We are beyond excited to announce we have completed the Early Access development of our god-like rogue-like dungeon crawler, Hades, and officially launched v1.0 of the game! Hades is out right now on Nintendo Switch, as well as Steam and the Epic Games Store. Whether you're one of more than 700,000 players who've joined us in Early Access or just now delving in, we hope you have a wonderful time exploring everything the Underworld has to offer.

About the v1.0 Launch Update

Returning players will find that our v1.0 Launch Update is brimming with exciting new additions and improvements, including the true ending of the story, new events for the game's 30 fully voiced characters, five stunning new pieces of music, a new weapon variant in the hidden aspect of the Twin Fists, an all-new variant of the final boss fight, new late-game unlockables, and more!

On top of that, scores of audiovisual improvements, fixes, and other enhancements ensure Hades is now bigger and better than ever.

Patch Notes & Discord

Full patch notes are available here, in the game client, and our official Discord, where you can join a welcoming community of Hades players and Supergiant fans. Also, just in case you like your patch notes recited via a disembodied storyteller, we of course have that for you as well:

About the Hades Original Soundtrack

To accompany our v1.0 Launch, we're pleased to offer the complete Hades Original Soundtrack, featuring two and a half hours of stunning music created for the game by our composer and audio director, Darren Korb.

Even if you've heard the blood-pumping tracks we've released thus far in Early Access, we can confidently say we've saved some of the best for last in this full release! Look for the soundtrack in digital formats, as well as on vinyl or compact disc.

About the Game

Hades combines the best aspects of our critically acclaimed titles, including the fast-paced action of Bastion, the rich atmosphere and depth of Transistor, and the character-driven storytelling of Pyre.

As the immortal Prince of the Underworld, you'll wield the powers and mythic weapons of Olympus to break free from the clutches of the god of the dead himself, while growing stronger and unraveling more of the story with each unique escape attempt. We designed Hades for Early Access from the ground up to see just what we could create in partnership with our community. After three years in development, the result is by far the biggest, most feature-rich game we've ever made. We hope it captures your imagination right away with its fast-paced action and detailed world, and keeps you discovering new events and possibilities for dozens or even hundreds of hours. For more information, visit the Hades FAQ on our web site.

What's Next?

We put everything we've got into v1.0 of Hades! As always around our game launches or Major Updates, we'll be monitoring this launch closely to ensure it's as problem-free as possible for all players, deploying patches as needed to address any issues. Once we're sure things are in a good spot, our small team will be taking a break to recharge, and plan what's next. Looking further ahead to 2021 and beyond, we'll be excited to say more about what's in store for us just as soon as we're ready.

Thank You!!

Hades was made possible through the 10+ years of experience we've gained working together as a team, and the generous support and enthusiastic feedback provided by our player community during the course of development. Thanks to you, this game grew bigger than we ever expected, and we loved creating it in every detail.

September 17th, 2020

Hades: Latest Updates

Note: πŸ“’ indicates a change inspired by community feedback! Our latest patch notes are below:
Post-Launch Patch - October 27, 2020

This small patch contains assorted balance changes, fixes, and improvements, following our v1.0 Launch Update. We should have another patch in the coming weeks. Thanks very much for playing!!


Infernal Arms, Aspects, & Abilities

β€’ Eternal Spear (Guan Yu Aspect): increased attack damage; improved attack input buffering (you now can Dash between strikes)
πŸ“’ Twin Fists (Talos Aspect): increased duration of Magnetized effect
πŸ“’ Twin Fists (Gilgamesh Aspect): improved input buffering after Dash-Strike
β€’ Adamant Rail (Lucifer Aspect): increased Bombard special bomb travel speed and detonation speed


Boons & Blessings

β€’ Thunder Dash (Zeus): increased scaling from Poms
β€’ Second Wave (Poseidon): adjusted requirements for this to be offered
β€’ Parting Shot (Athena x Aphrodite): no longer offered while using the Shield's Beowulf Aspect
β€’ Calculated Risk (Athena x Dionysus): increased power level
β€’ Crush Shot (Aphrodite): increased scaling from Poms
β€’ Passion Dash (Aphrodite): increased area of effect and scaling from Poms


Daedalus Hammer Upgrades

β€’ Dash Nova (Blade): now offered while using Aspect of Arthur
β€’ Twin Shot (Bow): reduced penalty to max. range
πŸ“’ Draining Cutter (Fists): life-drain effect now activates from Aspect of Gilgamesh Maim damage
β€’ Heavy Knuckle (Fists): increased damage


Foes & Encounters

β€’ 'Trial of the Gods': slightly reduced encounter difficulty in Tartarus
β€’ Wretched Thug: slightly reduced appearance rate
πŸ“’ Theseus: improved hitbox of his Zeus lightning enchantment on his spear throw


Voice & Narrative

β€’ Adjusted requirements for several miscellaneous Hermes events that were never playing
πŸ“’ Minor fixes, changes, and improvements to various narrative events


Miscellaneous

β€’ Steam: Added choice of rendering configurations when starting the game, including a new Vulkan renderer option, which may lead to better performance and stability on some systems (you can also run this version of Hades.exe directly from the x64Vk folder in your install directory)
πŸ“’ Slightly increased chance to find Fishing Points in Chaos
πŸ“’ Adjusted timing of when gameplay timer pauses while opening the Codex


Bug Fixes

πŸ“’ Fixed various additional crashes reported by players
πŸ“’ Fixed A Friendly Wager (Fated List) prophecy not being fulfilled when expected
πŸ“’ Fixed sometimes being able to queue two empowered shots using the Rail's Hestia Aspect
πŸ“’ Fixed Deadly Flourish (Artemis) negating the Critical chance of Vicious Skewer (Daedalus - Spear)
πŸ“’ Fixed incorrect damage text on the description for Heart Rend (Artemis x Aphrodite)
πŸ“’ Fixed an inconsistency in the requirements for being offered Minotaur Rush (Daedalus - Shield) and Sudden Rush (Daedalus - Shield)
πŸ“’ Fixed rare issues on older save files preventing players from gifting certain characters in certain cases
πŸ“’ Fixed a camera issue interacting with the Bat Cage, All-Seeing in the House of Hades
πŸ“’ Fixed instances where Fishing Points could appear when you did not have the Rod of Fishing
β€’ Fixed a minor animation issue when Bloodless foes started moving after attacking
β€’ Other minor fixes


Quote of the Patch

Espous'd in Autumn: life and death alone to wretched mortals from thy power is known:
For thine the task according to thy will, life to produce, and all that lives to kill.
~The Hymns of Orpheus - "To Proserpine (Persephone)" (T. Taylor translation)


Post-Launch Patch - October 13, 2020

This patch contains additional improvements, balance changes, voice lines, and fixes following our v1.0 Launch Update. We expect to deploy another patch in the coming weeks. Thank you for playing!!


Boons & Blessings

β€’ Lightning Reflexes (Zeus): improved scaling from Poms
β€’ Hydraulic Might (Poseidon): increased power scaling at Heroic rarity
β€’ Huge Catch (Poseidon): Conch Shell Keepsake now works as a prerequisite for this to be offered
β€’ Clean Kill (Artemis): improved scaling from Poms


Infernal Arms, Aspects, & Abilities

β€’ Heart-Seeking Bow: reduced damage of Volley special (it retains other improvements from the v1.0 update)
β€’ Heart-Seeking Bow (Chiron Aspect): increased arrows from Volley special (offsetting the change above)
β€’ Heart-Seeking Bow (Hera Aspect): additional improvements to interaction with Crush Shot (Aphrodite)
β€’ Twin Fists (Talos Aspect): increased Magnetized damage bonus


Daedalus Hammer Upgrades

β€’ Dash Nova (Blade): increased Sturdy effect duration
β€’ Charged Volley (Bow): increased power level (offsetting the Volley change above)
β€’ Sniper Shot (Bow): increased size of effective area
β€’ Flaring Spin (Spear): increased damage of pulse effect


Foes & Encounters

β€’ 'Trial of the Gods': increased encounter difficulty in Elysium
β€’ Minor adjustments to foe appearance rates in Tartarus


Mirror of Night

β€’ Fiery Presence: fixed damage bonus not working correctly; adjusted bonus to compensate


House Contractor

β€’ Added Theme, Infinite and Theme, Sonorous, two new late-game decorative themes that spruce up the Boon Info screen and Victory screen (there now are eight unlockable themes in total)


Fated List of Minor Prophecies

πŸ“’ Added a new Prophecy after the true ending, on the path to the epilogue


Art & Visual FX

β€’ Lord Hades' luxurious mane and moustache now animate as well they ought in certain contexts
β€’ Bloodless foes now have a start-moving animation
β€’ Minor visual fixes and improvements to some chambers


Voice & Narrative

πŸ“’ Thanatos should make his very first appearance more reliably (once you have met the requirements)
πŸ“’ Achilles should grant the Codex more reliably early on
β€’ Added more Charon voice lines for miscellaneous interactions with him
β€’ Added more Asterius voice lines when entering his chamber
β€’ Added more Zagreus voice lines in certain contexts; and a new late-game conversation with Achilles
β€’ Added a new Inspect Point after the epilogue
β€’ Nyx should be more inclined to greet you on approach
β€’ Dusa has a wider variety of remarks when startled
β€’ Fixed issues preventing some repeatable Zeus and Athena dialogue events from playing
β€’ Fixed Zagreus no longer sometimes calling out different types of foes by name in encounters
β€’ Minor fixes, changes, and improvements to various narrative events


Miscellaneous

β€’ Various updates and improvements to translated content. Cheers to our heroic Community Translators!!
β€’ Adjusted animation and presentation after a successful escape attempt after the true ending
β€’ Added several names to Community Contributors and Special Thanks in the Credits
πŸ“’ Various minor performance optimizations
πŸ“’ Various minor text changes and fixes


Bug Fixes

πŸ“’ Fixed various additional crashes reported by players
πŸ“’ Fixed Mouse Lock not always working properly with multi-display setups
πŸ“’ Fixed Sundial, Imported sometimes not appearing as expected from the House Contractor
πŸ“’ Fixed additional cases of Codex Index screen displaying incorrect requirements for Boons
πŸ“’ Fixed Decorative Themes causing too many 'new inventory' notifications from the House Contractor
πŸ“’ Fixed Well Stocked (Achievement) sometimes not unlocking correctly
πŸ“’ Fixed Back to Work (Achievement) sometimes not unlocking in the correct chamber
πŸ“’ Fixed cases where you could give gifts to Thanatos after he had already shifted away
πŸ“’ Fixed cases where you could not interact with Thanatos in the House of Hades
πŸ“’ Fixed Orpheus sometimes switching songs when you moved between House of Hades chambers
πŸ“’ Fixed effect of Divine Protection (Athena) being visible during a key story scene
πŸ“’ Fixed Dusa sometimes embarrassingly getting stuck while flying away in embarrassment
β€’ Other minor fixes


Quote of the Patch

'Night bore hateful Doom and dark Fate and Death, she bore Sleep, she bore the tribe of Dreams.'
~Theogony (Hesiod; M. L. West translation)


Post-Launch Patch - October 2, 2020

We are humbled by and grateful for the amazing response to our v1.0 Launch Update. While our Early Access development is now complete, expect several follow-up patches such as this one to shore up any remaining issues. Thank you very much for playing.


Infernal Arms, Aspects, & Abilities

πŸ“’ Heart-Seeking Bow (Hera Aspect): fixed certain interactions with Crush Shot (Aphrodite)
πŸ“’ Adamant Rail (Hestia Aspect): fixed instances where empowered shots could fire successively


Boons & Blessings

β€’ Merciful End (Athena x Ares): combo effect can no longer activate multiple times from a single instance of the Doom Status Curse


Foes & Encounters

πŸ“’ Wringers no longer appear in Survival encounters
β€’ Theseus and The Minotaur: fixed issues with their alternate late-game tag-team maneuver
β€’ Hidden Boss: fixed an issue preventing pillars from collapsing between phases as intended


Level Design & Environments

β€’ Minor fixes and improvements to several chambers


Music & SFX

πŸ“’ Updated timing of music-ducking during voiceover (music should remain soft during gaps in speech)
β€’ Other minor changes, fixes, and mix improvements


Voice & Narrative

β€’ An early event where Achilles grants the Codex should occur more reliably
β€’ Minor changes and improvements to various narrative events


Miscellaneous

πŸ“’ Added launch option UseSideBarArt (set to false if you prefer black bars in ultrawide resolutions)
πŸ“’ The third of Skelly's unlockable prizes now sparkles as well it ought
β€’ You can no longer use Fishing Points in Survival encounters before the encounters begin
β€’ Improved aim preview intersections around some obstacles
β€’ Updated text size in some non-English languages in certain contexts
β€’ The backing for floating text messages should align better with the text in certain cases
β€’ Various minor performance optimizations


Bug Fixes

β€’ Fixed Bouldy gifting interactions repeating more often than intended (there are a bunch...)
β€’ Fixed Good Riddance not unlocking correctly from the House Contractor
πŸ“’ Fixed unintended Eurydice events sometimes occurring after completing her subplot
πŸ“’ Fixed Orpheus sometimes changing songs after re-entering the House of Hades main hall
β€’ Fixed the Final Boss reusing a certain ability while under Extreme Measures (Pact)
β€’ Fixed Thanatos area attack activating the player's revenge Boons
πŸ“’ Fixed Thanatos being invisible during certain specific story interactions
πŸ“’ Fixed various Achievements not unlocking as expected
πŸ“’ Fixed Dusa sometimes remaining visible after flying off
πŸ“’ Fixed Lord Hades using the wrong animation in certain late-game scenes
πŸ“’ Fixed a specific case where the Administrative Chamber could be unexpectedly inaccessible
β€’ Fixed Dark Thirst looping sound stacking when successively equipping the imbued weapon
β€’ Fixed Aspect of Beowulf causing Cast to function in the House (no fighting in the House!)
πŸ“’ Fixed incorrect requirements in the Codex Index for Scintillating Feast (Zeus x Dionysus)
πŸ“’ Fixed incorrect requirements in the Codex Index for Thunder Flare (Zeus)
πŸ“’ Fixed incorrect requirements in the Codex Index for Curse of Nausea (Ares x Dionysus)
πŸ“’ Fixed incorrect requirements in the Codex Index for Defiance (Chaos)
β€’ Fixed some visual issues with Chill effects from Demeter Boons
β€’ Fixed minor formatting issues in the Keepsakes Screen
β€’ Other minor fixes


Quote of the Patch

'My son, my son, the unluckiest man alive!
This is no deception sent by Queen Persephone,
this is just the way of mortals when we die.'
~The Odyssey (Homer; R. Fagles translation)


Patch 048: The v1.0 LAUNCH Update - September 17, 2020

At long last, our v1.0 Launch has arrived!! The true ending awaits, along with much, much more. This marks the conclusion of our development in Early Access, though we will be monitoring this launch closely and patching any issues that arise. To all of you who joined us during development, thank you!


