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Patch 1
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Early Access Patch 1 - May 16th, 2024

Here's our first patch in Early Access!! We're very grateful for all the feedback so far, which inspired this first set of targeted improvements and fixes. Next, we'll be working on a patch with balance changes and additional improvements based on what we've observed. Thank you for playing!

Note: CommunityFeedback indicates a change inspired by community feedback! (Almost everything in this case...!)

General Gameplay[ | ]

  • CommunityFeedback Your Sprint is innately faster and turning is more responsive; re-scaled abilities that boost this
  • CommunityFeedback You now can Dash out of many attack recovery animations more reliably
  • CommunityFeedback You now can gather from any resource point once you have unlocked the corresponding Gathering Tool; you now can Prioritize any available Tool in the Training Grounds to make its resources appear as often as before, while resources for Tools you do not Prioritize will appear far less often

Altar of Ashes[ | ]

  • CommunityFeedback The Swift Runner: now also makes your Dash immediate (note the faster speed means you are invulnerable for very slightly less time); re-scaled Sprint speed bonus since Sprint is innately faster now

Level Design & Environments[ | ]

  • CommunityFeedback It is easier to Dash across chasms in Oceanus
  • CommunityFeedback Driftwood resources are more common in the Rift of Thessaly

Menus & UI[ | ]

  • CommunityFeedback Using a Well of Charon displays your current Gold without the need to check your Boon Info
  • CommunityFeedback The Grasp Upgrade Tutorial in the Altar of Ashes will repeat if ignored
  • CommunityFeedback Added Patch Notes option to the Main Menu (where you can read this!)

Miscellaneous[ | ]

  • CommunityFeedback Early encounters with Eris are less likely to occur; she also drops something of value...
  • CommunityFeedback Related, if this already occurred, look for a one-time bonus in the Crossroads while Eris is present
  • CommunityFeedback Entries in the Book of Shadows are generally easier to reveal
  • CommunityFeedback You can gift Echo without having to wait around as long after conversing
  • CommunityFeedback Adjusted Animal Familiar upgrades invalidated by the Gathering Tool changes above
  • CommunityFeedback In the Hades Flashback, a hint will eventually play for players who don't realize they are in control
  • CommunityFeedback Improved mouse selection in various cases
  • CommunityFeedback Improved support for some additional controllers
  • Abilities that boost Sprint speed display more-accurate numbers (generally lower than before)
  • Updates and fixes to translations in some languages

Bug Fixes[ | ]

  • CommunityFeedback Fixed several issues with Dark Side (Selene)
  • CommunityFeedback Fixed Sun Worshiper (Apollo) sometimes preventing new foes from spawning
  • CommunityFeedback Fixed Fire Extinguisher (Hestia) not dealing damage as expected
  • CommunityFeedback Fixed Sister Blades Omega Attack not hitting Chronos reliably from certain angles
  • CommunityFeedback Fixed Satyr Hoplites retaining the ability to block while afflicted with Twilight Curse (Selene)
  • CommunityFeedback Fixed various cases of foes sometimes spawning out of bounds
  • CommunityFeedback Fixed camera zoom-in getting stuck vs. Polyphemus in certain situations
  • CommunityFeedback Fixed cases where you could Dash out of bounds in the Crossroads
  • CommunityFeedback Fixed Fishing Pier events in the Crossroads not passing Whiles like other similar events
  • CommunityFeedback Fixed autolock not clearing as expected while using mouse controls
  • CommunityFeedback Fixed keyboard inputs sometimes getting stuck unexpectedly
  • CommunityFeedback Fixed several input issues switching from gamepad to mouse-and-keyboard controls
  • CommunityFeedback Fixed several issues playing in ultrawide resolutions
  • CommunityFeedback Fixed some visual effects vs. Chronos lingering between phases or after the fight
  • CommunityFeedback Fixed a Melinoë voice line repeating unexpectedly around the City of Ephyra Bat Cages
  • CommunityFeedback Fixed various rare crashes
  • CommunityFeedback Fixed several text errors
  • CommunityFeedback Other minor fixes

Quote of the Patch[ | ]

'...now plain to the eye, now shadowy, now shining in the darkness—

all this in unnerving attacks in the gloom of night.'

~ The Orphic Hymns, 71: To Melinoë (Anonymous; A. Athanassakis translation)

Note: You should see v0.91027 (or later) in-game once you have the update.


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