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Aliens: Colonial Marines Patch Tweaks Campaign Difficulty, Improves AI

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Posted on July 23, 2013 AT 03:14am

Gearbox has released a new update for Aliens: Colonial Marines which makes several improvements to the game’s AI, and tweaks the “Recruit” difficulty to make it easier.

Trophies for the game’s first campaign add-on, titled Stasis Interrupted, appeared online earlier this month, you can check them out here. The full patch notes are below:

General

  • Adjusted melee encounter animations

Various AI Improvements

  • Adjusted Xeno behavior to only allow for tail attacks when they’re on ceilings
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Xenos to walk upright on ceilings
  • Adjusted Lurker AI to retreat a bit after a close encounter
  • Fixed a bug where AI marines would occasionally default pose if incapacitated from a melee encounter
  • Fixed a bug where AI would still be targetable by Xenos while incapacitated
  • Changed the close encounter lighting to fade out instead of abruptly turning off
  • Addressed an issue where player weapons would possibly continue to fire during melee encounters
  • Adjusted the dissolve effect for Xeno head pieces and particles in Bug Hunt and multiplayer
  • Adjusted the attack angle for the Xeno tail stab to prevent stretching
  • Addressed an issue where Xeno gore effects would occasionally play twice
  • Addressed an issue with the ‘Eat This!’ achievement from not being unlocked when using the double-barreled flush gun
  • Addressed a rare crash bug when using interactive objects
  • Addressed an issue where the motion tracker ping would play when you didn’t have a motion tracker available
  • Addressed an issue where some particles would not appear when the World Detail slider was set to the minimum. NOTE: This may require some users to re-configure the World Detail slider (under Settings -> Video ) to ensure the setting is applied properly.

Campaign

  • Adjusted “Recruit” difficulty to be easier. (Other difficulty options have not changed)

Versus

  • Adjusted a broken Extermination Point in Excavation
  • Addressed an issue in Extermination where the last two Extermination Points used would sometimes immediately reactivate
  • Addressed an issue that wouldn’t let you select spectator cameras when joining games in progress
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