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Today's FarCry 2 patch detailed

Corrupt data issue fixed, Hardcore mode added and more

Ubisoft has detailed the long list of changes made to FarCry 2 on 360 via a fairly hefty patch today.

Most notable is the fixing of an issue surrounding saved games becoming corrupted, although if you've already encountered the problem you won't be able to recover your data; you'll have to start again. Soz.

Ubi's also introduced a Hardcore mode that ups the damage on all weapons to more closely imitate real life - if you like games to be mental hard. Here's the full official lowdown:

Single Player
Fix some random crash occurring during specific Malaria attacks
Fix health damage not following the difficulty level when switching difficulty during player's walkthrough
Fix some camera issue when using a mortar near a rock
Reduce significantly the probability of having a corrupted save game*

Multiplayer
Add Respawning time in Host - Advanced options - player match
Add Starting rank in Host - Advanced options - player match
Add min players in the host option
Add deaths in scoreboard
Balance current damage model
Show VIP on Scoreboard (for your team only)
Players can stay on the same host for consecutive matches in Ranked match
Add a Quick match button when selecting a map in the Map community
Fix vehicles spawning on their initial position immediately after being destroyed by an explosion
Fix client being disconnected from the host randomly and not being able to see it after that
Fix death message does not appear randomly
Fix some issues when interacting with objects
Fix bandolier doesn't always unlock extra ammo
Fix some bug when healing another player and getting wounded at the same time
Fix diamond gain in rank mode
Fix players don't get a request to keep a map after playing on a IGE map
DLC Fix some issues when using the crossbow

Extra features
Add a "hardcore mode" that will provide a new damage model where all weapons do much more damage to increase realism.
Add the possibility to play Rank matches on a selection of user maps**

Many of the new features were requested by members of the community and we would like to thanks everyone for taking the time to communicate with us, we hope you will enjoy the improvements.

* We are very aware of the problems some people have been experiencing and have been doing everything within our powers to resolve these issues as quickly as possible. We found out during our testing that several elements could cause an issue with the same consequences and therefore prevent certain players to finish the game. We have been able to provide solutions that prevent those corruption problems in most cases and we haven't encountered any problems now. We apologize wholeheartedly for the inconvenience that this matter has caused to some owners of the game.

** In answer to a growing demand we have developed a tool that enable us to mark user's created maps as ranked. You should already find a selection of those maps thanks to some of our active community members.

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