Halo Wars 2 DLC: Delayed Due to “Game Breaking Bug”
There’s nothing worse than delays on a game you love, especially when developers don’t give any reasons as to why the delay is occurring. That said, it’s refreshing to see 343 industries immediately let us know what is wrong and why we won’t be receiving the next Halo Wars 2 DLC – Colony – on time.
The Halo Wars 2 DLC was scheduled for release this week, but according to the Microsoft blog there were a “few lingering pesky bugs”. This seemed vague in nature, but it seemed that Microsoft wanted to clear up any confusion along with a public apology for their lateness. They went on to state the following:
“As much as we hate to let down players and fall through on a promise, holding the DLC to make sure these issues get addressed is the right, albeit painful, call to make…Initially the real show-stopper had to do with the new Skitterer units, which are basically little symbiotes that can be attached to any friendly unit that acts as a mini self-targeting turret and healer. During a final test pass, the team found something disturbing–it turned out that once an attached Skitterer started firing on a target, it could continue doing with so with zero regard to range or line of sight…Imagine equipping a few fast moving Banshees with Skitterers, flying up to your opponent’s base and taking a few quick shots, and then retreating across the map as your friendly Skitterers continue to fire away at their target from miles away. Some may call that awesome but alas it’s also a cheap exploit that would immediately result in some really bad game experiences and whole lot of salt from players on the receiving end”.
As you can see it was a rather annoying bug that had slipped into the game. One that likely would have had people in an uproar once they realized what was occurring and had them slandering Microsoft all across the board. So it was better for them to fix the error now as oppose to letting it persist with an on time launch of the DLC.
For those of you still in the dark here’s a vid from the developers on what to expect in the upcoming DLC:
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