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Massive BioShock 2 patch incoming

Mon 10 May 2010
FYI, this story is more than a year old

2K reveals details of a patch that will address several issues across all three versions of the game.

“For the past few weeks, we've been working on comprehensive patches to address issues across all three platforms for BioShock 2,” said 2K’s BioShock community leader. “Currently, these three patches are in their final stages of testing with Sony and Microsoft and the patch notes have been finalised.”

2K added there are two important fixes that are already routing through a future patch: For 360 and PS3, the team will add a colour-blind mode for hacking and it will fix vending machine sounds for all three platforms.

360 patch notes

  •  Fixed MP freezing and connectivity issues
  •  Fixed lobby in MP when two parties, each consisting of five players, are unable to join the same game lobby for any game mode except Survival mode
  •  Fixed lobby issue in MP where the BioShock 2 Party falls apart at the end of a match when the host of the party is the host of the game in the Multiplayer Lobby.
  •  Updated both SP/MP and Launcher to find new exe and SP content fixes
  •  Fixed issue where clients are denied progress toward multiplayer ranking after a host powers down the console during an Xbox LIVE ranked match.
  •  Fixed issue where Filtering the leaderboards causes the leaderboard to occasionally not load.

PS3 patch notes

  •  Fixed MP freezing and connectivity issues
  •  Fixed lobby in MP when two parties, each consisting of five players, are unable to join the same game lobby for any game mode except Survival mode
  •  Fixed lobby in MP when four clients in a party lost connection to the party host when the host attempted to Find a Match
  • Fixed issue where 10th player would hang on the game loading screen when attempting to join a 9P pre-hosted game using a wireless connection
  • Added some PS3 beep crash fixes
  • Added support for launching patched executables on PS3
  • Fixed server TUS slot issue

PC patch notes

  • Fixed MP freezing and connectivity issues
  • Implemented color-blind friendly hacking UI.
  • Fixed further issues related to HUD stretching.
  • Resolved functionality issues related to NVIDIA 3D Stereo options. Option in the Single Player Options Menu was removed and is now activated through the NVIDIA hardware.
  • Fixed an issue where the User's whole vision would become blurred while using ironsights in DirectX10.
  • Fixed a problem where trying to install a patch manually through the appdata directory would not work properly.
  • Fixed an exploit in Multiplayer involving Rebirth
  • The "Reset All" option in the Multiplayer Controller Settings now functions properly.
  • Fixed further issues related to plasmid gene bank hotkeys not taking effect in-game.
  • Resolved a problem where two parties consisting of five players were unable to join the same game lobby for any game mode except Survival of the Fittest.
  • Fixed various localization bugs for Multiplayer
  • Fixed an issue where task switching while in a game lobby would not initiate.
  • Improved security for various weapon loadout files and fixed related exploits.
  • Fixed issue where the title will fail to direct the user to the proper lobby when a join-able match is in session and the user accepts a game invite or attempts to join session in progress.
  • Fixed issue when BioShock 2 fails to apply the title update when the files are placed in the appdata directory manually
  • Fixed text overrun on the Corpse counter from the first Little Sister
  • There are 53 achievements available to the user after installing TU 047.
  • Fixed issue where BioShock 2 is listed as two separate games in the Games for Windows - LIVE guide after installing the title update and earning achievements.
  • Fixed Spanish language issue where text overrran the textbox provided on the multiplayer lobby
  • Fixed German language map title for Fontaine Fisheries
  • Players can automatically reach rebirth rank 40 with any rank rebirth profile by viewing the epilogue within the apartment.
  • Changes made to customizable controls using the "Reset All" function are not saved when the game is restarted.
  • Fixed issue where the title will fail to properly task switch while in a game lobby when account management is chosen on Vista x86 PCs
  • Fixed exploit where the user can modify the user specific .ini to acquire weapon loadouts before reaching the appropriate rank
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