Redfall - Arkane's vampire hunting co-op opus

They wouldn’t look out of place as Borderlands antagonists. Just saying.

Agreed, for some reason this was really solid on PC but buggy as hell on consoles, which is the reverse expectation these days. I have to think they’ve abandoned the hard work, the story work, in favor of light patching to avoid . . . whatever. I don’t think gamers can build a class action suit against them. Let’s do a neologism! AAAbandonware.

I endorse this

NO changes to online checks for SP in those notes.

I may return to this someday - I did enjoy it, but a) not until the online checks in SP won’t boot me, and b) I’ve got other games to play now, but Vampires>Zombies, IMHO.

I’m so sick of zombies and I prefer the vampire motif anyway, very disappointed this didn’t turn out better.

Realistically they will never put in the effort to patch out those online validation checks for a universally panned title, so if you do want to play Redfall you might want to get a move on. Very good chance it won’t be playable in 7-8 years.

What happens in 7-8 years?

They stop paying AWS for that t2.micro.

TBH, they said they would. Whether they actually will? Who knows? It doesn’t sound like a priority tho.


I left it after dying in the final boss battle. I’m not super motivated to wrap things up. I enjoyed Redfall well enough but I’m ready to move on.

If true, this is a redflag…or how you get a Redfall indeed.

Stick to what you know. Obsidian started out making a Skyrim with Avowed and quickly pivoted back to their strengths.

Um, Microsoft, so Azure. And a B2s VM.

Pokes thread

So has this game died and been forgotten already?

I finished it!

…and now I’ve forgotten it.

So, I was curious if the game had been patched and improved a bit in the last few months since release.

In June 2023, Arkane released the game’s latest hotfix patch. Back then, Microsoft claimed that it wouldn’t abandon the game despite its many issues. However, after three whole months, the game did not receive any other major update to address its countless issues.


Papa Phil & Co. are just gonna let this one quietly die. Pulling it from Gamepass would just draw attention. One day, it will just go to sleep and never wake up. We’re all pretty much better for it, anyway. Nobody wanted a live-service looter shooter from the Dishonored guys… including the Dishonored guys.

You might say the whole thing was a bit…dishonorable.

Maybe there’s still a chance this will get inproved.

“We’re going to get it to be a good game because we know, as a first-party studio, Game Pass lives forever. There will be people ten years from now who are going to join Game Pass, and Redfall will be there.” Pete Hines.