Just Cause 3 is the kind of game that revels in letting players do a lot of crazy things to some unfortunate baddies, but the game has had its share of ugly bugs and inconsistent game play. Fortunately, players will be happy to know that a new patch is hitting all available systems this week with an emphasis on squishing some of the most annoying things about Just Cause 3, notably its long loading screens.
Patch 1.02 was announced today on the official Just Cause website. As stated, the top line on the patch was getting rid of the incredibly long loading times. Under Patch 1.02, the load times have reportedly been "significantly improved" to allow more streamlined gameplay. In addition, the patch brings bug fixes and stability fixes to the game, providing a much cleaner experience less marred with ugly visual glitches.
Avalanche Studios and Square Enix have apologized and asked for patience in the past for their open-world destructive sandbox title and this patch is undoubtedly their major effort in making sure players will stick around to see what Just Cause 3 really has to offer, but Avalanche also went to bat for some of their design choices in the game, explaining why things like lack of a crouch button or sprint option are never going to make it to the game. None the less, it will be more fun to actually play Just Cause 3 than stare at its loading screens or graphical flaws.
Patch 1.02 will be coming to PC Friday, December 18, "pending final approvals." You can check out the full patch notes here.
UPDATE: Far sooner and ahead of schedule, the 1.02 patch is live now instead of the expected Friday release according to a post from the studio on Steam.