The Surge's Latest Patch Detailed, Free Demo Coming Next Week

By Ashley Woodcock, 8 days ago
A new patch released recently for The Surge, Deck13's tough-as-nails action RPG. It addressed a number of issues and made a very helpful and single tweak to the combat, too. Those who have joined CREO will have undoubtedly noticed or have been the victim of some of the bugs that were present in the game. Certain security doors could kill you, your scrap would stay stuck in the air after killing one of the bosses, and elemental damage wouldn't apply properly to some weapons. These are just a few of the issues that have hopefully now been eliminated with the release of the game's latest patch.

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Take a look at the tweak and the full list of fixes below:

Tweaks:

  • Allow early evading by default. This will enable the player to cancel attack animation in pre-hit phase and long combo chains by using evade, should they have enough stamina.

Fixes:

  • No longer end the hit/staggered state on a hit that doesn't interrupt the character.
  • Fixed a crash related to pathfinding in some enemies.
  • The MG Judge v2.0 is no longer able to hit through walls.
  • Equipping the ATLAS Power Core will now work properly in NG+. In rare cases, the player could not level up any longer because the Power Core could not be equipped properly.
  • Defence values will now scale properly through NG+ and beyond for undirected attacks.
  • Reward pop-ups will no longer be carried over from previous games when starting/loading a new game.
  • Fixed an issue that could lead to the player's death in rare cases when opening security doors.
  • Fixed a crash that could happen when attacking PAX in the security captain boss fight while its AI is inactive.
  • Capped the core power requirement for unlocking new implant slots at level 125.
  • Properly updated the UI FX state when switching between injectables that do (not) require energy to use
  • "Drone Skill Ready" will now properly display at the correct times.
  • No longer display an error message when using the kill switch.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the destruction of upgraded weapons when removing duplicates from the inventory.
  • Raised the volume of the PAX sounds when stunned.
  • Security Heavy NPCs will no longer try to attack you if there's a fence between you. They will now go around the fence.
  • Sound now plays properly when hitting the base of the Assembly boss.
  • Board room door in management will now properly open.
  • Fixed a missing pipe in Materials Processing.
  • Fixed a poison puddle in Core Processing.
  • Stuck in fight vs Rogue Process (collision is now bigger and should always push the player out towards the arena)
  • Doors will now open and close correctly. Door to PAX spawn (doors will now animate to a specific rotation value and no longer by a value, so they should always be either opened or closed correctly).
  • The PAX will no longer shoot rockets after falling over.
  • The Security Captain will now no longer call the PAX when backstabbed.
  • SQ06 Davey's dialog will now always be available.
  • The flamethrower drone will longer turns against the player.
  • Further fixes to the Security Agile NPC.
  • Elemental damage is now correctly applied to all attacks
  • Enemies killed with the drone Emergency Coolant Vent skill will now give proper XP.
  • Giving Jo tech scrap will no longer update the player's tech scrap counter.
  • Skipping the end video will no longer cause it to play over the opening train ride in NG+.
  • Disabled pausing during the ending dialog sequence
  • Disabled the kill switch during ending and loading screens.
  • If the player dies in the arena after killing the big sister, the tech scrap was located in the air. Tech scrap will now be placed on the lower floor where the player needs to go to continue to R&D
  • Activate HDR display output by default (if an HDR display is connected).
The team has also announced that a demo for the game will be releasing next week that "includes critically acclaimed PS4 Pro features, such as HDR, Dynamic 4k, and 60FPS in 1080p mode". When, specifically, is yet to be confirmed and details of how far you will be able to progress and what sort of weapons and equipment will be available is also yet to be announced. Take a look at a sample of the game if you haven't seen it in action already in the following video:


Enjoy the fixes of the new patch right now and have a go at the demo for The Surge when it releases next week.
Written by Ashley Woodcock
Hounding news for TrueTrophies ever since the site first launched. Lover of completions, tough achievements, shooters, action, adventure and racing titles, hip-hop, NBA, and my Scooby. I own an Xbox One and Xbox 360. If I ever get my gaming room back, and a whopping amount of constant free time to go with it, I may get a PlayStation console too.