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Killzone 2 Patch 1.24 – Fewer Bugs, More Features!

Eric Boltjes's Avatar + Posted by Eric Boltjes on Apr 21, 2009 // Lead Online Game Designer, Guerrilla Games

Hey Killzone fans!

In a continuing effort to provide support for Killzone 2 Online, and to show you day-1 fans of Killzone that we mean business, we are very happy to announce the upcoming 1.24 patch. This patch is the biggest one yet, and addresses a large number of reported issues, exploits and bugs – but it also adds new functionality to the game for you to enjoy! I would like to highlight the fact that we are adding 3 new ranks to the game, reached at 5000, 10000 and 100000 points respectively. These ranks do not give any rewards but it allows the real hardcore players to show off their hard work to everyone in-game! Other highlights include a new 17-24 player search game filter, enlarged HUD radar distance and a much requested “Join Clan Member” tab in the join game screen. The patch also allows you to play against the next batch of contenders: Japan, who will be able to buy their copies of Killzone 2 on the 23rd of April and will be joining the community online.

Allow me to clarify on these new features a little: The new ranks we’ve added are basically a reward to all the players out there that have massive amounts of points, and we hope that it inspires other players to keep on playing. The 17-24 player filter was a direct request from the community because a lot of people think the ‘sweet spot’ of the multiplayer levels is around 24 players instead of 32 and are creating custom games accordingly. The Join Clan Member tab was also a direct community request, allowing players to join clan members when they are playing regular non-clan related games.

There has been a lot of discussion on the forums about the lack of a ‘party system’ in Killzone 2 and rest assured, we are working hard on creating features that will make it easier for you to play with your friends online. These features include being able to join the same faction of a friend already in-game directly from the join game menus, manually being able to switch faction during gameplay and making existing squads consistent over multiple rounds; no more need to create a new squad every single round. These features will be coming to a patch near you soon!

To read more details about the 1.24 patch specifics, please visit the Killzone 2 FAQ section.

We hope this patch shows how dedicated we are to the game, and that it will allow you to enjoy Killzone 2 Online just that little bit more! Of course, we will continuously keep looking for more bug and exploit fixes, as well as keep an eye out for other additions we can add to the game. So please keep reporting on the forums! And last but definitely not least, a big thank you from the entire Killzone 2 team to all the Killzone players out there for their continuing support!

Keep on fraggin’!

P.S.: I almost forgot to mention: The patch also adds DLC support! … So you know what that means… ;)

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+ TwinDad on April 21st, 2009 at 1:35 pm said:

Glad to see you keep up on patches.


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+ Ti_dus on April 21st, 2009 at 1:35 pm said:

This patch seems cool ;)


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+ Ti_dus on April 21st, 2009 at 1:36 pm said:

Especially hardcore ranks are awesome… 100000 points?!:D


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+ TwinDad on April 21st, 2009 at 1:36 pm said:

“P.S.: I almost forgot to mention: The patch also adds DLC support! … So you know what that means… ;)”

Yes, you announced ti already. Coming next week and at a respectable price too. ($5.99)


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+ dan1911 on April 21st, 2009 at 1:37 pm said:

Awseme


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+ destroyerofworld on April 21st, 2009 at 1:40 pm said:

grate patch and i would like to see a defined “party system” instead of a bunch of features that make it easier to join your friends.

i would also like to see them fix the air support badge

make it something like 10 air support spawns in a mach instead of 5 kills, because it is currently next to impossible without stat paddling


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+ Vertodeigo on April 21st, 2009 at 1:41 pm said:

I like this update maybe may get me to start playing again….I haven’t been playing much of anything lately…..If you add more weapons and even more ranks later on that go with the higher ranks it would keep my interest in this game because of the rewards and not pointless killing either way…. Great Patch! :)


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+ SabbathRider on April 21st, 2009 at 1:41 pm said:

Great job guys, much appreciated. Keep up the good work!


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+ Aggie_CEO on April 21st, 2009 at 1:42 pm said:

5,000, 10,000 and 100,000….
Well I only have one to look forward too…lol..wish they unlocked something more…BOLT GUN Maybe**hint**

Also I think a 2v30 mode would be nice…Where you have 2 People in Mech suits versus 30 regular people. Just a suggestion!!

all in all keep up the good work Guys!!

oh yeah didnt see anything about this patch adding trophies for the DLC. does it??


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+ norm01 on April 21st, 2009 at 1:42 pm said:

Thanks for the patch! I will definitely be firing up my copy of Killzone 2 once more for the online MP.


