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Homefront receives a patch, Ability Pack and a release date for the first DLC

Posted by: Tina at 5/26/2011 1:15 PM
THQ announced today that a new Xbox 360 update will patch several known issues to their first-person shooter, Homefront. In conjunction with this update is the "Ability Pack" being released today, as well. The pack comes with - you guessed it - several new abilities that you can take advantage of from invisibility to thermal scans to boosts to your resistance against explosive damage. 

Read on for the full list of abilities in the new pack, as well as what the 360 update will improve in Homefront.

Furthermore, THQ has also announced that the first Homefront DLC, the Fire Sale Map Pack, will hit the marketplace on June 7th. A few additional items will be available on the marketplace, as well, including a shotgun and a Homefront theme being offered for free. 


An Xbox 360 update is now available which should improve Homefront®’s overall game stability and
network connectivity, a summary of a number of the changes can be found below. In addition, we
are pleased to provide the “Ability Pack” with this update which will be immediately available after
download!

Ability Pack

- Ice Cold: Invisible on thermal views and airstrike sensors
- Situational Awareness: Enemy gamertag appears when shot
- EMP Tactician: Deal more damage vs EMP’d vehicles
- Short Fuse: Reduced cook time on frag grenades
- Bomb Suit: Take less damage from explosives

Improvements to:
- Assist points for vehicle kills
- Rank Resets
- Game returns to MP menu instead of Main Menu after leaving a match
- Max ping limits for server connections (prevent connections to distant servers)
- Game freeze & hitching
- Joining Friends feature
- Beacon errors
- Party Connectivity; and
- Various other fixes

But wait, that’s not all…

We are happy to announce the first Homefront DLC offering will be available on June 7th – the “Fire
Sale” Map Pack will carry you further into the heart of a war torn and twisted America. “Fire Sale” will
launch first on Xbox LIVE and features two all-new multiplayer maps. This is just the first small taste of
anticipated robust updates that will be coming to Homefront.

Also on that same day, the 870 Express Shotgun will be available for download and as a way of saying
thank you for your continued support, we are offering a free Premium Homefront Theme that will be
provided on the Xbox 360 Marketplace. Mark the day on your calendar and keep your eyes peeled for
further Homefront news and announcements.

The entire team at both KAOS Studios® and THQ would like to thank you for playing Homefront and
being a member of our community. We appreciate your dedication and patience as we continue to
improve and enhance the game with each update.