Elite Harmful: Odyssey’s releases beefy patch following depressing launch
A mighty massive patch landed for Elite Harmful: Odyssey as we speak, bringing fixes for a bunch of audio and visible bugs, in addition to some fixes for the much-maligned UI redesign.
The patch—coming in at round 5.2GB—appears to boast a fairly prolonged listing of fixes and tweaks. There are just below 30 fixes for audio alone, largely fixing the sound mixing, including lacking dialogue and audio cues for issues like switching authorized/unlawful modes on instruments.
Surprisingly, there are solely three fixes for crashing and stability points. Fixes for softlocks occurring when quickly switching views throughout a reload, melee, or grenade throwing have been addressed, together with a repair for crashes that had been occurring when making use of the Weapon Dealing with mod.
Different squashed bugs embrace loot not spawning in habitat constructing lockers, well being deteriorating quickly when logging again in at a social house, tweaked lighting and VFX results, and quite a few fixes for missions that weren’t finishing or beginning up correctly.
Greetings Commanders. The primary Elite Harmful: Odyssey patch is now reside and the Elite Harmful servers are again on-line. Click on right here for the patch notes: https://t.co/r23ZLhymS8 pic.twitter.com/9bLIdQNJ2rMight 27, 2021
By far essentially the most fixes within the patch are for the UI, which has borne the brunt of many detrimental Steam opinions. Whereas it does not appear to repair the crux of many individuals’s frustrations (largely that now every thing requires extra clicks to finish), points with unclear or damaged UI and HUD issues have been handled. The HUD ought to now have the ability to render correctly to non-16:9 display screen ratios, information ought to appropriately present up within the cockpit, and that pesky “ghost” mission ought to disappear. The ‘reset to orbit’ loop when returning to Horizons from Odyssey has additionally been addressed, and a few (however not all) of the transaction server errors have been sorted.
There’s a complete mountain of different patch notes to take a look at on the official Elite Harmful boards. Frontier says it is conscious the patch does not tackle plenty of the primary considerations which have brought on the enlargement to accrue a mediocre 31% constructive ranking on Steam. “We wish to reassure you that we’re conscious of different considerations raised from our group, which are not addressed in as we speak’s replace,” the introduction reads. “We proceed to research your considerations round efficiency, UI, and Odyssey’s planetary tech and can share data with you as quickly as now we have it.”
The backlash to Odyssey’s launch has been painfully clear. The detrimental reception led Frontier’s CEO David Braben to publicly apologise, telling gamers “we take these points very critically and that they’re our high precedence and focus.”