Team Ninja has released the newest update for Wo Long Fallen Dynasty today and it has finally made an early boss easier to fight which many players were struggling with in earlier versions.
The newest update, version 1.05, is the update that many players have been waiting for so long. Wo Long Fallen Dynasty is developed by Team Ninja and is the successor of its previous game series, Nioh, a Souls-like game. Since it is that type of game, the difficulty spike is super high and could drastically go up even further sometimes even if it is at the start of the game. This is especially true for many players who experienced this (including me) who have fought the first boss of the game, Zhang Liang, one of the leaders of the Yellow Turban Rebellion.
With the latest update, Zhang Liang, has a lowered maximum HP in his first form. His damage parameters and AI have been adjusted as well. To make it even easier, a tutorial for the fight has been added, for beginners.
The update also brings some notable tweaks and fixes for the game. There are a lot of additional features too like new setting options for switch locked-on targets and more.
Check the full patch notes below:
- Added the settings options to automatically switch locked-on targets upon successfully deflecting or deflecting in response to Critical Blows.
Note: Players can enable these options in the Game Settings by selecting Switch Locked-on Target after Deflecting and Switch Locked-on Target after Deflecting a Critical Blow.
- Added the settings option to switch the locked-on target to the nearest enemy by pressing down the right stick.
Note: Players can enable this option in the Game Settings by selecting Switch Locked-on Target to Nearest Enemy.
- Added options to set the rotation and tracking speed for the lock-on camera.
Note: These options have been added to the Lock-on Camera page in the Camera Settings.
- Added the option to enable/disable inertial movement when rotating the camera.
Note: This option has been added to the Normal Camera page in the Camera Settings.
- Modified the Reinforcements menu to show warriors who have sworn oaths with the player but are not currently available as companions. Also made it possible to gift Cups of Cordiality.
- Added an option allowing players to part ways with companions by selecting a current companion in the Reinforcements menu rather than using a Willow Branch.
- Made changes so that the sort order for the following menus is saved:
- Equipment, Inventory, Status, Set Wizardry Spells, Battle Set, and all menus available at the Blacksmith
- Added an interface allowing players to compare equipment in the Equipment menu.
Note: Further expansions for the comparison interface, such as support for the Set Bonus list and the Status menu, are slated for subsequent patches.
- Made changes to the Equipment menu so that players may now check and select equipment set to Favorites.
- Made changes to the Travel menu which will allow players to check their progress in collecting Shitieshou, Golden Cicada Shells, Tablets, Dragon Vein Essence, and Dragon Vein Crystals via icons.
- Added check mark icons to completed missions in the Travel menu.
- Changed some of the designs and the captions for controls to make it easier to distinguish between the Inventory and Storehouse menus at the Blacksmith.
- Added a dedicated icon that is shown when automatically restocking arrows, projectiles, and consumable items.
- Added warnings to notify players when their equipment weight ratio exceeds 100%.
- Made the following adjustments to drop rates:
- Increased the drop rate of items with high rarities after defeating bosses in main battlefields.
- Increased the drop rate of items with high rarities after defeating sub battlefield bosses in duels.
- Increased the drop rate of items with high rarities after defeating other players in Invade sessions.
- Made adjustments so that items from treasure chests containing equipment will incur random loots (only when opening them for the second time onwards).
Note: Starting from the second playthrough, such items, while having higher upgrade levels, are also more likely to be of higher rarities.
- Made adjustments so that items with higher rarities are more likely to be dropped after the player defeats enemies with higher Morale Ranks than the player’s current Morale Rank.
- Adjusted the lock-on target selection criteria to avoid prioritizing enemies farther away from the player even when there are other enemies nearby.
- Improved situations in which the game occasionally failed to automatically switch to a new locked-on target after the player defeated an enemy.
- Changed the interaction command for Burial Flags to the ↓ arrow key or ↓ on the directional pad.
- Made some adjustments to the level of difficulty for the battle against Zhang Liang in the main battlefield “Village of Calamity,” including the following:
- Decreased the maximum HP of his first form
- Adjusted each type of damage
- Adjusted the AI
- Adjusted camera movement during airborne attacks
- Added a tutorial to the battle against Zhang Liang in the main battlefield “Village of Calamity.”
- Made adjustments so that Divine Beast attacks are affected by the player’s Morale Rank.
- Adjusted the amount of damage dealt by each Divine Beast, taking into account the effect of the player’s Morale Rank.
- Extended the duration of invincibility after performing Fatal Strikes or deflect in response to Critical Blows, as the effects of invincibility wore off before players regained control.
- Made changes to Photograph mode so that the direction of camera movement and rotation is now based on the player’s view when tilting the camera.
- Made changes so that Revenge is not overwritten when players are defeated by the target of Revenge and are awaiting aid during multiplayer sessions.
Note: This change will prevent the loss of Genuine Qi when awaiting aid or when given aid repeatedly after being defeated by the same enemy.
Major Bug Fixes
- Fixed crash-prone situations that occurred in certain environments.
- Fixed a bug that prevented players from progressing after matching up with other players under certain conditions in Co-op.
- Fixed a bug that allowed players to go outside the bounds of the current stage from certain locations in some stages.
- Fixed a bug that caused characters to become stuck (in the ground/surrounding objects) in certain locations in some stages, making it impossible for players to progress.
- Fixed a bug that prevented players from re-entering the boss area in some stages.
- Fixed a bug that caused Peculiar Inner Elixir to be obtained by defeating players during Invade sessions, even if it had not been previously acquired.
- Fixed a bug that caused a number of enemies to die every time the game was restarted from certain Battle Flags in the main battlefield “Darkness over the Hanshui River.”
- Fixed a bug that made it possible to exchange items with a Shitieshou every time the game was restarted from certain Battle Flags in the sub battlefield “Heirloom Seal of the Realm.”
- Fixed a bug in the sub battlefield “Legend of the Thunder God” in which the item drop rate after defeating the boss was equivalent to the rate for minor enemies.
- Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause Hong Jing to become stuck in the ground after attacking her with the Martial Arts technique Antelope Horn in the sub battlefield “The Scarlet Crystal.”
- Fixed a bug in which the sum of special effects values shown by rank would sometimes be displayed incorrectly.
Note: There is no change to the actual values of each special effect.
- Fixed a bug in which the special effect Ammo Held Max was not taken into account when moving projectiles between the inventory and the storehouse.
- Fixed a bug in which the New Items list did not prioritize items that had previously been acquired, but were used up and then acquired again.
- Fixed a bug that caused the player’s character to die if they removed equipment that had the special effect for HP on it when they were on the verge of death.
- Fixed a bug that would sometimes prevent invading players from performing Fatal Strikes directly after using the Martial Arts techniques Dawning Sky and Skyward Evergreen depending on the height settings of that character.
- Fixed a bug that occurred during multiplayer Recruit sessions with 3 players, in which the time left to provide aid to the remaining players would not be displayed if the player with a newer Player Number had been killed.
- Fixed other minor bugs.
Steam/Microsoft Store Versions
- Added the option Make Offering to Burial Flag to the key configurations.
- Added the option Switch Locked-on Target (Away from Camera) and the option Switch Locked-on Target (Toward Camera) to the key configurations.
Major Bug Fixes
- Fixed crash-prone situations that occurred in certain environments.
- Fixed a bug which sometimes prevented the destination marker on the Sense Qi Map from being displayed in ultrawide resolution.
- Fixed a bug that prevented players from launching Spirit attacks if Guard had been set to the Shift key in Control Settings.
Wo Long Fallen Dynasty is out now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.