Why are more games showing up “Patching” on GeForce NOW?

Updated 09/29/2021 01:17 PM
Why are more games showing up “Patching” on GeForce NOW?

GeForce NOW supports a feature called on-seat patching, which allows you to launch a game, download, and apply a patch during a game session.Starting on September 27, 2021, we will be disabling on-seat patching to increase our reliability and security for games that patch frequently. Affected games include:

  • 7 Days to Die
  • Arma 3
  • Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey (Steam)
  • Black Desert Online (Steam)
  • Brawlhalla (Steam)
  • Cities: Skylines (Steam)
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • The Crew 2 (Steam)
  • Crusader Kings III
  • Dauntless
  • DayZ
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Euro Truck Simulator 2
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Garry’s Mod
  • Hell let Loose
  • HUMANKIND (Steam)
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance (Steam)
  • Metro Exodus (Steam)
  • Mount & Blade II Bannerlord (Steam)
  • NARAKA: Bladepoint
  • Path of Exile (Steam)
  • Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
  • Payday 2
  • Phasmophobia
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Steam)
  • Rocket League (Steam)
  • Satisfactory (Steam)
  • Splitgate
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Unturned
  • World of Warships (Steam)

On average, on-seat patching took about 10-20 minutes to download and install during a game session. NVIDIA’s away-from-keyboard & inactivity feature required you to constantly monitor the patch to avoid being disconnected. And this action needed to be repeated for subsequent game sessions.

Going forward, these games will be marked “Patching” in-app until any available patches are applied to your GeForce NOW server location before you can play it. Patches will be applied automatically and should only take about 10-20 minutes more than on-seat patching.

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