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Early Access Patch 033 - December 6, 2019 (Happy Birthday, HADES!)

This patch builds on our recent Welcome to Hell Update with new balance changes, additional story content, and for the first time... multi-language support!! It's a lovely time of year in the Underworld!


  • Localization: added first-pass text translations in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese!! We also have Polish coming soon.
Additional details:
  1. To set the game's language, go to Options > Languages in the Main Menu.
  2. We are just beginning to localize this game! Not all translations are fully up to date.
  3. Stay tuned for more information about how you can contribute to localization as part of Early Access.

Infernal Arms, Aspects, & Abilities[]

  • Stygian Blade (Nemesis): reduced critical chance; adjusted scaling per rank
  • Heart-Seeking Bow (Zagreus): increased critical chance
  • Heart-Seeking Bow (Chiron): reduced max shots per Special

Boons & Blessings[]

  • Heaven's Vengeance (Zeus): normalized damage (to be generally greater than before)
  • Typhoon's Fury (Poseidon): increased power level; adjusted power scaling from improved rarity
  • Poseidon's Aid: increased damage
  • Blinding Flash (Athena): reduced power scaling from improved rarity
  • Dying Lament (Aphrodite): increased damage
  • Curse of Vengeance (Ares): increased damage; adjusted power scaling from improved rarity
  • After Party (Dionysus): increased healing effect
  • Premium Vintage (Dionysus): drops upgraded Nectar if you have the right Contractor Renovation
  • Black Out (Dionysus): fixed an issue preventing its damage bonus from applying reliably
  • Merciful End (Athena x Ares): no longer upgradeable using Poms
  • Roiling (Chaos): now only affects standard encounters (it no longer adds foes to mini-boss encounters)

Daedalus Hammer Upgrades[]

  • Relentless Barrage (Bow): now adds a flat bonus of additional shots (instead of a percent increase)
  • Charged Shot (Shield): increased damage

Foes & Encounters[]

  • Survival encounters can no longer have both elite foes and standard foes of the same type
  • Splitter: Deflect effects now work correctly against their split-up projectiles
  • Bone Hydra: improved target tracking for its wave-shooting heads
  • Soul-Catcher (Elite): reduced number added by Middle Management (Pact)
  • The Minotaur: updated some attack timings under the effects of Extreme Measures (Pact)...
  • Temple of Styx: Daedalus Hammers no longer offered as rewards for the clearing mini-boss chambers
  • Final Boss: improved pathfinding in some corners of the environment

Keepsakes & Items[]

  • Pierced Butterfly (Thanatos): slightly reduced damage scaling
  • Cyclops Jerky (Well): increased power level; reduced cost
  • Cyclops Jerky Select (Fallen Hero): slightly increased power level

Pact of Punishment[]

  • Middle Management: increased Heat
  • Extreme Measures: increased Heat for ranks 2 and 3
  • Tight Deadline: countdown now pauses during Thanatos encounters (DEADline, get it??)

Level Design & Environments[]

  • Minor fixes and improvements to some chambers

Art & Visual FX[]

  • Added a unique icon for the Boon effect while using God Mode
  • Updated textures for the Wretched Thug (this was in the previous patch but not previously noted)
  • Other minor improvements

Menus & UI[]

  • You can use the Interact command as a shortcut to proceed through the Pact screen

Voice & Narrative[]

  • Added several new narrative events, mostly for Achilles
  • Added 100+ more contextual voice lines in a variety of contexts related to our latest updated
  • Added an Inspect Point to a chamber in the Temple of Styx
  • Updated several older narrative events with Lord Hades, Achilles, Nyx, and Skelly
  • Minor fixes and improvements to some narrative events and contextual voice lines


  • Asphodel transit barges no longer appear at entrance points you did not use
  • Added last-hit presentation to The Minotaur and Final Boss encounters
  • Spectators in the final chamber in Elysium no longer emote as vigorously
  • Added some missing subtitles for Thanatos
  • Minor text changes

Bug Fixes[]

  • Fixed a rare crash caused by Charon responding to some voice lines
  • Fixed some narrative events not displaying correctly vs. the Fury Sisters using Extreme Measures (Pact)
  • Fixed music sometimes stopping unexpectedly in the Temple of Styx
  • Fixed several issues with toggling God Mode
  • Fixed Theseus not gaining his shield effects correctly under Extreme Measures (Pact)
  • Fixed Legendary Keepsake inactive presentation occurring in the House of Hades
  • Fixed Chaos Gates not appearing in a certain Asphodel chamber despite using Light of Ixion (Well)
  • Fixed some issues with the clear conditions for Chthonic Colleagues (Fated List)
  • Fixed some Chaos Boons not showing Fated List Prophecy hints in the choice menu
  • Fixed a minor UI issue that could occur from the effects of Boiling Blood (Mirror)
  • Fixed a presentation issue in the first chamber of Elysium
  • Fixed various minor visual issues in some chambers
  • Other minor fixes

Quote of the Patch[]

Some writers identify three of [the Erinyes], whom they name Alecto, Tisiphone, and Megaera, but they are usually neither named nor counted. They were described by Aeschylus as frighteningly hideous, but were seldom shown so in art.
~ Crowell's Handbook of Classical Mythology (E. Tripp)

Note: You should see v0.23759 in-game once you have the update.