Need For Speed Rivals
Need For Speed Rivals

Electronic Arts and Ghost Games have released the long sought patch meant to fix the many issues with Need For Speed: Rivals. According to the EA Answers Community, the patch addresses the following issues:

  • Stability, performance and frame rate improvements
  • Improvement to host migration
  • Several Issues around host migration

The patch was released on the 13th December 2013 and is available to download on Origin.

THE PATCH, TESTED

The patch is about 76. 03MB in size – I was expecting it to be a little bigger but hey, I was glad the game is getting that fix. I launched the game on my laptop and not much improvement with the frames per second rendered – I am still experiencing the same frame drop (I feel it has gotten even worse now). My graphics are still looking grainy and old. I had set my graphics to the lowest possible graphics and I even used the Nvidia Control Panel to customize 3D settings for the game…..I still didn’t notice any improvements 🙁 There is still no steering wheel support for the game, and it looks like it is still capped to 30 frames per second 🙁

I am hoping the game has fixed the online multiplayer session migration issue – unfortunately I have been throttled by my ISP 🙁

I guess EA and Ghost Games will not be repairing this game….. 🙁