Red Faction: Guerrilla Update due for release - earn Double XP all weekend!

Red Faction: Guerrilla Update due for release - earn Double XP all weekend!

6th August 2009 - Volition has confirmed that the Red Faction: Guerrilla patch is due to go live today – hitting Xbox 360 at Midday GMT and PLAYSTATION 3 sometime later in the afternoon.

The patch brings a number of enhancements to both single and multiplayer modes – full details below – but the best news is that you’ll be able to earn Double XP, from when the patch is applied right up to 8.00am GMT Monday morning. That’s four full days of XP boosting to take you one step closer to the fabled Ostrich Hammer.

The patch also adds a new 'MLG Playlist' that abides by the official MLG settings used in competition.

For the record, the other changes are:

New Features:

• New Wrecking Crew mode - Challenge Mode: There are 3 rounds of distinct submode/weapon/backpack settings per level. Each participant plays through all 3 rounds to try to get the highest score possible. Challenge Mode is the best way to enjoy WC by yourself, and we're also allowing all modes to be played with a single player.

• Wrecking Crew Leaderboards: Your scores for Challenge Mode only are automatically uploaded to leaderboards (1 per level) so you can compare how you’re doing against your friends and the world. Leaderboards are only available for Challenge Mode.

• Bonus Wrecking Crew levels unlocked: The 4 pre-order bonus WC levels are now unlocked for everyone, giving you 10 levels in which to blow everything away.

• Weapon and Backpack disabling in Multiplayer: Prevent any specific backpacks or weapons from spawning in a level within a custom match.

• XP multiplier for matchmaking playlists: Double XP playlists are now possible and, like this weekend, will be used!

• Ore Deposits on Minimap: Mining ore that hasn’t been mined will now show up as purple pulsing dots on the minimap. This will help players to obtain the “Working the Land” achievement/trophy.

• Support for upcoming DLC: Demons of the Badlands, our first DLC pack, which will be released on August 13th.

Other Fixes:

• House Arrest icons now reflect their proper completion status after you finish the last mission.

• Convoy spawning is now fixed after you finish the last mission. Previously some convoys would be prevented from spawning.

• Scale of some icons on the full-screen map and minimap has been fixed.

• Parties are no longer allowed to matchmake into Anarchy through the "Any Playlist" selection option.

• Ties no longer count as losses on the MP leaderboards.

• Various minor matchmaking fixes.