Vampire Survival Game V rising is the latest multiplayer title to go viral on Twitch, leading to a massive, unanticipated surge in player count. And like many of the virally popular indie games that preceded it, V rising is rushing to do whatever it takes to improve its Early Access experience with limited development resources. To its credit, developer Stunlock Studios has continued to ship significant hotfixes since then V risingthe latest of which has now been delivered.
Hotfix 6 patch 0.5.42236 is now available for everyone V rising Player. The update focuses specifically on fixing issues with V rising and as such contains no content. Technically, two new features are added, although they are more for server management than gameplay. The first is the console command “decayusercastles” and allows a server admin to cause a player’s castles to decay. Second, the adminlist.txt and banlist.txt files are loaded from both the default and local override settings.
By far the biggest change can be seen as a bug fix, but more specifically it’s a change in the design of Stunlock. Wood, stone, and plant fibers no longer block V rising Prevent players from using gates or bat form. This should allow map traversal V rising faster with material a less risky endeavor. Stunlock specifically publicized the decision on Twitter, publicly acknowledging player feedback on the frustrating restriction.
Four bug fixes are what remains of Hotfix 6 V rising. First, there is a fix for a crash that could occur when destroying castles. Second, using the “claninvite” command could crash another player’s game client, which has now been fixed. Third, a rogue exploit used by revive and kill V risingThe servants of has been removed. Last but not least, remote connection has been refined for players having issues with dedicated servers.
Overall, Hotfix 6 is far from an update V rising Players will find that they affect their normal gameplay. The changes to bat shape and gates are more than welcome, of course, but V rising Players were probably used to the grind if they’re still playing. However, future players will appreciate the change. Overall, the hotfix is all about improving the overall quality of the game as it moves towards exiting Steam Early Access.
In May, Stunlock confirmed that bug fixes and technical features would be a priority for the near future. Of course, that doesn’t mean that content isn’t being worked on. Endgame expansions and improvements are high on Stunlock’s list, as is creating content based on V rising player requests. There’s more to come V rising in 2022, including hotfixes and content updates.
V rising is now available on PC.
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