Uncharted 3 v1.02 Patch Now Live; Addresses Controls and Much More
Uncharted 3 did a lot of things right, but it’s been difficult for many to shake the feeling that the controls just don’t feel quite right. But, in typical Naughty Dog fashion, a patch was quickly put in production and now that patch is available for download.
Patch v1.02 has just found its way to Uncharted 3, and addresses a primary concern: stiff controls. It doesn’t end there, though, and while it took a couple weeks for the update to come out, there’s good reason. See the patch notes below:
General:Movie cutscene viewer added (in the Bonuses menu, Single-Player only)
Technical:Fixed the missing Motion Blur effects (for Single Player only)“Alternate Aim Settings” added to the Options menu under Camera options (for Single Player only)
General:Settings bug fixed: all controls being set to flipped mode setting will no longer change all controls back to default
Gameplay:Medal streaks won’t reset if the host migrates to another userBlindfire targeting adjusted so that opposing players past a certain vertical angle above and below won’t be hit.Allow grenade throw while scopedTuned Pull Down range from 1.5 meters to 2.0 metersLowered the player running speed when players run ‘n gun by approximately 15%Slightly increased the turn radius of run ‘n gunSlightly decreased the turning speed during Sprint
Technical:Fixed an infrequent hunter spawning issue in Hunter Arena when the match round switchesFixed several cinema crashesLocked fast-forwarding on convoy sequence in Airstrip TDM and train sequence on London Underground TDM to 3x maximum in Cinema ModeFixed certain cameras in Kick Offs and Pull DownsFixed a late join skin bug with locked contentFixed a split-screen Buddy treasure pickup bugFixed duplicate medal problem causing bad tabulation of a few medals to the player’s career stats
User Interface:Objective points now show up in the player’s Competitive statistics tab instead of the Cooperative statistics tabAdded a Facebook Sign Out optionAdded the Add Friend functionality in the Facebook tabFixed voice icon for mics not appearing in Matchmaking lobbyAdding missing weapon stats tracking for certain weapons that were not being recorded to the player statsFix for not displaying the entire Online ID within the “Players” column of any leaderboard.Fix for a user having an online ID containing fifteen or more characters created in uppercase format and actively using a voice comm device.
Server:Matchmaking now waits for double the number of players in the biggest party in the room to be present before starting a game (to prevent parties from being split frequently)Players no longer able to join party that is already in Matchmaking
So now not only are the controls at the same level as Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, if not better, but you can re-watch the gorgeous cutscenes of the game at the drop of a hat, and the online has been tweaked for balance and stability. Oh, and all of these changes come in the form of a 32MB update. Not bad. I know I’ll be hopping back on to start working on my platinum trophy. Will you?