Highlights

β€’ The True Ending: discover what awaits Prince Zagreus at the end of his journey
β€’ New Hidden Aspect: harness the unsurpassed fury of the Twin Fists in the aspect of an ancient god-king
β€’ Extremer Measures: can you withstand the full unbridled power of the Final Boss?
β€’ New Late-Game Unlockables: assert your status with new decorative themes and prestigious badges
β€’ New Keepsakes: get not one but two powerful, new Keepsakes... but from whom?
β€’ New Music: listen for five stunning new tracks, rounding out 2.5 hours of original music
β€’ New Artwork: new visual effects, renovated chambers, and updated animations abound
β€’ Expanded Story: new narrative events with every character, and thousands of new voice lines


Achievements

β€’ Added nearly 50 Achievements! Note: You may earn certain Achievements once you load your game, based on past progress. Fear not, it isn't possible to have played past the point where you can unlock any Achievement. Ones not awarded retroactively should be reasonable to earn (e.g. clearing Tartarus).


General Gameplay

πŸ“’ Increased Darkness rewards when vanquishing Bosses
πŸ“’ Increased Darkness and Gemstone rewards from Elite encounters
β€’ You may receive a large surplus of Darkness, as a refund from adjusted Mirror of Night costs for Fated Authority and Fated Persuasion


Infernal Arms, Aspects, & Abilities

β€’ Stygian Blade: adjusted Dash-Strike recovery and input buffering
β€’ Stygian Blade (Zagreus Aspect): now increases move speed and Attack speed (rather than Dash distance)
πŸ“’ Heart-Seeking Bow: increased Attack and Special damage; reduced Attack and Special recovery time
β€’ Heart-Seeking Bow (Rama Aspect): reduced Attack charge-up time (it is faster); fixed an interaction between Shared Suffering effect and Breaking Wave (Poseidon)
β€’ Twin Fists (Zagreus Aspect): removed increase to attack speed (this was only affecting the first punch...)
β€’ Shield of Chaos (Chaos Aspect): updated behavior of bonus Shields from Throw special
β€’ Shield of Chaos (Zeus Aspect): increased damage radius of Throw special
β€’ Twin Fists (Hidden Aspect): new! Seek Asterius to reveal it (unlock Guan Yu and Fist aspects first)
β€’ Adamant Rail (Eris Aspect): increased damage bonus
β€’ Adamant Rail (Hestia Aspect): now easier to manually reload after firing
β€’ Adamant Rail (L------ Aspect): Bombs no longer block pathing


Boons & Blessings

β€’ Thunder Dash (Zeus): improved scaling from rarity
β€’ Electric Shot (Zeus): reduced scaling from Poms
β€’ Zeus' Aid: reduced damage
β€’ Lightning Rod (Zeus x Artemis): significantly increased attack range; increased attack rate
β€’ Razor Shoals (Poseidon): increased damage
β€’ Wave Pounding (Poseidon): increased damage bonus
β€’ Hydraulic Might (Poseidon): reduced damage bonus; increased duration; fixed when effect begins in encounters that do not start right away
β€’ Sunken Treasure (Poseidon): fixed scaling from rarity not working correctly
β€’ Parting Shot (Athena x Aphrodite): increased damage bonus
β€’ Merciful End (Athena x Ares): adjusted requirements for this to be offered; slightly reduced damage
β€’ Deadly Reversal (Athena x Artemis): adjusted requirements for this to be offered
β€’ Crush Shot (Aphrodite): reduced scaling from Poms
β€’ Urge to Kill (Ares): increased power level
β€’ Dire Misfortune (Ares): improved scaling from rarity
β€’ Curse of Vengeance (Ares): improved scaling from Poms
β€’ Blood Frenzy (Ares): increased power level
β€’ Slicing Shot (Ares): increased damage; reduced rate-of-attack to compensate
β€’ Blade Dash (Ares): increased damage; reduced rate-of-attack to compensate
β€’ Vicious Cycle (Ares): increased damage (to compensate for the previous changes)
β€’ Freezing Vortex (Ares x Demeter): reduced penalty to damage radius
β€’ Hunter's Dash (Artemis): reduced scaling from rarity
β€’ Fully Loaded (Artemis): adjusted requirements for this to be offered
β€’ Black Out (Dionysus): adjusted requirements for this to be offered
β€’ Demeter's Aid: reduced scaling from Poms
β€’ Swift Strike (Hermes): fixed an issue where this did not affect the third strike from the Stygian Blade
β€’ Greater Evasion (Hermes): reduced power level
β€’ Hyper Dash (Hermes): reduced scaling from rarity
β€’ Bad News (Hermes): adjusted requirements for this to be offered


Daedalus Hammer Upgrades

β€’ Rending Claws (Fists - Hidden Aspect): new! Dash-Upper makes foes slower and take more damage
β€’ Snap Nova (Blade): cut from game; replaced with...
β€’ Dash Nova (Blade): new! Lunge forward during your Special and briefly become Sturdy
β€’ Piercing Wave (Blade): increased damage
β€’ Perfect Shot (Bow): increased damage
β€’ Charged Volley (Bow): increased damage
β€’ Serrated Point (Spear): slightly increased Dash distance penalty
β€’ Quake Cutter (Fists): increased damage; now applies Boon effects
πŸ“’ Hazard Bomb (Rail): increased damage


Foes & Encounters

β€’ Fixed Thanatos sometimes showing up too frequently in Tartarus (as a result of using Infernal Gates)
β€’ Increased falling rubble damage to foes
β€’ Increased maximum money value earned from slaying foes in Survival encounters
β€’ Increased Darkness given by Sisyphus
β€’ Slightly reduced Well of Charon appearance rate
β€’ Slightly reduced Infernal Trove appearance rate; increased resource reduction speed
β€’ Reduced damage Bosses take from using Deflect effects against them
β€’ Wringer: significantly increased speed of Elite version
β€’ Tisiphone: this battle now has one fewer phases
β€’ Slam-Dancer: now has a death weapon similar to the Burn-Flinger
β€’ Spreader: reduced appearance rate of Elite version
β€’ Gorgon: increased sight radius
β€’ Dracon: increased sight radius
β€’ Skull-Crusher: adjusted hitbox of its nova attack under the effect of Middle Management (Pact)
β€’ Asphodel Barge of Death: added alternate encounter under the effects of Middle Management (Pact)
β€’ Flame Wheels: reduced explosive radius; reduced appearance rate of Elite variant
β€’ Splitter: Elite variant now fires several splitting shots at once; reduced appearance rate
β€’ Exalted Longspear: attack reduced to a single strike; Elite strikes three times successively
β€’ Soul Catcher: increased health
πŸ“’ The Minotaur: whirlwind attack telegraphs more distinctly while under Extreme Measures (Pact)
β€’ Theseus: each Olympian's aid also imbues his spear with special properties
β€’ Theseus and The Minotaur: they have learned a new tag-team maneuver (once you reach a certain point...)
β€’ Final Boss: added variant of this battle while under Extreme Measures (Pact); no longer susceptible to Charm effects during beam attacks; summoned urns now easier to target using mouse controls; Deflect effects now cause ranged projectiles to drop rather than destroying them
β€’ Optional Boss: fixed Deflect effects causing Backstab damage


Mirror of Night

β€’ Thick Skin: increased Darkness cost
β€’ Fiery Presence: increased power level
β€’ Privileged Status: increased Darkness cost
β€’ Abyssal Blood: fixed issues preventing this from working as described
β€’ Dark Foresight: fixed issues that made this less effective than described
β€’ Fated Authority: reduced max. rank; significantly reduced cost (invested Darkness will be refunded)
β€’ Fated Persuasion: significantly reduced cost (invested Darkness will be refunded)


Keepsakes

β€’ Added not one but two new Keepsakes to discover
πŸ“’ Companion Fidi (Dusa): increased duration before summoned companion departs
β€’ Companion Shady (Sisyphus): removed variance in dropped rewards


Pact of Punishment

πŸ“’ Extreme Measures: increased Heat for third rank; added fourth rank (requires a certain Contractor item)
πŸ“’ Benefits Package: capped Savior Perk invulnerability rate; reduced spawns from Popper Perk
β€’ Tight Deadline: your time no longer resets between regions; clearing regions adds more time


House Contractor

β€’ Adjusted costs of various items (costs are lower, for the most part)
β€’ Codex Index: new! Lets you view each Olympian's Boon List (while browsing the Codex or choosing Boons)
πŸ“’ Vanquisher's Keep: new! Earn bonus Gemstones from vanquishing Underworld bosses
β€’ Extremer Measures: new! Unlock this brutal variant of the Final Boss (once you reach a certain point)
β€’ Decorative Themes: new! Revealed in the late-game, these 6 different themes alter the look of the UI
πŸ“’ Once purchased, you can now deactivate Shortcut, Great Hall


Resources Director

β€’ new! Revealed in the late-game, this shade lets you trade excess resources for a fancy Badge! These are cosmetic decorations for your Life Total UI.


Fated List of Minor Prophecies

β€’ The Reluctant Musician: new! Release Orpheus from solitary confinement (if you haven't already met him)
β€’ Power Without Equal: Discover all Legendary Boons
β€’ The God-Like King: new! Bring the Fists' Hidden Aspect to the surface
β€’ F----- R------: new! Complete the epilogue of the story
πŸ“’ Increased Gemstone rewards for many prophecies
β€’ Slightly reduced rewards for fulfilling the prophecy for each hidden Aspect


Permanent Record & Security Log

πŸ“’ The Permanent Record now shows Clears, Best Time, and Best Heat for everything
πŸ“’ You now can press and hold to rapidly scroll through Security Log escape attempts


Level Design & Environments

β€’ Added new environments related to the true ending...
β€’ You now can enter the locked chamber in the House of Hades (under certain conditions)
β€’ Adjusted camera height in some chambers
β€’ Fixed Zagreus appearing at incorrect scale in several chambers
β€’ Other minor fixes and improvements to various chambers


Art & Visual FX

β€’ Updated main menu art, animations, and logo
β€’ Updated Zagreus animation when jumping down at the start of an escape attempt
β€’ Updated Zagreus animation when he is defeated
β€’ Updated several Zagreus animations using the Stygian Blade
β€’ Updated textures and animations for Lord Hades while toiling in the House
β€’ Updated Orpheus character model (specifically, his lyre)
β€’ Updated artwork in inter-region chambers
β€’ Updated artwork in an early chamber in Tartarus, as well as the opening chamber
β€’ Updated artwork in the fountain chamber in Elysium
β€’ Updated artwork in the Asphodel Barge of Death
β€’ Updated textures for various foes in Tartarus
β€’ Updated firing effects for Witches
β€’ Updated death animation for Wretched Sneak
β€’ Updated Bone Hydra neck and base art and visual effects
β€’ Updated look of Wave-Maker projectiles (and similar effects)
β€’ Updated Dracon visual effects while burrowing
β€’ Updated textures for Satyrs
β€’ Updated Tiny Vermin death presentation
β€’ Updated Final Boss visual effects
β€’ Updated visual effect when Achilles and Orpheus leave the scene in certain events
β€’ Updated on-hit animations for Exalted
β€’ Updated Theseus pre-fight animations
πŸ“’ Updated visual effect for Fishing Points, making them easier to spot
β€’ Updated visual effects on Flame Wheels
β€’ Updated phase-in animation for Megagorgon
β€’ Updated visual effects for Punishing Sweep effect using Spear (Hades Aspect)
β€’ Updated icon for Bone Hourglass (Charon)
β€’ Updated visual effects for bonus shields using Shield (Chaos Aspect)
β€’ Updated visual effects for Magnetic curse using Fists (Talos Aspect)
β€’ Added visual effect when foes are struck by Charm effects
β€’ Added visual effects for Power Shot-style abilities granted by Daedalus Hammers
πŸ“’ Added visual effects for when foes' projectiles are hit using Deflect effects
πŸ“’ Added visual effect for Billowing Strength (Zeus)
πŸ“’ Added distinct effects for Broken Spearpoint (Fallen Warrior) and Divine Protection (Athena)
β€’ Added distinct visuals to locked exits in inter-region chambers
β€’ Minor updates to several images in the Codex
β€’ Many other visual fixes and improvements


Menus & UI

β€’ Updated look of floating text messages in most in-game contexts
β€’ Updated look of the Controls screen
β€’ Updated look of timer while using Tight Deadline (Pact)
β€’ Updated look of sidebar art while playing in ultrawide resolutions
β€’ Updated icons in the biome map travel sequence
β€’ Updated presentation when maxing out a Talent in the Mirror of Night
β€’ Updated presentation when entering the Temple of Styx main hall for the first time
β€’ Updated look of damage preview using the Rail's Bombard special
β€’ Updated look of various button prompts
β€’ Slightly increased text sizes in various contexts for improved readability
β€’ Improved menu navigation using controller input
β€’ Opening the Codex no longer requires pressing and holding the command
β€’ Version number no longer appears onscreen during gameplay (only in the main menu)
πŸ“’ Various fixes to Bloodstone ammo indicators using Aspect of Hera and Aspect of Beowulf
β€’ Unified look of Side Hustle (Hermes) and Golden Touch (Mirror) text
β€’ Fixed various formatting and text spillover issues in some languages
β€’ Other minor fixes, changes, and improvements


