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Ranger Update - 26/03/2019

We’re very happy to announce the release of the ‘Ranger Update’ - our first major patch for Metro Exodus, for all platforms. This is a significant update that adds a host of new features, makes improvements across the board and addresses numerous bugs and issues.

We’d like to thank our players for your help in identifying these issues. Our goal has always been to ship the most polished product we can at launch, but we humbly acknowledge that some things can slip through even the most thorough QA. Thank you again for your patience and support.

The ‘Ranger Update’ is approximately 6 GB in size and is available to download now. Full patch notes are below, but here are the headlines:

 

New Game +

On completion of the campaign, you can now re-play in New Game+ mode, granting access to all weapons and attachments unlocked through prior play-throughs.

New Game + also allows to you to adjust a range of variables to create your own personal and uniquely challenging experience, and comes with new Achievements / Trophies. More details below…

 

Developer Commentary

Available through New Game +, enabling Developer Commentary allows you to find special tape players on which members of the 4A Games team discuss some of the design choices that went into making Metro Exodus in that area.

 

Improved Controller Responsiveness

While the Hotfix changes were already well received, we’ve added a 4th Controller Sensitivity Preset with more tweaks to sensitivity, improved aim assist, and better ‘dead zone’ per platform.

 

Platform Specific Improvements and New Features

We’ve added Mouse and Keyboard support for Xbox One, further improved RTX and DLSS support on PC, Dual Shock Controller Light support for PS4 and many more.

 

General Performance, Balance and Gameplay optimisations

A raft of improvements across the board that improve the overall gameplay experience based on bugs reported, desired polish, and direct feedback/feature requests from the community, including things like a Volume Slider specifically for VO, and more.

 

Crash / Bug fixes and improvements

We’ve fixed numerous crashes - some from your descriptions, and some from the crash dumps you have submitted to us.  We’ve only listed a few below, but you should expect a big improvement to stability in this update. Thank you for continuing to help us out!

 

Full Ukrainian localisation added

We’re proud to offer Metro Exodus fully localised for Ukraine, the country where 4A Games was born.

 

Read on for more information on each topic, and please note:

Level specific content fixes or changes can only be fully applied to a level when it is started from the beginning either through natural progression, or the chapters menu.  If you try to load an existing save within a level, the updates for that level will not be applied to that existing save.  Updates will apply to all subsequent levels progressed to with that save.

Please click here for more information on the new features in Metro Exodus

Ranger Patch Notes: 

Build Versions:

  • Xbox One (World Wide) - 1.0.2.0 (verify in-game from Main Menu Options or Pause menu)
  • Xbox One (Japan) - 2.0.2.0 (verify in-game from Main Menu Options or Pause menu)
  • PlayStation 4 - 1.04 (verify in-game from Main Menu Options or Pause menu)

 

Improved Controller Responsiveness

We’ve added a 4th Controller Sensitivity Preset – if you are mid-game you will need to manually select this from Options > Controller > Sensitivity to see if you prefer this adjustment.

This 4th preset has a new algorithm which treats its sub-settings different from other presets, in order to further address certain responsiveness complaints.  It also contains improved aim assist and controller dead zones per platform.

 

Platform Specific Improvements and New Features

Console Specific

  • Added possibility to change Motion Blur intensity in Video Options - High, Med, Low
  • Added additional options to fully disable HUD in Ranger Hardcore
  • Fixed performance issues when driving the Car in Caspian
  • Fixed performance issues when Yermak instructs Artyom to cross the Courtyard in Moscow

 

Xbox One Specific

  • Added Keyboard and Mouse support for Xbox
  • Added Video Option to switch Color Space to fix dark Gamma issues on Xbox
  • Fixed subtitles from the Intro sequence staying on the Main Menu after an Xbox profile change

PS4 Specific

  • Added DualShock Controller Light support for PS4
  • Added the option to select Brazilian Portuguese subtitles for SIEE regions 

