Just Cause 3 isn't in stores yet but Avalanche Studios has already finished a major patch for the game. The update fixes a number of performance issues throughout the new action-adventure.
Any open-world game has its fair share of problems. By giving players a lots of things to do and a huge sandbox to do them in, you're begging for technical glitches. The patch notes could probably be several pages long, like the change lists for Witcher 3. Avalanche decided to simply summarize the fixes, though. They simply say that they've fixed "stability/crash" isues along with "various issues with Random Encounters."
There were a few specifics in the patch notes, though. The A.I. for enemies has been improved so they'll fight more effectively. Unexpected cracks and traffic jams throughout the game world have been corrected. "Poorly-tuned" vehicles were fixed by the developers.
The Medician Department of Nature Conservation has pored over every inch of our beautiful island for cracks and removed them
The Medician Department of Motor Vehicles has taken measures to acquire poorly-tuned vehicles and burn them
Di Ravello’s Militia has been given a refresher course in combat and spatial awareness as per the General’s recent mandate
The Medician Department of Infrastructure has made some adjustments to certain roads to prevent traffic jams
Various stability/crash fixes
Various camera fixes
Various Havok destruction optimisations
Various localisation fixes and updates
Various worldsim improvements
MISSIONS, CHALLENGES, RANDOM ENCOUNTERS
Various minor mission bug fixes
Various minor challenge bug fixes
Fixed some various issues with Random Encounters
GRAPHICS AND ANIMATION
Various LoD optimisations
Various lighting optimisations
Various animation optimisations
Various level and EQ adjustments
Rebels riding along with Rico will now be less rude and not talk over each other
Fixed a few rare audio distortion issues involving destructible objects with lots of moving parts
In Just Cause 3, Rico Rodriguez is once again trying to overthrow the dictator of an exotic country. While aiding a revolution on the island nation of Medici, he'll have access to a new wingsuit among other equipment. His grappling hook, meanwhile, has been updated so he can tether objects together. Rico can also customize the various vehicles he can steal through the country.
Just Cause 3 will officially launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC on December 1st. The patch is available this weekend for the lucky souls who managed to get a copy early, though.