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Redfall Gets Major Update That Adds Long-Requested Feature

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Bethesda has released a new update for vampire co-op shooter Redfall that adds the long-awaited 60 frames per second option to the game. Prior to its release, there was a decent amount of hype behind Redfall, and for good reason. The game was developed by Arkane Austin and was a first-party Xbox game, after all. Unfortunately, Redfall released in a largely broken state, leading to widespread negative reviews and many fans abandoning the game entirely.

Redfall had a decent player count to start, but players left the game in droves when its technical shortcomings became apparent. So many people have stopped playing the game, that Redfall‘s concurrent player count on Steam was in the single digits just recently. It remains to be seen if anything can convince fans to give it another chance, but Bethesda and Arkane are not giving up on the game. Redfall‘s second major update is available to download now, and it makes a number of important improvements to the game.

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The latest Redfall update adds 60 FPS to the game, addressing a major complaint that fans had about the initial release. The update also tackles many of the Redfall glitches and other technical problems that have plagued it since launch, plus adds stealth takedowns and makes various other improvements to combat, like increasing the number of enemies in the open world. On paper, this seems like a truly substantial update for Redfall, but again, the jury is still out on whether it will be able to bring back lapsed players or not.

Bethesda has said that it is not giving up on Redfall, and this update is certainly evidence of that, but for many, the damage may have already been done. Redfall‘s launch state was egregiously poor, and with this update coming out at a time when there are so many other games to play, it’s hard to say if it will be enough to give the co-op vampire shooter game the shot in the arm it needs to gain back some relevance. If this update does convince players to give Redfall a second chance, perhaps more substantial content drops could potentially be developed to extend the game’s life further, but fans shouldn’t hold their breath.

While it remains to be seen if Redfall will be able to make a comeback, Arkane fans can look forward to new titles from the studio. Arkane has yet to officially announce its next project, but leaks suggest that Dishonored 3 is in active development. Arkane has had consistent success with the Dishonored franchise, so it may just be what the studio needs to win back the trust of disgruntled fans.

Redfall Update Patch Notes

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ACCESSIBILITY

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MULTIPLAYER

Redfall is available now for PC and Xbox Series X.

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