Chess Ultra Patch Offers Fixes and Preparations for Future DLC

By Kelly Packard, 20 days ago
Ripstone Games is starting September off strong for their latest game, Chess Ultra. A new patch has just released that looks toward fixes, quality of life improvements and support for future DLC.

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The full patch notes can be seen below, courtesy of Ripstone's official announcement:

  • Improved performance and graphics quality
  • Fixed achievements not unlocking for games completed offline
  • Fixed tournament success rate calculation
  • Fixed online options never reappearing after starting without a network connection
  • Fixed various missing text translations
  • Local avatars now work offline
  • New ‘cinematic’ end-game sequences with popup for Elo changes
  • Added a button to lock the camera in place, and increased possible camera movement
  • Added a View Controls page to the pause menu
  • Added searching the leaderboard by player name
  • Added a 2D version of the match timer to the HUD to make it easier to see
  • Added indicator for other players’ online status
  • Improved explanation of tournament timers and added an option for no timer other than the 72 hour turn limit
  • Disabled the Penthouse mobile phone vibration noise
  • Fixed AI often repeating the same opening moves
  • Fixed the Join Tournament button appearing when a tournament is full
  • Fixed missing Offer Draw option
  • Other minor bug fixes
  • Support for upcoming DLC
According to the developers, they have often been asked about DLC from players looking to customize their chess experience. From the brief description provided, the DLC appears to be optional and cosmetic in nature, with Ripstone planning to provide "new breath-taking environments and hand-crafted chess sets." More details will be provided in the coming weeks.
Kelly Packard
Written by Kelly Packard
In a few descriptors: college student, longtime gamer, writer and junk food enthusiast. I am currently contributing to TrueAchievements as a news writer and reviewer. Usually you can find me knee-deep in a multiplayer game while ignoring my growing backlog or on one forum or another discussing all things gaming.