On 20th December, Embark Studios, the developers behind The Finals, released its 1.4.0 patch, prioritizing improving anti-cheat measures. The patch’s other inclusions are bug fixes, quality-of-life improvements, and balance changes.
If you remember, The Finals open beta reached maximum capacity on Steam and even after dropping from The Game Awards, proved to be successful in its launching. However, the developers faced severe criticism from the gaming community for using AI-generated voices.
In addition, the game brags about an oversupply of cheaters, as seen on Reddit. Furthermore, Embark has confirmed that some technical issues are preventing cheaters from being barred.
Being the gameplay grazed by the cheaters, players indeed were looking for this patch. And the update 1.4.0, living up to the expectations, focuses on improving anti-cheat actions.
Even though the patch notes have not specified any dimensions that it would be utilizing, apart from saying, “We also made major changes to our anti-cheat detection to ensure fewer matches with players who don’t play fair.”.
Take a look at the detailed patch:
🛠️ Alongside our Holiday update, we also shipped our 1.4.0 patch, that comes with lots of balance, and quality-of-life improvements across the entire game — along with general crash fixes and improvements to anti-cheat detection. Full patch notes here! 🛠️ pic.twitter.com/5fpjFY7EDq
— THE FINALS (@reachthefinals) December 20, 2023
The Finals is a free-to-play first-person shooter from Embark Studios for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.