Immersive and realistic to the point of absurdity though it might be, Kingdom Come: Deliverance has been beset by numerous glitches ranging from the mildly irritating/actually kind of amusing to the downright infuriating since the game launched in February of this year. Thankfully, Kingdom Come: Deliverance patch 1.5 has just been released by developer Warhorse Studios that, as well as adding a handful of new features, fixes over two-hundred bugs.
Most are pretty run-of-the-mill, providing the kind of small quality of life enhancements we've come to expect from 21st-century games. But there are a few notable exceptions, the most important of which fix a number of quests that were more than a little broken in the vanilla version of the game. Players will no longer find themselves unceremoniously thrown from their horse if they skip the cut-scene in the ‘Run!' side-quest, for instance, or be unable to complete ‘Robber Baron' due to the final skirmish not loading. There's a full list over on the game's Steam page if you'd like a comprehensive breakdown.
As far as the new features are concerned, Warhorse has scattered an additional sixteen lore books throughout its mostly authentic digital rendition of early 15th century Bohemia, introduced “physically simulated women’s clothing” (finally), added a quest called ‘Lost and Found' that lets player's recover any despawned or misplaced quest items from a conveniently placed treasure chest, and has instituted a system whereby Henry can wash away his sins and repair his damaged reputation at the nearest church; for a fee, of course. Absolution doesn't come cheap.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance Patch 1.5
Patch 1.5 isn't the only exciting news to come from Warhorse in the last few days, however. In a short video published on the developer's YouTube channel yesterday, creative Director Daniel Vávra spent a few minutes discussing the future of Kingdom Come: Deliverance.
Of particular interest to the more creative members of the Kingdom Come: Deliverance community will be Vávra's comments regarding official modding tools. “There are a lot of mods for the game already - people are kind of reverse engineering what we did and are creating quite amazing things, I would say. But we would love to release some of our tools to make it easier for you”. Whether it'll be a premium service a la Bethesda's Creation Club is yet to be seen, but, from what Vávra was saying, it doesn't sound like it.
Elsewhere, Vávra talked about the various documentaries that have and are being made about the game and its development, the upcoming combat academy which aims to provide insights into the historically-accurate combat techniques featured in the game, and the scheduled DLC.
He was unable to go into specifics regarding the latter, unfortunately, reserving a more detailed reveal for next week's E3. However, he was able to confirm that the first DLC expansion, titled ‘From the Ashes', will be releasing shortly after the event.
In other words, now's the perfect time to get stuck into the game after the Kingdom Come: Deliverance patch 1.5 if you haven't already; especially if you're playing on PS4 Pro.