Absolver Update 1.06 Gets Six Devolver Digital Inspired Masks

The newest update to Absolver brings new masks inspired by Devolver Digital titles such as Hotline Miami, Ruiner, and more.

on September 20, 2017 4:14 PM

SloClap and Devolver Digital’s online melee combat game, Absolver, has been in the wild for three weeks now allowing players to explore the vast landscape of Adal as they fight to become Absolvers. Similar to most titles requiring an internet connection, the game has undergone a few improvements since its release with its last batch of enhancements releasing earlier this month. The 1.06 update will do what most patches do, but with a couple cool surprises.

Firstly, Absolver will get some quality of life improvements such as improved online stability, gameplay balancing, and power and item fixes. This will hopefully subside any performance issues that have plagued the fighting game in the past.

Now to the fun stuff. The new update will bring six new masks to Absolver that are inspired various Devolver Digital games. Enter the Gungeon, Mother Russia Bleeds, Shadow Warrior 2, Hotline Miami, The Talos Principle, and the upcoming action shooter, Ruiner will all be represented in the online fighting title.

Lastly, a few changes and additions have been implemented to Absolver‘s audio. Two new tracks to 1v1 Game Mode, more variety to foleys, and improvements to a sound corruption issue will help to enhance the experience.

Here are the entire patch notes for the 1.06 update:

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

Absolver is available for PlayStation 4 and PC right now for $29.99. Check out the trailer below showcasing the Devolver Digital inspired headwear.

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Michael Ruiz is a staff writer at DualShockers. He enjoys most video games, but would be happy playing Galaga for the rest of his life. When he isn't playing games, he is probably watching professional wrestling or podcasting over at Model Citizens Media.