Interceptor Entertainment has released its first major patch for Rise of the Triad, which offers a tonne of fixes as well as five new multiplayer maps.
The fixes range from a whole host of bug fixes through character rebalancing to performance improvements, and should – at the very least – stop you falling through the maps and getting to areas that should be inaccessible. There are also a bunch of new features like a walk button, a multiplayer map playlist, an improved server browser, and better jump control. In short: lots of stuff. You can read the full changelog on the official forums.
As is IncGamers tradition, here’s one of my favourite out-of-context changes for this Rise of the Triad patch: “E3L4 – Fixed unobtainable porridge.”
But wait! There’s more! In addition to all of the fixes, Rise of the Triad now has another five multiplayer maps. There’s the desert-y Dunes of Hazzard, the cathedral-focused You Mist (shown above), the lava caves and research facility of Testing Tube, the military base of A Dish Served Hot, and the frankly impossible Skyfall, which does not feature James Bond, but does offer an open-plan map set in the sky with no outer walls to prevent you from falling off.
Finally, the forum thread of the changelog reveals one other thing: a quicksave mode is currently being prototyped. Considering how annoying some of the checkpoints were, that’s A Good Thing.
Rise of the Triad is out now and will cost you around £12. We rather liked it.
A video showing off the patch’s brand-new maps follows.
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, getting very angry at people in Dota 2, or playing basically anything that’s not a hardcore simulation or sports game. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.