Valve Releases Surprise Patch for Original Half-Life; First Patch in 19 Years

Most developers stop supporting their games a few years after their release, most commonly after four or five. However, Valve is not amongst those developers.

Half-Life released back in November 1998, around 19 years ago. Valve recently released a new update to Half-Life, nineteen years after release. The patch notes were published on Steam, and even though they don’t hint towards anything major or tease any upcoming releases, it fixes a few bugs reported by players who still play the game. Valve mentioned those who reported each problem.

  • Fixed crash when entering certain malformed strings into the game console. Thanks to Marshal Webb from BackConnect, Inc for reporting this.
  • Fixed crash when loading a specially crafted malformed BSP file. Thanks to Grant Hernandez (@Digital_Cold) for reporting this.
  • Fixed malformed SAV files allowing arbitrary files to be written into the game folder. Thanks to Vsevolod Saj for reporting this.
  • Fixed a crash when quickly changing weapons that are consumable. Thanks to Sam Vanheer for reporting this.
  • Fixed crash when setting custom decals.

After 19 years, Half-Life is still amongst the most played games on Steam and it is one of the most beloved games within the gaming world. Can we please have Half-Life 3 now?