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Early Access Patch 038 - January 24, 2020

This patch contains various fixes following this week's Long Winter Update. Expect another patch with more localized content and additional changes before we switch focus to our next Major Update.

Infernal Arms, Aspects, & Abilities[]

  • Eternal Spear (Guan Yu): improved hit box while using Deflect effects

Boons & Blessings[]

  • Wave Pounding (Poseidon): damage bonus now correctly applies to your Special as well as Attack
  • Support Fire (Artemis): fixed an issue causing Pom bonuses to scale incorrectly (the first one used gave too much of a benefit, while subsequent ones gave too little)

Fated List of Minor Prophecies[]

  • Fixed God of the Seas requirements to include Wave Pounding (Poseidon)
  • Fixed A Simple Job being completable below the stated requirement

Rod of Fishing[]

  • Fixed an issue causing Fishing Points to appear more often than intended in the Temple of Styx
  • Added cannot-interact feedback on fishing points when they cannot be used (such as during combat)
  • Adjusted positions of some hard-to-reach fishing points
  • Minor fixes to some graphic issues related to fishing

Art & Visual FX[]

  • Further adjustments to visual clarity while poisoned in the Temple of Styx
  • Minor updates to one of the many rugs available from the House Contractor
  • Minor updates to some Demeter visual effects
  • Minor graphical fixes in the House of Hades and Bedchambers
  • Minor graphical improvements to House Contractor screen
  • Minor visual improvements to Eternal Spear (Guan Yu)
  • Minor visual improvements to a pillar destruction animation in Asphodel
  • Minor improvements to one the biome map transitions

Voice & Narrative[]

  • Fixed instances where Dusa could not be gifted for no apparent reason
  • Fixes to narrative scripting to some new events
  • Fixes and tuning to various contextual voice events


  • Added some new localized strings for content added in the Long Winter Update
  • Adjusted some player on-hit effects fighting the Minotaur and Final Boss
  • Removed money sometimes dropping from destructible pillars in Asphodel
  • Added several missing subtitles for Dusa
  • Added work-in-progress presentation when Winter Harvest (Demeter) slays a boss
  • Using Charm effects on Exalted Strongbow now clears their targeting reticle
  • Minor text changes and fixes

Bug Fixes[]

  • Fixed a crash that could occur while inflicting Chill effects on the Bone Hydra
  • Fixed crashes with certain Polish-language text strings
  • Fixed additional cases of being able to use the Rod of Fishing while standing in lava
  • Fixed Mistral Wind (Demeter) sometimes activating Dodge effects
  • Fixed Eternal Spear (Guan Yu) breaking after swapping a Boon affecting your Special
  • Fixed a Boon text issue with Deadly Strike (Artemis) and Deadly Flourish (Artemis) (their Critical chance was higher than the text stated)
  • Fixed incorrect icon for Nourished Soul (Demeter)
  • Fixed several issues where World Smasher (Shield) could be offered with incompatible upgrades
  • Fixed an issue where Brimstones or Snakestones sometimes could be knocked out of bounds
  • Fixed an issue causing life-steal effects to work against ambient shades (they have no life to steal)
  • Fixed being able to dash out of bounds in a certain Tartarus chamber
  • Fixed Daedalus Hammer sometimes appearing as a chamber reward in Styx when not supposed to
  • Fixed a watery sound effect continuing to play unexpectedly after fishing
  • Fixed Court Music items in the House Contractor continually showing as new
  • Fixed several issues with toggling certain House Contractor decorations
  • Fixed a missing hit reaction on certain obstacles when facing the Final Boss
  • Fixed Codex entries with special requirements not unlocking as expected
  • Fixed a display issue in the Fated List while navigating with gamepad should buttons
  • Fixed a graphical issue with Demeter's Aid Greater Call and certain visual effects
  • Fixed a visual effect popping away unexpectedly in the Final Boss encounter
  • Fixed minor collision issues in the House of Hades
  • Many other minor fixes

Quote of the Patch[]

He had eyes like a phoenix's and fine bushy eyebrows like silkworms. His whole appearance was dignified and awe-inspiring. Presently, Liu Bei crossed over, sat down beside him and asked his name. "I am Guan Yu," replied he.'
~ Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Luo Guanzhong; C.H. Brewitt-Taylor translation)

Note: You should see v0.25053 in-game once you have the update.