Call of the Wild The Angler: The Challenger Update is Here

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Expansive Worlds rolled out a new update for the open-world fishing game Call of the Wild The Angler. The update brought new features and quality-of-life improvements for better gaming experience.

New Features

In this update, developers introduced a new Local Souvenirs Shop that comes with unique and quirky equipment, gear, items, and cosmetics related to the Golden Ridge Reserve. Along with the new shop, Daily and Weekly Challenges are also added to which players can complete to gain XP and for bragging rights.

Quality of Life Improvements

Bored of playing using keyboard and mouse? Well, if you have a DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller or DualSense wireless controller, you can now use either, thanks to the newly added full in-game support for both accessories.

Call of the Wild The Angler: The Challenger Update

  • Fixed a majority of the remaining stability issues players encountered for an improved overall experience.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause water to clip though the boat’s hull.
  • Solved an issue that would cause the rod to vibrate when holding down the pump button during fish fights.
  • Fixed an instance of a weather station intersecting with the terrain.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause water movement speed to vary depending on the player’s viewpoint.
  • Resolved all known instances of abruptly-cut water bodies.
  • Fixed the missing flag pole near the hot springs.
  • Resolved an issue causing the water in a specific water body to remain static.
  • Fish are no longer spooked by the drift of the float caused by water currents.
  • Players no longer spawn in the same location when exiting the 4x4 at the same time.
  • Fixed the player’s position while fishing in a boat.
  • Solved an issue that would break the out of bound timer when driving a vehicle in deep water.
  • Fixed the remaining water bodies where floats would sink.
  • It is no longer possible to nudge other players’ boats to interrupt their fishing.
  • It is no longer possible to undress your avatar by selling clothing and apparel that you’re currently wearing in the store.
  • The Handbook now displays the primary compatible baits and lures for each fish species.
  • The Golden Tour mission is no longer re-tracked automatically when you fast travel or re-load into the reserve.
  • Unsupported characters no longer cause player names to appear blank in multiplayer. They instead appear as question marks.
  • The Join Friend option is no longer present if you’re already in the same session.
  • Players can now send friend requests through the map.
  • The camera panning speed has been updated to move faster to appropriate areas of focus in the customization menu.
  • Map icons now move in-sync with the map.
  • The Silver Mines map icon now appears correctly.

You can read more about the update here.

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