Turtle Rock's latest game will be 'evolving' on the day of release thanks to a monster day one patch. The update weighs in at a massive 3GB which is of course mandatory for online gaming and will begin to download as soon as you play the game for the very first time. If you want to play offline against computer bots, you will not need to download the update.
The update will feature balancing tweaks, Game and level-loading optimizations, General Bug Fixes, New elite skins and Connectivity to the Evolve Hunters Quest app.
The data gathered from the 2,225,939 games played during the beta has helped TurtleRock avoid catastrophic day one issues such as those experienced by Rockstar Games and 343i lately with their respective titles.
We already noted this in an interview with Turtle Rockâ€™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 whatâ€™s being done to Wraith alone was eye-opening. ( Check out the Open Beta infographic and Q&A here.) 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, weâ€™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 â€“ our community â€“ 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. Weâ€™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, itâ€™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, itâ€™s free for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
You can find out more about the massive 3GB patch and all the tweaks at the official Evolve website here.