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'Crysis Wars' - v1.5 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 29, 2009 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT

Crysis Wars is the multiplayer component for Crytek's FPS Crysis Warhead and features three modes, 21 maps, vehicles and more. The v1.5 improves stability, removes the known exploits, improves game balance, as well as add an all-new map, Ruins.

Get the Crysis Wars v1.5 Patch off WP (520mb)

These are the updated patch notes as seen in the readme file with the patch.

General Fixes

[ Fixed ] When spectating, buy menu won't switch tabs
[ Fixed ] Occasional HUD buttons displacement
[ Fixed ] Shoot + Zoom exploit with Sniper Rifle
[ Fixed ] Potential renderer crash
[ Fixed ] Score limit is correctly calculated in PowerStruggle
[ Fixed ] Vehicle damage direction display
[ Fixed ] Server crash when using last purchase to repeatedly buy vehicles

Updates and improvements

[ Updated ] Added health bar of player who just killed you
[ Updated ] Added automatic respawning in Instant Action/Team Instant Action, defaults to 20s after death
[ Updated ] Added new visual hit indicator asset - shows whether you hit a player or a vehicle
[ Updated ] Various messages for accessibility improvement
[ Updated ] Reworked options menu

Balance

[ Balance ] Increased melee damage, and improved its consistency

New Map

With this patch a new map arrives in the form of Ruins. This map is set in a church ruins environment and invites players to fight both inside and outside of the church itself. Below you can find a flythrouh video.

Crysis Wars features three multiplayer modes, including TeamInstantAction, a new match type that mixes fast-paced action in a team-based environment, in addition to the insanely frenetic gameplay style of InstantAction and the hardcore team-based PowerStruggle, both of which return from Crysis. The game will include 21 maps, six new maps for TeamInstantAction and InstantAction, and one for PowerStruggle and Crytek will also have a support team dedicated to meeting the needs of the Crysis Wars community.

Ruins is set in a church ruins environment where players are able to do combat both inside and outside the ruins.

System Requirements :

  • Processor:
    • Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz (3.2 GHz for Vista)
    • Intel Core 2.0 GHz (2.2 GHz for Vista)
    • AMD Athlon 2800+ (3200+ for Vista)
  • RAM:
    • 1 Gb (1.5 Gb on Vista)
  • Graphics Card:
    • NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT
    • ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (Radeon X800 Pro for Vista)
  • VRAM: 256MB of Graphics Memory
  • Storage: 15GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or Microsoft Vista
  • DirectX: DX9.0c or DX10

Beginning today, gamers can pre-order Crysis Warhead at the EA Store for only $24.95; $5 less than the full retail price, or receive $10 off when purchasing both Crysis Warhead and Crysis.

Crysis Warhead, rated "M" for Mature, will ship to retail stores in North America on Sept. 16 and in Europe on Sept. 12, 2008 for an estimated $29.99.

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