“It’s a whole new dead world!” proclaims the patch notes thread on the official Infestation forums. The Colorado Version 2 map has been playable on public test servers for a while, but today it officially usurped its predecessor and became the new Infestation location. All servers have been converted, or will be shortly, including trial servers and private servers. Bad news for those renting private servers though, your rate is about to increase by 10%. The servers were down for a good chunk of the afternoon, and when they come back up we’ll all be spawning in random locations around the map just like Day Z.
The V2 map has also seen a couple of fixes prior to the update, just a few small updates to town layout and zombie movement, but nothing that should be terribly noticeable or send you screaming for your War Z aimbot, we’re told. Missions were also updated with a few new projects and collision fixes so you can actually complete your damned mission without using any Infestation cheats. Items should now stack properly, no matter how new, used, or repaired they may be. You won’t be able to move whole stacks of inventory into lockboxes anymore, you’ll have to chuck them in one at a time. Speaking of lockboxes, anything you had stored in a lockbox in a V1 map should now be in your Global Inventory. However, clans should keep in mind that the owner of the lockbox is the person who originally dropped it. Anything you had stuffed in a lockbox on a public test server is now gone for good.
This patch also mentioned a new message to warn players that they were nearing the limit of their Global Inventory, leaving legions of players wondering just what the hell happened to our survey. The limit is quite high, somewhere in the neighborhood of 2000 items, but we distinctly remember that over 80% of the community said they wanted unlimited inventory. The experimental 200 item limit enraged pretty much everyone, and it seems that the devs just didn’t learn. Rumor has it that there was always a very high limit and that the devs have explained everything on the Infestation Facebook page, but the lack of info in the patch notes isn’t helping anything.
Not included in this patch: strongholds, vehicles, the California map. We did get slightly better performance for low-end players though. Still, we won’t be seeing any Battlefield 4 style car wrecks anytime soon.