Game Update - NOV.09.2021
Hi there anglers, Our first post-release update is here and is available to download on all platforms, during the update window online servers will be offline and you may be disconnected from the game. This is the first of many updates which will aim to fix issues you’ve identified, as well as better your experience when playing Bassmaster Fishing 2022. Please find details of our focuses for future updates here [] . are the details of what we’ve improved. Headlines * Tutorial – “Close Inventory” tip now appears allowing the player to proceed with the tutorial. * Loadouts – Lure types that aren’t useable on a set up will no longer appear e.g., Soft Plastics with “No Weight” * Trolling Motor – On PS4/5 the directional buttons on the D-Pad will not control the direction of the boat * Underwater Camera – After un-snagging your lure the underwater camera view will be displayed * Fishing Behaviour – Fish no longer swim out of bounds on Lake Hamilton. * Bassmaster Royale – The pause menu will now display the qualifying species * Menus – In career mode the “Gear Unlocked” numbers now reflect rewards unlocked. General * Store [PS5/Xbox One] – When you click on Deluxe Upgrade, you’ll navigate to the Store to purchase. * Store [PS5] – Deluxe Edition description box now displays text * Customization – Correct names of clothing items will display * Customization [PC] – Making changes to sunglasses when using a pro-angler is now retained * Customization [PS4/5] – Using L1 and R1 to scroll through Boat Wraps will no longer cause players to lose functionality * Audio – New voiceover line when a player catches a Longnose Gar * Multiplayer [PS4] – households with more than one PS4 both wanting to join Bassmaster Online modes at the same time now can. * UI [PS4] – On any Bassmaster Venue when entering the pause menu, the name of the “Most performing Lure” will display under the image * Settings – Players will be able to save changes to Video/Audio settings. * Settings [PC] – Players with their system and keyboard language set to English (United States) will now be able to see Keyboard controls in settings * Controller [PS4] – Controller will no longer vibrate when the event timer hits 0:00 * Tutorial – Subtitles improved * Loadout – Loadout menu can no longer be accessed while your lure is in the water * Loadout [PS4] – Lines are now visible and selectable in the “Monofilament” category * Multiplayer [Win 10/Xbox] – Will now show players you have recently played with Bassmaster Royale * Best Catches – At the end of the round your best catches will now appear * Catch Summary – Button added to go back to fishing * Player Catches – The notification displayed when a player catches a fish no longer blocks the “Cull Line” notification. There are also various other important fixes and changes behind the scenes not listed above. The update will download automatically for owners when it becomes available. Players should allow at least 24 hours after restarting Steam, or their console for the update to appear and before contacting Customer Support. Thank you to everyone who is playing and enjoying the game, as well as providing us with continued feedback, we are listening. We hope that we can continue to improve Bassmaster Fishing 2022 and we’ll keep you updated with our progress. Tight Lines!
