Evolve’s launch has been overwhelming. Although the asymmetrical multiplayer shooter came under fire for certain content strategies, including a day one DLC storefront that held a whopping $136 in downloadable content outside of the game’s season pass, the Turtle Rock shooter has been successful on release. The title has faced a few critical looks amongst the positives, particularly concerning was a large day one patch how likely it is that the game will have replayability, but the players themselves seem to be happy with the highly anticipated title.
The four-versus-one title has amassed a huge number of players direct from launch. Turtle Rock revealed that, in just over a week since release, Evolve has surpassed six million in-game matches with gamers playing over 108 years of Evolve. The online user base, however, has had to deal with a few problems, with some players complaining about matchmaking issues and a loss of progress when switching between consoles.
Turtle Rock has been quick to work on some of the issues Evolve has had, and has just announced a plan to help solve these concerns. The developer revealed that a new Xbox One patch for its title, Patch 1.1, is now available for download. The announcement was made via the 2K Knowledge Base website, along with a list of what the patch fixes.
The patch is aimed at solving a few of the game’s problems, in particular looking at some players’ lost save game data that has resulted in a lack of game progress. Some users found that game progress would be lost after a session without any rhyme or reason. A number of players were affected by this problem, primarily on the Xbox One version of Evolve, and Turtle Rock has stated that the solution to this error was the main priority of this patch.
Patch 1.1 also addresses some of the shadow and lighting problems that the use of flashlights has caused in the Xbox One version. Turtle Rock’s update also looks at Evolve’s matchmaking. According to the developer, there will be “incremental” improvements to the game’s matchmaking, as well as invites and rejoining on Xbox Live.
There is also a fix to an issue with an in-game bug where five-man hunter teams have been formed, with more than one of the classes spawning. Turtle Rock has also given a tweak to the game’s balance and player progression. The patch will automatically download and install when the player boots up the game. The 2K post also asks for players who continue to suffer from the progression loss bug after the patch is live to contact 2K support.
Source: 2K Knowledge Base