Warhawk v1.1 Patch and Arbiters

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Hey everyone, its been awhile since I last made a post here. The team and I have been cranking away on support and updates for Warhawk and I thought it’d be a good idea to give you all an update as to what the hell we’ve been up to.

So … since my last post, we’ve launched Warhawk in South-East Asia, Korea and Japan — which now means our community spans 15 different languages!

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We’ve also been working on a lot of fixes, server-side updates and client patches. Because lets face it, while the team and I were really happy with our launch and players around the globe were having a blast playing, there were some problems that players encountered once we rolled the game out to the masses (stats, connection issues, etc). I’m not going to sugar coat that with a strawberry-flavored, pink, PR candy shell – it’s the truth.

All of that said, we have been hard at work to address the big issues that our Warhawk community currently is experiencing. We have already addressed the majority of our stats-related issues with the deployment of a few server-side updates. These were updates that we rolled out “on our end” without any of the players having to download an actual Warhawk patch. These updates also fixed many of the connection issues. But not all.

The remaining core updates have to be delivered as a client-side patch, hence my next topic – the impending global release of our Warhawk v1.1 patch.

Now we actually have been working on 2 patches — but I’ll talk about the second patch in my next post.

The first update, the v1.1 patch, addresses the critical issues with stats and connectivity. Those two points were the focus of this patch and while they may seem small, they had a huge impact on our player base.

The v1.1 patch is in the last stages of testing right now and should be deployed worldwide by the end of October. Here’s a change list for the server-side updates that we’ve already made as well as what’s upcoming in v1.1:

Server-side updates
* Stat database stability improvements
* Improved server stability
* Max Clan limit changed from 32 to 64
* Viral Rank-up bug fixed and correct for players that were accidentally ranked up.
* “Time-in-Vehicle” Stats fixed so certain awards can now be granted properly.

Client-side updates for Patch v1.1
* Stat connection, fetch/post fixes
* Significantly improved client connection stability
* Quad “????” Ping display bug fixed.
* Added support for Player-Ranked Servers.
* Game synchronization fixes due to fluctuating network conditions (packet-drop).
* Crash fixes for end of game and split screen.

These updates make a huge improvement to the stats and connection issues that some players were experiencing. The team and I know how much of a pisser it is to not get the award your worked for or how frustrating it can be to try and get on to some of the busy, popular servers.

The v1.1 patch makes the world a much happier place … ok, maybe not the world, but at least the Warhawk universe :)

We are also responding to complaints about players that are stat-padding, griefing or just messing with the Warhawk community in general. This is incredibly frustrating for players and we are not taking it lightly!!

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A few weeks ago one of our mods made a post on the Warhawk forums letting people know that kind of behavior will not be tolerated. That was just a warning. Now, to protect the Warhawk community and preserve the legitimacy of our worldwide leader boards, I am announcing the existence of the Warhawk Arbiters. These are members of our online services groups in both the US and Europe that will be overseeing the leader boards, community stats and will also be “in the trenches” joining game servers for first-hand observation. Their PSN account names will remain a secret. They have the authority to warn players, call a player out to prove his or her skills, or render judgment … think Judge Dredd.

Judgment can take many forms, an email warning, forum post, a kick, temporary/permanent ban, or the Warhawk Arbiters can request your Warhawk stats be “cleansed.”

There are thousands and thousands of good, well-mannered players. We will not tolerate a small few messing with our global community. So be warned!!

That’s it for now; I’ll be posting again very soon to discuss the v1.2 patch…

As always, Rock on!

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  • @ Dylan Jobe Please add an option for open mic style play!! A toggle on off would be OK, or an option for always on or a botton press. I would even be OK with less players if the open mic causes lag. Please consider. Thanks!! If this is not possible given the way the game is made, please post that as a response and i will no longer wonder. Warhawk 2 !!!!!!!!

  • This is great! Hopefully this fixes console freezes too. I don’t know if I’m the only one. But Warhawk does occasionally freeze on me unfortunately. . . and I sure hope it’s not the console itself; mine hasn’t ever locked up on a retail game, only demos.

    One more thing! I’m excited to hear that the team killers will be isolated from the online experience. I can understand an accident once in a while but team killing on purpose is unacceptable in my books.

    Thanks for all the hard work and replies!

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  • Umm…I just got this game a couple of days ago…and forgive me for not looking around more for options, but I believe I’ve come to a dead end.

    Is it possible to use Sixaxis motion control only for the Warhawk? I hate driving ground vehicles with the Sixaxis motion control…

  • I was experiencing a glitch last night were i would run up to a weapon and it would disappear without the game adding it to my inventory.
    Thanks for the post its great hearing what you guys are working on.

