Patch Notes

Jurassic World Evolution (JWE) Update Version 1.23 Patch Notes


A new Jurassic World Evolution (JWE) update 1.23 (1.8.1) is now rolling out for PS4 and Xbox One players. According to the Jurassic World Evolution 1.23 patch notes, the latest update comes with terrain painting, scenery items, Spinosaurid care and much more. Apart from this, Jurassic World Evolution version 1.23 also includes stability and performance improvements.

Previously, a big update was released with Jurassic World Evolution: Carnivore Dinosaur Pack, new Capture Mode, and various bug fixes. Unfortunately, since the release, some players are experiencing a number of issues when trying to play the game. Today’s Jurassic World Evolution version 1.23 is expected to fix these issues. Check out more details below.

Jurassic World Evolution (JWE) update 1.23 patch notes


Terrain Painting and Scenery improvements!

A few of you noticed our little Easter Egg in the last Developer Spotlight picture from a few weeks ago… Whilst we’re sure many people do enjoy rocks and the sun, it’s still a bit unusual to have framed photos of them on your desk! These were of course hints towards our new environmental improvements coming to Jurassic World Evolution that will let you style your parks to make them even more unique. With Update 1.8 we’ll be adding a number of terrain painting and scenery improvements and we’re going to highlight a selection of those today.


Terrain Painting

Update 1.8 introduces a selection of terrain brush tools that will allow you to alter the land textures of your parks. These will be specific to each island, allowing you to create your individual areas whilst still ensuring each island retains its own unique feel and personality. You will be able to theme areas with rock, mud and grass effects, and certain islands, like Isla Muerta, will feature sand brushes to help you create those lush beach-front dinosaur resorts you’ve always dreamed of!

As these materials are used as the base for the islands themselves, we had to put in some work to pull them out for the brush system to use. Some core framework changes were needed to ensure that we maintained performance and save game size. However, we wanted to expand the existing available terrain, and give park creators the freedom we’ve had in creating these islands.

Shrub Tools

New shrub brushes will be available with Update 1.8. These will give you the option to place all the different shrub types from each island in any park you like. Want to add Isla Pena shrubs on Isla Muerta? Go for it! We’re also adding a new vibrant shrub type to allow even more creative freedom with the vegetation in your parks!

The different shrubs types were originally envisaged as part of the differentiation between the different islands, but we wanted to progress that so they could be used on all the islands; as with the painting we needed to ensure that occurred without increasing memory or save game size, and without impacting performance.

You’ll find these new shrubs right next to the existing tree and shrubs, from the moment after you install the update. They’ll work out of the box with the new terrain brushes as well, helping you create the perfect Capture Mode shot!

Natural Scenery Items

With Update 1.8 you’ll be given the tools to add new scenery items to the game! These new scenery items, including individual rocks and trees, can be placed around your parks so you can craft fantastic new layouts to your enclosures. These will be natural scenery items so that they will fit thematically in your enclosures.

For this release, we’ve added a selection of five different trees, and six unique rocks and rock formations. One of the new trees is wide and low, perfect shade for dinosaurs to shelter under; meanwhile we’ve also provided some tall leafy palms, great for lining pools and ponds with. These singular trees will also provide forest satisfaction for the dinosaurs. For the rocks, we’ve aimed to provide an assortment of shapes and sizes – making it easier to break up your enclosures and wind your park paths around.

All the new items are exceptionally photogenic, and should be snapped alongside your prehistoric residents to really get the most out of them! They can be found in the new Scenery tab, with the same placement and rotation controls as other buildings in the game.

Paid Content/Features

  • Added new Claire Dearing campaign mode: Claire’s Sanctuary
    • Added new story missions
    • Added new locations
      • Isla Nublar North
      • Sanctuary
    • Added Challenge Mode for new locations
  • Added new dinosaurs
    • Albertosaurus
    • Euoplocephalus
    • Ouranosaurus
  • Added new dinosaurs to dig sites
  • Added Palaeobotany features
    • Greenhouse building added
    • Can research plants
    • Researched plants can be grown in the new Greenhouse building
    • Each species has preferred plants
    • Each species has plants that are harmful to it
    • Give a prestige and lifespan bonus/penalty based on a dinosaur’s palaeobotany satisfaction levels
    • Palaeofeeders can be stocked with plants grown at a Greenhouse
  • Added Jurassic Tour
    • Added new station building
    • Added new truck vehicle
  • Added new achievements

