Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire 1.1.0 Patch Update & Free Beard DLC Available Now

There's an overwhelming amount of updates and fixes coming to the RPG.


Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire hit the scene a couple months ago and support for the RPG continues with a major patch and some free DLC that will add some style to your various party members.

Patch 1.1.0 has quite a lengthy set of updates, fixes, and features. One that stood out to me, which was mentioned in the full review, focuses on the ratio of the crew that appears once you board for combat vs the amount of crew shown in the ship combat screen. You can read the full list on in the Obsidian forums, but we've got a few highlights down below.

The Beard & Hair Pack for Deadfire is a free update that expands customization options with four new hairstyles, three new beard choices, and the new personality setting: Energetic. The Critical Role voice pack and Rum Runner's Pack are the other currently available free pieces of DLC available for Deadfire.

Patch 1.1.0 Highlights

New Features & Updates

  • Intro skip added
  • Balance improvements for Veteran and PoTD difficulties
  • Ship resupply button added to expedite process when docked at a storefront with medical supplies, cannon shot, repair supplies

Major Issues

  • Resolved issue that blocked users with certain permissions from loading saves
  • Localization corrections implemented
  • Memory leak that degraded FPS over time fixed
  • Chanter phrases no longer removed upon retraining


  • Serafen's recruitment now properly opens
  • Fassina now uses custom personality animation
  • Pallegina will now leave the party if player [SPOILER] - Find more information in the full patch notes

Ship Combat

  • Cannon range accuracy penalties adjusted to scale gradually
  • Increased damage for ramming ships for both sides
  • Reduced ship health by ~20%
  • Globally updated ship combats to have a 1:1 ratio of combatants to crew w/ enemy ship defenders now shown separately


  • Atmospheric ambient SFX no longer play in taverns after attacking patrons or clients
  • VO is no longer being cut off when Fast Mode is active
  • Hired adventurers now play their selected voice over during character creation

As you sail the high seas in Deadfire, be sure to bookmark our robust Pillars of Eternity: 2 Deadfire walkthrough and guide. Stay tuned to Shacknews for additional updates. 

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