Dead Island's Bloodbath Arena downloadable content was delayed at the end of September so developer Techland could fix up the main game, and now we're seeing the first fruits of that work. A PC patch hit Steam yesterday, with fixes for weapon duping exploits, corrupt saved games, offline mode, and more.
There's no word yet on whether further patches are coming to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions, but one would certainly imagine so. Here's the full changelog for yesterday's PC patch:
- Fixed running game on Steam in offline mode
- Fixed damaged saves when a player has more than 190 items in inventory (weapon or stacked items, counting in items from Jin's storage and player inventory). Corrupted savegames will be recovered when possible.
- Fixed problems with unlocking "There and back again" with progress 72/72
- Fixed duplicating weapons:
- When throwing and dropping at one time
- When dropping items from inventory
- Optimized scanning for friends-process, to decrease lobby server workload
- Fixed random freezes when playing 4 players coop no longer appear
- Fixed issues when using medkits from inventory menu
- Stacking items issue solved: miscellaneous items to 9999, medkits and alcohol to 30 instead of 10.
- Added the option to disable voice chat in game.
- Limited Jin's storage capacity to 150
- Fixed: disappearing items when there is no place in inventory and a player tries to get an item from Jin's storage
- Improved trading: items will be removed from the smallest stack instead of a random one.
- Fixed problems with corrupted profiles, which caused the game to start with black screen and freeze.
- Fixed levitating zombies after killing
- Fixed not being able to show quest details in quest menu using Xbox controller
Bloodbath Arena is now slated to arrive in "mid-November." Offered free as a pre-order bonus by certain retailers or costing $10 otherwise, it'll add a wave survival mode with four maps and a new mind-exploding weapon.