The Outfit Update

The Outfit Update

Published On June 28, 2006 | By Anthony Barker | News

There has been an auto update released for The Outfit. Xbox Live members will be prompted for this update the next time they boot up this game. Below is a list of the changes that can be found in this update.

Matchmaking Improvements
The connection speed of each player is now displayed in the Pre-Game lobby (green for good, yellow for average, red for poor). This allows the host to identify and remove players who have a poor connection speed before the game begins. The Outfit uses peer-to-peer networking, so identifying and removing players with poor connection speeds before the game begins will eliminate lag for all players in a session.
The connection speed of each game is now displayed in Custom Quick Match and Custom Ranked Match lobbies (green for good, yellow for average, red for poor), helping players to avoid joining games with poor connection speeds.
Players wishing to join a Quick Match will now always connect to the game with the fastest connection speed. Prior to this, Quick Match obtained the first game it found.
Players can now speak to one another in every pre-game and post-game lobby.
Only your friends who have played The Outfit will appear in the Leaderboard “Friends” filter.
Fixed an issue where Quick Match player numbers were being reported incorrectly.
Fixed an issue where ‘Play Again’ caused the lobby size to be frozen at previous match’s size.

Gameplay Improvements
Multiplayer Achievements can now be earned in both Ranked Quick Match and Ranked Custom Match game sessions. Previously they were only achievable in Ranked Quick Match games.
Eliminated multiplayer vehicle driving issues that caused vehicles to twitch wildly or change direction when colliding with other objects. Vehicles in multiplayer now perform as well as they do in single player.
Vehicles can no longer be hijacked when they are moving at high speed, significantly reducing “hijack spam.”
Event queue messages now appear on screen for one second longer than before, giving players a better chance to read them.
Fixed an issue that caused the jump animation to play twice in certain multiplayer situations.

Multiplayer Tuning Changes
The rotation rate and health of Anti-Aircraft Emplacements has been reduced. Previously, AA guns were too powerful given their cost.
15% increase to health for all Halftracks and Tanks.
25 FU cost increase to Anti-Aircraft Emplacements.
50 FU cost reduction to Artillery Strike.
25 FU cost reduction to Air Strike.
50 FU cost reduction to Tech 3 Antitank Emplacements.
10 FU cost increase to first- and second-tier Machine Gun Emplacements.
Calliope damage versus vehicles has been slightly decreased.

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