Music & SFX

β€’ Added five new music tracks! Listen for them in Asphodel, Elysium, and beyond...
β€’ Added sound effects for Fists' Hidden Aspect
β€’ Added sound effects for Rare Crop (Demeter) activating
β€’ Updated sound effects for various Final Boss attacks
πŸ“’ Reverb in the House of Hades gradually dampens as you fill the place with House Contractor items
πŸ“’ Weapon charge-up sounds pitch faster or slower based on the charge duration
β€’ Updated ambient sounds on the Asphodel Barge of Death
β€’ Updated combat emotes for the Minotaur
β€’ Updated sound effects on explosive upgrades from Daedalus Hammers
β€’ Updated sound effects for Voidstone invulnerability pulse
β€’ Updated sound effects entering Chaos Gates
β€’ Updated impact sounds using Electric Shot (Zeus) and Shield (Zeus Aspect)
β€’ Updated sound effects when fulfilling prophecies related to Hidden Aspects
β€’ Updated footstep sound effects while walking on various rugs
β€’ Other minor changes, fixes, and mix improvements


Voice & Narrative

β€’ Added one last new character to meet...
β€’ Added many new narrative events, with some for every character (with more than 3,000 new voice lines!)
β€’ Added many new Zagreus voice lines to various contexts for additional variety
β€’ Added Zagreus voice lines to some contexts (e.g. seeing a Kiss of Styx you can't afford in a Well of Charon)
β€’ Added Codex entries for Zagreus, a new location, and more
β€’ Added new Remembrance sequences (when Lord Hades appears at the start of some escape attempts)
β€’ Added a number of new Inspect Points to various locations
β€’ Added alternate portraits for a couple of characters
πŸ“’ Updated requirements and priority for various character subplots (these should advance more reliably)
πŸ“’ Updated requirements and other minor changes and improvements to various narrative events
πŸ“’ Fixed Theseus and the Minotaur sometimes lamenting one another's demise while already dead
β€’ Updated various older voice lines
β€’ The second flashback sequence can now occur several escape attempts earlier
β€’ Lord Hades will eventually take a brief recess from judging shades (then begin again...)
β€’ You now can listen to many conversations between other characters from farther away
β€’ Sometimes, Hypnos will be awake and ready to greet you as per his job description
β€’ The Wretched Broker and Megaera react to being the Featured Houseservant
β€’ Added several missing subtitles
β€’ Fixes and tuning to various contextual voice events


Miscellaneous

β€’ Integrated additional technical optimizations that should improve performance for some players
β€’ All text should be fully translated in all languages! To our vigilant Community Translators, thank you!!
β€’ Removed Development Roadmap, now that we have exited Early Access and launched v1.0
β€’ Added support for Cloud Saves (Epic Games Store version)
β€’ Added stickers for each character to the Keepsakes Screen (once you have forged a bond with them)
β€’ Added objective hints for revealing Weapon Aspects for the first time
β€’ Updated presentation when unlocking a character's Affinity Gauge
β€’ Updated presentation when forging bonds with each character
β€’ Updated presentation when revealing Weapon Aspects for the first time
β€’ Updated ordering of Keepsakes in the Keepsakes Screen (now that all of them are implemented)
β€’ Updated text position during Death Defiance presentation
β€’ Clarified text on Boons and Upgrades that affect base damage (as opposed to adding damage bonuses)
β€’ Adjusted size of Bone-Raker relative to other Bloodless
πŸ“’ You now can select the Mouse Wheel when remapping controls
πŸ“’ The sound effect for Fishing Points plays slightly sooner after encounters
β€’ Slightly reduced frequency of crowd reactions in the final chamber in Elysium
β€’ The Featured Houseservant Board in the House of Hades starts off looking bare-bones...
β€’ You now can no longer fish in Thanatos encounters before he appears
β€’ The Supportive Shade in the final chamber in Elysium now emotes when addressed by Zagreus
β€’ Removed occasional 'Perfect Landing' text when beginning escape attempts
β€’ Added more variety to messages when circumventing Cerberus in the Temple of Styx
β€’ In the House Contractor, a message appears under Court Music before it's available
β€’ Zagreus will not appear to take damage while entering a Chaos Gate with the Cosmic Egg (Chaos)
β€’ Added several new Victory Screen Commendations
β€’ Updated Credits
πŸ“’ Various text fixes, updates, and clarifications


Bug Fixes

β€’ Fixed various issues with environment art layering incorrectly
β€’ Fixed subplot between Achilles and the Fallen Warrior sometimes not advancing correctly
β€’ Fixed voice lines not playing when opening the Codex entry for the Fallen Warrior for the first time
β€’ Fixed Bloodstone ammo sometimes not regenerating as expected using Stygian Soul (Mirror)
β€’ Fixed golden flecks in the House of Hades not sparkling
β€’ Fixed an issue where Infernal Troves could be activated twice
β€’ Fixed visual issues where Chill effects could make other visual effects too bright
β€’ Fixed combat messages not playing correctly when foes are slain by falling rubble
πŸ“’ Fixed Crush Shot (Aphrodite) sometimes getting blocked unexpectedly
πŸ“’ Fixed Companion Fidi (Dusa) summon becoming trapped outside of the environment vs. Tisiphone
πŸ“’ Fixed an issue where losing a Death Defiance while fishing froze you in place
πŸ“’ Fixed Heaven's Vengeance (Zeus) not interacting correctly with Vengeful Mood (Zeus x Ares)
β€’ Fixed 'Prophecy Foretold' notifications playing invisibly while choosing a Boon
β€’ Fixed visual effects while using Rocket Bomb (Daedalus - Rail)
β€’ Fixed Companion Rib (Skelly) sometimes summoning in a spot inaccessible to the Tiny Vermin
β€’ Fixed damage fall-off effect not playing on small life bars
β€’ Fixed stun reaction presentation occurring while immune to stun effects
β€’ Fixed a visual issue where Aspect of Beowulf and Aspect of Rama attack sparkles became disjointed
β€’ Fixed instances of incorrect button prompts displaying using certain controllers
πŸ“’ Many, many, many other minor fixes


Quote of the Patch

'The labyrinth was then built by an eminent master-craftsman,
Daedalus, who had obscured all guiding marks and designed it
to cheat the eye with bewildering patterns of tortuous alleys.'
~Metamorphoses, Book 8: The Minotaur and Ariadne (Ovid; D. Raeburn translation)
Patch Notes Archive

For the full patch notes from our last Major Update in Early Access, check out The Blood Price Update Patch Notes (July, 2020).

September 1st, 2020

Policy on Fan Merchandise

Last Updated November 5, 2020 We're sometimes asked by fans whether it's OK to create and sell merchandise based on our characters and worlds, and this policy is intended to provide an answer. We love seeing your creations inspired by our games, including Hades, Pyre, Transistor, and Bastion. We also want fans of our games to have the best experiences possible. So, if you are interested in creating and selling fan merchandise, we have a few guidelines we are asking you to follow:

  • Making and selling limited, hand-made fan merchandise inspired by our games ("items") is generally fine, and does not require getting express written permission from us. However, you are not permitted to mass-produce or mass-distribute items without our express permission. If you wish to make items at scale, or you are a for-profit business, you need to reach out to us via the Contact page on our web site for licensing inquiries.

  • Make clear that your items are unofficial, and not related to or authorized by Supergiant Games. Specifically, do not use the "Supergiant Games," "Hades," "Pyre," "Transistor," or "Bastion" trademarks and logos. Do not use official art or assets from our games.

  • You can only sell items directly to consumers. Do not sell them on large stores such as Redbubble, Displate, Society6, or Amazon.

  • Do not associate Supergiant Games or any of our games or brands with content that runs counter to the spirit of our games, i.e. content that is offensive, inappropriate, or otherwise in poor taste.

  • We reserve the right to ask you to remove any works at any time at our sole discretion for any reason. We likewise reserve the right to update this policy at any time and for any reason.

We appreciate your compliance with this policy. If you have further questions, please let us know what's on your mind using the Contact page on our web site.

The music of Supergiant Games has always been vital to the experience. Now, the most memorable songs from each of the games we created in our first 10 years are brought to life like never before!

Back in January, we traveledΒ to the world-famous Studio Two at Abbey Road Studios in London to record the unique orchestral arrangements found on this album. Our composer and audio director, Darren Korb, carefully supervised every detail of this production, while providing vocals and guitar on the album; longtime collaborator Ashley Barrett also sings for each piece, all to the accompaniment of an orchestra conducted by Austin Wintory. Watch our making-of video for a sense of what's in store!

If you like what you've heard, then we have a truly one-of-a-kind item for you in The Songs of Supergiant Games: 10th Anniversary Orchestral Collection, now available for pre-order. The album is presented on translucent red vinyl, pressed by Cleveland-based manufacturer Gotta Groove Records, and contains a full-color 24-page booklet with lyrics and trivia for each song. Also included are digital download codes for the album on both Bandcamp and Steam. The Songs of Supergiant Games is expected to ship this fall, in time for the holidays. Please visit our store for more details.

We're very excited to announce that our god-like rogue-like dungeon crawler, Hades, is coming to Nintendo Switch this fall!

It will launch when we exit Early Access with the versions of Hades currently available on PC, on Steam and the Epic Games Store. Watch our new animated v1.0 Launch Trailer, and check out Nintendo's Indie World broadcast for our announcement with first-ever footage of the game running on the Switch!

We think Hades combines the best aspects of our past acclaimed titles, including the fast-paced action of Bastion, the rich atmosphere and depth of Transistor, and the character-driven storytelling of Pyre. It's grown to become our biggest, most replayable game by a longshot... and it's going to get even bigger and better when we exit Early Access and launch v1.0, complete with the true ending, and many other finishing touches.

We think the pick-up-and-play nature of the experience makes it perfectly suited for the Nintendo Switch, and we think new and returning players are going to love having Hades on the go. And for you returning players, our planned cross-save support means your Steam or Epic Games Store progress can transfer to the Switch!

Though we're launching v1.0 of Hades this fall only on Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store, we will be considering opportunities to bring the game to additional platforms down the line. For now, all our focus is on making sure v1.0 of Hades on these platforms is the best game it can possibly be. You'll hear from us again about a specific launch date as we get closer. Until then!

Hades is in Early Access, which means we're actively working on it based on our plans and your feedback. We expect to keep adding features, powers, visual enhancements, music, and more, while expanding the story and fine-tuning all aspects of the experience.

Note: πŸ“’ indicates a change inspired by community feedback! Our latest patch notes are below:

Early Access Patch 047 - July 2, 2020

This patch includes a last set of improvements following last week's big Blood Price Update. After any further technical fixes, our focus will shift to our v1.0 Launch later this year, and fulfilling the promise so many of you have seen in Hades!! Until then, thank you all so much for playing in Early Access!


Infernal Arms, Aspects, & Abilities

β€’ Twin Fists: fixed Dash-Upper not staggering foes as intended
πŸ“’ Shield of Chaos (Zagreus Aspect): reworked; now adds base damage to Attack and Dash-Strike
β€’ Shield of Chaos (Beowulf Aspect): Hunting Blades (Ares x Artemis) no longer offered if you have this
β€’ Eternal Spear (Hades Aspect): re-scaled Spin Attack radius (it now is larger at the lowest charge)
β€’ Eternal Spear (Guan Yu Aspect): increased Skewer special width (same as before the Blood Price Update)
β€’ Adamant Rail (Lucifer Aspect): fixed Dash invulnerability persisting after canceling with an attack; range normalized with other Aspects; fixed cases where it triggered some Boon effects very frequently


Boons & Blessings

β€’ Electric Shot (Zeus): restored slight homing effect
πŸ“’ Lightning Reflexes (Zeus): now can apply Jolted Status Curse
πŸ“’ Sweet Nectar (Poseidon x Aphrodite): now also affects Pom Slices
β€’ Second Wind (Hermes): reduced scaling from rarity; fixed an issue causing duration to scale with rarity


Daedalus Hammer Upgrades

β€’ Flash Fire (Rail): no longer deals damage faster; now gains an attack range bonus


Keepsakes & Items

β€’ Harpy Feather Duster (Dusa): increased healing item drop chance
β€’ Gaea's Treasure (Well): reduced cost


Level Design & Environments

β€’ Minor fixes and improvements to several chambers


Art & Visual FX

β€’ Updated Keepsake icon for Bone Hourglass (Charon)
β€’ Updated look of the eavesdrop point near to Shades in the House of Hades
β€’ Minor improvements to Orpheus model textures
β€’ Minor improvements to Hypnos model textures


Music & SFX

β€’ Updated sound effects while fulfilling Legendary Aspect prophecies
β€’ Updated sound effects when activating Strong Drink (Dionysus)
β€’ Updated sound effects when activating Side Hustle (Hermes)
β€’ Other minor changes, fixes, and mix improvements


Voice & Narrative

β€’ Added special audiovisual effect for Boon pick-up sequences, which plays before one-time story events
β€’ In multi-character conversations, now only the first character to speak shows the TalkToMe! indicator
β€’ Minor changes and improvements to various narrative events


Miscellaneous

β€’ Lord Hades now slams his desk disapprovingly when he believes it is warranted
β€’ Improved error messaging around corrupted save data (may you never see it)


Bug Fixes

πŸ“’ Fixed various additional crashes reported by players
πŸ“’ Fixed Eclipse (Chaos) blessing not displaying accurately in some cases while viewing Boon Info
β€’ Fixed travel sound of barges in Asphodel cutting off between chambers
β€’ Fixed Lord Hades writing feverishly rather than glaring at characters he is interrogating in some events
πŸ“’ Fixed Mirror, Guard-Post not being offered as expected by the House Contractor
πŸ“’ Fixed a display issue with Dark Reflections (Fated List) where Stubborn Defiance appeared twice
πŸ“’ Fixed an issue where the Mouse Lock setting could cause the cursor to get stuck
β€’ Other minor fixes


Quote of the Patch

Here we may reign secure, and in my choyce
To reign is worth ambition though in Hell:
Better to reign in Hell, then serve in Heav'n.
~Paradise Lost (John Milton)


Early Access Patch 046 - June 30, 2020

This patch contains additional performance and stability improvements, balance changes, and more. We're anticipating one more patch this week, to tie up any other loose ends with the Blood Price Update.