a month ago
Hello anglers, We hope you’re enjoying your first taste of Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, and have been catching all-manner of g-g-g-giant bass in your time on the water! We’ve been fascinated to watch you all find your hotspots, share screenshots of your catches, and support other players in getting onto the water. We also appreciate all the feedback you’ve been sending us so far. In this Bass Bulletin, we’ll share with you our plan for updates we have coming up, and talk about the patch process from a development perspective. There is also an update on the first multiplayer lake rotation, and details of a special reward for our beta testers. Stat attack First, let’s kick off with some stats. As of Wednesday 3rd November, you’ve caught an incredible… Well done to everyone who has contributed, and here’s to many more millions to come! Bassmaster Updates Now, onto the serious stuff. Bassmaster Fishing 2022 will continue to receive updates for quite some time to come. Our initial aim will be to make overall improvements and fixes based on your comments before moving on to adding more to the game. We will act on issues as quickly as possible once we have confirmed and reproduced the reports you have sent. This can feel like a slow process, but updates will be rolling out soon with smaller changes to begin with. You can expect more significant upgrades later. It’s worth noting that at this early stage we’re focusing primarily on fixing issues, rather than adjusting gameplay balance. These will come through a little further down the line. Update #1 The first of these patches is currently in testing, and covers gameplay issues that have been flagged as critical. This is a small update, but we wanted to ensure these problems were resolved as quickly as possible. We’ve already solved some server issues for all players, although we have a lot more to do to improve the multiplayer experience. Here are some of the fixes included – this is not the full list, but perhaps gives a sense of the size of updates. These are: * Fixed an issue in the tutorial preventing progress * Fixed an issue in which players cannot toggle back to underwater camera after snagging (PC/Xbox) * Fixed an issue whereby fish were swimming out of bounds in Lake Hamilton * Initial upgrades to graphic, UI, and menu Update #2 The full package of changes for Update 2 will be finalized ahead of its release. You can expect this patch to continue to focus on areas that players have fed back. These are the areas we are already addressing. These are: * Increasing online server accessibility and stability for all players * Trolling motor not functioning properly * Career mode games not completing properly (as a quick workaround, stop your boat, stand up, and the game should finish) * Making Cotton Cordell Pencil Popper lure function as intended * Tutorial and parts of tutorial able to be skipped * Improvements to lobby screen while waiting for Bassmaster Royale games There are additional areas we’ll be focusing on and investigating. Updates falling into these categories will be addressed but may wait for a later update. These are: * Online server naming * Audio notification improvements * Fish behavior rebalancing * Sponsorship discounts are not applied * Griefing prevention in multiplayer modes * Issues with catching blue catfish * Mastery items not unlocking * Tasks completed in game not rewarding players with cosmetics * Sponsorship and Bass Bucks rebalancing * Continued server improvements * Graphical issue improvements (hair clipping through hats, etc.) * Reel speed changes * Better signposting for where you can find your Deluxe content * Boat and lure stuttering For a full list of the larger issues we’re aware of and are currently working on (as well as some handy workarounds), please head here []. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but features a lot of the more regularly-reported issues. Our aim, particularly in this early stage after launch is to release improvements regularly. We want Bassmaster Fishing 2022 to be an excellent fishing game experience. Every piece of feedback you give us will help achieve that. Beta Jersey We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped throughout our Closed Alpha and Beta sessions. Your input and support has been invaluable as we’ve been building the game. We'll be sending you this ‘OG’ jersey as a token of our appreciation. You’ll be sent a key to redeem the jersey on your chosen platform by email. We don’t have a timeframe for this at the moment, but when we do, we’ll let you know. Once again, we wanted to extend a big thank-you to everyone who is playing and enjoying the game, as well as providing us with continued feedback. We hope that we can continue to improve Bassmaster Fishing 2022 with you. Tight lines! * Follow us on our social channels [] * Sign up to our Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Newsletter [] * Join our community Discord [] * Follow us on Tik Tok [] * Join our official forums Forums []
