The Finals Patch 1.5 Now Live; Players Happy With Embark

This right in after the last update that took care of aim assist exploits.

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  • The Finals is a game show-based first-person live service shooter by Embark Studios. 
  • The title has just received a major new patch, not even a week after its previous helpful update.
  • A new game mode has been introduced, along with an array of quality-of-life changes, and more.

Looks like The Finals is just getting started (pardon the pun) with its array of quality-of-life touches, feature additions, and other quality-of-life improvements for its growing fan base. The newly released patch 1.5 takes it upon itself to introduce a brand-new game mode to the first-person shooter, not even two months into the launch of the game. That’s saying a lot from the side of Embark, and players can’t be more content.  

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Talk about listening and giving back to the community. As the news found itself circulating on Reddit, players couldn’t help but comment on how Embark has left the competition in the dust in terms of taking extreme ownership and is actively trying to iron out whatever it is that presents itself as a frustrating issue. “I think the devs deserve serious praise for addressing things that are actually relevant to community opinion, and I think it’s sad that’s rare these days,” says on Redditor.

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Now, as for the changes made, The Finals patch 1.5 is fairly beefy, so if you want to read about all of the new changes at length, feel free to make haste to this post on the official site. There are a ton of balance changes that both nerf and buff selective elements in the game, such as the Cloaking Device ability and various throwables, including the C4, Breach Charges, and Explosive Mines

With Update 1.5.0 we’re introducing our fair play guidelines, with revamped and improved detection methods for unfair play. From now on, we’ll restrict cheaters with more confidence and will be able to stand firmly behind our bans. Our goal, as always, is to make the game safe, fair, and fun,” says Embark in the post announcing the patch notes. 

As for the new game mode added, it’s the Solo Bank It that The Finals will now let players dive into, making it possible for 12 different contestants to embark on a “race to earn the most cash.” It certainly looks interesting enough, and I’ll be personally giving it a go to see how the meta changes following the arrival of patch 1.5. On a side note, here is a rundown of some of the UI-related improvements to the title:

  • Fixed an issue where scoreboard text could be cut short
  • Fixed a ‘New’ label that could clip with the Play button in the main menu
  • Fixed an issue where ‘Tournament Winners’ text could be partially visible on both sides of the screen
  • Fixed an issue where player’s names could appear over their face in the end of round screens
The Finals Solo Bank It Preview
The Finals Solo Bank It Preview

Embark’s chaotic first-person shooter was released on December 7, 2023, right after The Game Awards event that saw Baldur’s Gate 3 taking home the Game of the Year trophy. If you’ve just started playing and main the Heavy class, here are the best Heavy guns in the game to check out, followed by this write-up on arena carriables and how to use them.

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