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Ready or Not January 30 Update Patch Notes – Official

Ready or Not January update is now rolling out on PC (Steam). According to the official Ready or Not game patch notes, the latest update brings various fixes and gameplay improvements to the game.

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Previously, a minor update was with tweaks and fixes. Unfortunately, since the last patch, players are experiencing issues with the game.

Today’s RON patch will fix a few of these issues.

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What is new in the Ready or Not January Update?

General

New

  • Added 3 Test Maps: Valley, Fast Food and Penthouse (Heavily WIP!)
  • Working Mirrors
  • Vivox Integration

Updated

  • New Weapon Descriptions
  • Interaction ranges and icon sizes in Lobby

Fixed

  • Fixed a rare bug causing you to get stuck on the loading screen
  • Fixed rare bug where trap wires would look incorrect (when doors were fully opened)
  • Fixed broken lightmap UVs
  • Fixed team view cam sometimes going to pre-mission planning level (viewing SWAT truck)
  • Fixed Optiwand mesh not appearing in Team View Cam
  • Various bugs and crash fixes
  • Depreciated SWAT command decal markers and outlines

Gameplay

New

  • Sight swapping/toggling for new optics
  • Free Look (with option to activate through a hold or toggle). Also has a wider horizontal range of movement
  • Alarm traps

Improved

  • Better weapon offset for super wide monitors
  • Grenades now have a more centered throw trajectory
  • Improved melee system for players and AI
  • Improved melee hit detection

Updated

  • Reduced max Flashbangs and Stingers per player to 4
  • Start match time reduced to 10 seconds (previously 20 seconds)

Fixed

  • Fixed loadouts occasionally resetting
  • Fixed bug that could cause the arrest target to teleport

Graphics

New

  • AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution graphics option
  • Options to disable world decals or modify their density and fade distance (significant performance improvement for some hardware)

Improved

  • More items now visible in mirror/team view
  • NVG visual overhaul
  • Several tweaks to reduce blinding the player
  • Re-enabled NVG spotlight with extremely low intensity to take care of fringe cases where there’s not enough light data
  • New LUTs for green and white phosphor options (coming soon)
  • Updated overlay material to show inner screen reflections/lighting
  • Tweaked exposure curve for better “auto-gating” in extreme light conditions

Fixed

  • Fixed some clipping issues at high FOV and low aspect ratio
  • Fixed clipping when player was in Low Ready but playing a blocking animation
  • Fixed crash on some GPUs running low settings on DX12

AI

General

Improved

  • Allow arrested AI to move
  • Increased AI step angle so they don’t get caught on small props, causing them to be stuck in place
  • Significantly improve AI enemy detection reaction time (SWAT especially)
  • Fleeing Improvements
  • No fleeing to outdoor areas
  • Reduced occurrences of AI running into you

Updated

  • Any AI can set off traps
  • Increased default number of Roamers to 3
  • Increased morale loss from SWAT bash/melee attacks
  • Tweaked Rules of Engagement

Fixed

  • Fixed roamers so they don’t try roam where they can’t go (e.g. through locked doors)
  • Fixed surrender exit bugs
  • Fixed bug with instant snap aiming
  • Fixed bug causing AI that are getting up to ‘pop’
  • Fixed AI being able to see through pixel perfect gaps in geometry
  • Fixed bug causing AI to be less aggressive than intended

SWAT

Improved

  • SWAT will fire back when sensing damage (fixes SWAT getting shot and not returning fire, also allows Suspects to fire back if they they take damage through walls/doors)
  • SWAT will abort arrest if target is not surrendered, or is already arrested
  • SWAT now use door interactions from the center (reduces issues in tight geometry spaces where the point on the navmesh will end up on the wrong side)

SWAT now checks if enemy is fake surrender/drawing/picking up a weapon for engagement checks (with a small buffer of time to simulate delay)

  • Improved SWAT navigation for all maps

Updated

  • Reduced time spent with weapon up on suspects so they can shoot quicker
  • Stack 1/1 on door if giving a single team command (red/blue)

Fixed

  • Fixed crash if you collect evidence while giving ‘Collect Evidence’ command to SWAT
  • Fixed several issues causing stalls when breaching and clearing
  • Fixed giving two commands in quick succession leading to SWAT not executing the first commands
  • Fixed issue where giving quick commands to different SWAT teams could have them execute on the wrong contextual data (e.g. previous door/location)
  • Fixed bug that could cause the navmesh to break after using ‘Shotgun and Clear’ on a door
  • Fixed SWAT executing ‘Breach and Clear’ command early.

