December Update Patch Notes, Rockudrama Tracks, and Metal Rock Shop Pack!
The Rock Band 4Ever team is getting everything ready for the Holidays, checking our lists twice and all that. We’ve got plenty of fun goodies for you, too, just in time for the New Year! This update is certainly filled with content, bug fixes, and even some Rivals-exclusive DLC tracks for all of you on the Nice list this year.
Introducing Twelve New Rockudrama Songs
In addition to all the fixes coming in this update, Rivals owners are getting a special treat with this update! Twelve eclectic, notable tracks are joining your Music Library for free from twelve bands local to the New England area, and who are a part of the Rockudrama cutscenes! Now when you see these bands in Rockudrama, you can play their songs in the game! Here’s a list of the twelve tracks that are coming to Rivals players:
We also wanted to bring some studs, black leather, and flashy new Rock Shop items to Rivals owners as well. The new Metal Pack introduces some heavy gear for your characters, including the Reap What You Sow, Mask of Scorn, and The Literal Axe. Shred in style with these new Rock Shop items!
The "Darkest Raiment"
The Literal Axe. Literally.
AbleGamers Tees Up with Rock Band 4
The AbleGamers Charity is an incredible resource for gamers of all abilities, dedicated to support any and all gamers of the world. In this update, we’ve got two new free AbleGamers tees that your character can wear in support of their cause! You’ll be stylish and supportive when you rock with this new flair.
December Update Patch Notes
Last but not least, let’s talk about bug fixes! Here’s what we’ve improved in Rock Band 4 and Rock Band Rivals:
Rock Band 4 Bug Fixes:
Xbox Stuttering Improvements: We’ve identified one of the biggest culprits for stuttering on Xbox One, and have now fixed this issue! We’re currently investigating other causes for stuttering on both platforms, and should have more news to provide in 2017. Any information, captured videos, or comments you have on these issues can be sent to www.Harmonixmusic.com/Support so our dev team can dive into performance concerns!
Crash fixed when restarting a song during a held sustain by guitar or bass
Crash fixed when a vocalist unplugs their microphone while in the Instrument Options Menu
Minor camera fixes for character hairstyles and Tambourine animations
Minor grammatical fixes for Rock Shop items
Updated credits! New faces mean new names on the list!
Rivals Bug Fixes:
New Rivals Mode Feature - "View Weekly Challenge Results" now visible in the Help Bar
Crash fixed when trying to view a Crew profile via the Activity Feed without a network connection
"All I Do is Pin" Achievement / Trophy will trigger for all eligible users
Rockudrama voting songs will no longer select songs with no instrument part for those playing
Rockudrama - Playing a Brutal Mode Challenge will now count your Brutal Mode scores as intended
Multiple Rockudrama crashes fixed based on completion of select shows
Fixed taunting issues within Rockudrama song results
Fixed minor grammatical errors in Rockudrama closing scenes
Rivals Spotlight Crew XP info now shows all friends' Crews
Rivals Weekly Challenge results now appear when loading into the Rivals Hub after a Challenge has ended
Rivals skill now shows correct values for all instruments
Rivals - Harmonies no longer recording scores/stars for Spotlight songs
Fixed an issue where badges weren’t properly being awarded to the right people, or in some cases, weren’t awarded at all
Fixed issue where playing songs close to a Challenge end can cause Crews not to advance in tiers when expected
Rivals XP tier multiplier is now functioning as intended
Fixed a bug that would cause your individual level to restart counting from level 0
Rivals PS4 – New venues will now appear in other modes as intended
Brutal Mode XP now awarding the correct amount of points
Rivals Hub – “View Crew Profile” button on Leaderboard screens is now functioning as intended
Fix for unintended drum navigation issues with blue pad
Fixed a double confirmation bug when trying to view Leaderboards
Minor fixes to the Rivals XP meter
Still haven’t picked up Rock Band Rivals? All of the above, plus new ways of playing can be yours for just $30! Pick up the expansion today on Xbox One and PlayStation®4. Instrument bundles are also available at Amazon and GameStop. Happy Holidays!