Splinter Cell: Blacklist – New patch packed with general optimizations & support for 3+ GPUs

Splinter Cell Blacklist

Ubisoft has released a new update for Splinter Cell: Blacklist that is packed with general optimizations, as well as support for 3+ GPUs and for 16:10 aspect ratio. Moreover, this update fixes the flicking lights that were present on certain multiple GPU setups, and comes with various improvements for the game’s online mode. This patch will be auto-downloaded next time you launch the game, and you can view its complete changelog below.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist – Update 1.03 Changelog:

ADV IMPROVEMENTS

Money and experience are now automatically saved when the game ends due to host migration
The host’s team is no longer guaranteed to play as Mercs first. The team will be randomly chosen to start as either Spies or Mercs.
Removed Exit Match option during mid-match menus and halftime report.
Made maps-specific changes to prevent spawn-killing in general and spawn-killing by drones specifically.

CONTROLS

– Split of “Use” and “Attack” actions
– Allow controller to work even when window is not in focus
– Fix crash on loading screen when disconnecting controller
– Fix active sprint toggle

GRAPHICS

– 16:10 aspect ratio support (option in video settings for non-letterboxed mode)
– Support for 3+ GPUs
– Fix for flicking lights on certain multiple GPU setups

GAMEPLAY

– Fix bug with mines not always working with NPCs
– Fix issue with assault mastery on ghost maps
– Fix freezes in certain levels
– Fix invisible collision area in certain co-op level
– Fix bug where players can get stuck at the end of a certain co-op level
– Fix crash when walking on the big pipes
– Fix issue where final cutscene may not be correctly visible

UI

– Fix black screen when accessing after action report from lobby at certain times
– Show hack reset camera in killcam of players
– Fix mouse scroll usage on missions settings menu
– Fix some instance of incorrect button prompts
– Fix for disappearing mouse cursor on changing language settings
– Fix issue with cell feed menus
– Fix issue where player can get stuck in video settings menu
– Fix issue where restart story menu can’t be accessed
– Fix problem with selecting challenges and scrolling through list

AUDIO

– Fix audio volume in videos

ONLINE

– Improved spawn algorithm
– Extended drone exclusion radius
– Fix issue with drones not getting properly destroyed
– Prevent drones getting into spy spawning volume
– Anti-RFD helmet no longer blocks torso abilities
– Stun duration balancing
– Ensure profile and earned money is saved if host quits
– Spy loadout gadget quantity balancing
– Team assignment balancing
– Modified motion tracking
– Fix merc invulnerability exploit in certain spot
– Fix issue with sticky cam damage
– Ensure blocked players can’t join games

ENGINE

– Addition of optional automatic HTTP proxy detection
– Use minimal system validation on launch
– Fix Processor affinity
– Fix alt-tab crash in loading screen
– General optimisations

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