New RAGE Patch Adds Advanced Graphics Settings, Creates New Problems For Some
An official patch for RAGE was released yesterday on Steam, adding (among other things) advanced graphics settings for PC gamers to tweak around to their hearts’ content–an omission PC gamers whined noisily about since the game‘s troubled launch earlier this week.
Using id Tech 5, RAGE was designed to automatically optimize graphics performance based on your hardware configuration. That’s exactly what PC gamers don’t want, and so it is literally by “popular demand” (the notes add) that we now have more bells and whistles to mess with in RAGE. Cool, right?
The reception to the new patch is definitely “mixed.” Some report greater performance and overall stability, while others are describing brand new problems allegedly created by the patch. This Steam forum thread is devoted to issues with the new patch, if you’re curious.
One issue I noticed myself, is it appears that the dev console cheats have been locked by the new update. This has not been confirmed by id Software or Bethesda yet (we’ve reached out for comment), but I’m not the only one who noticed. No more “god mode,” “infinite ammo” or anything like that for you.
How’s the RAGE patch working for you? Great, terrible? Share your thoughts in the comments.