New 'Rock Band 4' DLC Drops Tomorrow, Today It's a Patch For 5.1 Support, Band Stand-Ins & More

Posted Tue Nov 3, 2015 at 07:18 AM PST by
Rock Band 4 news

Of course, there is more to come.

It's Tuesday, and that means new DLC tracks for 'Rock Band 4' are inbound for tomorrow, but today there is also an important set of bug fixes.

First up, here are the three new tracks, which are priced at $1.99 each:

The Hollies – Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)
Iggy Pop – Lust For Life
Robert Palmer – Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)

Rock Band 4 DLC Songs

Once again, these are some classic tracks (none of that 2015 indie stuff).

With today's patch, the PS4 and Xbox One exclusive should finally have something going on in terms of surround sound. Likewise, those band stand-ins should be a bit more useful in Quickplay. Many of the other fixes are PS4 specific, like being able to deploy on vocals with the touchpad and now being able to stream PS4 audio.

Here are specific updates and fixes planned for today's update:

FEATURES

Allow custom characters as band stand-ins

Session musician screen now displays custom characters as well as the prefab characters

Quickplay now uses the most recent band's stand-ins to populate characters

5.1 surround crowd audio support and mic volume adjustment

Added functionality to support vocal overdrive deploy with touch pad for PlayStation 4

Added support for streaming audio for PlayStation 4

LEGACY INSTRUMENT SUPPORT

Fix for Xbox One = Lefty flip issue for Guitar Hero drums

Fix for PlayStation 4 = Guitar Hero: World Tour Guitar does not deploy overdrive when tilted

Fix for PlayStation 4 = The Beatles: Rock Band guitar unable to auto-calibrate

BUG FIXES

Fix to make it possible to earn guitar solo achievements even if you have guitar solo cues turned off

Fix band contribution for vocals when non-vocals deploy as well as code cleanup around vocal points

Changed facial expression for the shellposemetal_low to be less goofy

Tour fixes:

Fixed issue where City list can contain empty Cities if song content is uninstalled

Fix for issue with Tour Choice stuck in locked City

Fix for crash if player unlocks a City through a Tour that they've unlocked with a Fan Gig first and not attempted any Gigs in

Fix character preview getting stuck open when going into difficulty select/gameplay (and then continuing to be open when you go back to the shell)

Text fixes to address formatting issues

Fix for various crash bugs


If the December update, which is set for December 8th, does include everything that Harmonix has been teasing, then the post-release support for the game will have been pretty impressive. If that continues into 2016, then 'RB4' will be the platform game that Harmonix and Mad Catz have been promising since the announcement.

Source: Harmonix

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