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First World War Z patch fixes crashes, connectivity and matchmaking issues, improves Vulkan and more

Saber Interactive has released the first patch for the PC version of World War Z. According to the release notes, the April 20th Hotfix fixes a crash on game launch that was reported by some AMD users, as well as a large number of connectivity, matchmaking and party system issues.

Furthermore, this update fixes a large number of gameplay crashes, a large number of gameplay bugs that caused inability to progress on levels, an issue with some friends not being visible in a friend list and the freeze on typing “<” in chat.

Moreover, Saber Interactive claims that this patch improves Vulkan performance and stability, fixes texture corruption on Vulkan in some cases, partially fixes sound stutter issues and reduces AI bot efficiency on lower difficulty levels.

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

World War Z – PC Hotfix April 20th Release Notes

  • Fixed crash on game launch, reported by some AMD users.
  • Fixed a large number of connectivity, matchmaking and party system issues.
  • Fixed a large number of gameplay crashes.
  • Fixed a large number of gameplay bugs that caused inability to progress on levels.
  • Fixed texture corruption on Vulkan in some cases.
  • Improved Vulkan performance.
  • Improved Vulkan stability.
  • Partially fixed sound stutter issues.
  • Fixed issue with some friends not being visible in a friend list.
  • Fixed freeze on typing “<” in chat.
  • Reduced AI bot efficiency on lower difficulty levels.
  • Improved Slasher base perk.
    • With full stamina Slasher deals damage to 2 zombies in 1 melee swing.
    • With low stamina Slasher deals damage 1 zombie in 1 melee swing, plus his melee is not slowed down.
  • Slasher
    • Added “start with an improved chainsaw” perk on level 17
    • Shock Therapy perk moved to level 21, replacing the perk Executioner II

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