Astroneer update for Windows 10 and Xbox One fixes gamebreaking crash

Kit McDonald

If you’ve been having trouble trying out Astroneer, the new space exploration game for Windows 10 and Xbox One, then you might want to give it a second chance. Game developers System Era released the first update for Astroneer just last week to follow up on some major crashing bugs and performance issues that turned many new players away.

Astroneer just went live with Game Preview on the Windows Store earlier this month, but the release didn’t go very smoothly. Players with dual core CPUs were finding their game frozen and completely unplayable.

Here is the complete changelog:

  1. Fix deadlock causing freezes on many people’s machines, especially those with dual core CPUs.
  2. Fix 10 different crash issues affecting save reloads, multiplayer joins, and general gameplay.
  3. Decrease performance impact of distant objects
  4. Fix certain performance problems that appear after loading a save.
  5. Optimize tether networks to significantly improve framerate performance.
  6. Tethers now go dark when disconnected from their sources.
  7. Fix invert Y for gamepad applying to cursor motion
  8. Controls screen accessed from pause menu now correctly displays controller buttons when using controller.
  9. Fix host’s gamepad cursor becoming bugged when a client joins
  10. Fix ability to pick yourself up while in a seat, and being unable to leave seat.
  11. Fix bug where after loading a save, unplaced dropships would freak out.
  12. Add ability to enter seat even when it’s detached from a vehicle
  13. Add ability to sit in a dropship while mounted on a vehicle

According to Mobile & Apps, the patch for Xbox One and Windows 10 is still “slightly behind” the Steam PC release. Hopefully, System Era’s patch will fix Astroneer for players that couldn’t enjoy the game upon the early access release.

Price: Free