Wasteland 2 has received an extensive patch from inXile Entertainment that will fix a host of problems and minor issues that users of the game have encountered since its launch last month, as well as performance improvements on lower-end systems. The update is live on Steam already and will be following shortly on GOG.com, Glyph and Origin.
The full list of changes made with the patch can be found on the developers blog, but to save you a bit of time time reading those pesky patch notes, the gist of it is suicide bombers now die when blowing themselves up. A victory for common sense and gamers alike. Monks who had previously often miraculously survived their own suicide bombs should now definitely meet their maker. Also, Kathy Lawson has seen some adjustments so that if she dies she will sound like a female, rather than crying out in pain like a man.
Thankfully Wasteland 2 should now also run better on 32-bit and low spec operating systems thanks to some memory optimizations made by inXile, so if your gaming rig or laptop was wheezing a little while playing it, it might be worth giving it another shot. The team has also focused on fixing the California quest lines however older save files may have to be loaded to feel the full effects of these. The devs have also added a travel speed toggle so players can speed up those long journeys across the wilderness.
Wasteland 2 was generally well received when it was released in September on PC. Fans had waited over 20 years for a direct sequel to the original Wasteland game and the highly anticipated follow-up eventually became a reality thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. The new array of fixes will go a long way to ironing out the issues players had with the game. What have you thought of Wasteland 2 since launch? Glad to see some of these glaring problems sorted out?