Dragon's Dogma 2 Update 1.050 patch notes, adds "New Game" option & much more

Dragon's Dogma 2 Update 1.050 patch notes, adds "New Game" option & much more
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Written by 

Dave McAdam

Published 

29th Mar 2024 11:39

Dragon's Dogma Update 1.050 is here, and we have the patch notes to run through for you. Dragon's Dogma 2 has had some major criticisms levelled at it, and while this patch certainly doesn't address all of them, it makes a start.

If you have been waiting to start the game over, change up your character's look, or buy a house, these things will be easier/possible with the new update. For a full breakdown, here are the patch notes for Dragon's Dogma 2 Update 1.050.

What are the big changes?

First and foremost, the addition of a new game option is finally here. Shockingly, until now there was no easy way to restart the game from the beginning outside of New Game Plus.

Now, if you so choose you can start a new game from the main menu. This will erase your current game as DD2 does not support multiple save files, but if you are not feeling your current playthrough you now have the option to start over.

Starting a new game in Dragon's Dogma 2
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Some things are being made easier in this patch, namely buying a house and changing your look. The quest for buying your own house was previously locked to later in the game, but now it will appear much earlier. Players who save up their Gold in the early game will finally be able to buy a home much earlier than before.

If you want to alter your appearance, picking up the Art of Metamorphosis is the way to go. This book has been a rare get until now, but going forward there will be a constant stock of 99 copies at the Pawn Guilds.

Beyond that, the changes are largely mechanical ones which we will detail below.

Full Update 1.050 patch notes

Firing a bow at a cyclops in Dragon's Dogma 2
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Here are all of the changes made in the Dragon's Dogma 2 Update 1.050:

All versions

  • Adding the option to start a new game when save data already exists.
  • Changing the number of "Art of Metamorphosis" items available at Pawn Guilds in the game to 99.
  • Making the quest that allows players to acquire their own dwelling (where they can save and rest) available earlier in the game.
  • Miscellaneous text display issues.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.

PlayStation 5

  • Adding the option* to switch Motion Blur on/off in Options.
  • Adding the option* to switch Ray Tracing on/off in Options.
  • Adding the option to set Frame Rate at Max 30fps in Options.

Steam

  • Improving quality when DLSS SUPER RESOLUTION is enabled.
  • Fixing an issue related to the display of models under some specific settings.

*These options won't affect the frame rate significantly. Improvements to the frame rate are planned for future updates.

That is it for our rundown of Update 1.050. For more, head to our Dragon's Dogma 2 homepage where we have guides on defeating Griffins, crossing water, raising affinity and romance, smithing styles, and Maister locations.

Dave is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon, after several years of freelancing across the industry. He covers a wide range of games, with particular focus on shooters like Destiny 2, RPGs like Baldur's Gate 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, and fighting games like Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8.

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