Recently, Rock Band 4‘s developer and co-publisher Harmonix has come under fire for failing to provide enough information about the game’s missing European DLC. But while the company’s communication skills could use a bit of work, something that Harmonix absolutely excels at is releasing regular Rock Band 4 updates.
Last month, Harmonix added a series of new gameplay features and fixes, such as 5.1 audio support, while the weekly Rock Band 4 DLC updates have kept those killer tracks coming. There’s more Rock Band 4 fun in store over the next few weeks, as Harmonix has detailed the game’s December update as well as the upcoming Van Halen DLC.
Rock Band 4 December Update Detailed
What Rock Band 4 fans will be most excited about, regarding the game’s December update, are all of the new gameplay features set to be added to the game. in a post on the Harmonix blog, the company says that we should expect the following: taunts, activity feed, and in-game notifications for the score challenge mode, improved calibration, player stats, more song result info (e.g gameplay statistics and leaderboard data), an indicator for when you have full combo, Variable Breakneck Speed and new items in the Rock Shop. There’s also auto-kick which will “allow you to play drum parts by hitting the drum pads only while we automatically hit kick drum notes”.
Additionally, Harmonix plans to roll out some bug fixes in the update such as improvements to microphone lag, the game won’t crash when vocalists join songs that don’t have vocal parts and fixes for hitches when a PS4 player has more than 2000 friends. All of this, along with another Rock Band 4 gameplay mode that Harmonix is keeping under wraps for now, will all be available on December 8.
Rock Band 4 Van Halen DLC Trailer via Rock Band on YouTube
Rock Band 4 Van Halen DLC
Available even closer than December 8, though, is the Rock Band 4 ‘Van Halen Hits Pack 01’ which includes the following songs:
- “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love”
- “Hot For Teacher.”
- “And The Cradle Will Rock…”
- “Dance The Night Away”
- “Runnin’ With The Devil”
Each track will be available individual for $0.99 or you can buy the entire Van Halen Hits Pack 01 bundle for $9.99. It will be available on PS4 and Xbox One from November 24.
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