Minor PC Patch For Wild Hearts Out Now

Wild Hearts, the hunting game by EA, Koei Tecmo and developer Omega Force, has received a minor patch today on PC.

The patch should address some PC-specific issues, especially in performance. Apparently, certain high-end CPUs were unintentionally capped in performance, so now it should not be a problem.

The full patch notes are as follows:

  • Fixed an issue where certain high-end CPUs were being unintentionally capped. High-end PC’s should see some performance improvements now.
  • Fixed an issue where some sounds were not playing or were being delayed, causing the audio to stack. This ‘audio stacking’ issue was also causing strain on players’ CPU. As a result of this fix, players should see performance improvements across the board. The workaround using 5.1/7.1 audio is no longer necessary on PC.
  • Setting default resolution to 16:9 1080p on first boot. The recommended spec for WILD HEARTS is aligned to a 16:9 1080p display, for first time users this will now be the default setting. You can change this setting to the resolution of your choice in-game.
  • Fixed render issue (disco lights) when using an AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX.
  • Fixed an issue on the save/load screen that could result in corrupted save data.

The audio and save/load issues addressed here on the PC version will be addressed in an upcoming patch on PS5 and Xbox Series as well.

While our review of Wild Hearts was a glowing one, we noted the woeful performance on the PC version. Fans have also reacted accordingly, as upon release, the user reviews on Steam are now aggregated at “mixed“.

Should you wish to give another hunting game that isn’t Monster Hunter a go on PC, keep your eyes on Wild Hearts. It should be a fun time once the performance issues have been thoroughly addressed. The game has a 10-hour trial included in the EA Play subscription.

Source: Wild Hearts

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