Developer Eidos has deployed a patch for iOS game Deus Ex: The Fall to remove restrictions previously enforced on Jailbroken device users.
It emerged last week that the iOS release featured an unexpected piracy counter-measure that rendered Jailbroken device users unable to fire weapons.
Publisher Square Enix swiftly announced its decision to withdraw the controversial mechanic with a patch, after admitting to its failure to warn legitimate buyers of the restriction prior to purchase.
The now-live patch removes all restrictions for Jailbroken device users, as well as adds several gameplay improvements, as detailed below:
- Restriction on weapon firing which affected jailbroken devices have been removed;
- Improved enemy AI reaction and combat behaviour;
- Increased XP rewards for completing objectives;
- Increased the amount of credits gained as rewards, across the game;
- Improved damage and accuracy stats for the Combat Rifle;
- Increased accuracy of Shotguns for better mid-range effectiveness;
- Reduced some weapon costs (including high-end Plasma Rifles and Rocket Launchers).
In our Deus Ex: The Fall review we called it "a welcome return to the world of Human Revolution, marred by awkward touch controls," giving it a 6/10 score.