The new patch is now live for Steam players and will be coming to Windows 10 and Xbox “shortly”, according to Neon Giant’s patch notes. You can read the full list of fixes here, but some big improvements include:
- Fixes to improve performance in DX12, also with ray tracing (Steam & Windows 10 only)
- Ray Tracing is now available to players on the Windows Store
- Introduced a new system to circumvent situations where save files could become corrupted.
- Fixes to situations in co-op where the host leaving the game could cause the client to lose progress.
This patch should hopefully make The Ascent a better experience because it definitely has some good ideas. In his review, Game Informer video editor Alex Stadnik says that while the game has its fair share of flaws, its problems “don’t detract from my overall enjoyment of the game. I won’t write my thesis on its commentary on capitalism, but I’ll fondly remember my co-op sessions where I tore through this cyberpunk world.”
The Ascent is available on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC.
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