Fallout: New Vegas 1.3 Patch Goes Live

 Pages 1 2 NEXT
 

Fallout: New Vegas 1.3 Patch Goes Live

image

The Fallout: New Vegas patch meant to lead into the Honest Hearts DLC is available now for the PC, with PS3 and Xbox 360 versions expected to hit soon.

The Fallout: New Vegas version 1.3 patch is a surprisingly comprehensive update that adds numerous optimization and stability improvements and also overhauls just about every weapon in the game, making both guns and energy weapons more accurate and harder-hitting. Explosives have also been changed: dynamite now has a larger explosion radius, while grenades of all sorts have increased damage and the missile launcher and Fat Man have an improved zoom field of view and accuracy.

I'm not sure why there was a need to ratchet up the effectiveness of firearms since the game wasn't exactly the world's toughest shooter-RPG to begin with, but from the look of things this patch will have you killing with greater ease than ever before. Two perks have also been affected: "Splash Damage" now functions properly and "The Professional" now includes the 10mm pistol and SMG.

A full list of changes can be found on Steam, where the 1.3 patch is available now; the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions are expected to be out soon, followed presumably reasonably closely by the next New Vegas DLC release, Honest Hearts.

via: VG247

Permalink

Glad to hear that; not so much for the patch since I haven't had many issues since launch, but the next DLC announcement is now going to be something I'm on the look for. God I can't wait

I think the reason guns and explosives were improved was because of how broken unarmed and melee is/was (Especially if you consider how easily you could shrug off ten people shooting at you if you had proper armor :P), now you'll at least feel a sting if they do!

Good to see the Gobi rifle improved, since it was basically just a weaker sniper rifle that couldn't use a suppressor. That being said, improving the power of the sniper rifles was not necessary. If you at the right range for a sniper rifle, you can shoot someone in the leg and they won't noticed. Just keep taking shots and the Varmint rifle is good enough for anything. Except cazadores. Bastards always see me when I inevitably miss.

Hows it do for overall stability, are random lockups and crashing still the order of the day?

wooo! so now my sniper with his AMR rifle and Match Load rounds will be able to one-hit kill everything, more efficiently.

Still though, and I know they had already said no to it, I wish the last DLC would add a never-ending mode, like how Broken Steel did for FO3

Helpfully this is too make combat work better outside of VATS. I really hate using VATS but alot of the time standard combat just doesn't feel right.

RejjeN:
I think the reason guns and explosives were improved was because of how broken unarmed and melee is/was (Especially if you consider how easily you could shrug off ten people shooting at you if you had proper armor :P), now you'll at least feel a sting if they do!

^This, keep in mind, mobs use those same weapons a lot of the time so it's not really a "making things easier" patch. Also, frankly, shit took too long to die in F: NV. Shooting something in the head 7 times is not even funny. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind, Anti-Materiel rifle with Incendiary ammo gets shit done, but when you're using pistols, it's just a fucking nightmare (or maybe I'm just biased cause I'm playing Dead Money with crap equipment after getting pimped out outside it)

I just hope it doesn't cause issues with my mods, including the community bug fix patch.

...Do I need PSN for this update? Just checking, if not then I'll do it over the weekend.

i just want the dlc, im on pc, so i already have mods that have changed all of this stuff.

Wolfram01:
I just hope it doesn't cause issues with my mods, including the community bug fix patch.

My thoughts exactly. Except for the bug fix patch, which I don't have.

Awww, they nerfed .308 JSP rounds. No more silent insta-kill headshots on deathclaws.

This appears to be just for guns and not for any issues with crashing and other bugs. This makes me a sad, saaaaad panda.

What makes me happy, though, is the DLC announcment! Yay! <3

Yeah, Steam downloaded this patch even after I freaking told it to not automatically update. And it did anyway.

If Steam's just going to keep resetting that setting, why the hell is it even there? There's a reason I don't want New Vegas to automatically update, its because I want to avoid Fallout 3's 1.5 patch from happening again. And unlike a non-steam game, you can't revert your Steam games to a previous version.

Dammit Steam...

PS3 updated the same day PC did.

008Zulu:
Hows it do for overall stability, are random lockups and crashing still the order of the day?

hopefully itll be fixed if they did a huge fix up like this

AngelOfBlueRoses:
This appears to be just for guns and not for any issues with crashing and other bugs. This makes me a sad, saaaaad panda.

What makes me happy, though, is the DLC announcment! Yay! <3

They said it would fix some of the technical issues too (a lil bit before release)

http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Fallout:_New_Vegas_patch_1.3.0.452

Ive noticed a lil less in the freeze dept

And

Spoilers:
http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Geerardr/Trophies_for_Honest_Hearts_released_on_1.5_patch_for_PS3.

but it says the PS3 owners can see these

Wow... They actually made the game easier. What the fuck.

You need to be some sort of retarded cripple to fail on very easy.

Can't say I'm noticing any optimisations either, the game still runs worse than Metro on very high. Gamebryooooooooooooo!

I'm still pissed they trapped my at Hover Dam! The only reason I can still play the game is because I no-cliped out and found a fast travel glitch so I don't have to walk everywhere!

Also, I'm level 50 XD

You're shitting me.
More accurate?!
This'll take away what little fun there was in killing Deathclaws from the hip with the Lucky revolver....

Ah well, maybe there'll be some cool pistols for me to use in the DLC, and I can exterminate some more Caeser's Legion before I get severely bored of the lack of things to do in New Vegas.

