Wild Hearts Receives First Major Patch; Some Fixes For Consoles Delayed

Hunting genre's new arrival is getting some improvements.

Story Highlights

  • Wild Hearts has been plagued with severe performance issues. It has received the first patch to alleviate some of the problems as of 21st February 2023.
  • Save data and audio fixes for the console versions have been delayed to next week. An announcement will be made later regarding the date.
  • While the patch has worked for many, there are still people who face issues. These will eventually be ironed out as more updates are released in the future.

Electronic Arts recently launched its take on the hunting genre on 16th February 2023; Wild Hearts. While reviews have been positive, the game suffered from severe performance issues. This was a major problem for the PC port as the game initially received a mostly negative rating on Steam. 

Wild Hearts received its first major patch on February 21st, 2023. It aims to address some of the core issues of the game in order to increase performance and stability. With this update and more in the future, Wild Hearts is on track to be an enjoyable experience. 

Here is everything we know about the fixes implemented in Wild Hearts patch 1.004. 

Wild Hearts Cover Art featuring the Hunters and Deathstalker
Wild Hearts Cover Art featuring the Hunters and Deathstalker

Performance & Stability Fixes For Wild Hearts

One of the major problems being addressed is the CPU bottleneck issue on some gaming rigs. Posted on the Wild Hearts subreddit, the patch notes read, “Fixed an issue where certain high-end CPUs were being unintentionally capped. High-end PCs should see some performance improvements now.” 

Being able to utilize the hardware to its fullest is surely going to contribute towards a more enjoyable experience. Furthermore, there was a problem with the game’s audio stacking and putting extra pressure on the PC. A temporary workaround used the 5.1/7.1 audio modes.

This complication was addressed as well and the workaround is no longer necessary on PC. The patch notes state, “Fixed an issue where sounds were not playing or were being delayed, causing the audio to stack. This was also causing strain on players’ CPUs. With this fix, players should see performance improvements across the board.”

Another problem with Wild Hearts on PC was its default resolution on start-up. This has been addressed with patch 1.004 and the default resolution has been set to 1080p with a 16:9 ratio. This will also be the default setting for first-time users as the recommended specifications are aligned to a 1080p 16:9 display.

The patch also attempts to fix a rendering issue. The disco lights that seemingly appear when using an AMD Radeon 7900 XTX will no longer happen according to the notes. Along with that, a problem with the save data being corrupted on the save/load screen has also been addressed with patch 1.004.

Save Data & Audio Fixes Delayed For Consoles

The latest patch for Wild Hearts addresses some of the main issues on PC along with audio and save data problems. However, the fixes for audio and save data have been delayed for consoles.

The official post in the subreddit states that these specific fixes will be rolling out on consoles next week. There will be an announcement regarding the date soon.

Wild Hearts is out now on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC. You can read our review of it here.

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Ahmed Mansoor is a News Writer who has a deep passion for single-player adventure games. He loves to keep tabs on the gaming and technology industries and loves to break stories that interest his audience. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and several years of experience writing for games. Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Bachelor's in Journalism || Written 600+ News Stories.

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