For those enjoying the great Martian revolution, developer Volition have set loose a patch that clears up some niggles and also adds in a new multiplayer mode.
The patch, available to both Xbox 360 and PS3, also unlocks the pre-order Bonus Wrecking Crew levels for all. Untapped ore deposits now pulse purple, and DLC support is added in.
Do you just love collecting stuff like hidden packages, or in this case, ore? Well to that end, any ore deposits you've missed will be nicely highlighted on the minimap for you. The upcoming 'Demons of the Badlands' DLC is now also supported by the game when it releases.
Convoy spawning has been addressed, some icons on the map have been tweaked and tying in a game no longer means you're a loser... who'd have guessed? It stands to reason that when Red Faction: Guerrilla releases on PC this September, it will already contain all these fixes and bonus features.
See below for the full patch notes. Players also earn double XP from multiplayer matches at the moment, but that ends on August 9th.
■ New Wrecking Crew mode: "Challenge Mode" introduces three rounds of distinct submode/weapon/backpack settings per level. Each participant plays through all three rounds in an attempt to get the highest score possible. All wrecking crew modes, including Challenge Mode, can now be played in single player.
■ Wrecking Crew Leaderboards: Scores are automatically uploaded to leaderboards (1 per level) so you can compare how you're doing against your friends and the world. Leaderboards are only available for Challenge Mode.
■ Bonus Wrecking Crew levels unlocked: The 4 pre-order bonus Wrecking Crew levels are now unlocked for everyone, delivering 10 additional levels.
■ Weapon and Backpack disabling in Multiplayer: Custom matches now offer the ability to prevent specific backpacks or weapons from spawning in a level.
■ XP multiplier for matchmaking playlists: Double XP playlists are now possible (and will be used).
■ Ore Deposits on Minimap: Mining ore that has not been mined will now show up as purple pulsing dots on the minimap. This will help players to obtain the "Working the Land" achievement/trophy.
■ Support for upcoming DLC: Demons of the Badlands, our first DLC pack, which will be released on August 13th.
■ House Arrest icons now reflect their proper completion status after the last mission is completed.
■ Convoy spawning is now fixed after the last mission is completed (previously, some convoys were prevented from spawning).
■ Scale of some icons on the full-screen map and minimap has been fixed
■ Parties are no longer allowed to matchmake into Anarchy through the "Any Playlist" selection option
■ Ties no longer count as losses on the multiplayer leaderboards
Volition release Red Faction: Guerrilla patch, new modes and maps
07 August 2009 | By Simon Priest