Suspects

New

  • Hesitation Mechanic
  • Reaction animation to heard gunshots
  • Suspects investigate trap stimulus when trap goes off
  • Suspects lower weapons against walls and doors

Improved

  • Tweaked suspect accuracy for better engagements
  • Suspects are more likely to surrender if you yell at them before they’ve targeted anybody

Updated

  • First 3 bullets that a suspect fires have an accuracy penalty
  • Suspects in Hostage Rescue now execute hostages after spotting an enemy instead of when hearing aggressive noises.
  • Reduced shotgun fire rate to 1/sec (We will miss you, shotgun John Wick)
  • Beanbag shotgun removed from suspects on Hotel
  • Patrols can only end up inside (but can traverse outside)

Fixed

  • Fixed Suspects using trapped doors when they had been peeked open
  • Fixed Suspects spam firing
  • Fixed patrols sometimes not working

Civilians

Updated

  • Halved civilian morale

Settings

New

  • Use (Only) key bind
  • Added Toggle Secondary Sight key bind. Default is bound to P
  • Added Free Look Toggle and Hold key binds
  • Advanced mirror options (anti alias, decals and dynamic shadows. disabled by default)
  • Mouse inverted options for Optiwand

Fixed

  • Fixed Reload, Tactical Reload and Mag Check binds

HUD

New

  • Implemented crouch animation for ‘Paper Doll’ health indicator.

Updated

  • Changed heal prompt to ‘Press F to Stop Bleeding’

Fixed

  • Fixed NVG Paper Doll icon not being displayed sometimes

Performance

New

  • Added Performance Profiler (to capture and send performance issues to VOID)

Improved

  • Reduced VRAM usage by ~2GB
  • Loading screen improvements
  • Significantly improved Beanbag and Pepperball particle performance (especially when spammed in a small area)
  • Flashbang post process effect
  • Beanbag impact particle
  • Team View & Optiwand render performance
  • Significantly improved team view/optiwand memory usage (was using 16x more memory than needed)
  • Main Menu performance
  • Mirror performance
  • Rain particle FX performance
  • Potential stutter improvements
  • Performance on levels with many AI

Fixed

  • Fixed frosted glass (causing major performance hits)
  • Fixed stinger post process effects severely affecting game performance by ~50%
  • Fixed stuffer when team view/optiwand are active

Networking

New

  • Host Migration
  • Only attempt migration on Connection Lost or Connection Timeout
  • World state is saved from client perspective at the time of disconnect (getting you back into the game seamlessly)
  • Host admin game controls

Improved

  • Join random session within desired ping instead of always joining lowest ping (allows people with slightly higher ping to receive players / spreads players over more sessions)
  • Greatly optimized network performance

Updated

Allow joining of servers using Find Sessions running different mods if checksum is turned off(and server has checksum turned off), option available in settings.

  • Modded games can now always join any server that has checksum disabled regardless of their own checksum state (vanilla games will only join modded games if this is turned off)
  • Change session state in pre-login if server is full (may help with finding full servers)
  • Sync movement for physics props placed in the world
  • Stagger the initialization of the world over the full time to help reduce bandwidth load when starting a level

Fixed

  • Fixed ‘Time Until Bomb Explodes’ on Bomb Threat only showing for the host
  • Fixed occasionally not being able to join sessions
  • Fixed quit to main menu not going back to main menu if not a listen server
  • Fixed being kicked when restarting the mission
  • Potentially fixed some issues causing disconnections (and added further logging to determine any other causes)
  • Fixed other SWAT appearing in truck for clients
  • Fixed issue where light/laser could fall out of sync if used outside of network relevancy range

Weapons

New

  • R7 Launcher, a magazine-fed customizable pepperball gun.
  • MK.16, reliably accurate 5.56 assault rifle.
  • BCM MK1, weapon skeleton with new audio/model/mesh exclusive to Supporter edition owners. No statistical advantage over other 5.56 ARs currently in game.
  • SLR 47, modernized Eastern carbine boasting compactness and power.
  • Added ATACR and SDR optics to M4, SBR-300, SA58, BCM MK1, Mk. 16, SR16, and HK416

Updated

  • G19 Gen5, updated model/audio for the G19.
  • P92X, updated model/audio for the M9A1.
  • Reduced camera shake when shooting SA58
  • Significantly lowered UMP45 Recoil
  • Shortened the SBR-300’s barrel significantly
  • ‘Thumb over bore’ combat grip now used for HK416, SBR-300, and SR16
  • New Stinger Grenade model.
  • New Flash Grenade model.
  • New CS Gas Grenade model.
  • Increased fire rate of AR-pattern weapons to be more realistic
  • SRS optic now uses risers for HK416, SBR-300, and SR16 (if you had the SRS equipped before this change, you may have to re-equip on the workbench)
  • Corrected laser rotation when right up against an object

Fixed

  • Fixed M4A1 socket for M600V
  • Fixed double sound playing for MPX, UMP45 and SBR-300
  • Fixed brake scaling for SR16
  • Fixed shotgun accuracy
  • Fixed P92X(M9) pistol using wrong inertia values
  • Fixed G19 backplate not moving with slide
  • Fixed G19 slide plate not actually disappearing when an optic is attached