General Performance, Balance and Gameplay optimisations

  • General Performance improvements
  • General Karma system improvements
  • General Localization fixes and improvements
  • Added Automatic attachment (Highest Rank Magazine) for the Valve in Caspian and Taiga
  • Added additional limitations for Photo-mode in some cut scenes to prevent issues
  • Added additional Volume Slider specific to Voice Over Dialog in the Options Menu
  • Changed Cost for cleaning weapons in Reader difficulty to free
  • Disabled Melee Kill/Stun during combat in Hardcore difficulties

Crash / Bug fixes and improvements

  • General Stability improvements
  • Numerous crash dumps have been fixed on all platforms.  Only listing a few here, thanks for helping!
  • Fixed possible crash when infiltrating the Base in Caspian, leading to corrupted save file
  • Fixed random crash upon loading a checkpoint after meeting certain conditions
  • Fixed random game crashing in the middle of free roaming the map near the end Caspian
  • Fixed random crash when picking up shotgun ammo in sunken village on Volga
  • Fixed random disappearing Ammo/Loot after loading checkpoint
  • Fixed Auto/Quick Save initiating a write at inappropriate times, creating a blocker
  • Fixed Auto/Quick Save feature availability at certain spots in Volga
  • Fixed Auto/Quick Save issues after sequence with Lightning at night in Volga
  • Fixed Auto/Quick Save issues if the Player falls to death at the end of Volga
  • Fixed Auto/Quick Save issues with Artyom's outfit in Volga after loading Winter save
  • Fixed Input Lock if game is saved during a Melee Kill/Stun
  • Fixed Input Lock if Player uses empty canister near the generator at the power puzzle in Volga
  • Fixed Input Lock if Player opens the Backpack next to certain doors on Caspian
  • Fixed Input Lock if Player exits the Trolley when it attaches to something in Volga
  • Fixed Input Lock when swapping Helsing with Tikhar
  • Fixed Input Lock when Player tries to pick up an item shot with an Explosive Bolt at the same time
  • Fixed Input Lock when Player enters the Pause Menu right after QTE with a Female Aqua
  • Fixed Input Lock when Player is pushed into the Workbench by NPCs
  • Fixed Input Lock after loading last Checkpoint near the Train Depot in Volga
  • Fixed Input Lock after frequent drowning in water
  • Fixed Input Lock and Death Menu activation failure if Player dies right before throwing a Knife
  • Fixed Conditional Blocker in Caspian where user is able to climb up the cliffs to the Lighthouse
  • Fixed Conditional Blocker in Taiga where Player could get to Boss Arena without starting scene
  • Fixed Conditional Blocker in Dead City after drowning near the Pier with the second Boat
  • Fixed Conditional Blocker where Player might get stuck between Idiot and a door
  • Fixed cases where the Player could get stuck on a Ladder
  • Fixed cases where the Player could get stuck Crawling under walls
  • Fixed cases where the Player could get stuck in the Church Dining Room in Volga
  • Fixed cases where the Player could get stuck after leaving the Railcar near the Depot in Volga
  • Fixed cases where the Player could get stuck in the Elevator in Volga
  • Fixed cases where the Player can drive through NPCs and then get stuck in Caspian
  • Fixed cases where Damir could get stuck in the Oasis in Caspian
  • Fixed cases where Miller could get stuck in the Pit in Dead City
  • Fixed bug with Color Contrast if you set HDR option in game to OFF under certain conditions
  • Fixed bug with white screen after starting cutscene on Taiga
  • Fixed bug with boundary collisions, so that Player can't leave playable area, in Volga and Dead City
  • Fixed bug with terrain collision when exiting the Car
  • Fixed bug with terrain collision when walking with Miller in the Collector
  • Fixed bug with NPCs entering cover incorrectly
  • Fixed bug with arrow at the start of Taiga
  • Fixed bug with parts of the Backpack twitching through the camera on the Workbench in the Aurora
  • Fixed bug when Player stands up in wrong direction after Demon drops Player
  • Fixed bug when Player can walk under water after exiting the Car while falling
  • Fixed bug when Player remained alive after dying in the water
  • Fixed bug when Player got teleported to the Car if he left the Car while hitting someone
  • Fixed bug when Krest appeared after the second Briefing in Volga with wrong VO and animations
  • Fixed bug when Nastya and Yermak didn't allow Player to pass after a Briefing
  • Fixed bug when Idiot was missing a line of Dialogue while coal stoking in Spring
  • Fixed bug when NPCs don't ring the bell after the discovery of a corpse
  • Fixed bug when NPCs were freezing and didn't shoot in combat
  • Fixed bug when NPCs in Volga couldn't hit the Player
  • Fixed bug when NPCs that are dead can stick to Player after QTE