Free Content/Features

  • Added new terrain painting options
    • Palettes for each island are taken from the base materials used on that island – typically Rock and Grass, with Sand on some islands like Isla Muerta
    • Added dirt paint layer
  • Added new shrub brushes
    • Isla Muerta shrubs are now available on all islands
    • Isla Pena shrub now available on all islands
    • Standard shrub now available on all islands
    • Added new vibrant shrub to all islands
  • Added new natural scenery items
    • Added 6 individual rock variants
    • Added 5 individual tree variants
    • Added a random rotation toggle for placing scenery
  • Dinosaurs
    • Added wetland need for enclosures and spinosaurids
    • Added fish feeders for spinosaurids
    • Pachycephalosauridae can now defend themselves against small theropods
  • JWE update 1.23 added terrain contour line options to the gameplay menu. Off by default
    • When editing terrain
    • When placing buildings
  • Challenge Mode
    • Added random dig site option when starting a new Challenge Mode game
    • Change saves so they are saved on a per island basis so using less space
  • Tour rides
    • Allow tour ride vehicles to pass through enclosures fences by adding automatic gates
    • Added VO audio tour to the tour rides
    • Added bespoke music to the tour ride audio
    • Added an option to set the number of vehicles on a tour ride

General Fixes & Tweaks in Jurassic World Evolution (JWE) version 1.23

  • Buildings
    • Added a tooltip for terrain constraints caused by already-placed buildings
    • Show edge highlights when placing a building if the automatic flattening is beyond the maximum allowed level
    • Highlight a building if it is preventing a new building from being placed
    • Added specific messages for a building being obstructed by water (or by requiring water and being obstructed by land)
    • Added staff and guests information to shop tooltips
    • Jurassic World Evolution version 1.23 added power consumption to building tooltips while in the power view mode
    • When a building is prevented from being placed by constraints with the edge of the map, highlight the boundary in red
    • Added tooltip for active expeditions to the Expedition Centre
    • Jurassic World Evolution (JWE) update 1.23 added tooltip for active research to the Research Centre
    • Added tooltip for active extractions to the Fossil Centre
    • Jurassic World Evolution (JWE) update 1.23 added a tool tip to the Hammond Creation Lab to show currently incubating dinosaurs and their progress
    • Improved player feedback on shops – low coverage reports (eg for food, drink) now may identify a building causing the problem
    • Fixed incorrect shelter coverage calculation
    • Show correct path on connection point with buildings
    • Reduced angle snap to 22.5 degrees
    • Allow smaller movements when rotating a building during placement
    • Feeder placement UI now organized into a grid
  • Capture Mode
    • Added capture-mode-specific Y Invert and Sensitivity options, for both mouse and gamepad
  • Challenge Mode
    • Challenge Mode difficulty selection now initially show the correct picture and info
  • Dinosaurs
    • Sauropods are now no longer panicked by large carnivores
    • Dinosaurs are more likely to sleep at night
    • Jurassic World Evolution (JWE) version 1.23 added scenery prestige – a boost to dinosaur prestige when near individually placed natural scenery
    • Stopped dead dinos running their behavior briefly on load
    • If a dino fight is aborted in the injured state, stop processing the fight and unmark the dinos for death
    • Made incubation costs consistent between min and max genome, basing the value off whatever the current max genome value is
    • Allow dinosaurs to be selected while obscured by forest
    • Text for “incubating” and “ready for release” in Hammond Creation Lab behave correctly
    • Decreased the vehicle threat radius, and lowered dinosaur flee timer for vehicle threats to reduce panicking dinosaurs caused by the vehicles
    • Stopped dinosaurs from grazing when walking over rock or sand
    • JWE update 1.23 fixed an issue where a dinosaur could become stuck in its idle target
    • Allow very sick dinosaurs to still get angry
    • Dinosaurs being transported no longer contribute to enclosure population
    • Tweaked Carcharodontosaurus materials to fix detail issue
    • Fixed excessive head wobble when a dinosaur is drowsy/sick
    • Various animation tweaks/fixes
  • Fences
    • Improve how fences (and paths) are segmented to prevent an issue were they could not be split when a section is deleted
  • Guests
    • Allow science and security guests in locations with visible audiences
  • Islands
    • Made the small and medium brush sizes smaller for the terrain painting and shrub brushes
  • Monorails
    • Support for multiple monorails on a loop track:
