BioWare announced via its official blog that a big patch is coming later today that will fix a variety of issues with Dragon Age: Inquisition. The patch is hitting PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360. The Xbox One patch will follow, but doesn’t have a release date yet.
The patch addresses issues with stability, gameplay, and multiplayer, as well as elements specific to PC gamers.
Various crashes, freezes, and audio glitches should disappear, and players should see improvements with conversations quests, camera and controls should improve as well. PC gamers in particular should see “numerous control and UI fixes, fixes to some hitching, improved Mantle performance, and graphical glitches.”
The post also addresses a two major issues fans have voiced concerns on: Keyboard and mouse controls and missing party banter.
“Patch 2 includes the first range of fixes towards addressing the feedback we’ve received on the PC controls; it cleans things up so you’ll see fewer problems with the current layout,” writes Scylla Costa, producer on Dragon Age. “After Patch 2 goes out, our next priority is to improve the PC mouse/keyboard controls further. We’re investigating how to expand on PC usability and functionality to address specific requests from the community.”
If you’ve found that your party isn’t chatting as much as you’d like, the team says they’ve found that, for some users, the banter scripting wasn’t initiating as often as intended, so they plan to increase the frequency, though that doesn’t appear to be part of this patch.
As someone playing the PC version, I’m looking forward to checking out the improved controls as soon as possible.