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Early Access Patch 020 - May 13, 2019

Following last week's Beefy Update, we're rolling out this encore update featuring a brand-new music track, balance changes, and more, as we begin to shift focus to the next set of tasks on our roadmap. We'll likely have one more smaller update this week.

General Gameplay[]

  • Duo Boons no longer offered during 'Trial of the Gods' (to not further complicate having to pick sides)

Weapons & Powers[]

Boons & Blessings[]

  • Sea Storm (Zeus x Poseidon): increased damage
  • Scintillating Feast (Zeus x Dionysus): increased damage; Zeus' Wrath now a valid prerequisite for this
  • Hunting Blades (Artemis x Ares): increased speed and seeking of Blade Rifts
  • Sea-God's Rage (Poseidon): slightly reduced duration, damage, and bonuses from higher rarity levels
  • Clean Kill (Artemis): reduced Critical damage bonus
  • Deadly Reversal (Artemis): reduced chance of Critical damage
  • Hunter's Mark (Artemis): the 'Marked' Status Curse now expires when the target takes Critical damage
  • Different League (Aphrodite): reduced bonuses from higher rarity levels

Daedalus Hammer Upgrades[]

  • Cruel Thrust (Blade): added damage bonus, reduced chance of Critical damage
  • Double Edge (Blade): added damage bonus, removed chance of Critical damage
  • Empowering Nova (Blade): slightly reduced chance of Critical damage
  • Twin Shot (Bow): reduced range penalty
  • Dread Flight (Shield): increased max. targets per throw

Foes & Encounters[]

  • Exalted Soul: slightly reduced health (and armor for Elite version)
  • Skull-Crusher (Elite): reduced health and armor
  • Megagorgon: reduced health
  • Exalted Greatshield: slightly increased vulnerability time after using their Hunker Down attack
  • Exalted Strongbow: increased duration of retreats between shots; should appear slightly less often
  • The Minotaur: slightly reduced health; added variations for his axe-swing combo; the midboss fight against him ends sooner; if you defeat him in the midboss fight, his health is reduced in the boss fight
  • Theseus: slightly reduced health; no longer blocks Tipsy Shot (Dionysus); reduced rate of Chariot reinforcements

Keepsakes & Items[]

Level Design & Environments[]

  • Additional minor fixes and improvements to various Elysium chambers

Art & Visual FX[]

  • Fallen Warrior: now has a new portrait!
  • Exalted Greatshield: added an on-hit animation
  • Improved visual effects for Elysian Witch attack
  • Improved visual effects for Exalted dash maneuver
  • Other minor visual effects updates and improvements

Music & SFX[]

  • 'The Exalted': new music track in Elysium!
  • Minor sound effects updates and improvements

Voice & Narrative[]

  • Added several new conversations with Achilles
  • Increased max. Gift level for Thanatos
  • Updated requirements for several narrative events
  • Added more voice lines for Death Defiance activation
  • Tuning to some contextual voice events


  • Wretched Broker now charges more Darkness for Skeleton Keys
  • You can now retrieve Cast ammo while using the Shield's Bull Rush
  • Description for HydraLite now affected by Grim Inevitability (Pact)
  • Minor text fixes and updates


  • Updated the May 7 Beefy Update patch notes to reflect that we also cut the following Rail upgrades: Seeking Fire, Cluster Bomb, and Cooling Chamber (added several new upgrades in their place)

Bug Fixes[]

  • Fixed an issue where the game frame rate could degrade over longer sessions
  • Fixed additional issues where Exalted Souls could sometimes fly out of bounds in Elysium
  • Fixed an issue with Broken Spearpoint (Fallen Warrior) visual feedback mismatched from effect
  • Fixed an issue where Peer Pressure (Dionysus) could affect the player if a foe was Charmed
  • Fixed an issue where Olympians could say their 'Trial of the Gods' forgiveness lines after those events
  • Other minor fixes

Quote of the Patch[]

Theseus was remembered, particularly in the works of the Athenian playwrights, as a champion of justice and defender of the oppressed.
~ Crowell's Handbook of Classical Mythology (E. Tripp)

Note: You should see v0.17401 in-game once you have the update.