Outlast 2 Update Is Live on PS4 & Xbox One, Balances Normal Difficulty (Update)

May 5, 2017 Written by Jason Dunning

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Update (May 9): Red Barrels says, “The patch is now available on Xbox and PlayStation!”

Original Story: Red Barrels announced today that Outlast 2 “has been a tremendous success,” and development costs were recouped in the first week of release.

After looking at the feedback from players, and realizing “perhaps they were a little too sadistic,” Red Barrels has created a new Outlast 2 update that will adjust the difficulty in key spots on Normal (Hard and Nightmare are unaffected). “On Normal difficulty this will offer players a more appropriately balanced experience (ie scary as $#&!) while still maintaining higher levels of challenge on Hard and Nightmare difficulties,” they said. The update is now live on PC, and is coming soon to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Here’s a look at the patch notes for the PC version of the update:

  • Global re-balancing of the game difficulty.
  • Microphone no longer uses extra batteries.
  • Increased the size of subtitles.
  • Fixed an issue where flickering black squares appear in the center of the screen at some specific resolutions.
  • Fixed an issue with alternate controller mappings and the camcorder UI.
  • Fixed an issue with double doors where one of them is locked.
  • Fixed an issue causing lost save games when Steam somehow fails to initialize.
  • Fixed some heretic sound effects.
  • Fixed multiple minor gameplay issues (collisions, crawling, tutorials, etc.)
  • Fixed multiple rare crashes.
  • Fixed an issue on Intel HD 4000 cards where most dynamic lights were missing.
  • Added a “-refreshrate 60” command-line parameter to specify a preferred refresh rate (replace 60 by the desired refresh rate).
  • Added a “-notexturelimit” command-line parameter to remove texture size limits based on VRAM amount.
  • Added a “-borderless” command-line parameter to use borderless fullscreen and not have to edit INI files.

Outlast 2 released on April 25 through digital stores, and through retail stores as part of the Outlast Trinity bundle. You can read our review over here.

[Source: Steam Community, Outlast (Facebook)]