Infernal Arms, Aspects, & Abilities

β€’ Eternal Spear: slightly increased attack range; increased damage of first thrust in the attack sequence; increased Throw special speed
β€’ Eternal Spear (Zagreus Aspect): fixed an issue where this was not affecting charge-up time
β€’ Eternal Spear (Achilles Aspect): increased number of damage bonus instances; Throw special now is press-and-hold for variable range; Charged Skewer and Chain Skewer no longer offered if you have this
β€’ Eternal Spear (Hades Aspect): now also increases Spin Attack radius
β€’ Heart-Seeking Bow (Rama Aspect): slightly reduced charge time (it is faster); increased Power Shot damage; reduced fire speed and autolock angle of Volley special


Boons & Blessings

πŸ“’ Bronze Skin (Athena): improved scaling from Poms
πŸ“’ Strong Drink (Dionysus): no longer offered if you have not unlocked the Tartarus Fountain Chamber
β€’ Drift Dash (Hermes): now also makes you Sturdy; now called Hyper Sprint
β€’ Eclipse (Chaos): now also gives bonus Gemstones
β€’ Brilliance (Chaos): cut from game (due to the previous change)
β€’ Ruin (Chaos): cut from game


Daedalus Hammer Upgrades

β€’ Double Nova (Blade): no longer reduces area-of-effect
πŸ“’ Repulse Shot (Bow): increased knockback
β€’ Piercing Volley (Bow): significantly increased damage to Armor
β€’ Minotaur Rush (Shield): increased damage; Power Charge timing easier to execute
β€’ Flurry Jab (Spear): adjusted auto-attack, improving interaction with Swift Strike (Hermes); fixed a bug where it could be offered if you had Flaring Spin (Daedalus - Spear)
β€’ Flying Cutter (Fists): reduced charge-up time (it is faster)
β€’ Heavy Knuckle (Fists): increased damage
β€’ Quake Cutter (Fists): increased damage


Foes & Encounters

πŸ“’ Final Boss: you no longer auto-lock to the summoned urns


Well of Charon & Other Items

β€’ Price of Midas: increased minimum money value for life sacrificed


Fated List of Minor Prophecies

β€’ Chthonic Knowledge: increased required number of Codex unlocks to fulfill this
β€’ God of Swiftness: now also requires finding Bad News (Hermes)


Menus & UI

β€’ If you have insufficient Chthonic Keys for a Mirror of Night unlock, the cost now appears in red
β€’ Unified formatting on the 'Reset' button in the Controls and Settings screens


Art & Visual FX

β€’ Minor fixes and improvements to several chambers


Music & SFX

β€’ Added sound effect variations for purchasing different Well of Charon items
β€’ Adjusted activation sounds for several 1-stock Olympian Call effects (some were much quieter than others)
β€’ Adjusted sound effects for Eternal Spear (Achilles Aspect) Throw special
β€’ Adjusted sound effects for Flying Cutter (Daedalus - Fists)
β€’ Other minor changes, fixes, and mix improvements


Voice & Narrative

β€’ Zagreus voice lines identifying foes should play more reliably when you first encounter them
πŸ“’ A conversation with Achilles about Aspects is no longer needed for him to reveal the Aspect of Guan Yu
β€’ Numerous other minor changes and fixes to various events


Miscellaneous

β€’ Added more localized strings for Blood Price Update content (thank you, Community Translators!)
πŸ“’ The Keepsake Screen now has unique messages for each Chthonic Companion, after forging a bond
πŸ“’ Increased appearance rate of Fishing Points in Chaos; updated Head Chef rewards to compensate
β€’ Adjusted appearance rate of Fishing Points in Tartarus (they were too likely to appear in the first chamber)
β€’ Voice hint plays slightly sooner when repeatedly attempting to use Cast while out of Bloodstones
β€’ Improved presentation when Strong Drink (Dionysus) activates
β€’ Adjusted presentation timing when Side Hustle (Hermes) activates, just after entering chambers
β€’ Minor fixes and improvements to the presentation when you enter the Bone Hydra's chamber
πŸ“’ Tuned interact distances on Lyre and Gaming Table decorative items
πŸ“’ Reduced requirement for final Codex entry for the dreaded Red Onion
β€’ Updated text feedback for near-miss effects on Ruthless Reflex (Mirror) and Lightning Reflexes (Zeus)
β€’ Reduced frequency of how often you can admire Skelly's unlockable prizes (if you have them all)
β€’ Minor text changes, formatting, and fixes


Bug Fixes

πŸ“’ Fixed various additional crashes and performance issues reported by players
πŸ“’ Fixed issue where mouse cursor could flicker unexpectedly for some players
β€’ Fixed Bone Hydra main head variants appearing sooner than intended early on
β€’ Fixed rare issues where Chthonic Companion summons could deal bonus damage from certain effects
β€’ Fixed issues with Shield of Chaos (Beowulf Aspect) when Cast abilities are purged
β€’ Fixed visual issues toggling between Fireplace decorative items in the House of Hades
β€’ Fixed Codex update prompt occurring in the midst of fighting the Bone Hydra
β€’ Fixed attack sound sometimes persisting while fighting Theseus under Extreme Measures (Pact)
β€’ Fixed voice hint about your Dash not playing when intended the first time you meet Eurydice
β€’ Fixed Dionysus Wall-Scroll decorative item appearing in flashback sequences
β€’ Fixed incorrect icon using Stubborn Defiance (Mirror) in the Courtyard
β€’ Other minor fixes


Quote of the Patch

Sharp as a serpent's venomed fang
Straight to its mark the arrow sprang,
And from the giant's body shred
With trenchant steel the monstrous head.
~The Ramayana (Valmiki; R.T.H. Griffith translation)


Early Access Patch 045 - June 26, 2020

Thanks so much for the enthusiastic response to this week's Blood Price Update! Following several technical hot-fixes, this patch contains additional fixes and balance changes. Expect another patch this coming week, then we begin the final stretch of development before our v1.0 Launch later this year!


Engine & Tech

β€’ We hotfixed several crashes and performance issues, and will continue to do so if additional issues arise
β€’ Note: If you experience any issues with graphics or performance, please check our Technical Support FAQ at discord.gg/Supergiant for possible solutions


Infernal Arms, Aspects, & Abilities

πŸ“’ Adamant Rail: reduced scatter while firing
πŸ“’ Shield of Chaos (Beowulf Aspect): Throw special now bounces once; slightly increased attack speed; reduced damage penalty


Boons & Blessings

πŸ“’ Strong Drink (Dionysus): no longer offered if you have not unlocked the Tartarus Fountain Chamber
β€’ Quick Reload (Hermes): increased power level; significantly improved scaling from rarity
β€’ Quick Recovery (Hermes): slightly increased power level


Daedalus Hammer Upgrades

β€’ Snap Nova (Blade): now also increases the base damage of the Nova special
β€’ Perfect Shot (Bow): now also makes Power Shots easier to execute (the timing is more lenient)
β€’ Dashing Flight (Shield): no longer offered if you have Charged Flight (and vice versa)
β€’ Explosive Upper (Fists): increased damage
β€’ Concentrated Fire (Rail): increased damage
β€’ Hazard Bomb (Rail): removed the inability to aim your Bombard special (just be sure to get out of the way)


Foes & Encounters

β€’ The Exalted: fixed an issue causing the Brightsword, Strongbow, and Greatshield to deal somewhat more damage than intended; their damage is restored to what it was before the Blood Price Update
πŸ“’ Doomstone: slightly reduced Armor


Level Design & Environments

β€’ Improved collision at the Great Hall and Lounge intersection in the House of Hades
β€’ Other minor fixes and improvements to various chambers


Art & Visual FX

β€’ Added icon for Fireplace, Infernal decorative item offered by the House Contractor
β€’ Updated visual effects for footprints in the Final Boss encounter
β€’ Updated look of 'Renovate' interact point in the Prince's Bedchambers
β€’ Updated visual effects for healing in Fountain Chambers


Music & SFX

β€’ Updated attack sounds for the Wringer
β€’ Updated sound effect when foes are destroyed
πŸ“’ Adjusted sound effect for when you use up your last Death Defiance
β€’ Other minor changes, fixes, and mix improvements


Voice & Narrative

β€’ Updated several older voice lines
β€’ Minor changes and fixes to various events


Miscellaneous

β€’ The Bone Hydra's neck pieces are closer together when you enter its chamber
β€’ Fixed text size being larger than intended talking to Shades in the House of Hades
β€’ Minor text changes, formatting, and fixes


Bug Fixes

πŸ“’ Fixed various crashes and performance issues reported by players
πŸ“’ Fixed requirements for fulfilling War-God's Bloodlust (Fated List) (this was in a hotfix since last patch)
β€’ Fixed incorrect icon for Greater Consecration (Daedalus - Blade)
β€’ Fixed a small visual issue with the Wringer phase-in animation
β€’ Fixed a looping sound sometimes persisting with Theseus under Extreme Measures (Pact)
β€’ Fixed a camera issue when encountering the Final Boss
β€’ Fixed Zagreus becoming stuck in the firing animation with the Spear Throw special
β€’ Fixed Zagreus sometimes turning backwards entering Alecto's chamber (there is no escape)
β€’ Other minor fixes


Quote of the Patch

He went then in blazes, bended and striding,
Hasting him forward. His life and body
The targe well protected, for time-period shorter
Than wish demanded for the well-renowned leader
~Beowulf (Anonymous; J. Lesslie Hall translation)

Patch Notes Archive

For the full patch notes from the initial launch of this Major Update, check out The Blood Price Update Patch Notes (June, 2020).

Our god-like rogue-like dungeon crawler, Hades, just got a big shot in the arm with our eleventh Major Update -- our last one before our v1.0 Launch later this year! The Blood Price Update packs more of just about everything: foes, chambers, Boons, upgrades, Weapon Aspects, items, House decorations, story, music, and on, and on! Here are the highlights:

  • The Stygian Boatman,Β Charon, is finally unmasked, and has new inventory in stock in his shops & WellsΒ (plus a surprise or two)!

  • DiscoverΒ threeΒ new Legendary Weapon Aspects, including the Shield'sΒ Aspect of BeowulfΒ and the Bow'sΒ Aspect of Rama!

  • Get newΒ BoonsΒ from each Olympian, includingΒ Duo BoonsΒ for every pairing, plus newΒ Daedalus HammerΒ upgrades for each weapon!

  • Take on new foes, mini-bosses, even a hidden boss! Beware the Wretched Sneak, Doomstone, Dracon, and other dangers.

  • We've also added more story than any other update, with more than 3,500 new voice lines, and new events for almost every character!

See it in action:

This update also features a huge amount of new-and-improved art and audio, not to mention a totally revamped code base that should make the game run even faster and smoother for many players. You'll be able to get closer than ever to the game's big cast of characters as you gear up for the true ending, coming in our v1.0 Launch.

Full patch notes are available here on our web site, in the game client, and our official Discord, where you can join a welcoming community of Hades players and Supergiant fans. Or, if you prefer a 28-minute dramatic-reading format, courtesy of our disembodied storyteller, we have that for you as well:

We hope you have a great time with this latest Major Update!


HadesΒ Development Roadmap Update - June 2020

You can always see our latest Development Roadmap right in the game client. We wanted to share highlights from our latest update here:

In our third and latest Major Update this year, we made big, important under-the-hood changes to our code base, improving performance and multiplatform capability. We also added new content pretty much across the board.

What's Next: Our next big step is to exit Early Access for the v1.0 Launch of Hades, coming later this year! It will include the true ending of the story, plus many additional finishing touches. Release Date & Platforms: As of this writing, we don't yet have a more-specific date for our v1.0 Launch, other than 'later this year'. We also can't yet confirm any additional platforms. Thank you for your patience, and check here or social media for the latest news. High Priority Tasks: These are the big-ticket items we have to take care of before we can exit Early Access for our v1.0 Launch:

  • Game Ending: Though we wish to keep the details a secret, we're continuing to work on content for the game's true ending.

  • Polishing & Content Completion: We have some other additional content pieces in the works, plus final fixes and improvements.

  • Multiplatform Development: Each platform we support requires special care and attention, both in features and optimizations.

  • Localization: We're working with professional and community translators to ensure the game is fully translated for our v1.0 Launch.

Hades has now been in the works for about three years. The very first decision we made on the project was to make it an Early Access game, something we could build in partnership with our community. We also wanted to prove that Early Access development could be compatible with our approach to making games. We couldn't be happier with how the experiment has gone. Your feedback has made this game so much better than we could have on our own, so keep telling us what you think. Onward to our v1.0 Launch!

Our god-like rogue-like dungeon crawler, Hades, is bigger and better than ever with the advent of our tenth Major Update! The Nighty Night Update lets you get your mitts on a fierce new weapon, customize your playstyle with all-new Talents, and delve even deeper into the story. Here are the highlights:

  • Harness the Twin Fists of Malphon, and pulverize your foes with fists of fury! Features three unique Aspects to unlock!

  • Choose from all-new Mirror of Night Talents, opening up completely new playstyles and powerful builds!

  • Discover the Stygian Blade's legendary Aspect of Arthur, & defend yourself with its holy might!

  • Break into the Admin Chamber in the House of Hades, & have a look at your Permanent Record!

  • New chambers, story events, artwork, and much, much more!

See it in action:

This update also introduces a slew of graphical enhancements, improving the clarity of the action without sacrificing the spectacular look. Plus, you can learn more about Nyx, incarnate of night, and her vital role in the Underworld, and deepen your relationships with characters such as Orpheus, Artemis, and Zeus.

Full patch notes are available here on our web site, in the game client, and our official Discord, where you can join a welcoming community of Hades players and Supergiant fans.