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+ Anubis80 on April 21st, 2009 at 1:42 pm said:

So will this fix all of those stupid connection problems, like error code 4515, 11000, 3, 8000and 3505? Cuz its really killing the game for me. I got a new ISP and made sure that the ports were open so that my PS3 wouldnt have any issues and this game is just dying cuz of those error codes. I know I am not the only with them either.


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+ millerdude75 on April 21st, 2009 at 1:43 pm said:

Thanks for the patch, you guys should show /6 how to patch a game. I’ll have to pass on your over-priced 2 maps unfortunately though.


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+ mckg123456789 on April 21st, 2009 at 1:43 pm said:

SWEET!!!! :D cant wait to get this patch, thanxs GG


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+ FFObsessed on April 21st, 2009 at 1:45 pm said:

Thanx My Boltjes

I would liked more LARGE maps like Saluman Market and Pyrrhus Rise. Those two are my favorites.

Those additions are excellent, hopefully a “party system” will still be considered on top of those for the future, playing with friends is the most important aspect for an online FPS and you can never have too many features to make that easier.

EURO GAF 4 LI4E!


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+ Vertodeigo on April 21st, 2009 at 1:46 pm said:

wait whoo i read to fast 100,000 ep points for a rank is pretty hardcore

Something cool would be is being able to use the Electricity gun or the bolt gun after having a certain kill strike or something and when you die you have to get it again… Then there would be some major owning going on…:)


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+ The_Apprentice on April 21st, 2009 at 1:46 pm said:

Ahh! 100,000 is so high lol
But I guess those guys deserve it.. At least I’ll get the 10,000 points one!

O and great work guys, nice patch and salivating for the next!
Is this new patch or the dlc adding more trophies though?


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+ Jeigh on April 21st, 2009 at 1:46 pm said:

At this moment, I’d like to point out that this is yet another FREE update that so many take for granted. Now would be the time to show that complaints aren’t the only things you have to offer.


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+ FFObsessed on April 21st, 2009 at 1:48 pm said:

Long live King Lince!


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+ jakinov on April 21st, 2009 at 1:48 pm said:

add the title of the game to the story.


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+ FFObsessed on April 21st, 2009 at 1:49 pm said:

I have 54,000 points now but I’m definitely going to keep playing to 100,000!

I also love the fact the map pack has extra trophies. Thanx for those.


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+ haran_elessar on April 21st, 2009 at 1:50 pm said:

Last time I played there was someone with Japanese characters in his name…I was wondering if he was from japan…


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+ OverlordSpike on April 21st, 2009 at 1:52 pm said:

wow, this sounds sweet :)..i cant wait


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+ acmilanboy on April 21st, 2009 at 1:52 pm said:

@Eric

Sir can you please tell me whether the DLC is region locked or not? I have the chinese version of the game, but I use the US PS Store.
Please reply!

thanks


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    + David Bull on April 21st, 2009 at 2:46 pm said:

    Yes, the DLC is region locked.


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+ benny2502 on April 21st, 2009 at 1:53 pm said:

Thanx GG im surprize how fast you guys get these patchs out other gaming companies should take a leath out your book regular patches and listens to the community you guys are awsome !!


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+ Enigma777 on April 21st, 2009 at 1:53 pm said:

HELL YES!!!! I’m very excited about the new join friends features… Keep it coming GG and good job! KZ2 4 Life!


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+ Anubis80 on April 21st, 2009 at 1:54 pm said:

@23 acmilanboy

I already told you over at the DLC blog that all DLC is region locked. That means you have to buy the map pack from the chinese store and not at the NA store cuz you have a chinese copy of the game. I heard people complain about this over at the Little Big Planet forums and blogs.


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+ Enigma777 on April 21st, 2009 at 1:55 pm said:

@6: I got my air support without stat padding :P

You just gotta play it smart and soften the enemy for your bots and destroy enemy turrets…


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+ talamascano on April 21st, 2009 at 1:56 pm said:

Please Guerilla
On online game mode for example: body count, please add something new like: Infected that would be awesome!!!! Also try putting some cars but i prefer infected =)!!!
I am not really sure if you are going to care about my recommendations but if you did i would be more than happy!
Infected (zombie)


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+ drdre74 on April 21st, 2009 at 1:58 pm said:

I’ll never get half those trophies. lol! I suck at the game. I get crazy kills in COD4 and world at war but damn seems like I can’t kill anybody in Killzone. I’ll try my best to get most of these.What do you guys think of the price? Most may packs have about 4 maps for 10 bucks and this is just two maps for 6 bucks. Just wondering!


