Alienation Update 1.01 Today Fixes Issues, Improves Performance

May 16, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

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Developer Housemarque announced today that Alienation update 1.01 is now available to download on PlayStation 4.

Focusing on bug fixing and improvements, update 1.01 addresses players going through walls after teleporting and dying after falling off the mission area, adds new features such as Antti’s memorial area to fort Itaipu, and more, as the patch notes reveal:

Major Fixes

  • Fixed the player sometimes going through walls after teleporting
  • Players no longer die if they fall off the mission area but rather get teleported to host or checkpoint restart
  • Players can no longer join/invade games that they shouldn’t be able to get in because of the visibility or invasion settings
  • Non-host squad members no longer spam the server with invalid messages while playing invite-only missions
  • Alien cores won’t fly outside the level anymore

Minor Fixes

  • Bug enemy is now easier to hit at
  • Flamethrower hit detection improved to take account the alien size
  • Purchasing PS Plus membership while the game is running will now be instantly recognized by the game when trying to access a feature requiring PS Plus instead of a wait time up to 20 seconds
  • Fixed an issue with clients not being able to rejoin ongoing game if host loses network connection midgame
  • Performance improvement to Artillery strike that has the splash upgraded
  • General performance improvements
  • Trophy obtaining bugs that were fixed

New Features

  • Antti’s memorial area added to fort Itaipu
  • Respawn beacon activation now creates shield around the beacon and the previously activated respawn beacon explodes
  • Possibility to create a squad from battles menu screen prior to entering a mission
  • Extra statistics shown in character and bestiary menu screens
  • Support for Japanese, Chinese and Korean languages
  • Cores can be removed from weapons

Tweaks

  • Mothership enemy level no longer scales with player level in World State 1. The enemy level will be locked to the level player was on when he first entered the Mothership
  • Font tweaks mainly for the asian fonts. This might cause layout changes in some places
  • Revolver has new particle effects
  • Mothership enemies in World State are now 2 levels weaker

As for the update that includes local co-op, Housemarque expects it in June. “A precise ETA for the second patch, including local co-op and more new features developed after listening to community feedback will be communicated as soon as possible,” they said.

You can read our review of Alienation over here.