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Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart Update 1.001.003 Patch Notes

Rift Apart's first post-launch patch is here.

by Diego Perez

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Update 1.001.003 has arrived for Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, and here’s the full list of changes and fixes added with this patch. This is the first post-launch update for Rift Apart, and it fixes a few minor bugs. It also addresses a strange issue the game had with 120hz output. On top off all that, this update also contains various minor fixes that aren’t listed in the patch notes. Here’s everything new with Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart update 1.001.003.

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart Update 1.001.003 Patch Notes

  • Improved general game stability
  • Prevented players from getting stuck if a weapon video does not play
  • Addressed an issue where the player could become stuck during the Phantom chase
  • Addressed an issue where Rivet could spawn without the hammer
  • Addressed an issue where Rivet could become stuck after collecting Zurpstones in Challenge Mode
  • Various additional fixes
  • Disabled automatic 120 Hz display output in Performance modes
    • Prior to this update, if “Enable 120 Hz Output” was set in the system settings, using the Performance RT or Performance mode would auto-detect a 120 Hz-capable display and use a 120 Hz output mode. While this did not change the game’s frame rate, it did reduce input latency by ~8 ms. However, entering this mode introduced visual compatibility issues with some displays that we didn’t feel comfortable imposing automatically on players. We’re exploring ways to re-introduce this input latency reduction feature in a future update.

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While the bug fixes are appreciated, the real highlight of this patch is the removal of the 120hz output mode that was enabled in-game if it was turned on in the PS5 system settings. Rift Apart doesn’t run at 120 FPS (you either get 30 or 60 depending on your graphics settings), but the game would apparently use a 120hz output mode if the setting was enabled. It reduced input latency but introduced some visual issues, and while it was disabled for now, the reduced input latency could make a return in a future patch. It’s a strange bug, but Insomniac will almost assuredly find a way to put its technical wizardry to use and make something great out of it in the coming months.

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is available now on PlayStation 5. For more information regarding this update, visit the official Insomniac site.

- This article was updated on July 9th, 2021

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