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+ Nynja on April 21st, 2009 at 1:59 pm said:

I don’t know about the idea of allowing users to change sides mid-game. That only creates uneven teams once one side begins to win… not that it doesn’t happen now.


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+ whiteboykyle on April 21st, 2009 at 2:00 pm said:

Ah!
I need to stop reading this blog. I leave in three months for boot camp, and should be running!


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+ inspace2020 on April 21st, 2009 at 2:01 pm said:

@10 The Air Assault Badges are not impossible to get…granted they take A LOT longer they most to get and are harder, its not impossible. I just got my medal this weekend! Best suggestion I have is to play longer maps, it is virtually impossible to get 5 kills on 5min maps.

Also, I’m gonna hit 10,000 points on my next game!! SWEET! Now for 100,000….the DLC should help me reach that goal!

Good work GG, looking forward to that Party feature, its such a pain to get a couple friends in the same game.


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+ SolduNuts on April 21st, 2009 at 2:01 pm said:

This is cool for everyone that has already hit the top rank. For the three hardcore ranks, at least a special mark on your stat screen would be nice, like maybe a four star general instead of three stars, that way you are actually differentiated from other players who have not hit the 5000, 10000, and 100000 point marks. As far as more weapons I second the idea that when you reach ten kills or so, just like COD 4, you can use a “super weapon” like the Bolt gun, the flame thrower, or the ultimate weapon the electricity gun.

I also second the idea about new game modes and the idea that one or two soldiers can be equipped with “super weapons” or even the mech suit and face everybody else as regular soldiers making the game a one or two versus thirty or thirty one.

Either way thanks for the support of KZ2 and look forward to more updates and the new maps on the 30th.


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+ StalkingSilence on April 21st, 2009 at 2:02 pm said:

Might want to add something about “Killzone” into the blog post title. Almost didn’t click it.


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+ Roverxk9 on April 21st, 2009 at 2:04 pm said:

@12 agreed


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+ remanutd5 on April 21st, 2009 at 2:04 pm said:

im glad to hear about the party system


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+ Raacky on April 21st, 2009 at 2:04 pm said:

Hey GG your patches are overpriced ;D


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+ darkwing75 on April 21st, 2009 at 2:06 pm said:

the upcoming party system is great!


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+ Ftwrthtx on April 21st, 2009 at 2:12 pm said:

Bug fixes are always a good thing.


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+ usjvc on April 21st, 2009 at 2:15 pm said:

Thanks for the great work GG. I however would like to raise your attention on the Killzone.com website: you must fix it! Other than that, please bring ingame screencapture some time in the future. thanks


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+ inveigle on April 21st, 2009 at 2:17 pm said:

Thank you for the patches!


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+ sakukoivu2008 on April 21st, 2009 at 2:18 pm said:

where do u check if your in the top 1% and the weekly honor ranks?


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+ Prem-aka-Prince on April 21st, 2009 at 2:18 pm said:

I’d like to say I think it’s a fair idea to have top ranks that don’t unlock anything, because that way all the people with the same level of interest but much less free time are more likely to unlock all the stuff they want^^ Not that that includes me though, played it tons haha. :)


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+ usjvc on April 21st, 2009 at 2:19 pm said:

Oh and i just checked the leaderboard, and it appears that the 950,000 KZ online players is just around the corner. I truly hope you’ll prepare a big surprise for us the day it’ll finally reach 1,000,000.


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+ Mobius_124 on April 21st, 2009 at 2:24 pm said:

in the future, will you guys add in Home functionality?


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+ TheGuardianFID on April 21st, 2009 at 2:26 pm said:

Niiiiice, love the ranks, I’m pretty much capped, so this is most welcome, thanks GG and keep up the great work, you rock!!! :D


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+ DanielMeier on April 21st, 2009 at 2:28 pm said:

Sounds very nice. Good to see such superb support for a game, really shows dedication.


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+ Netweb on April 21st, 2009 at 2:35 pm said:

GG!!! I NEED MY KNIFE ON WARZONE!!!

And those who only play with rockets.. put the rocket on your a** because you are a jackass…

:P

Where is the female helghast and Evely costumes for multiplayer?


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+ PACMAN_07 on April 21st, 2009 at 2:35 pm said:

hi jeff? why cant i log in on my ps3 on this site thanks.hey eric from GG i have a problem i have gotten the week 4 award to get the trophy but i never got the trophy thanks for the help ps. kilzone rocks & thanks for the dlc


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+ SPARDA on April 21st, 2009 at 2:36 pm said:

GG has been showing amazing support for K2.

Keep up the great work

SPARDA


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