Strafe’s first patch makes the game easier and fixes bugs

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The nostalgic roguelike shooter Strafe has got its first patch. Generally speaking, the game that threatened to melt your face in its extreme marketing is going easier on you: fall damage is reduced and requires a bigger drop to trigger at all; self-damage has been removed from the primary fire of three of your guns; and enemies should be easier to see and hear.

Intrigued? If you’d like our thoughts before making a purchase, here’s our Strafe review.

Here’s a full rundown of the changes:

  • Increased the height that triggers fall damage
  • Halved the fall damage
  • Increased health in first zone (Icarus)
  • Increased range of FOV (60-120)
  • Fixed issue disallowing certain systems from using all available resolutions
  • Weapon sounds are louder
  • Fixed bug with weapon inventory
  • Fixed problems with level geometry that could cause players to get stuck
  • Fixed bug causing a secret gun to not fire
  • Fixed bug causing secret gun to rarely not appear
  • Raised and lowered the extremes on mouse sensitivity
  • Fixed issues that could cause all enemies to freeze
  • Removed self damage from three of the player’s primary fire (Flak, Rebound, LMG)
  • Fixed volume of music in zone 3 (The Burbs)
  • Adjusted audio mixer to a better balance
  • Adjusted some audio to have better spatialization
  • Fixed bug that stopped some enemies from making their sound effects as intended
  • Glowbrite pursue sounds
  • Turret footsteps have better proximity
  • Carrier footsteps sounds
  • Adjustment to Glutton proximity alert
  • Fixed bug that stopped item descriptions from showing in the merchant
  • Fixed bug that stopped the player from navigating the inventory with the mouse
  • Improved reliability for some minor secret activations
  • Fixed in game achievement tracking from showing the correct achievement

Here’s the announcement on Steam. Developers Pixel Titans say they’re “aiming to have the next one up in a couple days”, so if you’ve had an issue that’s not addressed here, don’t worry; they’re jumping aggressively on those troublesome launch bugs.

Strafe launched this week. You can pick it up on Steamfor £14.99 ($19.96 US).

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