Far Cry 3 to get patch that allows changes to HUD

While Ubisoft has been getting critical acclaim from critics all over the world, many gamers are still finding some annoyances with the game's heads-up display (HUD). According to Eurogamer, Ubisoft has announced that it will be releasing a patch for the game to fix the issue.

The main issue comes in the form of intrusive elements in the HUD that blocks out the view. These elements are either mission objectives that are ever present on the screen or tutorial messages that keep popping up.

"Based on feedback from both press and fans, the Far Cry 3 production team is working on a patch that will allow you to toggle most HUD/UI elements based on player preference," said Ubisoft in a statement.

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"The patch will also avoid issues encountered in the .dll hack that might create a mission walkthrough break (missing QTE prompts, critical information, etc;)," the publisher added. "The team is excited about how the Far Cry 3 community and fans of the game are enjoying themselves, and finding new ways to experience the Rook Islands."

While the company has said that the patch is in the works, it has not given any estimated date for the release yet. "The team is working hard on the patch, but we don't have a date yet as to when it will be available, though it will be soon."

Earlier this month, Sony had announced a PlayStation 3 exclusive DLC for Far Cry 3. The DLC, called High Tides, will be a co-op pack with new levels and will be exclusive to the PlayStation 3. It will be released in January.
According to Sony, "High Tides will take place where the original six co-op chapters left off. These are the gang’s final moments, and we’re really challenging ourselves to go all-out. We’ve got new missions, tougher fights, bigger competitions, some great up-close time with your favorite characters, and explosive moments unlike anything you’ve seen before."

Ubisoft had showcased the co-op mode in Far Cry 3 in November through a trailer. The co-op game mode is available to play online, as well as locally through split-screen. Playable characters are Callum the Scottish thug, Leanard the crooked cop, Mikhail the Russian hitman and Tisha the ex-soldier.

The co-op campaign has its own story that is set six months before the events of the single-player campaign. It revolves around the four players being scammed out of their money by pirates. This leads to the four characters chasing the pirates and eventually landing on Far Cry 3's islands.

Along with typical co-operative play, the co-op mode also has minor competitions between the characters, such as sniping the most amount of enemies or winning races on vehicles.

Ubisoft had introduced the Island Map Editor for Far Cry 3 through a trailer. The editor offers tools that let you generate a random landscape, as well as modify it by adding flora and geological features such as waterfalls and caves. The editor also lets you add structures that can be classified in themes, including a tribal theme, as well as a World War II theme. You can also pick the weather and time of day.

Far Cry 3 also features the single player sandbox mode, where you can add your own additions to maps, including vehicles, characters and generally dangerous fauna. This lets you go around on a murderous rampage through player-created tropical islands.

Published Date: Dec 10, 2012 12:09 pm | Updated Date: Dec 10, 2012 12:09 pm