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Wasteland 3 Patch 1.2.0 to Launch before End of 2020, Aims to Resolve Issues on “Lower Memory” Consoles

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Developer inXile Entertainment have announced the next major patch release date for Wasteland 3, implementing new features and fixes.

In our review, we noted the game was riddled with constant crashes on Xbox One. After reaching out to Deep Silver, we integrated our Port-Report of the Windows PC version of the game.

We continued to test the Xbox One version, but saw no marked improvements. While at launch only a fraction of users seemed to suffer the same issues, that number ramped up over time. This issue persisted weeks later.

Now inXile Entertainment have issued a “State of the Frozen Union,” discussing changes coming in to the game in the future. Therein, the developers revealed that the game has over 1 million players; with a special video to celebrate.

While inXile Entertainment speak of the good reviews and positive feedback, they mention they have also “worked tirelessly to resolve issues, have tackled some of the biggest bugs, and were even able to reduce our load times to mere seconds in some cases.”

Firstly, Patch 1.2.0 (“Meat Maker Marinade”) will focus on balance changes, and other fixes. Though inXile Entertainment state “we’re past most of the urgent issues,” they also state that the update will not fix every issue. While patch 1.3.0 will aim to fix more, it seems the major issues have come from “low-memory platforms.”

“If you’re playing on PC chances are this won’t affect you” inXile Entertainment explains, “but it can impact consoles, and especially the lower memory original-release variants from last gen. We’re continuing to make improvements on this front, and it’s something we’ll be continuing to improve with each update.”

Other notes in the announcement include the Linux and Mac versions launching before the end of 2020 (along with patch 1.3.0), as well as support for Brazilian Portuguese and Italian subtitles, permadeath mode, enhancements to animal companions, more options, achievements, Steam badges, and Steam trading cards.

Wasteland 3 is available on Windows PC (via GOG, and Steam, also coming to Linux and Mac before the end of 2020), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. In case you missed it, you can find our review here. We recommend it on Windows PC.

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