a month ago
Getting Started with Bassmaster® Fishing 2022
Hey there Anglers! We want to start by saying a huge thank you to everyone who has been playing Bassmaster Fishing 2022. It's amazing to see so many messages, catches and live streams. This article is your one stop shop for getting started with Bassmaster Fishing 2022. The Tutorial For new players opening the game, after you have chosen/created your angler you will load straight into the Tutorial. This is skippable any time simply by opening settings and hitting Quit. If you do skip the tutorial and want to re-play it you can find it in the Angler Hub. You can also take a look at the Manual [] here. Getting Started video series on YouTube To help give players some extra information and tips we have been uploading a series of Getting Started videos on YouTube In our first video “The Basics” we introduce you to the on screen UI, fish finder, map, finding and catching fish. Our second video takes a look at Snagging – what snagging is and how to un-snag your lure and the GPS marker system. The third video in this series discusses using the Trolling Motor and the Sponsorship system. (To note, we are aware that the discounts earned through your sponsors are not currently registering when you go to purchase your items, and that players on PS4/5 are also experiencing issues using the Trolling Motor we are aware and we are investigating) In part four we talk about Basic Cast Control Vs Total Cast Control. One thing this video doesn’t show you is how to actually control the cast when using Total cast Control. You start as normal by hitting the cast button, from here you need to hold down the cast button while using your mouse or joystick to pull back your rod, when ready push the mouse/joystick forward and release your cast button to release the lure. This does take a little practice to master but when you nail it, the results are awesome! Community Content There has also been some awesome community created content that we think are a great resource for players who want to master Bassmaster Fishing 2022. Starting with a great video by Professor Smooth [] This video covers the controls on Xbox, the user interface, sponsorships, how to fish, snagging, quick catch, lures and hooks - you name it, professor smooth will help get you catching fish! Professor Smooth - Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Getting Started The Basics [] Jumping into your first career tournament can be daunting, thankfully WobblyCaptain [] has a super helpful video showing you some of his spots and gives some handy advice about practicing and finding your spots - you can always hit "Practice" to learn the lay of the lake before you start the event! WobbyCaptain - Bassmaster Fishing 2022 College Series Toledo Bend [] Feedback from you, the players is crucial to us improving the game so please do keep speaking to us via our Discord, Socials and Official Forums. We are listening. * Follow us on our social channels [] ​ * Sign up to our Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Newsletter [] ​ * Join our community Discord [] ​ * Follow us on Tik Tok [] * Join our official forums Forums []
a month ago
1. What is Bassmaster Fishing 2022? Bassmaster Fishing 2022 is the official game of B.A.S.S., the biggest and most authentic sports fishing game ever made. 2. What platforms is Bassmaster Fishing 2022 available on? Bassmaster Fishing 2022 is available on Steam, PlayStation®5, PlayStation 4 and Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X. 3. What is Bassmaster Royale? This mode follows the traditional Bassmaster rules, which are the total weight of your biggest 5 bass (Largemouth, Smallmouth or Spotted Bass). To stay in the game, you’ll need to keep your fish weight total above other players, or risk getting eliminated throughout the match. The player with the largest weight at the end of the match is the winner. 4. What lakes/venues are in Bassmaster Fishing 2022 on launch? St. Johns River, Toledo Bend, Lake Guntersville, Chickamauga Lake, lake Ray Roberts, Sabine River, Lake Hamilton and St. Lawrence River. 5. Will there be any more lakes added? We have an expansion plan for Bassmaster Fishing 2022 including new venues. We will provide news and details on this in future. 