Lost Planet gets extensive network update this Thursday

Capcom continues to surprise with their continuing Lost Planet support, this time in the form of an Xbox 360 network update. The goal of the update is to optimize the online gameplay experience, which is apparently an issue for those who still actually play Lost Planet online (I know it happens quite often, but … wow, really?).

This Thursday, August 30th, the update will be implemented and it will allow players to select from three different connection types when creating matches. The three different connection settings will allow for players with varying degrees of upload speeds to participate in smoother games.

As I’m not a Lost Planet player, this doesn’t affect me in the slightest. But the fact that Capcom are continually working on Lost Planet updates is good news, because at least that means there a fewer resources being devoted to Nintendo DS Mega Man Battle Network titles. We all win.

Hit the jump for the full explaination of the connection types, along with a warning of potential post-patch game issues.

In a continuing effort to ensure the best possible gameplay experience for Lost Planet Xbox 360 players, Capcom has developed an extensive network update which will optimize the online gameplay experience. 

On Thursday, August 30th, a network update will be implemented where players will be able to select from three different connection types when creating an online match.   By allowing players to select the best connection type for their environment, the patch aims to improve the game’s connectivity for any players that have had previous problems.   

There are 3 connection types. Players should choose the option that suits their configurations: 


This is the standard setting regardless of upload speed. 

[Pattern A]

This is more suitable when your upload speed is fast.   Try this if your connection is unstable with Default. 

[Pattern B]

This is more suitable when your upload speed is slow and your connection is not stable with Default.   Try this if your connection is unstable with Default. 

After the update is released, you may experience some problems if you join a multiplayer match where players who have installed the patch and those who haven’t are participating. The expected problems are as follows:

–         Glitches with screen text

–         The game stops progressing at certain screen.

–         Disconnection (disbanded mission, etc) 

If you experience problems like these, please try signing out once and signing in again. 

Lost Planet is an epic gaming masterpiece combining a gripping single player campaign and intense multiplayer modes.  Lost Planet contains sophisticated visuals, with an unmatched level of detail as advanced light sourcing is used to ensure a realistic presentation that enhances every explosion, smoke and particle effect.  Enormous world maps unfold as players battle hostile creatures in blistering weather conditions across vast snowfields and blazing volcanic areas either on foot or in armed, robotic Vital Suits.  

Nick Chester