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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 Finally Gets a Much Needed Update; Improves Visuals, Gameplay, and More

Robomodo has been promising a big update for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 for a while now, but it’s only just come out. The new update is live now on Xbox One and PS4 and brings with it a ton fixes, tweaks and even some new content. There’s a couple of new levels to skate around in as well as some new characters.

The update brings the game to version 1.03. The full patch notes can be found below.

Content

  • Additional levels have been added (Underground, Wild West)
  • Additional character campaigns have been added (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tyler the Creator)
  • Lighting and visuals have been improved for several levels
  • Ability to regain Special Meter during a single combo has been added
  • Per-Mission Leaderboards have been added
  • Added option to “Return to Freeskate” while in a Mission or Mode
  • Added option to “Return to Freeskate” while search for the other player for Co-op Missions or Modes
  • Tutorial has been updated
  • Many Pro Skaters’ Textures have been updated
  • Several Pro Skaters have recived Sponsor update
  • Create-a-Park Levels have been updated
  • Increased the total number of Stat points a Campaign can earn from 128 to 150

Gameplay

  • Several gameplay mechanics within the levels have been updated
  • Grinds were updated in several of the levels

Networking

  • The User Generated Content Rating System has been updated
  • Added Likes/Dislikes to the User Generated Levels
  • New Challenge UI Flow for matching during FreeSkate has been added
  • Leaderboard functionality was updated
  • Several multiplayer modes have been added and updated
  • Modes added include “Daily Grind,” “Skate Hoarding” and “Manual Mayhem”

UI

  • More options for user preference have been added including:
  • Double tapping grind button to activate slam
  • Opt in/out of Global Voice Chat
  • Several UI audio effects have been added
  • Misc – minor UI fixes and improvements have been made

In support of Team Riley, character cards for Riley Kim have been added to the game.

  • dapaintrain

    I’m a mega fan of the games 1,2,3,4 and the original underground also a fan of project 8.

    When a game was announced with the pro skater moniker I was so excited when nothing was announced close to launch I was nervous and waited for the reviews after the huge disappointment the hd collection was.

    Overwhelmingly bad reviews held me back like most people and looking at the game now I want to pick it up but I refuse to pay more then $20 or hope another game is released by a better dev

    • Soda Popinski

      Ditto my fellow gamer. LOVED the originals back in the day when it debuted, slowly lost interest in the series after 4. Project 8 was cool though. I was VERY tempted to pick this up for $25 black friday sales, but with so many other more important deals to grab, unfortunately this game is on the back burner till it’s $20 or less.

      Am very curios to hear if this big patch improves any of the glitches/complaints though.

      • http://www.thegamescabin.com Chris Harding

        We’ve got.an article incoming about the changes, stay tuned!

  • no1d

    This game was a huge waste of money. Blindly bought it for nostalgia, my mistake.

    • http://www.thegamescabin.com Chris Harding

      It’s actually a bit better with the update. I say better, what I actually mean is playable. It’s still poorly executed…