6. Is it only bass fishing in Bassmaster Fishing 2022? No, we have a variety of fish species you can catch including; * Largemouth Bass * Spotted Bass * Black Crappie * White Crappie * Walleye * Chain Pickerel * Channel Catfish * Flathead Catfish * Blue Catfish * Bluegill * Rainbow Trout * Brown Trout * Coho Salmon * Chinook Salmon * Pumpkinseed * Striped Bass * White Bass * Freshwater Drum * Longnose Gar * Muskie * Tiger Muskie 7. Do I have to play as a pro-angler or can I make my own character? You can play as or play against our pro-angler team and we have our largest ever character customisation and clothing options to make sure you stand out on the lake. 8. I can’t catch a fish, what do I do? If you are struggling to catch fish in Bassmaster Fishing 2022 be sure to play the in-game tutorial by clicking on Anglers Hub then Tutorial. If you are still having trouble we have a series of videos called Getting Started with Bassmaster Fishing 2022 on YouTube that you can watch here: Getting Started [] If you need more help, why not join our Discord and ask one of our community for hints and tips: Discord [] 9. What’s the difference between the Standard and Deluxe editions of the game? In the Deluxe edition you’ll receive everything from the Standard edition, plus 6 boat wraps. A mix of rods, reels and lures with exclusive colour patterns, 5 special deluxe edition items of clothing and your very own set of mastery challenges and rewards. 10. I own the Standard edition can I get the Deluxe Edition? Yes you can! From the games main menu navigate to shop. From there you can purchase the Deluxe Upgrade Pack for £6.99/ €8.99/ $9.99. 11. How do I join my friend on multiplayer? Head to Bassmaster Online, find a Fishing Trip server and join the same server as your friend then meet up and fish. 12. What is Dovetail Live? Dovetail Live is your gateway into Mastery Challenges. • Catch Shots .–This is where you can upload and share images of your of legendary catches with friends. • Catch Logs – A super handy resource for keeping track of the fish you’ve landed so far. • Catch Reports – Study the tactics, bait choices and locations chosen by anglers around the world. 13. What are the minimum system requirements to play on PC? OS: Windows® 10 64bit, Processor: Quad-Core 3.5 Ghz, Memory: 8 GB RAM, Graphics: Graphics Card with 2Gb dedicated video RAM, DirectX: Version 11, Storage: 21 GB available space, Additional Notes: External mouse or compatible Xbox controller required. 14. If I own the game on PS4 will I need to buy the game again on PS5? No. If you buy the game on PS4 and upgrade to a PS5 you will still be able to play Bassmaster Fishing 2022 provided you use the same account details. 15. What languages are available in Bassmaster Fishing 2022? English, French, German, Polish, Portuguese – Brazil, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Spanish – Latin America 16. I’m having technical issues with the game. What do I do? You can report issues using this link: Report an Issue [] and provide as much detail as you can and one of our Support team will help as soon as they can. 17. Why is there only 1one venue available in the online Fishing Trip & Bassmaster Royale? We are going to be rotating venues that are available on the online modes and we’ll keep players informed when the venues are changing via our socials. 18. Why is there no Dovetail Fishing League? We will be implementing the Dovetail Fishing League into Bassmaster Fishing 2022 at a later date. * Follow us on our social channels [] * Sign up to our Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Newsletter [] * Join our community Discord [] * Follow us on Tik Tok []
a month ago
Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 - Out Now!
Bassmaster Fishing 2022 the Official Video Game has landed and you can play today! Jump into our in-depth Bassmaster Career Mode, Cross-Play Multiplayer, Bassmaster Royale and much more. Get the game now on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and Windows PC via Steam. Store links at the bottom of the page! Experience the thrill of big bass fishing in Bassmaster Fishing 2022! Create your own pro angler or choose from 1 of 10 real Elite Series Anglers [] such as Scott Martin or the back-to-back Bassmaster Classic® Champion - Hank Cherry and climb the leaderboards in our Bassmaster Career Mode [] . Explore 8 real-world venues [] and fish back water swamps on the Sabine River or explore the wide-open stretches on Lake Ray Roberts. Looking for an extra challenge? Jump into Bassmaster Royale [] , a whole new cross-play multiplayer mode that will have you go head-to-head with up to 60 players to be the last angler standing! On launch, you'll be able to play and master Lake Hamilton on multiplayer, with other lakes opening up on rotation in the future. All lakes will be available on Career or Single Player mode though, so there's plenty to be getting on with in the meantime! With so much to do in Bassmaster Fishing 2022, jump in today and get started so you can keep up with the competition! Standard Pricing Standard Edition • £29.99/ €34.99/ $39.99 Deluxe Edition • £34.99/ €39.99/ $44.99 Standard Edition and Xbox Game Pass players can also upgrade to the Digital Deluxe Edition using the Deluxe Upgrade Pack. Deluxe Upgrade Pack • £6.99/ €8.99/ $9.99 Buy now on Xbox Digital Deluxe Edition US [] Digital Deluxe Edition EU [] Digital Standard Edition US [] Digital Standard Edition EU [] Buy now on