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Turtle Rock Studio's Evolve launches tomorrow, making it one of the first major games of 2015 to see a release. The highly-anticipated first-person shooter will allow you to team up with three of your closest friends and take down the odd man out of your little clique. Suddenly, being "that guy" has a whole new meaning now that it comes with the benefits of controlling a giant monster!

Let's just hope you all have the game pre-loaded, because a chunk of your first day must also be dedicated to downloading the 3GB day-one patch. Turtle Rock Studios explains that this patch will address performance issues and balance issues even before the public has the chance to complain about performance issues and balance issues!

Talk about being proactive in making sure your game has a successful launch.


We already noted this in an interview with Turtle Rock's Chris Ashton, but we are constantly adjusting things in the background so that every Hunter and every Monster is finely tuned. What we learned about what's being done to Wraith alone was eye-opening. A lot of the data gathered from the Big Alpha and Open Beta weekends helped us make these tweaks.

GAME AND LEVEL-LOADING OPTIMIZATIONS As we strive to push the engine and cram as much as possible into your Evolve experience, we're also working are to optimize performance on your system. These improvements range from load times to improving matchmaking and network bandwidth optimizations.

GENERAL BUG FIXES During the Big Alpha and Open Beta periods we asked you – our community – for your help and feedback. We are addressing bugs found during our tests and we have you to thank for making Evolve that much stronger with this patch.

NEW ELITE SKINS After the Big Alpha, we wanted to rework the Elite skins for Hunters and Monsters based on feedback we got from the community. The results of those requests are right here in this patch. We've updated or outright replaced the assets that were already in the game. All you need to do to unlock them: earn them.

CONNECTIVITY TO THE EVOLVE HUNTERS QUEST APP This patch adds connectivity to work with Evolve Hunters Quest. We recently unveiled the game / companion app for Evolve. In one respect, it's a fun Match-3 puzzle combat game. But it also has ties into the main console game through the my2K servers. Earn experience and watch overhead match replays through the app. Best of all, it's free for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

Evolve launches tomorrow Feb. 10th for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.