Yooka-Laylee update aims to fix performance issues

Yooka-Laylee update aims to fix performance issues
Colm Ahern Updated on by

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Playtonic Games and Team 17 have announced an update for Yooka-Laylee, Eurogamer has reported. It addresses some of the issues faced by Xbox One players (out on PS4 and PC next week) in the semi-spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie.

The patch looks to improve the camera  — one of Yooka-Laylee’s big problems — becoming locked in certain places, as well as softlocks, and the game’s general performance. Here are the full patch notes:

[Fixed] Camera will become locked in place after completing Gravity Room challenge in Galleon

[Fixed] Grappling the seeds as they break in Planker’s challenge causes erratic behaviour in Moodymaze Marsh

[Fixed] Game softlocks and has to be reset if the player leaves the course and faints during the Nimble race in Tribalstack Tropic

[Fixed] Softlock will sometimes occur on the Hub C slide if the player faints at the same moment as the timer reaching zero

[Fixed] If the player leaves Brreeeze Block’s room in the Icymetric Palace in Glitterglaze Glacier but remains in the world and returns to the same room then the isometric camera will be deactivated

[Fixed] If player is killed by a bizzy in hub B and knocked back into the archive door at the exact same time, the screen will still transition. When the player respawns, they will be unable to move

Performance improvements to various camera transitions in the introductory cut scene

Performance improvements to Shipwreck Creek and Hivory Towers. Various areas have been improved including camera movement

Performance improvements when using the light beam in the Icymetric Palace within Glitterglaze Glacier

Performance improvements during the House of Cards ball roll course in Capital Cashino

Performance improvements in the Bee-Bop arcade game

I hope these tweaks improve what is a lacklustre offering, overall. You can check out my full thoughts on Yooka-Laylee by reading our review.