Including the abominable framerates some have inexplicably suffered.
By Liam Gilroy on September 9, 2013 at 9:34 am
If you haven’t played Total War: Rome 2 after reading our excellent review it’s probably because of one of two reasons. You are poor, like I am now that I have Total War: Rome 2, or you have been waiting for Creative Assembly to fix the various bugs that always accompany any Grand Strategy title at launch. If you are in column a, I apologise – I have no advice. Have you thought about kidnapping? It doesn’t have to be a kid, if that’s what you thought.
If you are in column b however, I have some good news – the first patch for Total War: Rome 2 went live on the weekend and has been pushed to users via Steam. The patch fixes a wide range of issues – particularly with the multiplayer and naval aspects of Rome 2. The fixes include:
- Higher average frame rates with out-of-the-box settings (more conservative settings)
- Fixed a sunken Samothrace temple complex world wonder on the Campaign map.
- Fixed lock up in Multiplayer Campaign battles when a desynchronisation occurs. Players are now notified of the desynchronisation, and the battle ends.
- Fixed Multiplayer Campaign battle “overrun” prompt, which was not being shown to a player if they were a reinforcement and the other player was spectating.
- Fix for Multiplayer Campaign host being unable to move the camera in campaign, after reloading a save game on some rare occasions.
- Improvements to Auto-resolve balancing in Single Player and Multiplayer Campaign modes.
- Aligned ship unit upkeep costs with land units – made mercenary ships more expensive and non-mercenary ships cheaper.
- Fixed slow turning rates for transport ships.
- Fixed bug when ramming sideways into moving ship, which caused the ramming ship stick to target and strafe along with it in battles.
- Reduced the chance of Naval units sometimes clipping through the ground or harbours / ports during Port Assault battles when attempting to disembark.
If you’d like to check out the full patch notes you can do so via the official Total War Wiki. Personally I just want to go find that sunken Samothrace temple already.