Patch 029

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Early Access Patch 029 - October 10, 2019

We're thrilled by the rousing response to the Superstar Update!! We're following up with some improvements and fixes based on initial observations and feedback. We'll patch again in the coming days.

Weapons, Aspects, & Powers

+ Raised the max level of the Zagreus Aspect for each weapon to 5

+ Stygian Blade: you can move a bit during the Nova special preattack sequence

+ Heart-Seeking Bow (Hera): reduced spread of Bloodstones from loaded shots + Adamant Rail (Eris): reduced damage bonus after absorbing a Bombard blast + Adamant Rail (Hestia): empowered shot now activates only from a manual reload

Boons & Blessings

+ Quick Reload (Artemis): reduced effectiveness + Nasty Dash (Dionysus): removed minor damage this was doing on impact

+ Eclipse (Chaos): now also boosts Darkness drops from boss foes

Foes & Encounters

+ Soul Catcher: projectiles should be slightly easier to hit

+ The Minotaur: updated some attack timings (he should be slightly more effective)

+ Final Boss: beam attacks should interact with obstacles more reliably; skull ammo objects can now be targeted by more abilities

Level Design & Environments

+ Minor fixes and improvements to some chambers

Art & Visual FX

+ Added unique visuals for each weapon equip spot in the Courtyard to go with each Weapon Aspect

+ Updated textures and visual FX for some Weapon Aspects

+ Added unique menu images for each Weapon Aspect

+ Added visual FX for when your current weapon phases out in some Zagreus animations

+ Additional visual improvements to some Asphodel chambers + Additional presentation improvements when leaving or entering Asphodel chambers

+ Other minor visual fixes and improvements

Menus & UI

+ Added presentation when collecting Bounties

+ In the Pact screen, current Heat is no longer shown in two different places

+ Ambrosia now shown in addition to other resources during escape attempts

+ The 'Slay to Retrieve' hint for lodged Ammo will no longer display on bosses

+ Added custom hint about retrieving ammo while using the Blade's Poseidon Aspect

+ Added unique tutorial objectives in the Courtyard while using certain Weapon Aspects

+ Minor text changes; other minor fixes and improvements

Music & SFX

+ Updated sound effects for certain Weapon Aspects

+ Minor fixes with the new Music Stand

Voice & Narrative

+ Added narrative events with certain characters (including Hades, Orpheus, and Skelly)

+ Added new Zagreus, Hades, and Skelly voice events for various gameplay contexts

+ Added new Storyteller events for successfully clearing runs

+ Updated requirements for some narrative events

+ Fixes and tuning to some contextual voice events

Bug Fixes

+ Fixed several issues causing the Eurydice & Orpheus story subplot to not advance correctly

shadesmile: Fixed collision and blocking issues with the Chaos Shield while using Charged Shot (Daedalus)
shadesmile: Fixed instances where the Spear's Achilles Aspect could be used to escape map boundaries

+ Fixed an issue preventing manual recovery of the Spear's Achilles Aspect Throw special

+ Fixed an issue causing the Rail's Hestia Aspect empowered-shot ability to transfer to other Aspects

+ Fixed interactions between the Rail's Hestia Aspect and Spread Fire (Daedalus)

+ Fixed interactions between the Rail's Hestia Aspect and Explosive Fire (Daedalus)

+ Fixed some visual issues with the Rail's Aspect animations

shadesmile: Fixed Tisiphone's Extreme Measures (Pact) support attacks being active during chamber changes
shadesmile: Fixed lava being blockable with the Chaos Shield
shadesmile: Fixed Final Boss encounter not ending when expected if summoned urns were still present
shadesmile: Fixed a rare crash in the Final Boss encounter
shadesmile: Heat difficulty will reset in older saves that previously could get stuck at high difficulty
shadesmile: Fixed an issue where the Tight Deadline (Pact) timer would expire prematurely in Elysium

+ Fixed an issue causing the Tight Deadline (Pact) timer to remain visible after defeat

shadesmile: Fixed an unbreakable urn in the final chamber of Asphodel

+ Fixed some visual issues with the effect for Evergreen Acorn (Keepsake)

+ Fixed rare performance issues in the Pact screen

+ Fixed various other minor UI issues with the Pact screen

+ Fixed Duo Boons showing up as Legendary in the Pool of Purging

+ Fixed an issue where Infernal Troves requiring Skeleton Keys were not showing a lock indicator

+ Fixed some menu title text being off center

+ Other minor fixes

Quote of the Patch

'Orpheus became so adept at music that his playing and singing charmed wild animals and caused stones and trees to follow him when he wished.'

~Crowell's Handbook of Classical Mythology (E. Tripp)

Note: You should see v0.21873 in-game once you have the update.