Aug 9, 2011

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Resistance 3 Multiplayer Beta Patch 2.01 Detailed; Matching to be Fixed

Resistance 3 Multiplayer Beta Patch 2.01 Detailed; Matching to be Fixed

As many people know the Resistance 3 Multiplayer Beta has gone off to a bad start, to say the least. Matchmaking has been down for awhile now and many bugs are still hindering the game. Well today Insomniac Games released an official statement and update regarding matchmaking issues and beta access. We asked Insomniac whether the patch will be for EU or U.S. only and they replied by saying it will be a “worldwide patch” and will fix matchmaking

Here is what Insomniac had to say regarding the EU PS Plus access along with Matchmaking:

Europe PlayStation Plus

Tomorrow (Wednesday), the beta opens up in Europe for Early Access to the Public Beta, starting with PlayStation Plus subscribers.  We’ve updated the package file on the PSN store to have the latest beta contents, meaning EU and future testers won’t need to download the mega-patch that our US testers did. This also means that everyone needs a small patch to ensure compatibility. You’ll see this patch required tonight or tomorrow, and it will be update 2.00.

Matchmaking

In good news, we have sent a patch (Update 2.01) that addresses the matchmaking issues into final testing at Sony, and are hoping to have it up by tomorrow night UK time, so that you EU folks joining the beta should be able to matchmake. This additional patch will be required, and will allow us to re-enable matchmaking, which should again (hopefully) happen sometime in the late morning Pacific Time tomorrow. This should address the issues and allow you to use matchmaking to find games again, while also addressing a few crashes. Thanks for your patience while we developed and fixed the issue – and please continue to report any issues you find with matchmaking to us so we can continue to tweak and optimize. We will continue to update you on the status of the 2.01 patch as it gets through final testing, staging, and release in the next day or so.

As far as the final game goes they are working on a Day 1 patch and it will include the following fixes:

-Freezes/Crashes – particularly at the end of matches (though scoreboard crashes should be fixed in the 2.01 patch)

-Host/Party Leader rapidly changing between players

-Game has already ended errors when trying to join a game

-Lag issues with deployables and other players (though this should be improved at the moment, we will be adjusting our servers to continuing combating this)

-The Invisible Man glitch (both variants, where the Invisible player appears and doesn’t appear on the scoreboard) – we are still working to eradicate this – if you have a way to reproduce it, we are offering a bounty on info to help us eliminate it.

While it is not unusual for games to have a large Day 1 patch, it is unusual for a Multiplayer Beta to have so many issues at the start of the beta. Hopefully we will see a fix soon and the final game will not be affected by these same issues. Stay tuned to vividgamer.com as we’ll update you on the patch progress.

UPDATE 8/10

There was a Patch 2.00 that went live today for the Beta but that was simply for EU members to be allowed access and compatibility with U.S. Gamers. Patch 2.01 is still currently going through testing, so we might not see it till later today maybe tomorrow in my opinion. This is the official word from Insomniac:

“Latest update is that we are staged in Europe, but waiting on final passage of the 2.01 patch from Sony US. Will let you know.”- Via Twitter

Update #2-8/10

Looks like Sony QA has passed the patch update so all that is left is for the patch to be uploaded to the servers and for Insomniac to restart their servers and matchmaking should then be playable.

“We just received word the patch has cleared format and is being deployed to the servers shortly. Stand by.”- Insomniac Games via Twitter

[Source: Insomniac Games]