Today's 13GB title update for Dead Rising 3 includes tomorrow's Operation Broken Eagle DLC and a "host of improvements", including "a variety of performance and stability upgrades," Microsoft has confirmed.
In a press release issued this evening, Microsoft said that the update "introduces a host of improvements to single-player and co-op gameplay, including a variety of performance and stability upgrades, and fixes for issues related to achievements, UI updates, SmartGlass and more. Additionally, it adds a new impulse trigger feature that notifies players when they are running low on ammo.
"Players eager to jump straight into the DLC Episode tomorrow are encouraged to download and install the title update today."
According to executive producer Josh Bridge, the title update makes Dead Rising 3 run "that much smoother".
"We know folks had some frustration when they couldn't pick up the weapon or food item they wanted if there was a bunch of stuff grouped together," said Bridge.
"Since there's always a ton of stuff around in 'Dead Rising 3', we found some use cases and reached out to some fans and we improved that in this update, which is really cool. Beyond that, we've got some more telemetry and found there were some issues with blueprints and PP-related achievements and trials. They weren't unlocking properly depending on the order in which they were played, whether it was online or offline, so we addressed those.
"We also looked at various performance improvements. In this type of big open-world game with tons of zombies and the ability to do whatever you want to do, like stacking a bunch of things and blowing them up, we knew we had to improve on those high points and tighten the gameplay experience. Finally, there were some stability issues that we dealt with to make everything that much smoother."
Operation Broken Eagle launches tomorrow and offers the first of four single-player DLC episodes planned for release this year.
Source: Microsoft Press Release, news.xbox.com