Kingdom Come: Deliverance is officially out today and we’d previously noted that the game has a 23gb patch, but the developers have detailed exactly what this patch does and why it’s so important for the massive patch to exist.
Patch 1.01 fixes the below:
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
The Deep Silver PR manager said that the patch was the result of at least six weeks work by Warhorse Studios after the disc was submitted for printing.
“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.”
“That beings [sic] said, this is a major patch that improves overarching mechanics throughout the game, so it touches almost all of these 2GB archives in the entire game build. Essentially you are having to redownload the game to replace the existing files. It shouldn’t stack them and inflate on your hard drive, but rather replace the previously downloaded build files.”