Ubisoft has announced that the upcoming action adventure game Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora will have a day one patch that will be mandatory to download for players who want to play the game offline. As such, players who buy the physical release will have to connect to the internet and download the patch in order to play the game. Additionally, the publisher also announced that Xbox players will receive the physical versions in two discs. Cross-platform 2-player co-op mode will also be available after players finish the quest “The Aranahe Clan”. Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora launches on December 7 for Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, PC via Ubisoft store, and Amazon Luna.
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The launch of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora™ is just around the corner. To make sure you’ll have the best start on Pandora, we’ve gathered some helpful information before you start your adventure!
Day 1 Patch and Offline Mode
The Day 1 patch is mandatory to start playing the game, therefore a one-time internet connection is required. After that, you will be able to play the game offline and enjoy the Western Frontier without an internet connection. If you want to team up in co-op, an internet connection is required.
Xbox Players Will Receive 2 Discs
Xbox players will receive two discs. In the North, Central and South America territories, the Collector’s Edition and Gold Edition will have the second disc in a white envelope within the case, so make sure you don’t miss it.
Cross-platform 2-player co-op will be available after you’ve finished the quest “The Aranahe Clan”. Once you complete the quest, you will be able to connect with your co-op buddy, explore the Western Frontier, and take on the RDA together.
In co-op, one player acts as the host (the one inviting to the session), and the other is the guest (the one accepting the invitation). The world will reflect the host’s progress as the co-op session begins.
Quests and activities you complete in co-op do not need to be replayed solo. The players will keep all progression gained during the co-op session, including gear, items, and collectibles.
When it comes to difficulty during co-op, the game will respect each player’s individual settings on how much damage you take and how much damage you deal. It will also take into account each player’s Combat Strength (a unified measurement of your equipment and skills). In instances where the difficulty is relative to the player’s Combat Strength, the game will adapt its difficultly level to reflect the host, the one who started the co-op session by sending an invitation.
Equipping Gear, Visuals, and Cosmetics
All slots for gear, visuals and cosmetics will be unlocked by playing the game. If you purchased a cosmetic pack or received one by pre-ordering the game, playing the Gold or Ultimate Edition, or on a specific platform, these pieces will be visible in the game, and you will be able to equip them once you organically unlock the corresponding gear slot in your inventory via gameplay.