Hades Development Roadmap Update - March 2020

You can always see our latest Development Roadmap right in the game client. We wanted to share highlights from our latest update here:

Having launched the Nighty Night Update, our next Major Update is slated for June. This is a longer wait than our previous updates, and for the first time, we are not prepared to commit to a specific launch date (yet). The reason is, we need this time to complete a significant technical update to our code base, which will yield two benefits:

  • Multiplatform Capability: Our updated code base will let us bring Hades to additional platforms, which has always been one of our goals (We expect to bring Hades to other platforms once our Early Access is complete sometime this year; we haven't decided on all those platforms just yet)

  • Improved Performance: Our updated code base should make Hades run better on more system configurations

These benefits are important to the future of this game, even if they do not have an immediate, visible impact for all our Early Access players. We really appreciate your patience and understanding as we execute this significant bit of under-the-hood work.

Technical Beta: Prior to the official launch of our next Major Update in June, we are planning to have a technical beta for our updated code base. Details to come via Twitter, Discord, and Steam.

June Update Preview: While our engineering team will be busy with our code base, our content team will be busy polishing many aspects of the game, and creating new Boons, Well of Charon items, Weapon Aspects, story content, music, and more. So, while our next Major Update may not be loaded with tons of new features, it should still be content-rich, while putting us in a good spot for continued development.

Release Date & Platforms: The launch date and platforms for v1.0 of Hades are still to be determined. However, we can safely say our next Major Update, slated for June 2020, will not be the last between now and our v1.0 later this year (when we exit Early Access).

Until next time, thank you for playing, and good luck getting out of hell!

Hades is in Early Access, which means we're actively working on it based on our plans and your feedback. We expect to keep adding features, powers, visual enhancements, music, and more, while expanding the story and fine-tuning all aspects of the experience.

Note: πŸ“’ indicates a change inspired by community feedback! Our latest patch notes are below:

Early Access Patch 043 - March 24, 2020

This patch contains more localized text and improvements following this month's Nighty Night Update. Thank you for playing and for your feedback, and see you again for our next Major Update in June!


Foes & Encounters

πŸ“’ 'Trial of the Gods': reduced move speed penalty applied by Demeter's attack if you spurn her
πŸ“’ Splitter: will not retreat as far onto magma pools; reverted change from last patch that made them less likely to retreat (this had some negative side effects we expect to address in a future update)
β€’ Tiny Vermin: fixes and tuning to some behaviors of this recently-added Temple of Styx mini-boss


Keepsakes & Items

πŸ“’ Companion Rib (Skelly): increased health for summoned companion


Level Design & Environments

β€’ Minor fixes and improvements to various chambers


Art & Visual FX

β€’ Updated visual for the Permanent Record object in the Admin Chamber
β€’ Improved look of the defensive aura expiring with the Stygian Blade (Arthur Aspect)
β€’ Other minor fixes and improvements


Music & SFX

β€’ Added sound effects for shades pleading their cases to Lord Hades
β€’ Updated sound effects for recently-updated 'There Is No Escape' and 'Boss Vanquished' messages
β€’ Updated sound for Ice Wine (Demeter x Dionysus)
πŸ“’ Updated ambient sound in the Admin Chamber
πŸ“’ Updated ambient sound during Remembrance sequences
β€’ Other minor changes and improvements


Voice & Narrative

β€’ Extended Affinity Gauge for Aphrodite (you can give her more gifts)
β€’; Primordial Chaos now sometimes speaks via the Shield of Chaos (Chaos Aspect) after a certain point...
β€’ Added more contextual voice lines for the Permanent Record and Security Log screens
πŸ“’ Reduced the requirement for the newer Flashback Sequence (it can occur sooner than before)
β€’ Adjustment some Inspect Points in the newer Flashback Sequence
β€’ Fixed scripting issues with the recently added subplot between Nyx and Dusa
β€’ Fixed some losing-streak events for certain bosses playing too infrequently if you met the requirements
β€’ Fixed Lord Hades judgment voice lines conflicting with his House Contractor purchase voice lines
β€’ Fixed Hypnos consolation event for dying to the effects of Tight Deadline (Pact) not playing
β€’ Other minor fixes and tuning to various events


Miscellaneous

β€’ Added more localized strings for Nighty Night Update content (thank you, Community Translators!)
β€’ Added a Victory Screen Commendation, Legendary Boon Boy, for clears with many Legendary Boons
β€’ Updated requirements for Victory Screen Commendations that were too frequent or infrequent
β€’ Improved presentation for vanquishing the Tiny Vermin in the Temple of Styx
β€’; Improved presentation timing for successive encounters with said Tiny Vermin
β€’ Improvements to scrolling in the Permanent Record screen
β€’ Improved House Contractor purchase presentation for Administrative Privilege and Eldest Sigil
β€’ Added preview icon for the Bloodless Sculpture in the House Contractor screen
β€’ Minor text changes and fixes


Bug Fixes

β€’ Fixed a rare progression blocker on a specific event path with the Fallen Warrior in Elysium
β€’ Fixed rare cases where boss damage limits between phases could be bypassed at the start of fights
πŸ“’ Fixed issues interacting with Eurydice after the conclusion of her subplot with Orpheus
πŸ“’ Fixed a rare issue where Zagreus and the final boss could die at the same time (there can only be one)
πŸ“’ Fixed visual issues where Zagreus could get stuck in the firing animation with the Bow
β€’ Fixed visual issues with Long Knuckle (Daedalus - Fists)
β€’ Fixed UI for Nectar sometimes remaining visible between chambers
β€’ Fixed shades in the final chamber of Elysium sometimes facing the wrong way
β€’ Fixed some trap interactions with the defensive aura created by the Stygian Blade (Arthur Aspect)
β€’ Fixed not being able to scroll to the Fated Persuasion (Mirror) ability in the Well of Charon
β€’ Fixed an Inspect Point that was not appearing after the battle with Megaera
β€’ Other minor fixes


Quote of the Patch

"'True, Zeus shrank from doing a thing to outrage rushing Night.'"
~The Iliad (Homer; R. Fagles translation)


Early Access Patch 042 - March 17, 2020

Following last week's Nighty Night Update, this patch packs more balance changes, fixes, improvements, and story events. Expect another patch before we shift focus to our next Major Update.


Infernal Arms, Aspects, & Abilities

πŸ“’ Stygian Blade: Nova special fires in the direction of the cursor (default mouse-and-keyboard settings)
πŸ“’ Stygian Blade (Arthur Aspect): adjusted hitboxes to better match attack visuals; defensive aura prevents floor traps from activating; defensive aura briefly flashes before it expires
πŸ“’ Eternal Spear (Guan Yu Aspect): fixed issues where changes to max life were not always correct


Boons & Blessings

β€’ Heaven's Vengeance (Zeus): improved scaling from Poms
β€’ Sunken Treasure (Poseidon): increased prerequisites (it should not be offered as early in an escape attempt)
β€’ Holy Shield (Athena): improved scaling from Poms
β€’ Merciful End (Athena x Ares) : fixed it sometimes not being offered by Ares
β€’ Curse of Vengeance (Ares): improved scaling from Poms
β€’ Wave of Despair (Aphrodite): increased damage; reduced damage radius; improved scaling from Poms
β€’ Dual Shot (Artemis): reduced power left; reduced power scaling from Poms
β€’ Fully Loaded (Artemis): increased prerequisites (it should not be offered as early in an escape attempt)
β€’ Winter's Harvest (Demeter): increased prerequisites (it should not be offered as early in an escape attempt)
β€’ Flayed (Chaos): fixed an issue preventing it from affecting the Fists' Dash-Upper


Daedalus Hammer Upgrades

β€’ Piercing Volley (Bow): increased damage to Armor
β€’ Relentless Barrage (Bow): fixed greater-than-intended shot count with Aspect of Chiron
β€’ Rush Kick (Fists): reduced damage; slightly increased charge-up time
πŸ“’ Draining Cutter (Fists): life-drain effect now also activates from Aspect of Talos magnetic pull
πŸ“’ Quake Cutter (Fists): reduced damage; stomp now modified by Boon effects


Foes & Encounters

β€’ Thanatos: fixed Shattered Shackle (Sisyphus) boosting his damage unintentionally
πŸ“’ Splitter: less likely to retreat over magma pools


Mirror of Night

β€’ Fated Persuasion: after using it, you will now always be offered at least one new selection


Keepsakes & Items

β€’ Lambent Plume (Hermes): timer now should stop reliably as soon as bosses are vanquished
πŸ“’ Companion Fidi (Dusa): projectiles no longer slowed by your abilities
β€’ Fixed several cases when Summon abilities could be used while they were meant to be disabled


Pact of Punishment

πŸ“’ Benefits Package: banned certain Perks from certain types of foes


Permanent Record & Security Log

β€’ The screen formerly known as the Permanent Record is now called the Security Log
β€’ Permanent Record: new! Shows progress with weapons, Boons, and more (find it in the Admin Chamber)
β€’ Note: This is a first-pass version of this screen, which we expect to continue improving in subsequent Major Updates


Level Design & Environments

β€’ Adjusted layout in smaller chambers in Asphodel (those added in the Nighty Night Update)
β€’ Fixed Brimstones being able to fly out of bounds in a certain Tartarus chamber
β€’ Other minor fixes and improvements to various chambers


Art & Visual FX

πŸ“’ Further adjustments to the look of Olympian Boon pick-ups, making their colors more distinct
β€’ Added new character model for the Fallen Warrior in Elysium
β€’ Added animations for Lord Hades while judging shades gathered in the Great Hall
β€’ Updated animation for Skelly when summoned by Companion Rib
β€’ Updated animation for Dusa when summoned by Companion Fidi
β€’ Updated visual effects for some upgrades, abilities, and animations for the Twin Fists
β€’ Updated icons for some Mirror of Night Talents
β€’; Added more animations for the new mini-boss encounter in the Temple of Styx


Music & SFX

πŸ“’ Improved audio feedback when activating Ruthless Reflex (Mirror)
β€’ Added material sounds to some objects in Asphodel
β€’ Other minor changes and improvements


Voice & Narrative

β€’ Added new events to a subplot between Nyx and Dusa
β€’ Added more dialogue events with Nyx, Chaos, Artemis, Zeus, Aphrodite, Achilles, and others
β€’ Minor fixes and tuning to various events


Miscellaneous

β€’ Added and updated more localized strings for content from the Nighty Night Update
πŸ“’ Reduced requirements to fully unlock River Denizens entries in the Codex
πŸ“’ Updated placement of fishing points in various chambers
πŸ“’ Updated placement of Infernal Troves in various chambers
πŸ“’ Updated placement of Chaos Gates and Infernal Gates in various chambers
β€’ The Eldest Sigil has an updated look after you restore it through the House Contractor
β€’ Shades in the Administrative Chamber may emote from time to time
β€’ Added unique tutorial objectives in the Courtyard while using Aspect of Demeter (Fists)
β€’ Removed the Triathlete Victory Screen Commendation, which was appearing too often
β€’ Minor presentation improvements when purchasing Eldest Sigil Restoration and Administrative Privilege from the House Contractor
β€’ Minor formatting improvements to Security Log screen
β€’ Minor text changes and fixes


Bug Fixes

πŸ“’ Fixed an issue where you could get limited Cast ammo using Routine Inspection (Pact)
πŸ“’ Fixed various display issues with Nourished Soul (Demeter)
πŸ“’ Fixed visual effects not appearing correctly with Flying Cutter (Daedalus - Fists)
πŸ“’ Fixed Boon Info not appearing reliably while interacting with characters such as Sisyphus
β€’ Fixed a graphical issue with Valuable Urns in Asphodels
β€’ Fixed a graphical issue unlocking new Mirror of Night Talents
β€’ Fixed audiovisual issues with Ice Wine (Demeter x Dionysus)
πŸ“’ Fixed requirements for fulfilling Close at Heart (Fated List)
πŸ“’ Fixed requirements for fulfilling Goddess of Seasons (Fated List)
πŸ“’ Fixed voice lines sometimes not playing when encountering the Bone Hydra
πŸ“’ Fixed voice lines not playing reliably after making purchases from the House Contractor
πŸ“’ Fixed incorrect instruction text appearing in some contexts in the Pact of Punishment
β€’ Other minor fixes


Quote of the Patch

'Then he drew his sword Excalibur, but it was so bright in his enemies’ eyes, that it gave light like thirty torches. And therewith he put them a-back, and slew much people.'
~Le Morte D'Arthur (Thomas Malory; A. W. Pollard translation)


Early Access Patch 041 - March 11, 2020

This patch contains bug fixes, art and UI improvements, and new story events, following yesterday's Nighty Night Update. We expect to patch again in the coming days. Thank you for playing!


