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Dead Island Patch Available Day 1!

Oly will soon have a review for Dead Island (which the lucky quack has been playing for a couple of days now), a game that shaped up into a very fun and compelling experience that Fallout fans let down by New Vegas and Borderlands fans salivating over the sequel will be very happy to have available TOMORROW for purchase!

Some problems are present in the final build that will hit retail tomorrow and, luckily, the developer has been very hands on about it which is why we’ll be getting a day 1 patch that helps bring a smoother playing experience for us all which will reduce the amount of complains that would have been there from those that are happy to exchange their money for some zombie love (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

List of fixes after the break.

* Fixed map synchronization when player joins during map load.
* Fixed saving player re-spawn position when playing in co-op mode.
* Fixed occasional inability to complete sidequests in Laboratory.
* Improved enemy awareness (zombies).
* Fixed occasional bug with NPC’s hands bend (IK)
* Fixed spawning enemies in some quests after joining co-op game.
* Fixed showing locations on invisible NPCs.
* Fixed potential path blocker when quest “Knockin’ on heaven’s door” was completed before talking to Dominik during the “On the air” quest.
* Fixed displaying gather rings near some doors.
* Fixed enemy reaction to fire.
* Fixed enemies’ health and stamina bars in co-op.
* Fixed filtering of games in lobby.
* Volume of pickup’s engine has been increased.
* Fixed a number of issues causing game instability.
* Fixed the switching of maps upon player death.
* Fixed enemies unable to reach the player on some arenas.
* Thrown items cannot be picked up by co-op players for five minutes.
* Items from freshly opened containers cannot be picked up by other players for five seconds to prevent theft.
* Fixed animation glitch when trading with team members.
* More than one player can use a ladder at the same time.
* Fixed stomping execution animation when target’s attacked by a second player.
* Fixed the infinite respawning of shooting enemies.
* Fixed not hiding menu if players die inside a vehicle.
* Fixed item level calculation when playing New Game Plus.
* Added information about players requesting pause in co-op.
* Fixed A.I. animation glitch after fast-traveling or using a map portal.
* Added distinction between quest checkpoints and other types of saves.
* Fixed bug causing all inventory to disappear.
* Fixed reloading and kicking. After the clip goes in, the reload is a success.
* Purna can gain bonus rage from both “Grim Inspiration” and “Inspiring Kick”.
* Only “Walker” type enemies increase the extra XP of the “Combo” skill from Xian’s Survival skill tree.
* Health regeneration is disabled during grabs.
* Focus on items in shops not changing after selling or buying.
* More HP for NPCs in escort missions.
* Butcher enemies won’t spawn at all during escort missions (hooray!)
* Fixed tracking after loading checkpoint.
* Increased minimum vertical distance to count a waypoint as passed for NPCs (they no longer wander back-and-forth).