PlayStation Digital Deluxe Edition US [] Digital Deluxe Edition EU [] Digital Standard Edition US [] Digital Standard Edition EU [] Buy now on Steam Digital Deluxe & Standard Edition [] Need some help? First up, check out our FAQs - they cover a lot of initial questions you may have about the game. Please make sure you play through the tutorials as well, and our manual is available here. Bassmaster Fishing 2022 FAQ [] Next: we have a great group of different communities to help you, whether it's to ask a question, share your catches, or to find your next group to play with. Head to our official Discord server, forums, and player-run Facebook group, and you'll be on your way to success. Community Discord [] Official Forums [] Player-run Facebook group [] Have you checked out our 'Getting Started in Bassmaster 2022' video series? They cover the basics of the game, in bite-sized chunks. Find them all here. Getting Started [] If you're struggling with a more technical issue, then head over to our Support Centre, where one of the team will be happy to help. Please provide as much information as you can in your ticket to help us help you. Support Centre [] To keep up to date with everything Bassmaster Fishing 2022, follow us on our socials and sign up to our newsletter so you don't miss a drop of info! * Follow us on our social channels [] * Sign up to our Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Newsletter [] * Join our community Discord [] * Follow us on Tik Tok []
a month ago
To celebrate the fact we are now only 7 days from launch, here are 7 things you need to know about Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 1 – Our Largest Multiplayer Not only does Bassmaster Fishing 2022 have by far our largest ever online multiplayer, it also supports cross-play so you can hit the water with your friends, whatever you play on ! Prepare to battle it out in the brand new, highly competitive mode, Bassmaster Royale! Do you have what it takes to be the last angler standing and be crowned the Bassmaster Royale champion? If you prefer a less high-octane approach to your fishing, why not take to the water with a relaxing Fishing Trip? Relax and hunt down some Legendary fish. You’ll spot other players on the lake too - do they know where the hot spots are? Why find your friends and fish together? The best bit is, we’re just getting started. Keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming roadmap, where we’ll talk about future content (including any new game modes)! Game Modes & Mastery [] 2 – Exclusive B.A.S.S. Content Bassmaster Fishing 2022 is the official video game of B.A.S.S.®, which means you get to experience the true-to-life thrill of progressing up from the Bassmaster College Series, through the Bassmaster Opens and Elite Series and , finally, take on the Bassmaster Classic® to become the Bassmaster Champion! That’s just the beginning of the Bassmaster fun - we also have the legendary voice of B.A.S.S., Dave Mercer, as well as a vast selection of licenced content including boat wraps and clothing. If you bag the Deluxe Edition as well, you’ll get an exclusive B.A.S.S. rod and reel to boot (as well as loads of other goodies Deluxe Edition [] ), too. 3 – 10 Pro Anglers In Bassmaster Fishing 2022 , you can choose to play as one of our 10 Pro Anglers or…compete against them! We have a fantastic roster of Pro Anglers in Bassmaster Fishing 2022 including, Scott R. Martin, back-to-back, Two-time Bassmaster Classic® winner Hank Cherry, Carl Jocumsen (the first Australian angler to qualify for the Bassmaster Elite Series), and the 2019 angler of the year winner, Scott Canterbury! If you’d rather go up against the pros then Bassmaster Fishing 2022 has a massive range of character creation options, clothing, cosmetics, and boats to make you stand out from the crowd on the water! How you plan to take down the opposition is completely down to you. Pro Angler Team [] 4 – Gameplay Fundamentals In Bassmaster Fishing 2022 , finding the fish, understanding the underwater environments, and using the right gear for the right situation is going to be critical to your success! Thankfully we have some awesome new features to help make life a little easier for you. Think you’ve found a bass-zilla treasure trove? Use the GPS marker system to drop a pin on that location that will always be there, whenever you fish that lake! In Bassmaster Fishing 2022, you will have an unlimited supply of some of the basic equipment. Once you progress through the ranks, your gear needs to match it. As does your reputation! Thankfully, Bassmaster Fishing 2022 features a sponsorship system. Improve your reputation and social following to approach sponsors and get an unlimited supply of lures from your preferred manufacture! Sponsors will be crucial in your journey towards lifting the Bassmaster Classic trophy this is largely due to another new feature, Snagging. Snagging your lure on the environment costs not only time but if you snap your line, your lure. You don’t have an infinite supply of lures, rods, reels and even boats so securing a sponsorship will save time and your hard-earned Bass Bucks. We want the experience of bass fishing to be as thrilling as it is in real life , and we know that, in competition, every second counts. So, we have introduced a feature called Quick Catch. If you can get your bass close enough to the boat you’ll have an opportunity to land that fish quickly - but if you fail, get ready to keep fighting as the risk of losing your catch increases by the second. 