  • Fixed bug when Flashlight couldn't be used or charged after certain actions
  • Fixed bug when Flashlight sometimes controls Car lights when you are not in Car
  • Fixed bug when killing a Demon on the ground throws him into the air
  • Fixed bug when Boat boarded by Aquas multiple times eventually becomes unresponsive
  • Fixed bug when Bridge guardians couldn't kill Player.
  • Fixed bug when Map markers remain on the screen when using Photo Mode with Map in hands
  • Fixed bug when Sniper in Port doesn't shoot at Player at close range, in Caspian
  • Fixed bug when reaching the Lighthouse from a specific direction breaks NPC detection, in Caspian
  • Fixed bug where NPCs were still spawning after surrendering in the Port in Volga
  • Fixed bug where NPCs are running in the air during combat
  • Fixed bug where Player gets too much fire damage near Train Rotator in Moscow
  • Fixed bug where Player could run through the room with hot steam without dying
  • Fixed bug where Player could break final scene in Volga using a Molotov
  • Fixed bug where Player could kill Watchmen at the same time as a QTE begins, creating issues
  • Fixed bug where Player could not break a Lamp with Melee Attack or the Knife
  • Fixed bug where Player couldn’t be killed by Shrimp during Catfish presentation
  • Fixed bug where Player could jump off the Bridge not die
  • Fixed bug where Weapons appear overheated in certain scenes
  • Fixed bug where Weapon SFX can lag during combat
  • Fixed bug where Game Difficulty remains set as previously selected one
  • Fixed bug where textures loading in randomly during combat
  • Fixed bug where part of an NPC group surrendered but another part is in combat
  • Fixed UI text for Xbox Adaptive Controller
  • Fixed UI bug when fully broken Gas Mask is shown partly fixed in Workbench
  • Fixed SFX for small Spiders on Player hands
  • Fixed SFX lag during spin stop for Gatling
  • Fixed SFX for Stepan playing the Guitar in Spring
  • Fixed SFX of the Melee Kill/Stun of prone NPCs
  • Fixed Camera tilt when Player hit various objects with the Car
  • Fixed Camera сlipping through Players body when entering Car from the right door
  • Fixed NPCs running through walls near the Gas Station on Volga
  • Fixed NPCs failing to react to the Player in Moscow during stealth
  • Fixed NPCs playing wounded motions in the air
  • Fixed Animation for Humanimal ambush scenes
  • Fixed Animation of breaking Locks with a Revolver
  • Fixed disappearing geometry in Moscow Depot
  • Fixed disappearing geometry in some areas in Taiga
  • Fixed disappearing geometry after returning to the Cave under the Lighthouse in Caspian
  • Fixed dead NPCs tearing apart at Car Wash in Volga
  • Fixed dead Spider’s reactions to light
  • Fixed Shadows for Trees in certain situations
  • Fixed Shadow flicker issues throughout
  • Fixed Millers beard in the Hospital scene of Moscow
  • Fixed Player Journal to display all Articles
  • Fixed combat music in first Station section in Dead City
  • Fixed Storm texture streaming at the beginning of Yamantau
  • Fixed incorrect Weapon hold in first scene in Caspian
  • Fixed visibility of Rail sections on terrain in Volga
  • Fixed Object without a texture at the very beginning of the game
  • Fixed Nastya's skirt in the start scene of Dead City
  • Fixed VFX for snow covering Monsters
  • Fixed random disappearing Bandit Car on Caspian
  • Fixed Skipping of Intro Video after launching it from Chapters Menu.
  • Fixed Helsing becoming invisible after picking up Railgun in Kirill's Vault
  • Fixed detached NPC weapon in the final scene of the game
  • Fixed broken Flashlight/NV if the Player opens the Map while driving Car
  • Fixed case of visual issues and frozen NPCs in the Cave on the way to the Lighthouse on Caspian
  • Fixed abrupt, incorrect Camera movement during cutscene in Dead City
  • Fixed various floating Objects and Characters throughout
  • Fixed Weapon aim (hold) interruption by Melee Attack
  • Fixed incorrect Loading Screen when starting from the Chapters Menu
  • Fixed random flying Map while using Backpack
  • Fixed timing issue when checking the Radio
  • Fixed various issues with the Car Steering Wheel becoming detached
  • Fixed incorrect Prompt in Workbench Menu
  • Improved Animations in scenes during Summer level
  • Improved Miller's snow walking VFX
  • Improved Lighting on Institute roof in Dead City
  • Improved Lighting during night storms in Caspian
  • Improved Spawning logic of Watchman groups
  • Improved Boat animations
  • Improved Player detection by NPCs in alert state
  • Improved Player feedback for cleaning Weapons and repairing Gas Mask
  • Improved Diary UI visual
  • Improved Bandit reactions in Caspian
  • Improved Demon behavior in Caspian
  • Improved NPC animations in transition to alert state
  • Improved abrupt changes of weather