Yeah I won't be buying the DLC, since Sierra Madre was utter rubbish. I've not seen such a resource-hogging, karmaless mess since Mothership Zeta.

Hey, maybe if they release a patch that stops the game from hanging and crashing around the 30 hour mark I might go back and play it again one day. At the moment I have an unfinishable mess.

Could be fun. I haven't played NV nearly as much as I played FO3 and hopefully this patch will change that.

I bought New Vegas ages ago but haven't really gotten into it yet (I'm currently ploughing through a HUGE back catalogue of games that thanks to steam deals and some surprising finds at my local Game [Bioshock 2 NEW for tree fiddy? Hell yeah] is growing all the time), maybe it's worth getting around to it after this spit 'n polish.

The damage bonus to guns goes both ways. It may not make your killing any more effecient, but the guns shooting back at you just got stronger and now put up more of a fight. This was a common mod for both NV and FO3, and it makes a world of difference. Playing FO3 without T3T Weapon Tweaks, the gunplay just feels a little wrong, and you can take an astounding sum of damage. With it on, you have to be a lot more careful charging into an open firefight.

Basically, they buff EVERYTHING except the lever action guns? The class of guns that goes from decent(repeater vs varmint) to mediocre(carbine vs hunting) to useless(brush gun vs sniper) to non existent(... vs anti material).

Seriously, the only thing those guns had going for them was their RoF and low VATS cost compared to bolt action rifles.

So... Ehhh what's the bug status in Fallout NV?

I mean in Fallout 3 it's still pretty bad, im just wondering if (after a few patches) Fallout NV is stable either few or no crashes...

5mm ammo needed a DT penetration boost. I'll never forget all those Super Mutant Masters on Black Mountain who took several hundreds of bullets to kill.

RaikuFA:

008Zulu:
Hows it do for overall stability, are random lockups and crashing still the order of the day?

hopefully itll be fixed if they did a huge fix up like this

Something tells me that it wont.

I had hoped to God that they might have nerfed those goddamn ballistic fists. Seriously, walking into Caesar's tent with Remnant Power Armor and dying 3 seconds later means its just a tad overpowered.

Awesome Im so glad I didn't play my copy of vegas till it was patched.

Vrach:
Shooting something in the head 7 times is not even funny. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind, Anti-Materiel rifle with Incendiary ammo gets shit done, but when you're using pistols, it's just a fucking nightmare (or maybe I'm just biased cause I'm playing Dead Money with crap equipment after getting pimped out outside it)

Yeah, I'm inclined to think that if that's actually an issue, it's kind of a "you" problem and not a game problem. Don't get me wrong, it's all in good fun, but if you want to be an efficient killer in NV (or FO3) it's not hard. In fact, if anything it's too easy, which is where my concern about the weapons boost comes from.

Sansha:
Yeah I won't be buying the DLC, since Sierra Madre was utter rubbish. I've not seen such a resource-hogging, karmaless mess since Mothership Zeta.

How was it resource hogging? You have a steam powered machine over there? Does it remember the dinosaurs? Because I am very sure a museum would like the pictures of dinosaurs on its hard drive.

Karma-less? What the hell?

Andy Chalk:

Vrach:
Shooting something in the head 7 times is not even funny. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind, Anti-Materiel rifle with Incendiary ammo gets shit done, but when you're using pistols, it's just a fucking nightmare (or maybe I'm just biased cause I'm playing Dead Money with crap equipment after getting pimped out outside it)

Yeah, I'm inclined to think that if that's actually an issue, it's kind of a "you" problem and not a game problem. Don't get me wrong, it's all in good fun, but if you want to be an efficient killer in NV (or FO3) it's not hard. In fact, if anything it's too easy, which is where my concern about the weapons boost comes from.

Nah, it's not a me problem. It's a "certain weapons are embarassingly underpowered" problem. In my base game, the F: NV itself, I'm fine. I go on my own, without companions and I have no trouble taking anything out, even swarms of shit. I have a ton of weapons I pretty much never use, mostly relying on my silenced sniper, Anti Materiel rifle if something really needs to die and a Light MG if I'm going against a group. Even if shit hits the fan I've got the Fat Man in my backpack with a couple of nukes. I'm not saying it's hard and I agree, it's possibly too easy - but that's kinda what Bethesda games (yeah I'm aware it's Obsidian, it's still a game that functions on the same principles as F3) are like once you start getting pimped out.

That said, thrown into the Dead Money DLC with shitty weapons that you're scraping by - it's a pain in the arse. I'm going up to the walking dead dude (can't remember what they're called atm), I put a gun to his head, I fire. Then I fire again. And then again and again. And it takes way too long to die. I'm all for RPG elements but we're not playing a fucking MMO here, there needs to be a touch of reality to combat. More importantly, it's just not fun to waste 2-3 ammo clips into a thing's head when you're a decent shot.

Oh and the same thing happens in the base game, it's just that as you've said yourself Andy, the game's too easy to notice (not that Dead Money's hard, just that your stuff's taken away and replaced with crap). Considering this makes battles (adequately) shorter while giving a lot of NPCs more punch, personally, I get where the change is coming from.

 Pages 1 2 NEXT

Reply to Thread

Log in or Register to Comment
Have an account? Login below:
With Facebook:Login With Facebook
or
Username:  
Password:  
  
Not registered? To sign up for an account with The Escapist:
Register With Facebook
Register With Facebook
or
Register for a free account here