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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 gets private lobbies and other personal party features

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Vicarious Visions has added the ability to create private skate matches in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2. The game's first update since launch adds a couple of other convenience features for friends looking to skate together in private matches, including party migration and leader promotion.

Until now, the only way to play Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 with a friend was in-person with split-screen co-op or online in a public lobby, so this update is a pretty big deal. Now you can create a private lobby and face off competitively or just hang out in Free Skate, and the multiplayer feature is available for all maps, official and custom. Surely a godsend to friends staying in touch in online games more than hanging out in-person these days.

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The studio announced the oft-requested addition in a tweet on Tuesday, confirming that the new update is available to download now. Vicarious Visions hasn't released the full patch notes just yet, but the ever-reliable Reddit community (opens in new tab) has you covered. There's the aforementioned party migration and leader promotion features, as well as a few bug fixes and minor changes. The kicker to railspan gap and heavy traffic challenge have been fixed, the BS Rocket Tailslide has been renamed the BS Fein Slide, and there are some other nonspecific Party fixes.

Do check out Hyrule Temple remade in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 and revel in the fact that you and a friend can skate it together online and in private lobbies now.

Jordan Gerblick
Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.