If you're playing Dead Island on the PC, you'll want to update to the latest 1.2.1 patch that was recently released by Deep Silver and Techland. The patch includes a number of critical game updates and we've included a copy of the full patch notes, in case you're currently experiencing any of these problems.

If you are playing the game online over Steam, the patch should have already been downloaded automatically. There is no word yet on when additional patches will arrive for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but there is always a delay in console patch releases due to the approval process imposed by the console makers.

PC Patch 1.2.1 Notes:

1. Fixed running game on Steam in offline mode
2. Fixed damaged saves when a player has more than 190 items in inventory (weapon or stacked items, counting in items from Jin’s storage and player inventory). Corrupted savegames will be recovered when possible.
3. Fixed problems with unlocking "There and back again" with progress 72/72
4. Fixed duplicating weapons:
a. When throwing and dropping at one time
b. When dropping items from inventory
5. Optimized scanning for friends-process, to decrease lobby server workload
6. Fixed random freezes when playing 4 players coop no longer appear
7. Fixed issues when using medkits from inventory menu
8. Stacking items issue solved: miscellaneous items to 9999, medkits and alcohol to 30 instead of 10.
9. Added the option to disable voice chat in game.
10. Limited Jin’s storage capacity to 150
11. Fixed: disappearing items when there is no place in inventory and a player tries to get an item from Jin’s storage
12. Improved trading: items will be removed from the smallest stack instead of a random one.
13. Fixed problems with corrupted profiles, which caused the game to start with black screen and freeze.
14. Fixed levitating zombies after killing
15. Fixed not being able to show quest details in quest menu using Xbox controller