  • Hey i have an extra bit of Warhawk goodness. On the ps3 go to the area where you edit your avatar in account management. (Hit triangle on your Avatar) go to Page 13, i think of the avatar picture you can choose from. There is a warhawk avatar with a white background that looks to be the new vehicle carrying aircraft that will be part of the update coming next month. It is close to the Socom characters you can use. Just thought i would let you know!! The new vehicle looks pretty big too.

  • @54 Chainlink.
    Go to setting in the in game pause screen and go to controls or whatever. You have to set up each vehicle individually. i would ditch all motion controlls and i un-inverted several settings. I left the aircraft inverted for normal flight, and un inverted the hover to make hover firing more intuitive.

  • In time for my birthday. :D

  • @ Lost boy
    Re-set your modem and router. Lag issue. Make sure your wife is not posting pictures to her MySpace page:)

  • Are the player-ranked servers “passwordable”?

  • All servers are paswordable i believe

  • i also have trouble adding some people to my clan sometimes. does anyone know why this happens?

  • Hey Dylan, thanks for the hard work. One thing though I dunno if you noticed yet.

    When you create your own server, and put a limit on the number of players, it doesn’t put a limit on the actual number of players, instead, it only puts it on the number of names.

    I.e, on a limit of 12 players, there could be 15 ppl playing because 1 of the player is using 4-player splitscreen,

    Is this a bug? Or is there a way to limit the numbers of people playing to just 12?

  • Oh, btw, please, please tell me 1.2 will allow a party system like Resistance. It’s sooo hard to get a clan playing on a server when we all have to join seperately :(.

    A lobby system would be nice too.

  • Hey, when you take my rank away from me. Can you not take my customizations. Make some new ones up. That way I still can be surprised when I rank up. It’s not my fault I am a commander with 601 points. I see this being the only fair way.

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  • wow, i just put in warhawk thinking there would be a patch and there isnt. im done with this game.

  • Yeah we want our Canadian Flag up there as well and if you say we are apart of the states Im gona puke….

  • yo dylan so with that patch thatll fix vehicle and warhawk time will it fix it so youll have what your supposed to have or will it fix it to work regualrly and then youll have to get the rest of the time

  • great update!!

    keep up the good work!

    great game lets keep it that way

  • Very nice!

    Been taking a break, cuz I have low tolerance for connection issues, but will jump back on board to kick some arbiter ass once the patch is released. (PSninjaRED)

  • I wish zipper would step up and do 2/5 of 5/8 of the support job that you guys are doing.

  • @68 XxBigP123xX
    He said, “The v1.1 patch is in the last stages of testing right now and should be deployed worldwide by the end of October.”
    Learn how to read.

  • I was just wondering if you can delete all my stats, medals, everything, and let me start from scratch. I am a Commander right now, I am not even close to being one stat wise or skill wise, and because of that I get pwnd by every one in the games I am allowed to play because I cant play against any of the people at my skill level.

    P.S. Please PM me back or something so I can get an answer.

    PSN:BloodMoney5690

  • Can you tell us if the booster pack will be free or have a price?
    If it does have a price can you tell us what it may be?!

  • My rank was reset to Recruit :( What’s up with that? I noticed it several days ago.

  • Yes, GOD! This is what I’ve been waiting for. The whole “Judge Dredd” theme sounds awesome. Will there be a Judge Hershey? Anyhoo, it’s good to know that you guys have been hard at work trying to get the numerous bugs in the game fixed. The timing couldn’t be better, as we should get a quite a few more players once the 40GB PS3 SKUs go on sale. Best of luck to you guys, and thanks for this awesome, yet flawed (for now at least) game. I’m think I’m gonna go play it now.:D

  • Awesome, I can finally load up Warhawk again – I got it the day it came out on BR (preorder), and haven’t played it since the stats wouldn’t record. GJ Dylan, you’ve fixed EVERY problem mentioned by the community.

    Keep it up!

  • ohhh nice =) time to get back to warhawk. been a few weeks lol. Yo dylan wats ur psn =p

  • Awesome that you guys are continuing to support Warhawk. This update is much appreciated indeed. BTW, I wonder if you can get round to optimising framerates?… it’s smooth as butter 95% of the time but occasionally on maps like Badlands there can be some judder/tearing that can be distracting.

    All the best and much respect!!

  • is there going to be a method of reporting people who’re stat padding or glitching?

    what are the punishments going to be for users who continue with their actions, even after being warned? will we see an eventual MAC address ban to get rid of them once and for all?

    input the right words into google and you can find a list of tank glitchers which should be permanently banned.

  • And this is why Dylan Jobe and crew are wicked excellent!

  • Again where is Russia?!

  • Ok Dylan. A few things I believe would help the stat padding issue and since you are going to allow players to play in a game they host, this definitely should be addressed.