5 – 8 Official Venues Take to the water on 8 real-world Bassmaster venues including Lake Hamilton, Chickamauga Lake, Toledo Bend, St. Johns River, Lake Guntersville, Lake Ray Roberts, Sabine River and St. Lawrence River. All these lakes have been meticulously recreated using detailed mapping data which provides us information like terrain and water depths to make Bassmaster Fishing 2022 the most authentic bass fishing experience ever made. These lakes are all real lakes used during official Bassmaster events and offer stunning landscapes and environments that change as the day passes to night. And each lake features a diverse variety of fish species to catch! Fish Species & Venue Logos [] 6 – Fish AI and Movement There are many variables that will and can affect your outcomes while bass fishing. Temperature, time of day, and environments , to name a few. In Bassmaster Fishing 2022 we have been working closely with freshwater biologists to help make your experience as authentic as possible. Our fish AI system takes multiple factors into account causing the fish to dynamically move around our 8 venues. There are hundreds of paths they might take between our various underwater points of interest! You’ll need to keep moving and work out where the fish are, when, in order to master your craft! The onboard fish finder will help you get an idea of the population and size of fish swimming around your boat, as well as providing valuable clues as to possible underwater points of interest. We’ve also brought in a very useful underwater camera, which is at your disposal to see what’s going on under the surface, so you can manoeuvre your bait away from snags and towards your catch Fish AI System [] 7 – Career Mode In Bassmaster Fishing 2022 you’ll have the opportunity to make a name for yourself by climbing the ranks in the official leagues of B.A.S.S. Starting in the Bassmaster College Series , where you’ll get your first experience of tournament style bass fishing, you’ll progress up the ranks and join the Bassmaster Opens where you’ll face off against a huge roster of anglers. From there , you’ll be promoted to the Elite Series - your gateway to the Bassmaster Classic. The competition will be fierce, so you’ll need to use everything you’ve learned! Do you have what it takes to lift the iconic Bassmaster Classic trophy? Find out October 28th. Road to the Classic [] Pre-order Bassmaster Fishing 2022 on all platforms now using the links below, on the platforms Store or using the platforms App on iOS and Android. Xbox Digital Deluxe Edition US [] Digital Deluxe Edition EU [] PlayStation Digital Deluxe Edition US [] Digital Deluxe Edition EU [] Steam Digital Deluxe & Standard Edition [] Xbox Digital Standard Edition US [] Digital Standard Edition EU [] PlayStation Digital Standard Edition US [] Digital Standard Edition EU [] Steam Digital Standard & Deluxe Edition [] Catch you on the lake, October 28th. * Follow us on our social channels [] * Sign up to our Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Newsletter [] * Join our community Discord [] * Follow us on Tik Tok []
a month ago
Q&A with Scott Martin, Hank Cherry and Carl Jocumsen!
We recently had a chat with 3 of our playable Elite Series Anglers in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022! Scott Martin, Hank Cherry and Carl Jocumsen share their reactions to being playable characters in their first videogame and their expert tips and tricks to help anglers fish at their best this October 28th in Bassmaster Fishing 2022! Don't forget you can pre-order the game now on the following platforms and receive a 10% discount if you're pre-ordering through Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox One X, Windows PC via Steam, or if you're a PS Plus Member on PlayStation®5 and PlayStation®4. Standard Pricing - Receive 10% discount when you pre-order! Standard Edition • £29.99/ €34.99/ $39.99 Deluxe Edition • £34.99/ €39.99/ $44.99 Xbox Digital Deluxe Edition US [] Digital Deluxe Edition EU [] PlayStation Digital Deluxe Edition US [] Digital Deluxe Edition EU [] Steam Digital Deluxe & Standard Edition [] Xbox Digital Standard Edition US [] Digital Standard Edition EU [] PlayStation Digital Standard Edition US [] Digital Standard Edition EU [] Steam Digital Standard & Deluxe Edition []
2 months ago