Nobody believed when someone stated that the current-gen consoles (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) are the first generation to be online only, but now you’ll have to. And not because the consoles require any sort of DRM check every now and then, but because every single new game has at least one patch to fix all the awful mistakes developers made.
Now you’ll have to believe, because even Evolve requires a 3GB day one patch to run smoothly. Can you play the game without the patch? Surely, but only offline. In order to have the best experience in Evolve we recommend updating and getting online as soon as possible.
Evolve will be out tomorrow for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Here’s the full patch notes, thanks to Turtle Rock Studios:
We already noted this in an interview with Turtle Rock’s Chris Ashton, but we are constantly adjusting things in the background so that every Hunter and every Monster is finely tuned. What we learned about what’s being done to Wraith alone was eye-opening. A lot of the data gathered from the Big Alpha and Open Beta weekends helped us make these tweaks.
GAME AND LEVEL-LOADING OPTIMIZATIONS
As we strive to push the engine and cram as much as possible into your Evolve experience, we’re also working are to optimize performance on your system. These improvements range from load times to improving matchmaking and network bandwidth optimizations.
GENERAL BUG FIXES
During the Big Alpha and Open Beta periods we asked you – our community – for your help and feedback. We are addressing bugs found during our tests and we have you to thank for making Evolve that much stronger with this patch.
NEW ELITE SKINS
After the Big Alpha, we wanted to rework the Elite skins for Hunters and Monsters based on feedback we got from the community. The results of those requests are right here in this patch. We’ve updated or outright replaced the assets that were already in the game. All you need to do to unlock them: earn them.
CONNECTIVITY TO THE EVOLVE HUNTERS QUEST APP
This patch adds connectivity to work with Evolve Hunters Quest. We recently unveiled the game / companion app for Evolve. In one respect, it’s a fun Match-3 puzzle combat game. But it also has ties into the main console game through the my2K servers. Earn experience and watch overhead match replays through the app. Best of all, it’s free for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.