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The First Descendant Update 1.01 Patch Notes, Gameplay and More

The First Descendant Update 1.01 introduces crucial improvements and fixes to Nexon's looter shooter game, focusing on server stability, bug fixes, and optimizations.

by T Santhosh

Updated Jul 08, 2024

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The First Descendant Update 1.01 Patch Notes, Gameplay and More

The First Descendant Update 1.01 Patch Notes

The First Descendant Update 1.01 brings several crucial improvements and fixes to Nexon's looter shooter game. Released on July 5, this patch focuses primarily on enhancing server stability and addressing various bugs that surfaced after the game's initial launch. The update arrives just in time for the first weekend post-launch, aiming to provide a smoother and more reliable experience for players. Check below the First Descendant Update 1.01 Patch Notes.

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Platform & System

  • Fixed the issue where the logo sound volume was too high when launching the game.
  • Server and client stabilization has been carried out.
  • (PS5) Removed unintended factors that were degrading performance.
  • (PS5, XSX) Fixed the issue where FSR Upscale was malfunctioning.

Content Improvements

  • Knockback and knockdown recovery times have been sped up by 1.5 times.
  • The maximum usage of the Eterllick shield skill per phase has been reduced from 2 times to 1 time.

Bug Fixes

(1) UI/UX

  • Fixed the issue where the back button did not work after closing the capacity exceeded popup in the module enhancement UI.

(2) Descendant

  • (XB1) Fixed the issue where the heads of other players wearing skins would intermittently not display.

(3) Module

  • Fixed the issue where the ‘Skill Power Modifier’ number was not applied correctly after level 5 enhancement of the ‘Lethal Infection’ module.
  • Fixed the issue where the ultimate module drop animation was used when the normal module ‘High-Power Rounds Capacity Increase’ was dropped.

(4) Field

  • Fixed the issue where object destruction animations did not appear in the Strategic Outpost.
  • Fixed the issue where the name and description of the NPC Dominique in the Hagios region were displayed incorrectly.

(5) Equipment

  • Fixed the issue where the Guided Round of the Ultimate Weapon ‘Restored Relic’ did not apply the ‘Ancient Fire’ status effect.
  • Fixed the tooltip error for the Fire Skill Power of the ‘Active Volcano’ External Components 2-set effect.
  • Fixed the tooltip error for the Weak Point Damage of the ‘Frozen Heart’ External Components 4-set effect.

New Features in The First Descendant Update 1.01

The latest update for The First Descendant, version 1.01, introduces several new features and improvements aimed at enhancing gameplay and fixing existing issues. Released on July 5, 2024, this update brings significant changes across platforms, including Steam, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS4, and PS5.

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One of the notable improvements in this update is the adjustment to knockback and knockdown recovery times, which have been sped up by 1.5 times. This change is intended to make combat smoother and more responsive for players, allowing for quicker reactions and better gameplay flow during intense battles.

Additionally, the update addresses specific issues related to the game's performance and visual presentation on different platforms. For instance, on PlayStation 5 (PS5), unintended factors that were causing performance degradation have been removed. This ensures that players on PS5 experience smoother gameplay without unnecessary performance dips.

Moreover, the update includes fixes for various bugs across different aspects of the game. Issues with UI/UX, such as non-functional back buttons in certain interfaces, have been resolved. There are also fixes related to module enhancements, ensuring that enhancements apply correctly and animations display accurately when modules are dropped.

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Furthermore, improvements have been made to in-game environments and NPC interactions. For example, animations for object destruction now appear correctly in the Strategic Outpost, and NPCs like Dominique in the Hagios region display their names and descriptions accurately, enhancing immersion and clarity in quests and interactions.

The First Descendant Gameplay

The First Descendant offers players an engaging gameplay experience set in a futuristic world filled with action and cooperative challenges. As a free-to-play third-person action RPG shooter, the game is renowned for its high-quality graphics and dynamic gameplay mechanics. Players take on the role of Descendants, tasked with defending humanity and the 'Ingris continent' from invading forces through strategic missions and intense boss battles.

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The game supports up to a 4-player cooperative mode, enhancing teamwork and coordination when confronting formidable enemies and massive boss monsters. Combat in The First Descendant is dynamic and action-packed, emphasizing the use of various skills, firearms, and special abilities.

This versatility allows players to tailor their combat approach to their preferred style, whether through precise shooting or close-quarters combat. Boss battles are a standout feature, requiring strategic planning and teamwork to overcome. Each boss presents unique challenges, from exploiting weaknesses to coordinating attacks with teammates.

Progression in The First Descendant is driven by acquiring and upgrading equipment obtained through completing scenario missions and world missions. Players can equip characters with multiple guns, secondary accessories, and sub-weapons, each enhancing combat effectiveness and contributing to character development.

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The First Descendant

The First Descendant was an exciting free third-person action RPG shooter developed by NEXON Games Co., Ltd. Released on July 2, 2024, the game offered a thrilling experience with high-quality graphics powered by Unreal Engine 5. Players took on the role of descendants, individuals with special powers tasked with protecting humanity and the Ingris continent from invaders. In the game, players could team up in groups of up to four to tackle cooperative missions and face off against massive bosses.

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These missions required strategic coordination and skillful gunplay to overcome challenges and acquire essential equipment. The storyline unfolded through various missions, offering players the chance to uncover the secrets of the Descendants and experience an engaging narrative. The First Descendant highlights both solo and cooperative gameplay, allowing players to develop their characters' abilities and strengths as they progress through the game.



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