inXile Entertainment is releasing the latest Wasteland 3 Update 1.5.0 and we have the full patch notes here for you to read. This is a major release with lots of new features and game content. This update will aim at continuing to improve and refine the co-op experience in Wasteland 3.
Wasteland 3 Update 1.5.0 is currently being deployed and should be available to download and install in a few hours. Everything you need to know regarding this release will be added in the notes below.
Wasteland 3 Update 1.5.0 Patch Notes
Unfortunately, the official patch notes are still not out yet for the Wasteland 3 Update 1.5.0. However, we will add them as soon as they are made available online for all the players to read through. If you already have your hands on the patch and can see what has been changed or added, do let us know in the comments below.
This is what we know so far from the quick sneak peak that was given to us last week:
After 1.4.6, a larger forthcoming update (Patch 1.5.0) will be taking square aim at continuing to improve and refine the co-op experience in Wasteland 3. We know that for many of you co-op is your preferred way to deal with dispensing justice and we want to deliver the experience you’re looking for. We’re aware that since launch there’s been a number of issues reported with co-op, so we’ll be doing our best here to knock as many of these out as we can with a single blow. We’re expecting 1.5.0 to be ready in a few weeks.
One of the primary challenges with co-op in our game is that we’re peer-to-peer, and that puts all the strain of communicating the game state on the players’ machines and network connection, rather than on a server. We’ve found troubleshooting firewalls, routers, and host network resolves a decent amount of these.
As we noted above, there are definitely still co-op bugs we’ll be addressing in Patch 1.5.0 to reduce interactivity and display issues (the full change list will be available in the final patch notes), but we’re also looking at adding some ways to help players better identify when their network connection could be contributing to the problems.
In cases where there’s a disconnection, we’ll be generating an autosave for both players to ensure you can jump back in right where you left off. And if one player decides to quit, we’ll have better messaging so you’ll know what happened, rather than just see a generic disconnection error. We’ll also be making the connection strength indicator in the lobby more reliable, which will show if a co-op session may be unreliable due to either player’s networks.
Co-op Quality of Life Features
Focusing our energy on fixing co-op bugs and helping players diagnose connection issues should go a long way to improving the co-op experience, but we’re also looking to add quality-of-life features. When 1.5.0 drops, you’ll be able to see what your co-op partner is hovering over/selecting in combat, in the inventory, and when perusing merchant wares. Communication is key in co-op, but this helps take some of the guesswork out of what the other player is thinking.
Additionally, while checking the inventory, you’ll be able to see the gear details of your partner’s squad members. With 1.5.0, conversations with skill checks will also automatically update the moment your friend joins the conversation, allowing them to sweet talk you out of whatever sticky situation you got yourself into when you ran off solo.
End Game Escape
Patch 1.5.0 isn’t entirely focused on co-op; we have a bunch of other fixes and quality of life improvements, not the least of which is allowing players to access the DLC even after they’ve passed the point of no return.
We were caught a bit off guard with how many of you only keep a single save file, which meant that when you went to go play Steeltown your only option was to replay the game from the start. Now, we think it’s absolutely worth a replay (or five) but we understand not everyone is looking to take on the full burden of Colorado’s problems again.
We’re fixing that in 1.5.0 by letting those of you past the endgame point of no return to go back to the world map, manage your squad (including replacing lost Rangers), and restock before attempting the DLC content.
If you’d like to read more game updates and news, check out our Patch Notes section.
Source: Wasteland 3