Dead Island update for PC, full patch notes

By Posted 12 Oct 2011, 17:15

Since its North American release just over one month ago Dead Island has received a pretty warm reception, however like any game there are some minor problems affecting some gamers – today PC gamers will be glad to hear that a patch has been rolled out on Steam, we are not yet sure when this update will hit Xbox Live or the PSN, but we do have a full list of changes for you.

You can see a complete breakdown of the many changes and improvements here, in our article we will tell you about what we regard as the most important changes / fixes.

Firstly if you ever had problems related to running the game on Steam in offline mode you will be glad to hear that this issue has been fixed, also if your game save was ever damaged the dev team has rectified this and will recover corrupted game saves when possible, another thing which you may have noticed is an issue encountered when trying to unlock “There and back again”, people would reach 72 out of 72 in the mission’s progress, but would not receive the achievement – again this has been resolved.

Other things which should notice post update include no-longer seeing zombies levitating once killed, less black screens and freezes (including when playing 4-player co-op), improved trading, fewer items disappearing, more storage for Jin, the option to disable voice chat in-game and the ability to access the quest menu using your Xbox controller – remember to check out the link in the second paragraph for the full list.

As and when we hear of a date where this update will hit Xbox Live / PSN we will keep you posted, for now we would love some feedback from you regarding Dead Island. Firstly, if you have installed the patch via Steam did it go smoothly? Secondly, are there any bugs which Techland’s developers missed out on in this update? Let us know in the comments section below.