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Maneater Patch Notes | Update 1.04

A slick new update to Maneater is splashing its way onto PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. Maneater PS4 update 1.04 and Xbox One build offers a host of new bug fixes in addition to a few key game optimizations. Ready for the full scoop? Keep reading for the Maneater patch notes for update 1.04 released today, June 5, 2020.

Maneater Patch Notes 1.04 | Update Build

maneater patch notes update 1.04 build

The latest Maneater patch notes spell out a lot of bug fixes, but there are no details of new content. However, there are a few platform-specific fixes to be found, including a PS4 controller connection problem as well as fixes for graphical glitches on the Xbox One. Otherwise, this update is mainly focused around getting the game to run as smoothly as possible.

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The developers at Tripwire Interactive had intended to release update 1.04 earlier in the week. However, speaking on the official Tripwire forums, the team discovered save issues in the test build. They made the decision to delay the update in order to make sure the save system works as intended. As a bonus, the delay gave them the opportunity to throw in a few additional fixes meant for a later patch.

Still, as updates go, this one is fairly standard. The developers implemented a new backup save system that relies on two save files, in case one gets corrupted. Environments, buildings, and in-game objects have been tweaked, and minor issues such as missing audio cues and collision detection have been addressed. The only noteworthy change here is that bounty hunter quests will no longer require diver kills in order to progress.

Ready for the nitty-gritty details? Here’s the full list of Maneater patch notes for PS4 update version 1.04 or XBO/PC build, as provided by the developers.

Maneater 1.04 Patch Notes – All Platforms:

  • Save Game
    • Added a backup save system where the game will keep two saves in a save slot in case one becomes unavailable so it can fallback to the previous
    • Added additional protection to keep save files from being overwritten
    • Added additional protection to the save system to keep saves from corrupting
  • Optimization and Environmental
    • Optimized environmental buildings
    • Optimization done to the map menu
    • Optimization and Fixes done to particles that were impacting performance on all platforms
    • Fixed the large crashed tanker in the prologue having geometry with missing collision
    • Fixed a case where landmark audio cues would not play
    • Fixed bridge geometry in Fawtick Bayou where the player shark could become stuck
    • Fixed pontoon boat next to Flamingo Joe’s having the wrong textures
    • Made sure fire that was missing from some Tiki torches and statutes was relit
    • Fixed several environmental collision issues
  • Landmark and Collectables
    • Retroactive fix for collectible and landmark objectives that got destroyed but did not grant progress. You will need to re-enter an area to trigger this fix in each area
  • Quest, Prey and Bounty Hunters
    • Changed bounty hunters to no longer require diver kills to progress
    • Balanced King Mackerel and Parrot Fish levels to give the same nutrients
    • Fixed a situation where bounty hunter boss boats would linger after the boss and player shark had died in combat
    • Fixed quest flow so that it will not break if players refuse to eat Pete’s hand
    • Fixed a situation where infamy would not progress if players did not equip sonar
    • Fixed a situation where the narrator would cut off Pete taunting the shark
    • Fixed a situation where re-engaging bounty hunters after they had lost the player would not retrigger bounty hunter wave
    • Fixed several cinematic frame issues
    • Fixed a situation where multiple objectives of the same type could be selected for the waypoint
  • Player Shark and Combative Wildlife
    • Fixed a situation where the player shark would revert to the prologue mother shark
    • Fixed harpoons floating outside the shark player model without impaling it
    • Fixed a situation where the shark mass in the UI would be incorrect with certain evolutions equipped
    • Fixed a situation where the tiger shark skin would lose upgrades
    • Fixed a situation where sharks that were knifing or above the surface and fast traveled to a grotto would be in the knifing state when they entered the grotto
    • Fixed a situation where the biting player shark would bump prey away instead of biting it
    • Fixed a situation where combative AI fins and limbs would shake if the player shark came close
    • Fixed a situation where combative wild life would stop targeting the player if they played too long
    • Fixed mother shark back of eye during a held bite, she would prefer if you did not look that closely
  • Menu
    • Fixed loading screen hints that had incorrect text
    • Updated credits


  • Fixed a controller disconnection that could result in a freeze/crash and corrupt save
  • Added further Dynamic Resolution adjustments to improve framerate


  • Fixed an issue where disconnecting the controller or switching profile would result in the game going back to the main menu without saving
  • Fixed an issue which could cause some hardware to shutdown
  • Fixed trees popping in during the opening cinematic
  • Fixed a situation where gore chunk geometry would stretch
  • Fixed a situation where the main menu UI would not update if the player signed into Xbox Live


  • Fixed ESC button not being usable in Key Mapping or Video Settings