Evolve Day One Update is 3GB, Includes Improved Loading Times & Much More

February 6, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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Going gold prior to the final beta period, Turtle Rock Studios says the latest community test for Evolve was a “big learning experience for us.” As a result, you’ll have to download a day one patch for the game before jumping online, which includes a number of fixes and changes.

Weighing in at roughly 3GB depending on your system (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC), here’s what you can expect from the update:

Balancing Tweaks

  • 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 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.

Following the release of Evolve on February 10, Turtle Rock says more improvements will be made to the game.

Looking to get Evolve from the PlayStation Store? Sony puts the file size at around 21.5GB, with the game unlocking at 12am ET on Tuesday, February 10.

If you’re unfamiliar with Evolve, check out our Everything You Need to Know post.

[Source: Evolve]