Far Cry Primal gets a day one patch and a new expert mode for PS4 and Xbox One

Not even a game set in the pre-historic is immune to the day one patch blues, as Ubisoft’s Far Cry Primal has been released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, along with a day one patch. Included in this patch (564MB for the PS4, 561MB for Xbox One) are several updates and fixes for the game, as well as a new difficulty level called “Expert Mode”, which makes the game a tad bit harder by making changes to your game-play, such as making the AI tougher, reducing your damage output in all. If you thought the game was already rough, you ain’t see nothing yet.

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No word on if the PC release of Far Cry Primal, which doesn’t release until March 1, 2016, will also receive a day one patch.

Expert Mode Changes:

• Players’ health has been halved compared to Hard difficulty.
• Reduced players aim assist.
• AI shoots faster by 1/3
• Enemies in combat are not shown on mini map by default (they appear only if they are tagged).
• It takes the AI a longer time to “forget” you when you hide
• The aim assist box is reduced for several weapon types (bow, club, spear)
• The player damage is reduced

Other Fixes:

• Stability & Performance
    o Optimization and stability have been improved
    o Improved lighting
• Weapons & HUD
    o Improved reticle display
• Wildlife & AI
    o Improved beast companion behavior
    o Fixed rare animation issues
    o Improved visual of the mammoth when it destroys objects
    o Improved animal fighting behavior when triggering a fight
• Design & progression
    o Tweaked and balanced XP rewards
    o Tweaked the damage ratio of certain recipes
    o Improved overall balancing
• Gameplay
    o Improved animations of weapons on fire
    o Fixed issues with lit weapons during cinematics at night
    o Improved player navigation and small collision issues
    o Improved camera transition and minor collision issues on cinematics

Source: Far Cry Blog