      • A route can now have multiple trains running on it.
      • A loop track now spawns a train at each station.
      • Trains on a loop now start in reverse if their station is reversed.
      • Trains leave slightly quicker after a storm so that the trains don’t bunch up together too much
    • Only consider monorails for transport rating if they are properly operational
    • Fixed bug where the visible dinosaur count would show incorrectly when a station is deactivated
  • Power
    • Display the GUI line showing the shape of the power cable when building a substation with connected pylon
  • Sandbox
    • Set habitat requirements to ‘disabled’ in sandbox settings will cause wetland need to be satisfied, as well as forest and grassland
    • Fixed dinosaur escape setting not working correctly
    • Added sandbox settings menu tooltips
    • Sandbox settings reset now correctly resets time of day & cycle length
  • Stability
    • Fixed a UI crash when in the map
    • Fixed a physics system crash
    • Jurassic World Evolution version 1.23 fixed crash when altering window mode display properties
    • Fixed a rare crash when editing terrain near a monorail
    • Jurassic World Evolution 1.23 fixed a crash when trying to load a save game with invalid data
    • Fixed a crash when adding orders to a ranger task list
    • Various memory optimisations to existing code and art assets
  • Tour Rides
    • Display the GUI line showing the shape of the gyrosphere track when placing a gyrosphere gate
    • Give more freedom to the gyrosphere first person camera. Hide the guests, position the camera in one of the seats, and increase the range of turning
    • Follow gyrosphere that was clicked on when choosing Ride Gyrosphere
    • Fixed guests in gyrospheres and tour trucks to correctly represent the entertainment/science/security composition of the park guests on paths
    • Highlight the entire gyrosphere track during editing
  • Transport
    • The walking distance considered is now only the distance on paths from the destination monorail station to the building, as long as the source monorail station is within the allowed distance of the entrance
    • The allowed walking distance from monorail stations has been increased from 300 to 500 (the allowed walking distance from the entrance remains at 600)
    • In the transport view mode, highlight monorail stations blue or red to indicate that they themselves do or don’t (respectively) have transport coverage. This ignores occupancy, but is designed to show the player whether they have placed their monorail station close enough to the entrance to pick up a connection
  • UI
    • Gate icons on the map will now reflect whether a player has set a gate to open (It will still show a closed icon for ‘automatic’ opening of gates for jeeps and the like)
    • Made the ‘Manage’ tab the default for all shop info panels, and the ‘Dispense’ tab is the default for feeders. Players no longer need to switch from the default ‘Status’ tab to perform regular actions
    • JWE update 1.23 fixed ‘reset’ for gameplay options menu ‘Lighting Settings’
    • Gameplay is now paused while the InGen Database is open
    • Fixed incorrect image being used for Skin and scale toughness gene v1.0 research items
    • Tooltip when picking dinosaur tranq/medicate/transport targets will now always display dino name
    • Fixed gamepad icons to appear tinted a light shade of blue when displaying multiple inputs bound to a single action
    • Various text fixes
    • Various localisation fixes
  • Vehicles
    • Allow player control of height when in ACU gunner mode
    • Tweaked physics for AI vehicles
    • First person vehicle camera improvements
      • Rotate the camera using the current up vector, not the world vector, so it doesn’t tilt weirdly when looking up/down in a car that’s on a slope
      • Apply smoothing to the rotation when looking around
      • When calculating the current transform, reduce the pitch and roll so it’s halfway between world space (no pitch/roll) and the vehicle’s space
    • Added option to gameplay menu to focus on selected vehicle when clicking on it, defaults to true to match current behaviour. If set to false, don’t focus on vehicle when selected, or when cycling through vehicles. Also disable gamepad movement as this is used for the vehicle control menu, as we do when using the ranger team shortcut
    • Fixed issue with transport helicopter getting stuck when trying to move a dinosaur
  • Added fixes for crashing issues with Jurassic World Evolution version 1.23.
  • Jurassic World Evolution 1.23 added stuttering and lag fixes.
  • Audio improvements.
  • Added performance and stability improvements.
  • Added fixes for glitches with Jurassic World Evolution (JWE) update 1.23.
  • Added various under the hood changes and fixes.

Jurassic World Evolution update 1.23 is now available for download on for PS4 and Xbox One.