    One solution might be would be not allowing the host to kick people directly. This prevents the host from allowing his friends to stay in and stat pad while the others are constantly kicked.

    Have a voting system for servers. This would help in booting the glitchers and TKers a lot mre nicely. I believe this should be used especially for the TKers. Sometimes it’s not that uncommon to get 5 accidental TKs in a round. Having a vote system will be nicer to get rid of an unwanted person. And in order to prevent one person from abusing the kicking system, you should only be allowed to initiate a kick every X amount of minutes or so.

    Well that’s all I have so far…

  • PLEASE PLEASE allow split screen for ranked games on scea. Put the players on the same squad if you have to for ranked games. Or atleast host unranked games with split screen on scea.

    The reason is whenever I want to play split screen with my friends we have trouble finding servers with game type we want. There are so many SCEA games running with open slots and so easy to join but dont allow split screen.

    Whenever I want to show how cool the game is to a friend and play split screen with him it takes me about 10 to 15 minutes to find a non scea server with enough people playing and the type of game me want.

    Thanks.

  • Dylan Jobe is the man!

    Can’t wait for the expansion packs…the rumored ones…!

    this was one game i never thought i would buy…but its too good!

  • This sort of honestly is truesly refreshing in the usual haze of marketting spam. Dylan Jobe says it as he sees it. It’s greatly appreciated and we hope is beacon for others to follow.

  • Glad to see you’re working on fixing some of the problems we’ve had. Good job! =)

    But I don’t see anything on the list about the “sever full” bug? That’s the most irritating one to me. Often I have to try to enter 15-20 games before I finally get in..

  • @MrCamo

    I swear there’s no option to set motion controls for individual vehicles…there’s only one setting and it seems to be global :(.

  • NEW MAPS PLEASE!!! SNOW!! PLEASE!!!!

    5 MAPS ON WARHAWK SUCKS MAKE IT ANOTHER 5!!! PLEASE!!!!

  • Dylan: I am not sure if i understood, but the post says that the server fixes are applied and “Viral Rank-up bug fixed and correct for players that were accidentally ranked up.”, I just checked my account and I am a 2nd Lieutenant that has only 115 points and only played one day because I stopped playing Warhawk just for this bug.

    I really appreciate your help to fix my account (reset it if needed, the account is “robmv” too). I really want to play the game, but I am always rejected from all servers where people of the same expertise than mine plays. Maybe I am not the only one that still has an invalid rank so your team can just check my case to investigate if there are still others.

  • Hey!!!! and Mexico!!!!!!
    Come on Dude!!!huffff!

  • Thanks for the updates and fixes and I do hope to see the Canadian flag there. ;-)

  • Hey, Dylan,

    Glad to see you back from the trenches, though I know your still there for patch v. 1.2. It’s great you and your team have been working overtime to correct the issues that have been plaguing the game since it’s launch.

    It seems to me that a lot people just couldn’t understand that you have a job to do to keep the integrity of Warhawk and your co-workers to” put the wrong things right.” Me, of all people, understand that as an artist, your only good as your last picture, with you, though, as good as you last game. I understand there was work that needed to be done and you would let us know when everything was just about ready to go with the patch(s).

    It’s not you fault that there are spoiled cabbage-headed brats in the world that think you supposed to move when they want you to move. Obviously, these individuals haven’t grown up yet and still need time in the incubator before they can hatch.

    I personally want to thank you for taking the time out to address all the issues that we addressed to you and your team at Incognito to make sure everything was being done the right way and not just putting a band-aid over it so you could claim that all was right when it really wasn’t.

    I understand that you and your team are working hard to keep us happy and make sure that we have an incredible experience while playing Warhawk. I know that most of us in the forums will be happy with the end results and will have new & improved battles thanks to the blood, sweat, tears, and hard work that you and your team put in to make things right again. I look forward to getting on all this week to enjoy the improved gaming experience and any and everyone who kept the faith in you will do the same.

    Until all are one,

    SWANN

    P.S. I hope that a fix is included in the patch for that lauded “Tank Glitch.”

  • this is great!

    i’m glad Sony is addressing these issues!

    If they lower the price of the game online for a sale, i’ll buy it for sure!

    cheers!

  • Dylan’s awesome… I remember him always being so helpful during the beta testing at the official Sony forums. He’s one of the most honest and hardworking dev’s there is.

    I also would like to express just how much Warhawk ended up kicking major nut sacks, Dylan. It’s the only game I’ve played for about 2 months now. “Ha” Thanks… ;)

  • @Kinglink
    So you’d rather them not say anything at all?
    Why? So you could then betch and moan about “they’re not doing anything to fix the problems!!!111!!1”
    I think it’s awesome that DJ is keeping us Warhawk fans informed of what’s going on and not letting us think that how it is is how it is going to stay.
    Idiot.

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