CRYS2gen3DPFTnorating Crysis 2 PC Upcoming Patch 1.8 (DLC2) and Double XP Weekend

The upcoming PC patch 1.8 will feature several multiplayer and balance fixes, graphical improvements (SSAO) and a new Advanced Graphics Options panel. Still no sign of DirectX 11 support yet.

This weekend is also the Crysis 2 Double XP Weekend. Much like Call of Duty: Black Ops a few months ago, players will earn double the points during their multiplayer sessions, which also means levelling up the ranks and unlocking weapons twice as fast! Attractive prizes will also be awarded to the top XP earners during this period.

Read more for verbose details.

Best XP earners on each platform will be rewarded with:

  • - Crysis 2 Figurine
  • - Crysis 2 Nanosuit T-Shirt
  • - Crysis Legion Novel
  • - Crysis Lanyard
  • - Crysis DogTag
  • - MyCrysis Sticker/Badges

The event will run from Thursday, 26th May at 9am (PST) until Monday, 30th at 12am (PST).

 

Source: MyCrysis Blog


Patch 1.8 Notes

New Features
• Added advanced graphics options
• Added F1 to vote during vote kicks
• Prematch mode for ranked servers added allowing people to fight on the map until sufficient players have joined for the ranked play to start
• Upped the default score limits in some game modes:
• – Crash Site has a limit of 175 (was 150)
• – Team Instant Action has a limit of 75 (was 50)
• – Instant Action has a limit of 30 (was 25)

Fixes
• Fixed vote kicking not working for players with certain characters in their name
• Fixed ping display displaying 1000 for many servers in the PC server browser
• Fixed issue where terrain would be rendered in black on some levels
• Fixed single player save games with broken nano catalyst values (NB: This is for existing save games!)
• Fixed under-barrel attachment HUD displaying incorrectly
• Fixed minor 'Loadout Pro' exploit
• Fixed issue with being melee'd during a ledge grab (which could lead to fly exploits)
• Fixed some AI spawning issues in single player
• Fixed rare crash in single player
• Fixed an audio loop issue on the single player level "Semper Fi"
• Fixed an issue with the DLC store which could lead to players not being able to access the purchase history tab. Players can now access this tab, and from there download their DLC straight into their game and have it auto installed for them
• Fixed other cosmetic issues in the DLC store
• Fixed Light Shotgun attachment skill assessment not being levelled up
• Optimization to SSAO
• Further Anti cheat improvements
• Tweaked in-game audio dialogue (player taunts, announcements, etc) to be more diverse with more content for more events
• Mystery dog tags unlocked whilst not connected to a server will now remain unlocked
• Players that have rebooted will no longer be able to enter "New Recruits" servers

Balance Changes
• Balance changes to a variety of weapons, including:
• – JAW rocket speed and damage reduced
• – Under-barrel shotgun effectiveness reduced
• – Removed accuracy bonus for crouching with HMG
• – Increased K-Volt damage
• Balance changes to a variety of nanosuit modules, including:
• – Reduced the bonus that extended mags provides
• – Point fire enhance has improved effectiveness
• – Mobility Enhance has reduced effectiveness
• Balance change to Maximum Suit's armour: effectiveness has been slightly reduced
• Balance change to headshot damage from 1.8x to 1.5x

Source: MyCrysis Forums