When a game undergoes maintenance for a patch/update, what are they doing?

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When a game undergoes maintenance for a patch/update, what are they doing?

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If you want to know the specifics, they almost always have detailed patch notes listed, generally there’s a link for the patch notes.

In a more general sense it’ll be one or more of the following

* Bug/Performance fixes

* Security fixes

* New content/features

* Gameplay balance adjustments

They are changing the game’s code. All of the patch notes you see, all of the changes that are made, are made in the code of the game.