Infernal Arms, Aspects, & Abilities

β€’ Twin Fists: improved input buffering after flurry attack; reduced hit pause on Cutter special and Dash-Special (note: this was added as part of a hotfix yesterday)


Boons & Blessings

Huge Catch (Poseidon): this recently added Legendary Boon now has a chance to be offered in subsequent escape attempts following its unique introduction event


Foes & Encounters

Skull-Crusher: slightly adjusted attack timing under the effect of Middle Management (Pact)
Megagorgon: reduced Blink ability timing variance under the effect of Middle Management (Pact)


Pact of Punishment

πŸ“’ Benefits Package: banned certain Perks from certain types of foes; reduced bonus Armor from Bruiser Perk


Level Design & Environments

πŸ“’ Removed several urns that had no real business being in the Final Boss chamber
β€’ Minor improvements to one of the new chambers in Asphodel


Art & Visual FX

πŸ“’ Further improvements to the look of Olympian Boon pick-ups, making Olympians easier to spot
β€’ Added unique visuals for text presentation when Zagreus dies
β€’ Added unique visuals for text presentation when Zagreus vanquishes a boss
β€’ Added animations for the new mini-boss encounter in the Temple of Styx
β€’ Improved visual effects on Twin Fists (Demeter) Giga Cutter special
β€’ Added unique icon for Broken Resolve (Aphrodite)
β€’ Slightly reduced the visual size of the interact object for the Shield of Chaos out in the Courtyard


Menus & UI

πŸ“’ Adjusted Armored foes' health bars so depleted Armor looks more distinct from depleted Life
πŸ“’ Updated damage numbers presentation so Critical numbers appear on their own
πŸ“’ Updated Cast tooltip while using Stygian Soul (Mirror)


Music & SFX

β€’ Updated sound effects for Twin Fists (Demeter) Giga Cutter special
β€’ Updated sound effects for the new mini-boss encounter in Temple of Styx
β€’ Other minor changes


Voice & Narrative

β€’ Added quite a few more narrative events with and about Nyx
β€’ Added more Inspect Points to the Admin Chamber
β€’ Minor fixes and tuning to various events


Miscellaneous

β€’ Added some additional localized strings for content updated or introduced in the Nighty Night Update
β€’ Updated Credits with additional Community Contributors
β€’ Various minor text fixes and presentation improvements


Bug Fixes

πŸ“’ Fixed a game freeze that could occur when multiple characters speak simultaneously
πŸ“’ Fixed a crash involving assembled shades in the House of Hades
πŸ“’ Fixed several other crashes reported by users
πŸ“’ Fixed music issues and soft locks as part of the Orpheus & Eurydice subplot
β€’ Fixed an issue where the incorrect Olympian appeared in one of the new Duo Boon conversations
β€’ Fixed tooltips not reliably showing up while mouse-highlighting Talents in the Mirror of Night
β€’ Fixed incorrect Dash-Strike visuals using Twin Fists (Talos)
β€’ Fixed Affinity Gauge unlock animation not appearing as expected with certain characters
β€’ Fixed an issue where insufficient Darkness was refunded in some cases (involving the Pact)
πŸ“’ Fixed incorrect text appearing in some Death Defiance tooltips
β€’ Fixed a pathfinding issue with Thanatos in a certain chamber in Asphodel
β€’ Fixed a visual issue with some door animations in the Temple of Styx
β€’ Fixed an issue in Thanatos encounters with Benefits Package (Pact) where you got credit for slaying self-destructing Exalted Shades
β€’ Fixed Skelly sometimes talking while Skelly was already in the middle of talking
β€’ Minor art and visual effect fixes
β€’ Minor text fixes


Quote of the Patch

'Goddess of phantoms and of shadowy play, whose drowsy pow'r divides the nat'ral day:
By Fate's decree you constant send the light to deepest hell, remote from mortal sight'
~The Hymns of Orpheus - "To Night" (T. Taylor translation)

Early Access Patch 040: The NIGHTY NIGHT Update - March 10, 2020

This Major Update opens up even more ways to battle out of hell, with a powerful new weapon, new weapon Aspects, and lots more story to sink your teeth into! As always, we will be closely monitoring feedback and are planning on at least a couple of follow-up patches. Thank you very much for playing!


Highlights

β€’ Malphon, the Twin Fists: pummel your foes into the ground with this furious close-quarters weapon
β€’ Mirror of Night Rework: now with twice the Talents, inviting more choices to fit your playstyle
β€’ Aspect of Arthur: wield the might of Holy Excalibur with this legendary Aspect of the Stygian Blade
β€’ Improved Visual Effects: we've made frenetic combat easier to parse without compromising the oomph
β€’ New Pact of Punishment Conditions: see if you can survive Benefits Package and Routine Inspection
β€’ Administrative Chamber: access your Permanent Record beyond a mysterious locked door in the House
β€’ New House of Hades Events: the god of the dead's residence is livelier than ever
β€’ Expanded Story: hours of added narrative featuring Nyx, Chaos, Artemis, Zeus, and more


Infernal Arms, Aspects, & Abilities

Twin Fists: new! Unlock earlier weapons to reveal this (once you return from an escape attempt)
Twin Fists (Zagreus Aspect): new! Gain attack speed and dodge chance
Twin Fists (Talos Aspect): new! Drag foes to you with the power of the Magnetic Cutter
Twin Fists (Demeter Aspect): new! Obliterate foes with the power of the Giga Cutter
Stygian Blade (Arthur Aspect): new! Seek Nyx to learn more (unlock Guan Yu and Blade aspects first)
Eternal Spear (Guan Yu Aspect): Spin attack now bounces off obstacles rather than passing through
Adamant Rail: increased accuracy; now the sixth weapon to be unlocked, after the Twin Fists
Added one more frame of invulnerability to the Dash (you now are fully invulnerable until you can move)


Boons & Blessings

Reduced base offering rate of Legendary and Duo Boons; a new Mirror Talent lets you boost this
Huge Catch (Poseidon): new! Increases chance of finding fishing points
Holy Shield (Athena): fixed Evergreen Acorn (Eurydice) activating at the same time when you are hit
True Shot (Artemis): reduced damage scaling from improved rarity
πŸ“’ Unhealthy Fixation (Aphrodite): can now be offered if you have Broken Resolve; fixed issues where Charmed damage bonus did not expire
Battle Rage (Ares): expires after first hit from Aspect of Zeus Throw special; no longer expires when recalling the Spear's Throw special
πŸ“’ Urge to Kill (Ares): improved scaling from Poms
Snow Burst (Demeter): now correctly fires at your position while loading ammo using Aspect of Hera; no longer hits through obstacles
πŸ“’ Mistral Dash (Demeter): increased damage
πŸ“’ Atrophic (Chaos): fixed issues causing incorrect adjustments to Life Total
Roiling (Chaos): duration no longer reduced by Boss encounters (since it does not affect those encounters)
Auto Reload (Hermes): new! Regenerate Bloodstones faster (if you have a certain Mirror talent)
Bad News (Hermes): new! Deal bonus Cast damage to foes without Cast ammo in them (if you have a certain Mirror talent)
Greater Recall (Hermes): now requires first having one of Hermes' Cast-affecting Boons
Flurry Shot (Hermes): reduced power scaling from improved rarity
Quick Reload (Hermes): increased power scaling at Heroic rarity


Daedalus Hammer Upgrades

πŸ“’ Double Nova (Blade): reduced penalty to damage radius
πŸ“’ Cursed Slash (Blade): reduced penalty to Life Total
πŸ“’ Charged Volley (Bow): increased minimum range; no longer offered while using Aspect of Chiron
β€’ Relentless Barrage (Bow): fixed an issue where it sometimes stopped working with Aspect of Chiron
β€’ Chain Shot (Bow): shots no longer bounce off of invisible Chamber boundaries
β€’ Minotaur Rush (Shield): increased Bull Rush Power Shot damage
πŸ“’ Charged Shot (Shield): increased minimum range
β€’ Explosive Return (Shield): slightly reduced damage
β€’ Exploding Launcher (Rail): slightly reduced damage
β€’ Cluster Bomb (Rail): adjusted firing pattern
β€’ Hazard Bomb (Rail): now fires on press (rather than on release); fixed interaction with Inescapable Blast
β€’ Spread Fire (Rail): reworked; now fires as a single, powerful blast
β€’ Long Knuckle (Fists): new! Attacks have improved range and damage
β€’ Rolling Knuckle (Fists): new! Attack combo ends in a powerful hook punch
β€’ Concentrated Knuckle (Fists): new! Successive attacks against the same foe deal more damage
β€’ Breaching Cross (Fists): new! Your Dash-Strike pierces foes and deals bonus damage to Armor
β€’ Explosive Upper (Fists): new! Your Dash-Special (unique to Twin Fists) deals bonus area damage
β€’ Rush Kick (Fists): new! Dash toward foes with a powerful kick
β€’ Flying Cutter (Fists): new! Hold Special for a stronger, longer range strike
β€’ Draining Cutter (Fists): new! Slay foes with your Cutter special to restore some Life
β€’ Quake Cutter (Fists): new! Deal area damage while landing from your Cutter special


Foes & Encounters

β€’ 'Trial of the Gods': updated many effects from spurned gods; no longer occur in smaller chambers
β€’ Thanatos: reduced appearance rate in Tartarus; removed Flame Wheels from appearing in these fights
πŸ“’ Larger chambers in Asphodel now only appear later in the region
β€’ Bone Hydra: a wider variety of heads can appear (note that no new types have been added)
πŸ“’ Exalted Longspear: attack visual more closely matches its hit box
πŸ“’ Splitter: updated pattern of split-firing projectiles (it should look better)
β€’ The Minotaur: updated spin attack, specific to the effect of Extreme Measures (Pact)
πŸ“’ Theseus: can no longer invoke Demeter's aid before you have met her
πŸ“’ Crawler: Elite variant no longer appears, although...
β€’ ...added a terrifying new mini-boss encounter to the Temple of Styx...


Mirror of Night

β€’ Reworked! More choices, improved usability, reduced total Darkness cost; in more detail:
β€’ Added a new flip-side Talent for each Talent! Only one Talent per pair can be active at a time
β€’ Removed ability to subtract ranks in a given talent; added a full Darkness refund option
β€’ Talents are no longer all visible at the start of the game; they are now unlocked two rows at a time
β€’ Later Talents cost less Darkness; if you had more invested than is now required, it has been refunded. Total Darkness required to max all Talents is less than before (when there were half as many Talents)
Fiery Presence: new! Deal more damage vs. undamaged foes
Dark Regeneration: new! Recover health when you collect Darkness
Stubborn Defiance: new! A single Death Defiance effect that replenishes in each Chamber
Ruthless Reflex: new! Dash just before taking damage for bonus damage and dodge chance
Stygian Soul: new! Your Cast ammo regenerates automatically (instead of dropping from foes)
Golden Touch: new! Earn money between Underworld regions based on how much you have
High Confidence: new! Deal bonus damage while your Life Total is high
Abyssal Blood: new! Foes with Cast ammo in them move slower and deal less damage
Family Favorite: new! Deal bonus damage for each different Olympian whose Boons you have
Olympian Legacy: new! Improves chance of finding Duo or Legendary Boons
Gods' Chosen: new! Improves chance of finding chambers with Boons, Hammers, or Poms
Fated Persuasion: new! You can randomly alter Boon and Well of Charon choices offered
Note: We have plans to do even more with the Darkness resource in future updates


Keepsakes & Items

Lucky Tooth (Skelly): reduced healing at higher ranks (bringing it in line with other defensive Keepsakes)
Broken Spearpoint (Fallen Warrior): fixed issues with it not working against some Final Boss attacks
Black Shawl (Nyx): reworked; now gives bonus damage vs. undamaged foes and while backstabbing
πŸ“’ Companion Mort (Thanatos): no longer blockable by shield-bearing foes
Companion Rib (Skelly): increased resistance to wall-slam damage
Companion Shady (Sisyphus): resource drops now affected by certain Boons; reduced money drops
Touch of Styx (Well): new! Improves healing from Stubborn Defiance
Touch of Styx Dark (Fallen Warrior): new! A superior version of the above
Trove Tracker (Well): no longer offered in the Temple of Styx (Lord Hades wouldn't put troves there)


Pact of Punishment

πŸ“’ Budget Cuts: cut from game; replaced with...
πŸ“’ Routine Inspection: new! Disables Mirror of Night talents, three at a time from the bottom
πŸ“’ Benefits Package: new! Gives Dire (a.k.a Armored) foes an assortment of nasty Perks:
β€’ Shifter: teleports around from time to time
β€’ Bruiser: extra armor
β€’ Puller: surrounded by a field that pulls you in
β€’ Savior: intermittently makes nearby foes briefly invulnerable
β€’ Slugger: hits harder
β€’ Speeder: moves and attacks faster
β€’ Linker: links to other foes via a continuous beam that damages you
β€’ Cloner: summons 1-Life copies of itself
β€’ Burner: spews molten puddles
β€’ Seeker: ranged attacks track you
β€’ Popper: bursts into Exalted Shades that self-destruct
β€’ The Condition previously called No Choice now is called Approval Process


Permanent Record

new! Added a screen summarizing each of your escape attempts; find it in the House's locked chamber
Note: This is a first-pass version of this screen, which we expect to continue improving in subsequent Major Updates


House Contractor

Added items specific to certain subplots...


Fated List of Minor Prophecies

Whence Night and Darkness Came: new! Nyx and Chaos shall be reunited
Musician and Muse: new! Orpheus and Eurydice shall be reunited
The Holy King: new! The Aspect of Arthur shall reach the surface
Slashed Benefits: new! Foes with all Benefits Package Perks shall be slain
Denizens of the Deep: new! A variety of fish shall be caught
Dark Reflections: new! Successful escapes shall be completed using all Mirror Talents
End to Torment: aiding Sisyphus is more involved than before (if you haven't done this yet)
Updated requirements to fulfill several other Prophecies (won't affect you if you've already fulfilled them)


Level Design & Environments

β€’ Added two new chambers to Asphodel
πŸ“’ It is easier to reliably dash across gaps in several Temple of Styx chambers
πŸ“’ Updated, clearer cover layout in the Final Boss chamber
β€’ The lounge's kitchen area in the House of Hades is easier to get to
β€’ You can now get into one of the locked chambers in the House of Hades...
β€’ Other minor fixes and improvements to various chambers


Art & Visual FX

β€’ Updated main menu based on new Major Update
β€’ Added new portraits and character model for Nyx
β€’ Added new character model and animations for Hypnos
β€’ Added new animations for Dusa
β€’ Added some new animations for Lord Hades
β€’ Added unique art, animation, and VFX for the Twin Fists and its Aspects
β€’ Added unique art, animation, and VFX for the Aspect of Arthur (Blade)
β€’ Updated the look of Olympian Boon pick-ups
β€’ Updated the look of the House Contractor screen
β€’ Updated the look of the Well of Charon screen
β€’ Updated the look of the Pool of Purging screen
β€’ Updated the look of the Fated List screen
β€’ Updated the look of information panels (e.g. the one that says THERE IS NO ESCAPE)
β€’ Added presentation while resetting offered choices using Fated Persuasion (Mirror)
β€’ Added and updated some icons in the Mirror of Night and Pact of Punishment
β€’ Added graphical icons for various new Boons, Aspects, and Upgrades
β€’ Updated the look of one of the locked doors in the House of Hades
β€’ Made various improvements, detailed below, that in aggregate should improve clarity during combat
β€’ Updated on-hit visual effects (they are cleaner and now have directionality)
β€’ Updated on-hit visual effects for rapid-fire attacks
β€’ Updated on-hit visual effects for foes with Armor
β€’ Updated visual effects when foes are slain
β€’ Updated the look of damage shroud (i.e., when you get hit; this no longer reduces visibility as much)
β€’ Updated the look of the Power Shot full-screen effect (not as jarring as before)
β€’ Updated the look of Trap floor panels (they should be easier to spot)
β€’ Foes' Summoning Circles now are sized relative to the foe; they have varying sound effects as well
β€’ Minor improvements to the look of the Underworld Map between regions
β€’ Minor improvements to Weapon Unlock presentation
β€’ Other minor visual changes, fixes, and improvements


