After almost 4 years, the first Half-Life receives a new official patch

Now here is a big surprise. Valve has released a new official patch for the first Half-Life game. The last time Valve updated Half-Life – with a beta patch – was back in 2013 and after almost four whole years, the team released a new update for its public release.

From the looks of it, this is a minor update that addresses some crashes and bugs. Still, it really surprised us to see an update for this really old title. And no, this does not mean that Half-Life 3 is under development.

This patch will be auto-downloaded from Steam, and below you can find its complete changelog.

Half-Life – Patch September 11th Changelog:

  • Fixed crash when entering certain malformed strings into the game console. Thanks to Marshal Webb from BackConnect, Inc for reporting this.
  • Fixed crash when loading a specially crafted malformed BSP file. Thanks to Grant Hernandez (@Digital_Cold) for reporting this.
  • Fixed malformed SAV files allowing arbitrary files to be written into the game folder. Thanks to Vsevolod Saj for reporting this.
  • Fixed a crash when quickly changing weapons that are consumable. Thanks to Sam Vanheer for reporting this.
  • Fixed crash when setting custom decals

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