Ubisoft has released a patch for the Xbox 360 version of Far Cry 2 which hopefully takes care of the corrupted save-game issue that has been hanging over the game since its release last October.
For anyone in that position, the news that the latest patch will "reduce significantly the probability of having a corrupted save-game" is likely to go down well. Developer Ubisoft Montreal expanded on this in the patch notes and said it apologised wholeheartedly:
"We are very aware of the problems some people have been experiencing and have been doing everything within our powers to resolve these issues as quickly as possible," the studio wrote.
"We found out during our testing that several elements could cause an issue with the same consequences and therefore prevent certain players to finish the game. We have been able to provide solutions that prevent those corruption problems in most cases and we haven't encountered any problems now."
Perhaps the second-most interesting tweak is the ability to play ranked matches on user-made maps. "You should already find a selection of those maps thanks to some of our active community members," the team said.
Meanwhile, the new patch also fixes a few random bugs in single-player and multiplayer, and introduces a new "hardcore" damage model where all weapons do "much more damage".
"Information on a similar update for PS3 and PC will be announced soon."