Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 gets 7.8GB patch, may not actually fix anything

The PS4 version of the ill-fated Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 has seen a massive 7.8GB patch drop overnight that adds a raft of new content including levels, character campaigns and tweaks to gameplay. There’s a wrinkle though: the patch notes don’t say anything about fixes for the game’s numerous, experience-ruining bugs.

The patch includes a pair of new levels called Underground and Wild West and adds character campaigns based around Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and rapper Tyler, the Creator.

The patch notes make no mention of specific bug fixes but do include  a line about under-the-hood adjustments to gameplay elements and character textures.

Here’s the full list of patch notes, from Eurogamer:

Content

  • Additional levels have been added (Underground, Wild West)
  • Additional character campaigns have been added (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tyler the Creator)
  • Lighting and visuals have been improved for several levels
  • Ability to regain Special Meter during a single combo has been added
  • Per-Mission Leaderboards have been added
  • Added option to “Return to Freeskate” while in a Mission or Mode
  • Added option to “Return to Freeskate” while search for the other player for Co-op Missions or Modes
  • Tutorial has been updated
  • Many Pro Skaters’ Textures have been updated
  • Several Pro Skaters have recived Sponsor update
  • Create-a-Park Levels have been updated
  • Increased the total number of Stat points a Campaign can earn from 128 to 150

Gameplay

  • Several gameplay mechanics within the levels have been updated
  • Grinds were updated in several of the levels

Networking

  • The User Generated Content Rating System has been updated
  • Added Likes/Dislikes to the User Generated Levels
  • New Challenge UI Flow for matching during FreeSkate has been added
  • Leaderboard functionality was updated
  • Several multiplayer modes have been added and updated
  • Modes added include “Daily Grind,” “Skate Hoarding” and “Manual Mayhem”

UI

  • More options for user preference have been added including:
  • Double tapping grind button to activate slam
  • Opt in/out of Global Voice Chat
  • Several UI audio effects have been added
  • Misc – minor UI fixes and improvements have been made

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David Smith

David Smith is the games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.

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