Skate 2 Patch Now Live
Written Monday, March 23, 2009 By Dan WebbView author's profile
EA just announced that the title update for Skate 2 is now live and with it comes a ton of fixes and tweaks.
Producer, Brian Lindley gave the Skate 2 blog a list of fixes and tweaks that can be expected to be addressed and discusses some of the biggest improvements.
"What are some of the things you're most excited about in this title update?
BL: I'm pretty excited about the improvements we've made with the feel and responsiveness of off-board controls. And, of course, I'm quite pleased that we've been able to get in numerous fixes/improvements for online, especially for the issues in Hall of Meat, Spot Battle and S.K.A.T.E. I'm also quite happy that we've been able to add-in support for custom soundtracks on the PS3, rock on PS3 owners!
Lastly, I want to pass on a word of thanks of to our forum members for their help regarding the issue with the missing Thrasher challenges. Their feedback was essential to us being able to isolate and resolve that problem. "
The full list of fixes and tweaks is as follows:
-Improve responsiveness of off-board controls, modified left stick behavior to improve feel of off-board movement
-Eliminate scoring exploit for Hippie Jump 180s in multiplayer Spot Battle
-Eliminate the wipeout exploit with off-board and the Superdude trick
-Fixed mute and stale grab tricks to use proper hand when performed in conjunction with a hand gesture
-Fix the occasionally popping of visual indicators (sign-ups, arrows, etc)
-Added support for custom soundtracks for the PS3
-Face and Body settings will now load properly in saved replays
-Character models will be in high detail when viewing a replay
-Visual indicators (sign-up icons/arrows) are no longer visible in replays and videos
-Remove the confirmation pop-up when retrying a challenge
-Reduce potential for pedestrians to spawn in an active challenge location
-Modified "Can you spell Girl?" challenge so the player starts with the lead
-Remove the 3,2,1 countdown when retrying a film challenge
-All Thrasher challenges unlock properly in the career progression
-When starting an Own the Spot via the Challenge Map, the player's session marker is automatically set for them
-Updated the online mini-map so skaters appear as the same color indicated in the player HUD
-Improved quality of character images generated for display on skate.reel web profiles
-EXP is no longer awarded for players that don't attempt a trick during a Ranked game of S.K.A.T.E.
-Modified deathrace intro sequences to eliminate camera clipping
-Online Freeskate Activities (Survival) - Increase the tolerance for ‘skating too slowly' while in the air
-Online Spot Battle/Hall of Meat - Spectators can again trigger hand gestures during another player's turn