Warhorse Studios' action RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance will have a day-one patch. The patch is meant to improve the game's overarching mechanics. Even though the update is more than 20 GB in size, it will not inflate the game's size on your hard drive, but rather replace the previously downloaded build files.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a medieval role-playing game that will launch for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 13 February, 2018. The game was developed by Warhorse Studios, a Czech video game developer based in Prague.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance has a day-one patch that is live in all regions and on all platforms. The patch seems to tweak and balance the existing features, but also add several new ones as well.
Will Powers, senior marketing and PR manager for Deep Silver, publishing Kingdom Come: Deliverance's publisher, replied to a thread stating that the patch is the result of "at least" six weeks work by Warhorse Studios. The studio will release the patch on day one in order to further polish the game after they’d submitted the final on-disc build.
Mr Powers also clarified why the patch is bigger than 20 GB by saying: "The way that I’ve been told that the engine works, is it takes the entire game and separates the PKG or ISO into 2GB archives. If during a patch you so much as alter a 1KB text file within any of these 2GB archives, then you need to reupload the ENTIRE 2GB portion."
With this in mind, the giant patch is meant to improve the game's overarching mechanics, and "touches almost all of these 2GB archives in the entire game build. Essentially you are having to re-download the game to replace the existing files."
This shouldn't stack the files and inflate the game's size on your hard drive, but rather replace the previously downloaded build files.
The full list of improvements made by Kingdom Come Deliverance patch 1.01 is as follows:
- Addition of multiple new events to the open world
- Massive improvement in dialogue animations
- Gaining money and experience is rebalanced
- Weapon and armour stats are rebalanced
- General combat improvements
- Improved NPC reaction time
- Sound propagation adjusted
- Archery is now possible in stealth mode
- Improved Persuasion UI
- Plus numerous other bug fixes and improvements