The official Saints Row blog has released their autumn update which dives into upcoming bug fixes, quality of life improvements, details on new cosmetic DLC, and more. You can check out the blog post here or read below for more details:
We are so excited that Saints Row is finally out and in your hands. More than a million players have taken Santo Ileso by storm, and begun to build their criminal empires as The Saints.
While we have been quietly working behind the scenes, everyone at Volition has been following your response to the game, and we want to thank you for your enthusiasm, support and feedback.
We are supporting Saints Row for the long-term, and while we’d have preferred to be talking about roadmaps and expansions, right now we feel the focus must be on telling you how we’re going to improve the Saints Row experience for all players in 2022 and beyond.
Bugs & Fixes
We know there is still work to do to improve your experience in the game, and we are working hard on fixes to community-reported issues, and improvements based on your feedback. You can see some of the progress we’ve already made from recent hotfixes here. Make sure to bookmark this page and follow our social channels for the most up-to-date Saints information, and a peek at what we’re working on.
But there’s a lot more we want to do, and right now our development priority is delivering improvements over new features. In keeping with that, we’re going to ship our first major update in late November to pack in as many improvements and fixes as we can.
This November update will feature over 200 bug fixes and stability upgrades, and it will have a particular focus on challenges, overall stability and co-op. We’re especially aware of issues some players have been having with co-op and we’re sorry these fixes have taken longer than expected while we apply and test them thoroughly. Separately, we know that the game doesn’t always clearly explain how and when co-op is possible, so we are working on this too. In the meantime, please make sure you check the co-op guide for info on the best way to team-up and tear-up Santo Ileso with a friend!
Quality of life changes and ongoing improvements
At the same time, this November update will mark the beginning of a series of quality of life changes and new features for the core game. This update will include many requested improvements including reducing repetition in some activities, making challenges more rewarding, improving vehicle management, a revamp of rumble and haptic features, and more.
But the quality of life improvements in this update are just the tip of the iceberg. These are wins we feel we can get to you quickly while we work on even bigger and better improvements based on your feedback.
We plan to update you more regularly soon on what changes we’re making and when!
New Cosmetic DLC for 2022
While delivering new content has become less of a priority for now, we still have a few nice additions for players in 2022.
This week we release the first of a series of cosmetic packs – the Front to Back pack – to all players for FREE. If you own the game, all you have to do is go to your relevant platform store and download it.
We’ll be releasing more free cosmetic packs this year for all players, as well as several additional cosmetic packs that will be given to Expansion Pass owners at no extra cost. The Expansion Pass will also be made available to purchase later this month (remember: you already have the Expansion Pass if you own the Gold, Platinum or Notorious editions of Saints Row).
2023 and Beyond
As we said at the top of the blog, we plan on supporting Saints Row for the long-term. 2023 will be a hugely exciting year for Saints Row owners with a raft of content, including all-new story content (included in the Expansion Pass, but will also be available to buy separately) and free new gameplay experiences and areas of the city to explore.
All this will of course will land aside even bigger quality of life updates, more free packs and more stuff we’re not quite ready to talk about yet. Please stay tuned for regular updates on our progress and letting you know what’s new with Saints Row.
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