Insomniac Games has shared the release notes for the day-one Spider-Man 2 update. Here’s what the 1.001.002 patch does.
Last week, the development team and Sony rolled out the 1.001.002 update for Spider-Man 2, and those who pre-ordered the title digitally could pre-load this update. No further details about this patch were shared until some days ago. Via a ‘letter’ on Twitter, the development team highly recommended those playing the game from disc to download and install this day-one update before playing through the game’s opening sequences for the first time. “This update features polish to the gold master version of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 available on disc, which improves the opening sections of the game, and includes other general refinements to your Spidey experience, including some additional accessibility options”, Insomniac explained.
No official release notes for this patch have been shared – until now. On Insomniac’s official support page for Spider-Man 2, we can now see what this day-one patch includes aside from the improvements mentioned earlier. New features included with this patch are additional vibration settings, allowing players to choose between Experiential, Functional, or None. In addition, the patch offers an auto-heal function for those who don’t want to think about healing up manually. Also included is a controller speaking mode and a “High Contrast Perfect Dodge” option which applies a high contrast color to the Perfect Dodge effect to improve visual clarity.
We’ve included the general fixes and polish improvements included with patch 1.001.002 below:
- Improved the visual fidelity of the opening gameplay sequence
- Addressed an issue where the player’s progression could become blocked during the Suit Tutorial
- General polish updates
- Improved performance and stability
- Various additional fixes and improvements
Spider-Man 2 is available worldwide now for PlayStation 5. Be sure to read our very own review of the game here. “Web-swinging around NYC is much faster, especially when fully upgraded. But the true upgrade is the addition of web swings, which allow the player to feel as if they were actually flying at exhilarating speed through the open world. Even mobility is much better, arguably making it a superior traversal method compared to web-swinging. Moreover, Insomniac placed air currents and updrafts all across the city, which can be used to fly much faster and to go higher, respectively. There’s also an element of skill involved, as you need to stay in the green rings to maintain the speed boost. When you’ve got the hang of it, traversal feels incredible in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. Sure, there’s the blink-and-you-miss-it fast travel feature, but why would you use it when traversing the actual world is already so fast and fun?”