Astroneer’s latest update brings performance and save file improvements

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

Astroneer has received a new update. Patch 131 features a series of important performance improvements, as well as save file adjustments. The update is available on both Xbox Play Anywhere and Steam, and doesn’t bring any new features.

Let’s see what the exact improvements are:

  • 8 new rock-based discoveries available for research
  • Players can now delete saves
  • Saves use fixed numbered slots
  • Most recent save are selected by default
  • Disable starting new game when saves full
  • Reduced camera auto-adjustment so it interferes less when using gamepad
  • Updated attenuation settings on refinery audio. No longer playing as 2d.
  • Adjusted the Terrain cursor analog stick motion curve
  • Improved physics update efficiency.
  • Plant Materials updated to be less GPU intensive.
  • Major optimization to base networks and tethers.
  • Significantly reduce network bandwidth usage.

Unfortunately, Astroneer’s Patch 131 also brings issues of its own, as players report. However, bear in mind that the game is still work in progress, meaning that gamers may encounter quite a significant number of bugs.

Astroneer Patch 131 bugs:

1. If you empty a building of power during night, enter your habitat and wait till daytime, the solar panels will flip open and do their animation and provide power, but nothing recharges until you get out of the habitat and your tether activates with the buildings.

2. If your character tether is not touching the buildings, power is not used by the buildings to recharge their internal batteries.

3. After the update, some players report that the game is affected by low FPS rate issues.

Have you installed the latest Astroneer update? Did you notice any other issues?

RELATED STORIES YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT:

For various PC problems, we recommend this tool.

This software will repair common computer errors, protect you from file loss, malware, hardware failure and optimize your PC for maximum performance. Fix PC issues now in 3 easy steps:

  1. Download this PC Repair Tool rated "Excellent" on TrustPilot.com.
  2. Click “Start Scan” to find Windows issues that could be causing PC problems.
  3. Click “Repair All” to fix all issues with Patented Technologies (requires upgrade).

Discussions

Next up

Mozilla adds alerts about recently breached sites into Firefox browser

Giles Ensor avatar. By: Giles Ensor
3 minute read

Firefox has announced that it will start to warn users if they visit any breached sites. This is in an attempt to not only make […]

Continue Reading

More uncertainty for Microsoft’s Windows 10 October Update

Giles Ensor avatar. By: Giles Ensor
3 minute read

Oh dear. It’s been a pretty bad month for Microsoft concerning its Windows 10 October 1809 Update release. Microsoft eventually released the update a couple […]

Continue Reading

Confirmed: Microsoft now accepting ARM64 apps on its Store

Giles Ensor avatar. By: Giles Ensor
2 minute read

Yesterday, Microsoft released Visual Studio 15.9. With it came the announcement that “developers now have the officially supported SDK and tools for creating 64-bit ARM […]

Continue Reading