Kingdom Come: Deliverance’s Big 1.3 Update Is Live, Improves Saving, Performance, More

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Mar 9

Kingdom Come: Deliverance update 1.3 is here, and it’s a whopper, weighing in at 5.7 GB. The patch isn’t available for console players just yet, but KCD director Daniel Vávra promises Xbox One and PS4 players should get it within a “few days.”

So, what does that 5.7 GB download get you? Kingdom Come now has a much-demanded Save and Exit feature, lockpicking and pickpocketing has been revamped, and performance has been ironed out. Aside from that, a long list of other tweaks, fixes, and other quality-of-life improvements have been introduced.

You can check out the full update 1.3 patch notes, below:

  • The game now has Save and Exit feature.
  • Saving is much more robust and saves won’t get corrupted even if the game crashes while saving.

Performance improved:

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  • LoD switching tweaked, reducing pop-in and improving texture streaming.
  • Stuttering in some areas reduced.
  • Slightly smoother framerate on Vsync 30. (Consoles and some PCs)

Improved lockpicking:

  • New interface design makes it much easier to hold the sweet spot while turning the lock.
  • Easy and Very Easy trunks are now easier to lockpick when playing with a controller. (Mouse difficulty unchanged)

Improved pickpocketing:

  • You will no longer get caught if you stop at the beginning of the minigame. (Unless someone sees you)
  • The risk indicator is now much more precise. When green, you are sure not to get caught.
  • Alchemy bench will no longer shoot you into the air.
  • The last quest with Lord Capon is now visible on the map when he is ready to assign it to you.
  • Guards won’t frisk you so often.
  • Your horse shouldn’t get stuck when jumping fences.
  • Horse items are cleaned along with player items in bathhouses.
  • You can see when looking at a bed whether it will save your game.
  • You can sleep on beds without having to sit down first.
  • Levelling up stealth by sneaking past enemies is more consistent.
  • Sneaking past sleeping NPCs is now easier.
  • Some easily accessible trunks with extremely good loot have been removed.
  • Cave mushrooms can now be found in many other damp places.
  • You can no longer autocook potions that you haven’t brewed by hand at least once before.
  • German voiceovers will no longer cut off in mid-sentence in cutscenes.

Late game player strength tweaked:

  • Some combat perks that were unintentionally overpowered were tuned down.
  • Weapons scale less with high-level stats.
  • It should now be much harder to kill high-level enemies with one hit. (Unless they’re helmetless. Stupid Runt…)

Other combat system tweaks:

  • “Untargeted attack” exploit fixed.
  • Enemy combat archery AI improved.
  • Guards now react to combat more aggressively.
  • And many other minor tweaks.
  • Over 300 other fixes in various quests.

PC Only Changes:

  • It is now possible to select different types of anti-aliasing.
  • It is now possible to set VSync to 30 or 60 or disable it completely.
  • Steam Cloud saving enabled.

Looks like an essential update – time to get that downloaded started! Kingdom Come: Deliverance is currently available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.