ArkCo News #20 - Full Speed Ahead!
With the Rebirth patch a couple of weeks behind us now, the team has been working at a phenomenal pace, already pushing 2 more patches, and with a 3rd on its way. The game's death system is now in place, introducing players to consequences for dying for the first time. Luckily, everything a player needs to survive is craftable, meaning that if you are paying attention, you can avoid losing your items when you die. The system involves crafting and binding yourself to a cryopod, and using cryorods to control the number of lives you have. The max number of rods is 10, and if they are not replaced, the 11th death would result in most of a players inventory being dropped.
With yet another patch imminent, we can definitely say that things are coming together much more quickly now. Testing on the Rebirth patch has gone very well, with plenty of community members pitching in to report bugs and help us track them down. We are thrilled to have so much feedback available to us to keep polishing and improving the game. With the patches coming together well now, Steam integration is now under development. We know everyone will be happy to hear that, as it brings us one step closer to being able to launch on Steam. While we still have a ways to go, we're excited to be getting started on it!
This afternoon we will be livestreaming at 2PM Eastern time to show off the latest patch, so be sure to check that out! With new features being added so fast, we really want to encourage everyone to keep up with the news and announcements. Thanks for reading, and we'll see you next time for ArkCo News!
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