The infamous exploit allowing PC players to join Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Switch servers has been fixed.
A patch for Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy has been released on all platforms. This patch was put in place in order to successfully combat a bug that PC users were exploiting to join Switch servers.
This fix comes after a statement was acquired by USG and PC Gamer in which Aspyr detailed:
“We’re absolutely thrilled and appreciative of the support that our fan community has given last week’s launch of Star Wars™ Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy on PS4 and Nintendo Switch. We are aware of the current bug that allows multiplayer cross-play between PC and console. As with every game we work on, we are fully committed to delivering great gaming experiences for players, which includes a fair playing field for all. A remedy for this loophole is now in the works and will be available soon”.
After the latest update, PC players will no longer be able to exercise such an unfair advantage, with over a decade to practice and master the unique properties and nuances of the Quake 3 Engine. This will please many unhappy switch players who had previously taken to Twitter to ask Aspyr to hide the IPs of console servers.
We also covered this very topic when it became a wide-spread problem. You can read all about it here. Version 1.0.2 also included updates to improve the net code and multiplayer security, as well as some minor bug fixes. The full Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy patch notes can be found here.
Will you be playing Jedi Academy online now that this issue has been resolved?