Wolf Patch Tomorrow! 54 Comments
Wednesday, March 13, 2002, 17:45 | Pappy-R
There's a new gun in town tomorrow and you can just start calling it the RtCW v1.3 patch now. The new update will be bringing quite a few much needed features to the online game as well as some perks, so buckle up and read the juice as told to us by Hellchick at Activision.
Auto-Updater: With the 1.3 patch, we now have an "Auto-Updater." What this means is that any time there are future updates to Return to Castle Wolfenstein, you will be able to automatically download them from within the game. The updater only works from the multiplayer mode of Wolfenstein - not single player. If there is an update available, you will see an additional button added to the multiplayer main menu.
PunkBuster: We're proud to be adding in the option of PunkBuster support into Return to Castle Wolfenstein. PunkBuster is an automatically self-updating Anti-Cheat software system. The PunkBuster system is designed to hold all participants accountable by scanning the game computers looking for known cheats, game hacks, and exploits similar to the way Anti-Virus software would scan a computer looking for a virus. PunkBuster is optional, however, without it you will not be able to play multiplayer on PunkBuster enabled servers. (More on this feature here!)
"ICE" MULTIPLAYER MAP: Included with the patch is a new multiplayer map called "Ice." It allows for both objective play as well as a checkpoint mode.
MOD BUTTON: We've added additional support for "mods." A mod is a community created free modification of the game. Sometimes these add new story elements, new game types in multiplayer, or a wholly new game built on top of RtCW. The mod button allows you to easily switch between different installed mods. You'll find this new button under Options in both Single and Multiplayer.
The patch is expected tomorrow evening so make sure you stay tuned for downloads and the final word.