As a follow-up to yesterday's article, today SCEA Senior Producer Mark Rogers has announced that the SOCOM: Confrontation PS3 patch 1.60 is now available for download.
To quote: We have some great news for SOCOM: Confrontation fans. We're excited to announce that the 1.60 patch is now available for download. Patch 1.60 contains a massive amount of new content and features entirely free to all players.
New Special Forces - The Dutch KCT and Italian COMSUBIN Special Forces teams are featured in this update. Each Force is provided with two new heads, a new voice and light, medium and heavy variants of their own torsos and legs (each with a unique camouflage pattern).
New Weapons - Two new primary weapons will be immediately accessible to players who select to play as the new Special Forces. The Dutch KCT will have access to the 417 assault rifle, while the Italian COMSUBIN Special Forces will receive the SPAS 15 shotgun. Additionally, four new weapons will be made available to players regardless of assigned Special Force. New weapons include the 9mm Sub Machine Gun, M82A1A, AK-74 and SR-25.
Weapon Updates - A number of weapon updates and adjustments to existing weapons have been included in the patch. Below is an overview of the updates and adjustments that have been made:
- M87ELR is given .50 cal rounds to balance it against the Mercenaries' M82A1A.
- Shotguns are balanced to do less damage at long range but more damage at close range.
- Grenade launchers and rocket launchers have less delay in between shots.
- Front End weapons values are updated to reflect the new Cold Front DLC Pack weapons.
In addition to the new characters and weapons, the team has also added 100% Random Medleys to the patch update.
We also have some big news on the SOCOM Confrontation 'Cold Front' DLC Pack. To begin with, we now have an official release date: December 17th on the PlayStation Network.
We want to make sure that you're able to spend the holiday break playing 'Cold Front'. In addition, the special $9.99 pricing will now be available from launch through Sunday, December 20.
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