 

Full Ukrainian localisation added

We’re proud to offer full VO and Subtitles for Ukraine, the country where 4A Games was born!

And that’s the lot! Thank you again or your ongoing support, the team at 4A Games will continue to work on future updates and we’ll be able to share our DLC plans for Expansion Pass holders in the near future!

 

-          4A Games


 

04/03/2019

We are happy to confirm that a Hotfix for the consoles is now available which addresses stability, as well as some of the reported controller issues. A more substantial Patch will follow, but in the meantime here are the Notes for the Hotfix.

Build numbers:

  • Xbox - 1.0.1.3
  • PS4 - 1.03


Patch Notes:

  • General stability improvements
  • General input responsiveness improvements
    • Improved animation and general action timing to shave specific perceived latencies.

    • Added 3rd Controller Sensitivity preset, which now has much faster camera movement acceleration, and will be set by default now for new players. If you are mid-game, you will need to manually select this preset from Options > Controller > Sensitivity to see if you prefer this adjustment
    • Fixed cumulative latency cases with vsync/framerate.

  •  

    Added save backup system for PS4*
  • Fixed various issues with general saving system
  • Removed gamertag in photo mode
  • Fixed other general issues


Additional Info:

  • PS4 “backup” is utilizing a platform feature. After you pass a level, the save is backed up as a “restore point”, so that you can always restart a level with your progress if the system detects a corrupted save file. After a reboot, the system will offer to restore from the latest “restore point”.

  


28/02/2019

We wanted to provide a heads-up on our update / patch plan for the console versions of Metro Exodus. Thanks to your feedback, we have identified a range of issues that some players may have experienced, and many of these will be addressed in an upcoming 'Hotfix' and a more extensive Patch.

We expect the Hotfix to go live next week (commencing 4th March), with the Patch arriving shortly after. Exact dates are still subject to the console Certification process, and we will let you know as soon as we have these dates. (All updates to the console versions have to go through an additional round of testing by Microsoft / Sony which is why they sometimes arrive after PC updates).

We are aware that some players are reporting that the controls on console don't 'feel' right, and we are investigating these reports as a priority.

 

Metro Exodus is by a design not a 'twitch shooter' but gamepad controls should feel responsive, accurate and free from excessive lag / latency.

We are testing a range of tweaks and adding a new sensitivity preset that will be deployed in the Hotfix, and we will further refine these in the following patch.

In the meantime, we do advise that you check your TV settings, as any TV setting/mode that adds its own image smoothing, post processing, or other effects has the potential to negatively affect responsiveness of any game’s control feel. Some TV's may have a 'Game Mode' designed to reduce latency, but this can vary from model to model.

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