Dragon Age: Inquisition patch 2 rolling out on all platforms but Xbox One today

A major update for Dragon Age: Inquisition is releasing today that offers a number of improvements on all platforms, except for the Xbox One.

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BioWare has announced Dragon Age: Inquisition will be receiving a major update across a number of platforms that include the PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360 some time later today.

The update, deemed Patch 2, offers fixes for a number of audio and voice issues found throughout the game, fixes for quests, combat, UI, conversations, exploits, and bugs found in multiplayer. PC players will receive some extra love with this patch as fixes for general performance and graphical glitches will be included. A full list of patch notes will be released soon after it begins to roll out.

Xbox One owners may have noticed they’ve been left out in this update. BioWare says a patch for the Xbox One version of Dragon Age: Inquisition is coming, although they don’t have a confirmed date as to when that will begin rolling out. As someone who is playing DAI on the Xbox One, I'll be keeping a close eye as to when the update is released as I'd love to receive all of these yummy updates.

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    December 9, 2014 7:40 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Dragon Age: Inquisition patch 2 rolling out on all platforms but Xbox One today

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      December 9, 2014 8:03 AM

      Cool. I wish they'd make a first person view mode... Not really for combat, but sometimes I'd like to get a better look at scenery because it's purty.

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        December 9, 2014 9:55 AM

        I agree. The game is beautiful and needs a camera mode.

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      December 9, 2014 8:22 AM

      Awesome! Interesting about the patch notes coming later, too. I don't really notice that happening often.

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      December 9, 2014 8:45 AM

      Based on these fixes, looks like I'm waiting for Patch 3!

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      December 9, 2014 9:00 AM

      I'm about 35hrs into the game but a bunch of real life stuff has halted my progress. Hopefully it's all patched and perfect by the time I get back to playing!

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        December 9, 2014 9:56 AM

        Yes, I would like a patch that pauses the real world so I have more time to play.

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      December 9, 2014 9:04 AM

      Except Xbox One? Damnit!

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      December 9, 2014 9:33 AM

      Have they said anything about expansions like the last two games? Their DLC is usually pretty good and even relevant to the overall Dragon Age story as well.

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        December 9, 2014 12:36 PM

        I'm curious about this as well. A full expansion like that would be awesome. Not sure how well Awakenings sold though.

        There are quite a few mentions of Seheron in the game from Iron Bull and codex entries. Maybe they're setting that up as a potential future region? I haven't beat DA:I yet so if you actually go there, nevermind. :P

        Or some stuff in Tevinter would be cool. Interactions with the Venatori, Imperial Chantry, etc would be awesome.

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      December 9, 2014 9:54 AM

      So far I haven't really hit any major bugs on Xbox One other than NPCs spazzing out in the background during conversations. When I was prompted to configure Hawke I just selected default and my Inquisitor's voice didn't change or anything so I guess I'm ok for now.

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        December 9, 2014 9:57 AM

        I did the same after having a heads up on that bug. I did have one cut scene did hang for a solid minute or so during a sex]s scene.

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          December 9, 2014 10:01 AM

          are you playing this on Xbone or Pee Ess Phor?

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            December 9, 2014 10:19 AM

            Xbox. With the EA Access thing the Deluxe Edition with the extra toys was the same price as the regular release and I started in on it a week early. I have spent pretty much the entirety of the past two weekends playing it. I have to leave the house and buy presents at some point.

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      December 9, 2014 9:59 AM

      I've only had one major bug after the Redcliffe Mage guild quest early in the game where it wouldn't let me continue the dialog since the combat UI would not go away. For a game this massive it's relatively bug free.

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      December 9, 2014 10:05 AM

      Wtf Microsoft. Get your shit together with the XB1 :(

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        December 9, 2014 3:30 PM

        Wait it out and make sure it doesn't break anything. They've been burned by a couple of games already.

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      December 9, 2014 10:29 AM

      I wonder if this will patch the tempest fire/thousand cuts abuse?

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      December 9, 2014 10:38 AM

      When exactly is the patch suppose to roll out?

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        December 9, 2014 11:28 AM

        My PC version updated.

        Now when I do the searching ping thing a dot will show up on the mini map! That's a nice addition.

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          December 9, 2014 11:44 AM

          Nice!! Wanted that the first time I ever used it.

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          December 9, 2014 12:25 PM

          oh my god

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            December 9, 2014 12:38 PM

            seriously. I always have to spin around like crazy to find stuff.

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              December 9, 2014 1:09 PM

              The outline colour is awful. In brightly lit areas, I can barely see it.

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                December 9, 2014 3:10 PM

                I hate that as well!!! wish you could change the color of the outline.

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            December 9, 2014 12:49 PM

            I KNOW!

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          December 9, 2014 1:04 PM

          should have been in before ship, but still a VERY good thing

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      December 9, 2014 12:48 PM

      Heres hoping they add a "loot all" button.

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        December 9, 2014 12:56 PM

        [PC] Pressing the interact key (default “F”) will take everything from containers.

