Lionhead announced today that the Fable 2 online co-op patch is locked and loaded on its end for day one of release -- now the developer just needs to get through Microsoft certification. This means when gamers try to enter Albion for the first time in their respective regions (beginning with North America October 21st), there should be a patch happily waiting to be downloaded.

At least reviewers will now be able to test out the online co-op feature and give an informed opinion soon after. We'll raise a virtual pint down at the Cow and Corset with a friend when Fable 2 releases for Lionhead's hard work on resolving this issue.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.