Kingdom Come: Deliverance had a healthy launch, but it suffers from some bugs and performance issues. Fans of the game are waiting for news about upcoming fixes and patches, and Warhorse Studio is delivering.
Yesterday, Warhorse's US-based community manager Rick Lagnese posted a Steam update outlining which patches are already live for the realistic RPG, and which patches are due out.
First, Lagnese explains why applying a patch to a game isn't as easy as it seems. "When we finish any patch, we can’t just upload it and send it to you immediately," he says. "There is a certification phase in which platform holders check whether the patch is stable. This process takes various amounts of time on different platforms. This is the reason why the patches are released at different times. (…) If we fail any of these platform-specific requirements, we have to upload a correction just for that specific platform. This is the reason why we are releasing a different number of patches on each platform."
Lagnese then outlines the patches we've seen so far, including Deliverance's big day one patch. There's also a summary of a quick "week one" patch that fixes additional problems (quest bugs) and applies more features (stealth adjustments, several optimizations, NPCs becoming dirtier over time—no, that's not meant to sound suggestive). The week one patch, Version 1.2, is out for the PC and PlayStation 4 versions of Deliverance, and the Xbox One patch is coming soon.
The latest patch, 1.2.5, might already be out at the time of this writing. It promises:
- A fix for the R2's button tendency to be non-responsive in combat
- A fix for the issues in the Hans Capon quests
- A fix for the quest "Ginger in a Pickle"
Upcoming patches will squash more bugs. Currently, Warhorse Studios is "studiously going through every player report, watching every stream we can and fixing all the bugs as fast as possible." Beyond bugs, look forward to a better save system, improvements to the lockpicking and pickpocket mini-games, and more.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a dense game with a steep learning curve. You might want to check out our Deliverance guides for combat, lockpicking, and more. Medieval Europe is not a kind, fluffy place, and you need all the help you can muster.
Kat and I talk about Kingdom Come: Deliverance on this week's Axe of the Blood God podcast, too! Don't miss it, peasants (I mean that in the most loving way possible).