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          December 9, 2014 2:00 PM

          That makes it sound hilariously broad. Press F anywhere in the world and everything is looted and put in your pockets. Of course this immediately overburdens you and you then have to spend the entire day clearing out your inventory.

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          December 9, 2014 3:47 PM

          Sorry I meant an AOE loot. I want to be able to loot everything at once from the fight I just had instead of having to hunt and peck.

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      December 9, 2014 12:51 PM

      Awesome, will have to check it out. Nice to see both FC4 and DA get updated.

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      December 9, 2014 1:02 PM

      anyone else getting overwhelmed and not know wtf quest to do next? I love the fact that this game is so huge and non-linear but damn I'm lost.

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        December 9, 2014 1:06 PM

        For better or for worse they do a great job of just keeping you moving, doing a quest, even if it's not main story progress. It's super easy to just get lost in what you're doing.

        I've resigned myself to just main line the story with my current toon and go back for everything else after or with a new character, otherwise I'm never going to finish.

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        December 9, 2014 1:09 PM

        It feels pretty tedious, I know I should ignore the side quests / areas, but it's very MMO like in terms of zoning out.

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          December 9, 2014 1:14 PM

          that and the war table keep me coming back every night. and you can open up so many small quests if you talk to all your friends too.

          love this game

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          December 9, 2014 1:53 PM

          agreed, I'm like 40 hours in and the number of memorable, large quests and decisions is like 1-2

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        December 9, 2014 4:05 PM

        There's a lot of filler in this game, I beat it at around 40 hours and thought that was plenty enough for me.

        200 hours to do all of the side quests and collectibles but they don't tell you it's pretty much all just collecting flowers and doing etch a sketchs with stars.

        Still though, the main quest line is quite good and the characters are interesting and varied. Overall I enjoyed it, there's just a lot of unfun MMO type content that you have to sift through.

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      December 9, 2014 1:43 PM

      Anyone on PC see any real performance upgrade from this?

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      December 9, 2014 3:03 PM

      My only beef with the this game: Armor and the lack of it especially if you're a Qunari....

      Oh and no Sandal and Bohdan? LAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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        December 9, 2014 3:19 PM

        To remedy the second issue I replaced the achievement sfx to Enchantment!

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          December 9, 2014 3:37 PM

          Hahaha what's the trick?

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            December 9, 2014 3:40 PM

            Can't find the link with the specifics, but you basically go into your origin/sound folder and replace the file called achievement with it.

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            December 9, 2014 5:41 PM

            http://1drv.ms/164yqc8 Download that, put it in your Origin/sounds folder, replace the file called Achievement.wav or make a back up of it and then put this in there.

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        December 9, 2014 4:30 PM

        My beef with this game is I hate the combat, half the time I have an enemy targeted and my rogue does its backstab 20 feet away or I move my camera and it randomly decides to target another enemy even though I was locked onto a different one. So then I switch to tactical mode and while it is a bit better I still have occasions where my guys just attack 20 feet away from the actual enemy that was targeted.

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      December 9, 2014 4:43 PM

      DO NOT UPDATE FOR PC! High Graphic settings are set to 360 Low Settings. Bioware snafu'd the patch.

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        December 9, 2014 5:18 PM

        People are complaining about the lack of an Xbox patch and from my experience BioWare screws things up and then fixes them or puts out another piece of DLC or sequel to distract you.

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        December 9, 2014 5:30 PM

        lol, Bioware related but I remember something similar happening until a few patches with SWTOR....their graphics settings had no effect if you chose the highest.

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        December 9, 2014 5:36 PM

        I saw this over on there forums. Posted by Bioware:

        Hey Everyone,

        We're working on getting a hot fix out for the PC graphics issue as soon as possible. In the meantime, here is a workaround you can try:

        To start, make sure the quality setting you choose is equal to the setting set for Mesh Quality inside Options>Graphics

        You will need to add a new command line parameter. To do this:

        Through Origin:
        Right click on the Dragon Age Inquisition title
        Go to game properties
        Type the command line parameter in the Command Line Properties box.

        Through shortcut:
        Right Click Shortcut
        Go to Properties

        Under target go to the end of the field and type the command line parameter into the box
        Once there, add the following command line parameter: -ShaderSystem.ShaderQualityLevel <quality setting>

        In this instance, <quality setting> should be one of the following:

        Ultra
        High
        Medium
        Low

        An example of how to set your quality to high would be: -ShaderSystem.ShaderQualityLevel High

        Please note that once the hot fix is out, you will need to go back in and remove this workaround from your command line.

        It’s also important to note that pre-patch 2, all users on PC were being forced to use the Ultra shader quality. This means that those of you playing on lower settings will notice a decrease in quality, particularly players using low or medium settings.
        To achieve the same visuals as pre-patch, users on lower settings will need to change their settings to Ultra, which should likewise be used in conjunction with Ultra mesh quality. Mismatching the mesh and shader settings will result in other visual artifacts like overly shiny hair.
        Please be aware that changing settings to Ultra may impact performance on some machines.

        Sorry about any frustration this may have caused.

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        December 9, 2014 5:44 PM

        Oops. Guess Ill play something else tonight