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    Hades II Drops First Patch for Early Access Release

    Includes several new quality-of-life updates.

    Supergiant Games has dropped the first patch for Hades II. The game is currently available for $29.99 via Steam Early Access.

    At The Game Awards 2022, Supergiant Games announced Hades II, following the major success of Hades in years prior. Following the show, the developers confirmed that Hades II is set to be released sometime in Q2 2024 for Steam and Epic Games Store on PC only. Similarly to the original Hades, Hades II will launch first in early access, and the technical test allowed players to test out an early portion of the game. Check out our early impressions of the game here.

    First Update for Hades II Available Now Alongside Patch Notes

    Hades II Story (Hades' Family)

    Supergiant Games has officially dropped the very first post-launch update for Hades II. The patch adjusts several issues within the game based on critiques and early impressions from fans. The patch notes are as follows:

    General Gameplay

    • Your Sprint is innately faster and turning is more responsive; re-scaled abilities that boost this
    • You now can dash out of many attack recovery animations more reliably
    • 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

    • 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 and Environments

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

    Menus and UI

    • Using a Well of Charondisplays your current Gold without the need to check your Boon Info
    • The Grasp Upgrade Tutorial in the Altar of Ashes will repeat if ignored
    • Added Patch Notes option to the Main Menu

    Miscellaneous

    • Early encounters with are Eris less likely to occur; she also drops something of value…
    • Related, if this already occurred, look for a one-time bonus in the Crossroads while Eris is present
    • Entries in the Book of Shadowsare generally easier to reveal
    • You can gift Echo without having to wait around as long after conversing
    • Adjusted Animal Familiar upgrades invalidated by the Gathering Tool changes above
    • In the Hades Flashback, a hint will eventually play for players who don’t realize they are in control
    • Improved mouse selection in various cases
    • 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

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

      Fixed several text errors

    • Other minor fixes

    Lastly, Hades II is available now via Steam Early Access.

    Saras Rajpal
    Saras Rajpal
    Saras is a passionate creative writer, with a love for immersive sims, superhero games, and Persona. He is currently writing a thesis about Persona 5 and is pursuing a career as a full-time writer.

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