on the grappling hook, and he can’t crouch because he isn’t that kind of guy. Blow stuff up or take to the sky; Rico isn’t a hider.
Finally, if you’re having trouble finding Chaos Objects in Just Cause 3, you can bring up your map to see an approximate location to help narrow down your search.