A whole 59 players flocked to Redfall this past weekend to see exactly what Arkane Studios did in the latest update 2.0 which dropped on Friday. Update 2.0 came with the performance mode for Xbox Series X/S, improved PC performance adjustments, some new gameplay tweaks and even new content to discover in the world.
The Redfall update arrives months after the game’s launch and the ongoing silence from Arkane Studios. It is the first patch to launch for the shooter since its controversial release on Xbox and PC. Players called out Arkane in June and July to plead for an update on the shooter. While it did launch on Xbox Game Pass, a number of players ended up purchasing the game at launch too. Only to get met with silence following its release.
Bethesda also believes Redfall has a bright future. A few weeks back, Pete Hines stated that Arkane would work on Redfall on an ongoing basis to turn the shooter into something enjoyable and a “good game”. This came after it was revealed that the studio actually wanted to cancel the game during its development. They hoped that when Xbox bought Bethesda, Microsoft would cancel the project. The studio needs to improve the game as a finished product.
The latest update 2.0 is the first step towards this goal but there is still some serious work to do. If anything, the studio has to make Redfall compelling enough to draw players back into the game. 59 isn’t a great number at all.
Keep in mind that this player count only includes Steam players. There are likely more users playing the game through Xbox Game Pass on Xbox consoles and the Microsoft Store. However, there’s no way to gauge these stats.
You can read the full Redfall Update 2.0 patch notes here. It includes a number of fixes and performance adjustments across the game.