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Absolver update rolls out, game has sold 250K units since launch

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There’s a big Absolver update (1.06) that just went live today, and  it adds six new masks, gameplay tweaks, technical fixes and lots more. It’s so significant, Sloclap even included a trailer for it.

While you can see the Absolver update patch notes below, Sloclap has also mentioned that they are reworking the loot system and the end-game rewards. As compensation for the delay on bug fixes, new masks are available to everyone and are inspired by Devolver Digital games. The masks won’t be available forever though, so grab them while you can.

Patch 1.06 / September 20, 2017

Code
Fixed power loss issue (powers will be given back to the player)
Optimization
Fixed bugs in schools menu
Fixed item loss issue in inventory menu 
Fixed crash in cutscene
Improved Combat Trials disconnection issue
General Stability improvement

Design
Special abilities
absorb successful :
increase ghost damage refill (x2)
decrease stamina bonus (50 -> 20)
add +20 protection during 5s
Avoid successful :
decrease stamina bonus (40 -> 35) increase stamina cost 5 -> 10
Character avoided :
Decrease stamina refill (x0.3) during 1.5s
Stamina malus (-10)
Parry successful :
decrease stamina bonus (30 -> 15)
Stagger style :
decrease range of side special attacks (190 -> 145)

Attacks
Decrease range and impact on guard of fastest attacks
Increase impact on guard of Breaking attacks

1v1
health refill on kill now take in account the health ratio of both players at the beginning of the round

Others
Increase weight/mobility impact on stamina
Increase dodge iFrames (2 -> 4)
Keep shards after death

shockwave :
cost 2 shards
decrease range
add stamina bonus + boost stamina refill during 5s

Exploration 
Decreased maximum number of enemy AIs spawned at the same time
Improved some enemy AIs detection range
Fixed navigation issue in Oratian Quarter zone

1v1
Fixed out of bounds issue in Adalian Columbary arena
Modification on the cross arena

UI
"Victory" & "Defeat" localised
Corrected misspelled english texts
Fixed cut off localised texts 
School creation: added notification confirmation when school is successfully created
Social menu: "offline"/"online" information replaced by a colored dot

Art 
NEW: Added six unique masks in the Guidance Bridge, inspired by Devolver Digital games
Collision and navigation bugfixes
Performance Optimization

Audio 
NEW: Added two new tracks to 1v1 Game Mode
NEW: added variety on foleys
Sound corruption issue improvement

https://youtube.com/watch?v=I2oW22

Additionally, in the press release announcing the title update, it’s mentioned that Absolver has now sold a quarter of a million copies since launch, which is impressive for an indie game.

For more on Absolver, don’t forget to check out our review.