The Finals Patch 1.3.0 Is Big On QoL Improvements

The chaotic first-person shooter released earlier this month.

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  • The Finals is a brand-new first-person shooter with deep-rooted arena-based gameplay mechanics. 
  • Embark Studios has released patch 1.3.0 for the game, pumping it full of QoL fixes.
  • The new update also brings an array of bug fixes for The Finals, among other adjustments.

Everyone’s talking about The Finals these days, and for good reason. Developer Embark Studio has released a new patch for its arena-based FPS, titled update v1.3.0, and it has brought quite a number of new additions to the game as part of its overall post-launch support. The live service shooter is now smoother and bug-free in multiple areas, thereby offering a better gameplay experience for players. 

The first patch of Season 1 is chock-full of quality-of-life improvements and general fixes. The one everyone here is most happy about: the doors in Vegas won’t open in the wrong direction anymore — That was so annoying!” reads the post announcing the patch notes. 

Outside of that particular resolution, other adjustments include fixing crash instances, and the “Recent” tab now being fully functional in the social screen. Furthermore, players will also observe more polished animations associated with movement, so the whole thing will feel “closer to the OB experience.” Some of the other changes in The Finals patch v1.3.0 include: 

  • You can now see your actual position in the leaderboards once you have played a ranked match.
  • Changed requirements for unranked tournaments from 12 to 6 matches
  • Fixed a bug where some doors in Vegas would open in the wrong direction
  • Hold interactions that are started while moving will no longer be interrupted prematurely
  • OCE/SA Server Regions are selectable on all platforms

It didn’t take long for The Finals to shoot for the skies upon release—the first-person shooter’s launch was greeted with resounding success, with over 200,000 players clocking in concurrently. This, however, was forecasted since long, because the game’s open beta that ran from October 26 to November 6 enjoyed similar success as well. For a free-to-play shooter, The Finals has surely left terrific first impressions. 

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Heavy Build in The Finals [Image By eXputer]

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The Finals was released on December 7, 2023, for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, with no cross-gen support. eXputer reviewed the shooter’s beta and rated it 4/5, with writer Asad Ahmed remarking, “The Finals has the potential to go toe-to-toe with the kings of the arena-shooter genre, but it has a ways to go until it gets to that level.” 

If you’re someone who’s just getting started with this chaotic FPS, here’s our The Finals weapons tier list to check out, so you can realize what weaponry to go after first. 

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