Killzone 3 patch 1.07 hits on Wednesday, brings custom games with it

In the past month Killzone 3 has had more patches than we have hot dinners. Props to Guerrilla for trying to improve their game as much as possible though, and this latest patch (1.07) arriving on Wednesday packs some big changes.

The update brings the first phase of custom games, allowing players to create their own online matches, although only unranked games are available at this point in time. Another patch will allow for a larger range of custom options. There’s a whole host of bug fixes and tweaks added onto the patch too. Check them all out below.

Custom Games PHASE ONE for Clans and solo players – Explanation below

Gameplay

* Bullet Damage and Faster Aim ribbon now unlock correctly
* Separate turn speeds for ADS on Primary weapons in Multiplayer
* Increased Accuracy ribbon effectiveness has been lowered
* Bullet Damage ribbon effectiveness has been lowered
* The 3rd person revive beam now shows correctly
* Bilgarsk Boulevard – preventing players getting stuck at spawn location
* Akmir Snowdrift – fixed a problem where the speaker object can fall beneath a piece of geometry
* Fixed a crash when joining a Guerrilla Warfare Clan match
* Blood Gracht – Fix for a hang when the Recon ability was used

Functionality

* Fixed a crash while joining a Warzone game
* Player gets directed to multiplayer lobby when being kicked from game due to inactivity
* Adjustments to reduce the server load

Exploit

* MAWLR Graveyard –Improved collision around one of the Capture and Hold locations
* Kaznan Jungle – Added a blocker around a tree to prevent player to use tree to jump out of the level
* Bilgarsk Boulevard – Removed invisible collision of S&D objectives in Guerrilla Warfare
* Bilgarsk Boulevard – Prevent players from accessing an advantageous position (above the ISA Base) and climb out of the level

Single Player Campaign

* Scrapyard Shortcut – Mobile Factory – Fixed a hang to a red Debug screen upon the user reaching the Jetpack Troopers

Menu

* Added a “Mute all” button
* Updated icons and text on the Medals statistics
* Fixed clipped text for moderator messages
* The Faster Reload ribbon now updates properly on the Personal statistics page
* The Increased Accuracy ribbon now updates properly on the Personal statistics page
* The Bullet Damage ribbon now updates properly on the Personal statistics page
* Fixes a hang when accepting a squad invite on the final results screen of an online game
* Fixed the Pause functionality in Botzone on the Class selection screen
* “Squad menu” is changed to “manage players” in the menu

Move/Sharpshooter

* Button configuration improvements – Swapped L1/L2 grenade and aim
* Melee is now on the circle button
* Multiplayer – Aim Lock will now time out after one second
* Camera turn upped while using jetpack. Lowered for mounted weapons

Explanation of Custom Games

Custom Games will be rolled out in 2 patches. This one (1.07) and a future patch. We don’t know when this will be yet.

PHASE ONE

Phase One of Custom Games gives players the option to create unranked games with the choice of:

* Game Mode
* Map
* Missions (Warzone only)
* Mission Time (Warzone only)
* Invite Squad members
* Invite Enemy Squad Leader

This gives players the ability to create private matches, and playing with and against friends or a rival clan for instance. People who don’t get an invite to these games won’t be able to join through matchmaking.

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