Menus & UI

β€’ Updated Mirror of Night screen and presentation based on new functionality
πŸ“’ Added category-specific indicators when House Contractor has new items or is sold out
πŸ“’ Added reminder to activate Legendary Keepsakes in certain contexts
β€’ Added feedback when failing to power up Pierced Butterfly (Thanatos) or Lambent Plume (Hermes)
β€’ Added ammo-regeneration indicator while using Stygian Soul (Mirror)
β€’ Improved sorting of resources along right screen edge
πŸ“’ Improved feedback using Charged Throw (Spear)
β€’ Made various improvements, detailed below, that in aggregate should improve clarity during combat
β€’ Updated Damage Numbers presentation to reduce clutter (successive damage now ticks up a single number)
β€’ Updated Boon Sidebar to show only relevant Boons (everything is still in the Boon Info screen)
β€’ Updated Status Curse stack feedback on foes
β€’ Other minor fixes, changes, and improvements


Music & SFX

β€’ Added new sound effects for the Twin Fists
β€’ Added new sound effects for the Aspect of Arthur (Blade)
β€’ Updated sound effects for the Well of Charon and Purging Pool
β€’ Updated sound effects for the House Contractor
β€’ Updated sound effects for some attacks from spurned Olympians
β€’ Added and updated ambient sounds in some chambers
β€’ Other minor changes, fixes, and mix improvements


Voice & Narrative

β€’ Extended Affinity Gauges for Nyx, Chaos, Artemis, and Zeus (you can give them more gifts)
β€’ Added many narrative events (with Nyx, Chaos, Orpheus, Eurydice, Artemis, Zeus, Hades, and more)
β€’ Added new Remembrance sequences (when Lord Hades appears at the start of some escape attempts)
β€’ Added several new Duo Boon interactions for some pairings
Added many new Zagreus voice lines to various contexts for additional variety
πŸ“’ Added more voiceover variety in the Final Boss encounter
β€’ Added Codex entry for Malphon, the Twin Fists
πŸ“’ Added Codex entries for Underworld Regions (i.e., various locations)
πŸ“’ Added Codex entries for River Denizens (i.e., fish)
β€’ Added Codex entries for Fables (use Legendary Keepsakes to unlock these)
β€’ Updated Codex entry for Nyx
πŸ“’ Added utterly nightmarish new Flashback Sequence...
β€’ Added yet another new Early Access Ending variant
β€’ Minor changes to effects on Nyx voiceover
β€’ Updated requirements and other minor changes to various narrative events
β€’ Fixes and tuning to various contextual voice events
β€’ Added several missing subtitles


New Settings

πŸ“’ Added Master Volume setting to Settings
πŸ“’ Added Screen Shake toggle to Settings


Miscellaneous

β€’ Updated Development Roadmap to reflect our plans for our next Major Update, slated for June
β€’ Added community-translated content in some languages (translations are ongoing for newer content)
β€’ Added a number of new Victory Screen Commendations
β€’ Lord Hades will sometimes judge the shades gathered in his Great Hall
β€’ Dusa and Megaera will sometimes be gossiping in the lounge
β€’ Hypnos will sometimes fall back asleep
πŸ“’ Wretched Broker now has a Limited Time Offer letting you exchange Darkness for Gemstones
πŸ“’ While switching auto-aim targets with the Bow and Rail, Zagreus quickly rotates instead of snapping (this is a cosmetic change with no effect on aim speed)
β€’ Urns can now be broken as a result of some knock-away effects (not just direct attack)
β€’ Added a visual hint when trying to exit chambers before collecting the reward
β€’ Keepsake Screen no longer shows available Ambrosia before it can be used there
β€’ Minor improvements to door interact presentation in the Temple of Styx
β€’ Minor improvements to Rod of Fishing presentation
β€’ Sisyphus now tosses items in your general direction
β€’ Updated Credits with additional Community Contributors (Thank you for all your help!!)
πŸ“’ References to lava changed to magma (as is well known, magma is beneath the earth, lava is above it)
πŸ“’ Various text fixes, updates, and clarifications


Bug Fixes

β€’ Fixed lag issues using Switch Pro controllers (if you run into input issues, please report them by pressing F10)
β€’ Fixed rare instances of foes taking wall-slam damage multiple times from a single knock-away effect
πŸ“’ Fixed damage effects playing after Death Defiance activation, rather than before
πŸ“’ Fixed Splendid Lyre sometimes not making a sound when used
πŸ“’ Fixed God of War (Fated List) coming from Artemis rather than Ares
β€’ Fixed an issue where gifting Thanatos during an escape attempt made him noninteractive in the House
β€’ Fixed being able to use exits in some Chambers while using the Rod of Fishing
β€’ Fixed certain story events in the Prince's Bedchambers not queuing properly
β€’ Fixed issues toggling some House Decor items from the House Contractor
β€’ Fixed a graphical issue exiting the Temple of Styx
β€’ Fixed a visual issue where Chill effects would tint a character's speech bubble
β€’ Fixed a visual issue when Wave-Makers are affected by Chill effects
πŸ“’ Fixed weapon charge-up sounds sometimes persisting between chambers
πŸ“’ Many other minor fixes


Quote of the Patch

'Nyx, whom the Romans called Nox, is a scarcely personified abstraction... Alone she spawned a large and generally unpleasant brood that included Moros (Doom), Thanatos (Death), Hypnos (Sleep), the Fates, and Nemesis.' ~Crowell's Handbook of Classical Mythology (E. Tripp)


Patch Notes Archive

For patch notes from the previous Major Update, check out The Nighty Night Update Patch Notes (March, 2020).
Hades is in Early Access, which means we're actively working on it based on our plans and your feedback. We expect to keep adding features, powers, visual enhancements, music, and more, while expanding the story and fine-tuning all aspects of the experience.

Note: πŸ“’ indicates a change inspired by community feedback! Our latest patch notes are below:
Early Access Patch 044: The BLOOD PRICE Update - June 23, 2020

Our third Major Update of the year has officially arrived, and it's our biggest ever, chock-full of new content across the board!! Thank you for playing, and special thanks to our beta testers for helping us get here. Expect a follow-up patch soon to address any lingering issues, and then... onward to our v1.0 Launch!


Highlights

β€’ New Boss Fight: see if you can find this dangerous new encounter, and reap the rewards
β€’ New Legendary Aspects: discover the hidden forms of the Bow, Shield, and Rail
β€’ New Foes and Mini-bosses: face the Wretched Sneak, Dracon, Doomstone, and more
β€’ New Boons & Upgrades: gain dozens of new powers, including Duo Boons for each Olympian pairing
β€’ New Goods in Stock: look for many new items from Charon and the House Contractor
β€’ New Art & Visual Effects: bask in the atmosphere, with newly added character models and animations
β€’ Expanded Story: experience new narrative events for nearly every single character in the game
β€’ Updated Code Base: our newly optimized game engine offers smoother performance for many players


Engine & Tech

β€’ Updated our code base for improved performance and compatibility. The game should now run on more PCs above the minimum system requirement, and run faster for most players.

β€’ Note: Please make sure to update your graphics drivers to the latest version to take advantage of these improvements! If you cannot start the game, or experience worsened performance relative to past versions, please reach out to us at discord.gg/Supergiant and we will work with you to get it resolved.


General Gameplay

πŸ“’ Upgraded Chthonic Key rewards grant Fated Authority even while using Routine Inspection (Pact)
πŸ“’ Hell Mode no longer forces you to play at escalating Heat levels
β€’ Slightly reduced base chance Olympians offering Duo Boons (now that there are many more of them)


Infernal Arms, Aspects, & Abilities

β€’ Heart-Seeking Bow (Rama Aspect): new! Seek Artemis to reveal it (unlock Guan Yu and Bow aspects first)
β€’ Shield of Chaos (Beowulf Aspect): new! Seek Chaos to reveal it (unlock Guan Yu and Shield aspects first)
β€’ Adamant Rail (L------ Aspect): new! Seek Zeus to reveal it (unlock Guan Yu and Rail aspects first)
πŸ“’ Stygian Blade (Arthur Aspect): improved hit box on second swing in the Attack sequence
β€’ Eternal Spear (Guan Yu Aspect): slightly reduced Throw special width and damage


Boons & Blessings

β€’ Each Olympian now offers a new, alternate Cast Boon while you have Aspect of Beowulf (Shield)
β€’ Lightning Reflexes (Zeus): new! Dash just before being hit to counter-attack with a lightning bolt
β€’ Smoldering Air (Zeus x Aphrodite): new! Your God Gauge charges up automatically, but caps at 25%
β€’ Rip Current (Poseidon): new! Makes Poseidon's Aid last longer and pull foes in
β€’ Hydraulic Might (Poseidon): new! Your Attack and Special are briefly stronger at the start of Encounters
β€’ Unshakable Mettle (Poseidon x Athena): new! You can't be stunned, and resist damage from bosses
β€’ Curse of Drowning (Poseidon x Ares): new! Your Cast is a pulse that deals damage to foes around you
β€’ Parting Shot (Athena x Aphrodite): new! Your Cast deals backstab damage and gains related bonuses
β€’ Spent Spirit (Athena x Aphrodite): now from Athena x Dionysus, called Calculated Risk
β€’ Stubborn Roots (Athena x Demeter): new! While you have no Death Defiance, your health regenerates
β€’ Blood Frenzy (Ares): new! After using Death Defiance, deal more damage in that Encounter
β€’ Dire Misfortune (Ares): increased power level
β€’ Ares' Aid: reduced duration; increased damage to compensate
β€’ Curse of Nausea (Ares x Dionysus): new! Your Hangover effects deal damage faster
β€’ Freezing Vortex (Ares x Demeter): new! Your Cast inflicts Chill, but is smaller and slower
β€’ Blown Kiss (Aphrodite): new! Your Cast shoots farther and is stronger against undamaged foes
β€’ Cold Embrace (Aphrodite x Demeter): new! Your Cast beam fires at your position, dealing more damage
β€’ Curse of Longing (Aphrodite x Ares): increased damage
β€’ Dual Shot (Artemis): now a Duo, called Mirage Shot (Poseidon x Artemis)
β€’ Support Fire (Artemis): reduced scaling from Poms
πŸ“’ Fully Loaded (Artemis): reduced bonus Cast ammo; adjusted requirements for this to be offered
β€’ Splitting Headache (Artemis x Dionysus): new! Hangover-afflicted foes more likely to take Critical damage
β€’ Strong Drink (Dionysus): new! Using Fountains restores all your health and gives you bonus damage
β€’ Glacial Glare (Demeter): new! Your Cast fires for a longer duration and inflicts Chill
β€’ Frozen Touch (Demeter): new! after taking damage, damage and completely Chill your foe
β€’ Arctic Blast (Demeter): reduced effectiveness
πŸ“’ Winter's Harvest (Demeter): adjusted requirements for this to be offered
β€’ Quick Favor (Hermes): new! Your God Gauge slowly charges up automatically
β€’ Side Hustle (Hermes): new! Gain some money each time you enter a chamber
β€’ Rush Delivery (Hermes): new! Deal bonus damage based on any bonus move speed
β€’ Halting (Chaos): new! Your Dash has reduced range
β€’ Brilliance (Chaos): new! Any Gemstones you find are worth more
β€’ Assault (Chaos): new! Deal bonus damage striking undamaged foes
β€’ Ambush (Chaos): new! Deal bonus damage striking foes from behind
β€’ Ruin (Chaos): new! Traps deal bonus damage to foes


Daedalus Hammer Upgrades

β€’ Hoarding Slash (Blade): new! Your Attack deals more damage the more money you have
β€’ Snap Nova (Blade): new! You lunge forward when you use your Special; use again to lunge back
β€’ Greater Consecration (Blade - Arthur Aspect): new! Your Special aura is larger and makes foes slower
β€’ Concentrated Volley (Bow): new! Your Special deals bonus damage for each consecutive hit to a foe
β€’ Point-Blank Shot (Bow): Added back to the game; makes your Attack deal bonus damage to nearby foes
β€’ Repulse Shot (Bow - Rama Aspect): new! Your Attack creates a Blast Wave that knocks away nearby foes
β€’ Flaring Spin (Spear): new! While charging your Spin Attack, you pulse damage and cannot be stunned
β€’ Triple Jab (Spear): new! Your Attack strikes 3 times in a spread pattern
β€’ Winged Serpent (Spear - Guan Yu Aspect): new! Your Serpent Slash ability travels longer
β€’ World Smasher (Shield): cut from game
β€’ Empowering Flight (Shield): new! After your Special hits, your next 3 attacks deal bonus damage
β€’ Ferocious Guard (Shield): new! After blocking a foe, briefly gain bonus damage and move speed
β€’ Dashing Flight (Shield): new! While you Dash, your Throw special is faster and deals more damage
β€’ Unyielding Defense (Shield - Beowulf Aspect): new! After using your Cast, you briefly cannot be stunned
β€’ Kinetic Launcher (Fists): new! Your Cutter special becomes a charged ranged attack
β€’ Heavy Knuckle (Fists): new! Your Attack becomes a stronger, slower 3-hit sequence
β€’ Colossus Knuckle (Fists): new! You cannot be stunned while using your Attack or Special
β€’ Consecutive Fire (Rail): cut from game
β€’ Spread Fire (Rail): now has a penalty to max. ammo again; reduced damage and area of effect
β€’ Inescapable Blast (Rail): now also causes foes to take more damage; now called Targeting System
β€’ Seeking Fire (Rail): new! Your Attack seeks the nearest foe and deals bonus damage
β€’ Concentrated Fire (Rail): new! Successive shots against the same foe deal more damage
β€’ ...Plus 4 new Daedalus Hammer Upgrades unique to the Rail's new L------ Aspect


