Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition just got its first big patch fixing some bugs, improving competitive matchmaking, and adding a new holiday-themed map mod. I don’t play a ton online and so haven’t run into as many of the matchmaking issues as some, but it’s nice to see unit pathing improving.
Remedy Entertainment says it’s looking into how to improve Control’s performance on console but that it will take time. The studio also says that an on/off toggle for Motion Blur and Film Grain will be coming in the next update, along with improvements to the map display.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood just got a little less frustrating. The game’s 1.05 patch—out now for PC and coming soon to consoles—comes with a bevy of tweaks, the biggest ones affecting enemy “bullet sponginess” and adding checkpoints. Still can’t pause in co-op, obviously. (Though you now can offline, thanks to update 1.0…
Bethesda has patched the recent ports of Doom I and II so that they no longer ask you to login to Bethesda.net. When the games first arrived in late July they prevented you from playing unless you had a Bethesda.net account, which was extremely annoying, but also good for some laughs.
Fallout 76 got a hotfix today to address some of the problems plaguing players since the Tuesday’s update went live. One thing it fixes are legendary item drops that previously weren’t appearing. One thing it doesn’t fix are legendary enemies that don’t drop legendary items because the game has mislabeled them.