Animation

  • Fixed lowered shield reloads with Python revolver
  • Fixed A-Pose when killing arrested AI
  • Fixed wrongly assigned animations for m45A1 speed reload
  • Fixed arrested death poses

Physics

  • Re-enabled physics prop interactions (Increased push force so you cannot get stuck on/behind them)
  • Fixed collision with thrown items (Chemlights and Grenades)

Scoring

  • Scores will no longer save if game is modded
  • Traps no longer impact scoring

UI

  • Removed loading screen percentage when going back to main menu (as it’s a blocking load)
  • Fixed mission select not working if two inputs were sent at the exact same time
  • Fixed ‘Finding Session’ text not showing on the menu

VO

New

  • TOC Voice
  • New set of generic female voice lines

Removed

  • Removed unused voice files
  • Removed legacy/placeholder voice lines

Updated

  • Only agender Judge lines play when ordering arrests
  • Updated female civilian voice lines

SFX

  • Footstep tweaks for 3P Civilians / Suspects
  • Bump sound size for pistol melee so it doesn’t pan as player moves
  • 3P weapons slightly sidechain bullet impacts now
  • Lowered volume for certain sidearm melee foleys
  • Tweaks to certain 3P weapons for better parity
  • Slightly lower bullet crack chance, removed EQ
  • Added updated taser assets and updated taser shot / hum
  • Lower trap cut volume
  • Many tweaks to existing events across the board to minimize sound drop out
  • Updated Mk. 16 / SBR300 / SA58 / Stinger sound events
  • Disabled auto activation for many sound sources to prevent leaking
  • SWAT voice lines can be heard in headset at range

Music

New

  • ‘Fast Food’ restaurant song(It’s a bop)
  • ‘Penthouse’ music

Localization

  • Added Korean, French, German and Czech translations
  • Korean text now uses Numan font

Miscellaneous

  • Fixed spelling/grammar misteaks
  • Added Discord Supporter Code in settings (for Supporter server verification purposes)
  • Crash reporter now displays a simple error message (ie. Crash, GPUCrash, Assert) and the reason, if possible

Lobby

  • Shoothouse target mini-game (Shoothouse timer is now operational)
  • Coffee machine in Lobby (with speed buffs for certain drinks)
  • Updated Shoothouse trigger box range to get out of forced Low Ready at the first door

Wenderly Hills Hotel — ‘Checkin’ In’

New

  • Active Shooter Mode
  • Hostage Rescue Mode
  • Raid Mode
  • Hotel’s lobby and first floor areas now available for new modes
  • Added Chef models

213 Park Homes — ‘Twisted Nerve’

New

  • Raid Mode
  • Second house has been opened up.
  • Added destructible lights
  • TV now plays static sound(spooky)
  • Sewer area now plays dripping sounds(yucky)

Updated

  • Environmental Updates
  • Incapacitated Minor score penalty increased to -350 (previous penalty was erroneously -15)
  • Adjustments to Meth tunnel ambience
  • Tweaks to Meth audio
  • Additional sounds added to sewer
  • TV on floor in main house now plays sound
  • Chime sound added to main house side
  • Additional sounds added to spawn garage
  • Additional sounds added to street light near spawn
  • Rat / debris sounds now play around main house
  • Added volume to Meth front door so outdoor ambience plays in near it
  • Child’s radio on Meth now has event cone parameter so player can’t hear it behind wall
  • Female suspects on Meth now use female suspect lines

Fixed

  • Fixed popping of certain Meth sounds
  • Fixed some navs in meth
  • Fixed out of bounds areas
  • Collision fixes
  • Lighting fixes
  • Fixed some Meth spawns where AI wouldn’t be able to move
  • Fixed AI not being able to navigate the hole in the fence on Meth

Caesar’s Cars Dealership — ‘Buy Cheap, Buy Twice’

New

  • Bomb Threat Mode
  • Added rockin’ radio track courtesy of a legend

Updated

  • Max attenuation for barrel fire reduced
  • Increased distance of Dealer car passerby SFX
  • Slight volume tweaks to outside Dealer outside quake SFX
  • Minor Dealer artwork changes

4U Gas Station — ‘Thank You, Come Again’

Updated

  • Adjustments to certain Gas ambiences
  • Huge overhaul of ambience volumes to prevent leaking
  • Certain room tones changed for better parity
  • Certain spatial sounds moved
  • Flies now fly around poor Mudasir

Port Hoken — ‘Hide and Seek’

New

  • Bomb Threat Mode
  • Added creepy auction music to auction room
  • Added blocking volume to certain area so players can’t go for a swim

Updated

  • Tweaked Raid AI count

Fixed

  • Fixed drip sound from stopping and starting, remove second sound for better consistency with location

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