Foes & Encounters

β€’ Thanatos: increased rate of attack for his single-target Death Sentence
β€’ 'Trial of the Gods': increased frequency and tracking of Artemis attacks; increased frequency and quantity of Dionysus attacks
β€’ Wringer: new! This Tartarus foe grabs and briefly stuns you
β€’ Wretched Sneak: new! This Tartarus mini-boss is elusive and deadly
β€’ Doomstone: new! This Tartarus mini-boss is what Brimstones want to be when they grow up
β€’ Bloodless Slam-Dancers, Wave-Makers, and Burn-Flingers no longer appear as Tartarus mini-bosses
β€’ Megaera: ground blast attacks detonate slightly faster
β€’ The Fury Sisters: increased health and attack speed under Extreme Measures (Pact)
πŸ“’ The Bloodless: improved leaping behavior for all varieties
β€’ Wave-Maker: reduced Elite health and armor
β€’ Bloodless Bone-Raker: new! This Asphodel foe attacks with consecutive swipes
β€’ Dracon: new! This Asphodel foe burrows and uses ranged attacks
β€’ Witches Circle: new! This Asphodel mini-boss encounter pits you against elite Spreaders
β€’ Gorgon: increased Elite armor and firing sequence
β€’ Skull-Crusher: slightly increased the duration the Elite version stays on the ground
β€’ Bone Hydra: reworked; the main head now has 4 new variants you may encounter instead of the original, each with their own attacks (based on what the smaller heads can do)
β€’ Elysian Spear Trap: now link their attacks whenever one is activated
β€’ The Exalted: increased damage for Brightswords, Greatshields, and Strongbows
πŸ“’ The Minotaur: slightly reduced turn speed on Bull Rush attack; updated various other attacks
πŸ“’ Theseus: reduced damage of explosive attack under Extreme Measures (Pact)
πŸ“’ Fixed Styx Poison effects sometimes not clearing after an Encounter


Mirror of Night

β€’ Family Favorite: slightly reduced effectiveness; you now can see your current bonus from it in Boon Info
β€’ Olympian Legacy: moved to be the counterpart to Gods' Pride; now called Gods' Legacy; reduced the max. benefit this could provide (now that there are many more Duos; invested Darkness will be refunded)
β€’ Dark Regeneration: slightly reduced max. benefit


Keepsakes

β€’ Companion Antos ( ? ? ? ): new Legendary Keepsake! Summons ? ? ? to skewer your foes
πŸ“’ Companion Rib (Skelly): summoned companion no longer auto-locked using Aim Assist
β€’ Shattered Shackle (Sisyphus): reworked; your basic moves are stronger while not empowered by Boons


Well of Charon & Other Items

β€’ Anvil of Fates: new! Removes one random Daedalus Hammer enchantment, then gives you two
β€’ Mystery Boon: new! Gives you a Boon from a random Olympian; costs less than a Boon
β€’ Pom Slice: new! Gives a random Boon β€’1 Lv.; costs less than Pom
β€’ Gaea's Treasure: new! Provides some Gemstones.
β€’ Centaur Soul: new! Raises life total (without healing).
β€’ Price of Midas: new! Provides some money, in exchange for some life.
β€’ Chimaera Jerky: new! Your Special deals more damage.
β€’ Fateful Twist: new! You gain a random item from the Well of Charon.
β€’ Nemesis Crest: new! You deal more damage striking foes from behind.
β€’ Eris Bangle: new! You deal more damage to undamaged foes.
β€’ Nail of Talos: new! You deal more damage against armor.
β€’ Aether Net: new! You start Encounters with your God Gauge partly full.
β€’ Stygian Shard: new! Traps deal significantly more damage to your foes.
β€’ Skeletal Lure: new! Guarantee a Fishing Point at the next possible location
β€’ Night Spindle: new! Gain β€’1 use of your Chthonic Companion
πŸ“’ Flame Wheels Release: new! Guarantee Flame Wheels will not appear
πŸ“’ Kiss of Styx: now only offered if you are missing a Death Defiance charge
πŸ“’ Charon sometimes sells Gemstones (only when he would have offered Darkness, Chthonic Keys, or Nectar)


Pact of Punishment

πŸ“’ Routine Inspection: no longer prevents getting Fated Authority charges during an escape attempt
πŸ“’ Forced Overtime: added foe-specific limitations in cases where this was particularly unfair...
πŸ“’ Benefits Package: reduced how much bonus Armor could be provided by the Bruiser Perk


House Contractor

β€’ Added dozens of new jobs to order with your hard-earned Gemstones and Diamonds, such as...
β€’ Bat Cage, All-Seeing: survey the entire House with these specially-trained reconnaissance bats
β€’ Aquarium, Cubical: since all those river-denizens you're procuring out there do need a place to live...
β€’ Sundial, Imported: surely this will settle the mystery of whether it is day or night at any given point...
β€’ Gallery Paintings, Landscapes, and Portraits: revamped gallery space with bigger, bolder images
β€’ Darker Thirst: speaking of hard-earned Gemstones, this new upgrade lets you hard-earn them faster
β€’ Downgraded the poor House Contractor's work desk, even after all that (though you can upgrade it)


Fated List of Minor Prophecies

β€’ Divided by Death: new! Help settle a difficult matter between Achilles and the Fallen Warrior
β€’ The Preserver's Avatar: new! Bring the Aspect of Rama to the surface
β€’ The Dragon's Rival: new! Bring the Aspect of Beowulf to the surface
β€’ The Dawn Bringer: new! Bring the Aspect of L------ to the surface
β€’ Amusing Chaos: new! Vanquish the Final Boss bearing the Cosmic Egg
β€’ Sea-God's Spite: new! Vanquish Theseus using Extreme Measures (Pact) for Poseidon
β€’ War-God's Bloodlust: new! Slay how many foes for Ares?
β€’ Customer Loyalty: new! Purchase each of Charon's goods
β€’ A Friendly Wager: new! Prevail in a certain battle twice without failing for Hermes
β€’ Updated requirements to fulfill several other Prophecies (won't affect you if you've already fulfilled them)


Permanent Record & Security Log

πŸ“’ The Security Log now shows your Mirror and Pact configuration per escape attempt


Level Design & Environments

β€’ Added new chambers to Tartarus, Asphodel, Elysium, and the Temple of Styx
β€’ Updated the layout of Charon's shops to make room for a certain item that appears from time to time...
β€’ Other minor fixes and improvements to various chambers


Art & Visual FX

β€’ Updated main menu based on new Major Update
β€’ Added new portrait and character model for Charon
β€’ Added new portrait variant for the Fallen Warrior
β€’ Added new portrait variant for Zagreus
β€’ Added new character models for Achilles, Orpheus, Sisyphus, and Skelly
β€’ Added new animations for Achilles, Sisyphus, Hypnos, Nyx, and more
β€’ Updated Bone Hydra look and animations; each type of head is more distinct
β€’ Updated artwork and visual effects in various chambers
β€’ Updated visual presentation making contact with Olympians
β€’ Updated visual presentation initiating Trials of the Gods
β€’ Updated the Tartarus Overlook in the House Courtyard
β€’ Updated various other assets in the House of Hades, such as the Prince's Wall-Scrolls
β€’ Added visual effects dashing from the Pool of Styx in the House of Hades
β€’ Added a unique chamber preview icon for the transitional chambers between regions
β€’ Added visual effect for the appearance of Duo and Legendary Boons
β€’ Added new look variations for some types of information panels (e.g. forging bonds with characters)
β€’ Updated visual effect for enhanced rewards
β€’ Updated Skelly's animations using Companion Rib
β€’ Updated visual effects for equippable Infernal Arms in the Courtyard
β€’ Updated the look of the Mirror of Night object in the Prince's Bedchambers
β€’ Updated the look of the Underworld Map
β€’ Updated the look of Chaos' Boon
β€’ Updated the look of Inspect Points
β€’ Updated the look of selection indicator in some menu screens
β€’ Improved visual effects when striking armored foes
β€’ Improved some visual effects on the Fury Sisters
β€’ Improved presentation fulfilling Prophecies about bringing Legendary Aspects to the surface
β€’ Improved presentation buying out Sealed Documents from the House Contractor
β€’ Improved look of going through chamber exits in the Temple of Styx
β€’ Many other visual fixes and improvements


Menus & UI

πŸ“’ Improved messaging and feedback in the Pause menu when choosing between Quit and Give Up
β€’ Updated some formatting on the Keepsake Screen
πŸ“’ Some powers with range-specific bonuses show an indicator on their aim previews
β€’ Fixed Underworld Map showing mystery rewards after clearing the highest Heat level for rewards
β€’ Improved feedback on successful Backstab attacks
β€’ Updated feedback activating Ruthless Reflex (Mirror) (enhanced the visual, removed the text)
β€’ Added Info button on the Pact screen for a reminder about how it works
β€’ Updated presentation when new Boons and other powers are added to the sidebar
β€’ Updated some tooltips on the Mirror of Night
β€’ Added improved error messaging if auto-save fails for any reason
β€’ Other minor fixes, changes, and improvements


Music & SFX

β€’ Added a new music track for a certain new encounter...
β€’ Added many new sound effects to various contexts (such as the new foes and Legendary Aspects)
β€’ Updated sound effects for Theseus and The Minotaur
β€’ Updated sound effects for the Final Boss
β€’ Updated sound effects using the barges in Asphodel
β€’ Updated impact sounds on foes (so they are distinct from impact sounds on the player)
β€’ Updated interact sounds for each Olympian Boon and some other rewards
β€’ Updated some sound effects while using the Rod of Fishing
β€’ Updated audio presentation for Olympian Aid effects
β€’ Fixed some Asphodel obstacles missing impact sounds
β€’ Minor improvements to Eurydice song scripting after completing her subplot with Orpheus
β€’ Other minor changes, fixes, and mix improvements


Voice & Narrative

β€’ Added many new narrative events, some for nearly every character (with roughly 3,500 new voice lines!)
β€’ Extended Affinity Gauges for Achilles, Cerberus, Charon, Poseidon, Hypnos, Hermes, Athena, Ares, Dionysus, and the Fallen Warrior (you can give them more gifts)
β€’ Added Duo Boon interactions for all Olympian pairings that didn't already have them
β€’ Added many, many new Zagreus voice lines to various contexts for additional variety
β€’ Added Codex entries for various new Perilous Foes and Artifacts, plus a new Fable
β€’ Added a number of new Inspect Points to new chambers and some House Contractor items
β€’ Updated dozens of older Zagreus voice lines for performance consistency
β€’ Updated Codex entries for Achilles and the Fallen Warrior
πŸ“’ Added still another new Early Access Ending variant
β€’ Spurned Olympians will speak over the death presentation if you perish during a Trial of the Gods
β€’ Chaos will speak over the death presentation if you perish after taking damage from a curse
β€’ Added emote animations and other minor improvements to various narrative events
β€’ Updated requirements and other minor changes to various narrative events
β€’ Fixes and tuning to various contextual voice events


New Settings

πŸ“’ Added Bright Cursor setting to Settings menu; it can make the mouse cursor easier to spot
β€’ Added VSync setting to Display menu; toggling can help improve performance in some cases


Miscellaneous

β€’ Updated Development Roadmap to reflect our plans for our next v1.0 Launch, slated for later this year
β€’ Added more translated text content in supported languages (translations are ongoing for newer content)
β€’ Cloud Saves now supported for the Epic Games Store version of the game
β€’ Added Community Translators to Credits (Thank you for all your efforts!!)
β€’ Added more Community Contributors to Credits (We really appreciate your support!!)
β€’ Reduced minimum system requirement to DirectX 10 (was DirectX 10.1)
πŸ“’ After Thanatos encounters, he will sometimes teleport toward the chamber exit to get there faster
β€’ Thanatos now shows an invulnerable effect when struck
β€’ Reduced requirements to unlock Perilous Foes entries in the Codex
β€’ Infernal Trove pedestals should interact with projectile attacks more consistently
πŸ“’ Sisyphus gives more Darkness
πŸ“’ Added more contextual tips when learning to use the Rod of Fishing
πŸ“’ The gameplay timer now stops during Thanatos encounters
πŸ“’ You now can pet Cerberus without having to give him Nectar
πŸ“’ The Keepsake Screen has unique messages for each character with whom you forge a bond
β€’ The crowd has more dynamic reactions in the final chamber in Elysium
β€’ The Head Chef in the House of Hades now cuts onions ceaselessly
β€’ You now can interact with the Featured House-Servant Wall in the Lounge; more characters eligible
β€’ You now can interact with the Motivational Wall-scrolls in the Administrative Chamber
β€’ You now can irritate caged shades in Tartarus
β€’ Tuned interact distances on some characters and House of Hades objects
β€’ Removed the shimmering halo on the portrait of Lord Hades (the Olympians can have it)
β€’ Shades in the House of Hades have more to say
β€’ Improved presentation confronting the Tiny Vermin in the Temple of Styx
β€’ Improved presentation exiting the Administrative Chamber in the House of Hades
β€’ Updated flavor text on various screens
β€’ Updated boss nameplates in some encounters
πŸ“’ Various text fixes, updates, and clarifications


Bug Fixes

πŸ“’ Fixed Aphrodite's Affinity Gauge sometimes not unlocking as intended
β€’ Fixed an issue where Black Out (Dionysus) would sometimes not apply its damage bonus
β€’ Fixed unintended interactions using Aspect of Hera with Auto Reload (Hermes)
β€’ Fixed an issue where Boon icons could remain stuck onscreen
β€’ Fixed incorrect icon for Exit Wounds (Artemis)
β€’ Fixed presentation issues with Boon upgrade feedback while using Rare Crop (Demeter)
β€’ Fixed an issue preventing situational Chthonic Companion Summon voice lines from playing
β€’ Fixed minor animation issues with Hypnos and Dusa
πŸ“’ Many, many, many other minor fixes


Bug Additions

β€’ Hopefully not too many, thanks to our diligent Beta Testers!


Quote of the Patch

'Never, never again shall I return from Hades once you have given me the soothing rites of fire. Never again will you and I, alive and breathing, huddle side-by-side, apart from loyal comrades, making plans together--never...'
~The Iliad (Homer; R. Fagles translation)

Patch Notes Archive

For patch notes from the previous Major Update, check out The Nighty Night Update Patch Notes (March, 2020).