Dragon Age: Origins PC Patch 1.01 Released, Cuts Players Some Slack

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 06, 2009 6:53am PST Dragon Age: Origins PC players struggling with the difficulty of BioWare's fantasy RPG should head on over to FileShack to download the 12MB Patch 1.01a, as should players who don't much fancy the idea of having their character's statistics corrupted.

As well as fixing several bugs, the patch--which has already been deployed to Steam players--tweaks the RPG's difficulty by slightly boosting the combat stats of all party members on the 'Normal' setting and making 'Easy' easier. The full changelog follows.

  • Fixed potential corruption of character statistics.
  • Fixed portrait appearance sliders when importing a character from the downloadable Character Creator.
  • Fixed import for preset face settings from the downloadable Character Creator.
  • Made Easy difficulty easier.
  • Slightly increased attack, defense, and damage scores for all party members at Normal difficulty.
  • Fixed video issues when running on a very wide screen display, including ATI Eyefinity displays.

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  • Normal tended to kill your folks if you just sent them charging in, that's all. I think people who don't lean to heavy on tactics management must have been complaining since they felt they were better than "easy" yet were unwilling to press pause every now and then to manage things.

    The only real difficulty I noticed was issues on armor and defense. When someone wearing full plate goes down like a sack of bricks during some fights on normal with buffs and healing, yeah, there may be a minor issue there.

    Other than that, I'm surprised they had to adjust difficulty that dramatically.