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Starbound's next patch includes final character wipe

Starbound is preparing to deploy a new patch next week, which will include the game's final character wipe before its final release.


Chucklefish's extraterrestrial sandbox adventure, Starbound, is preparing their next update. The patch (expected next week) will fix some lingering bugs and also introduce some keen new game modes that introduce some punishing new twists. It's also set to precede the game's final character wipe, as the game gears up for its final release.

Chucklefish explains that the patch contains a fix for save files, thus the necessity of the character wipe. The developer says this wipe will erase characters, ships, and worlds, but it will be the final time such a wipe will occur.

The new game modes will include permadeath and drop-everything-on-death modes. Both game modes are fairly self-explanatory, as the former will make players start completely from scratch upon death, while the latter will result in fallen players dropping their entire inventory.

The full list of changes can be found on the Starbound website (via Polygon). Starbound is available now through Steam Early Access and is coming soon to PS4.

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    January 14, 2014 6:30 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Starbound's next patch includes final character wipe.

    Starbound is preparing to deploy a new patch next week, which will include the game's final character wipe before its final release.

    • DM7 legacy 10 years
      January 14, 2014 7:50 PM

      Good, I love hardcore modes in games. :)

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      January 15, 2014 6:16 AM

      So is Starbound basically interstellar Terraria? (Which would be awesome)

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        January 15, 2014 6:28 AM


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        January 15, 2014 8:01 AM

        Terraria pales in comparison to Starbound. I've played both extensively. There is easily double (more likely triple) more "game" in Starbound.

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          January 15, 2014 8:07 AM

          Well and it's some of the same people, building on the lessons they learned making Terraria. I think that's important to note.

          The mod scene is going to make this what everyone wanted out of both Terraria and Minecraft.

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      January 15, 2014 6:30 AM

      Looking forward to this. I put the game down since I had explored quite a bit of the content but I want more.

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      January 15, 2014 6:32 AM


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